Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Tea Stands for Tuesday - 6/19/18

The last day at the river for a bit.  I was determined to get a photo for today's "tea".  Actually I'm ready to make coffee.  See the Melitta pot there on the left?  I like the kitchen at the house but I really don't like the electric stove.  I'm a cookin' with gas sorta gal.

Meanwhile outside.....

It was a great day to be outdoors yesterday.  Not too hot.  I spotted several Monarch butterflies while sitting on the porch.

Aren't they spectacular with their polka dot edges?

As we started down one of the back roads that leads to the highway we were confronted with this huge oak tree across the road.  Photo taken from car.  It must have just happened as there were no warning signs out.  We had to turn around and take an alternate route.  I was surprised.  A tree down is something I might expect in the winter but not the summer.

Not lets go over to Elizabeth's blog and see what adventures everyone else has been having.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Tea Stands for Tuesday 6/12/18

It is warm weather here in the Sacramento Valley of No CA.  No one feels much like cooking.

I made "almost" chilaquiles for dinner.  I say almost because they aren't the real thing.  They are tasty though.  This plate will be divided between two of us.  A cold glass of water is all I need to round things out.

Flowers are blossoming on the levee at the River House.  The stairs lead us up to the view.

It is time to join the tea party at Elizabeth's blog.  Grab your drink and come along won't you?

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Try in on Tuesday June

I enjoy the art at the Try it on Tuesday site.  They have a two week challenge which I thought I might be able to keep up with.  I'm on again, off again with internet connection so it is a bit hard.

The theme this time is "She's got the look".  I think she's got the look - the don't mess with me look.

grey marker// 8x12 watercolor paper

My goal is to do some 10 minute (or less) sketches.  This sketch was done in less than 10 minutes with a grey chisel point marker

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Knit a mitten

In case you don't know, today is National Knit In Public Day.  I did take my little project out for a cup of coffee:-)

This is the beginning of a mitten - the cuff.  I suppose I should say the beginning of a Pair of Mittens.  We will see about that, LOL.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Second on the Second - 6/2/18

Surprise!  I'm here on a Saturday.  I couldn't pass up an opportunity to join Elizabeth and friends for a chance to bring back an old post for the second time.

Hope you enjoy trivia.



I often read Kovels Antiques newsletter. I thought you might enjoy this recently published bit of trivia. 


Jul 01, 2015

Plastic pink flamingos are in the news again. David Featherstone, the artist who first designed the iconic pink flamingo lawn ornament, died on June 22, 2015. He designed three-dimensional plastic animals, birds and people for Union Products Inc. of Leominster, Mass., and in 1958, he created the flamingo. It was the symbol of kitsch for years. So many copies were made that the original mold was inscribed with the artist’s name from 1987 to 2001 so official flamingos could be identified. Enthusiastic buyers insisted his signature be put back because they didn’t want to buy unsigned versions, so it’s also on birds made from 2002 until 2006, when the company closed. Flamingos are now made from the original molds by Cado Products of Fitchburg, Mass. Featherstone was a recognized artist, his pink flamingos made him famous and financially secure.
Photo Credit: Vintage & Nostalgia Co.

Have you spotted any pink flamingos recently?  I've looked for 
them on my walks but haven't spotted any.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Tea Stands for Tuesday - 5/29/18

Here we are on the last Tuesday in May.  Memorial Day (in U.S.) is over and that is usually considered the beginning of summer.

We've been at the River House where I watch the sunrise as I drink my morning cup of coffee.  

I've been knitting.  I know it isn't the season for scarves but this one was begging to be done.  A very easy pattern using two colors of Malabrigo yarn.  I insist the scarves I use look good on both sides and this one does.

When I'm not knitting I'm just hanging out here and relaxing.  

Hop on over to Elizabeth's blog and see what's up with the other tea party friends.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Tea Stands for Tuesday 5/22/18

Good Morning, hope everyone is enjoying tea time at Elizabeth's blog, Altered Book Lover.  

This recent mixed media piece I created seems very peaceful to me.  Perhaps she has just finished that moment with her tea.

mixed media on 8x10 canvas board

Another of my "Ladies with things on their head" pieces.  I'm calling this one Lady with Violets.

I'm scheduling this post ahead with hopes Elizabeth can link me.  I'll be without computer but  will try to check on everyone on Tuesday, I can manage that with my phone.  Meanwhile, Happy Tuesday.