Monday, October 26, 2020

Tea Stands for Tuesday - 10/27/2020


Hello to all my tea party friends.  I am trying a new herbal tea.  It has a nice peachy aroma and color and a decent amount of peach flavor.  I think I will put it in my herbal tea rotation.

Since this is the last time for a tea party before Halloween I want to share my wishes for a safe and happy Halloween with you.   This is a collaged card I made some time ago using a copy of a baby photo.  In fact it appeared on my old blog.  I wanted to give it another outing.

Grab your drink of choice and join me in visiting everyone at Elizabeth's tea party.  

Stay well everyone.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Ten Day Challenge

 I have been nominated by my friend Jo Cunningham to take the artist challenge. 10 days, 10 images, no explanation. Each day I will post an image of my work. Instructions were to then nominate another artist to take the challenge but instead I'm suggesting my artist friends leave a link to their work in the comments.

All my 10 days of posts will appear here on my blog. Many of these have appeared before.

I may be away from the computer for a bit will continue when I can.


Monday, October 19, 2020

Tea Stands for Tuesday - 10/20/20

Welcome and try not to trip over the dust bunnies.  I really have had other things to do lately.  There is always time for a cup of tea though.

To begin with, I've been wearing this heart monitor for nearly 2 weeks.  It is to check arythmias.  If any of you are familiar with the Holter monitors with all their leads and connections you will agree this is amazing new technology.  The whole thing fits in the palm of my hand and records every single heart beat for up to two weeks.  I'm impressed.  Once I'm done I put it in the provided box and mail it back to the company who produces a report for my physician.

In an effort to entertain myself, and remain calm, I decided to drink my tea and knit a dishcloth.  I dug into my yarn stash and found some cotton yarn that seemed to reflect the season.  Here's the pattern, it is familiar to most knitters and an easy thing to make for those new to knitting.

Grandmother's Favorite Dishcloth

Designer: Unknown
The cloth in this photo was stitched by Joyce Skeens. Thanks to Knitting Exchange for letting me post it on this site.
Rating: Easy

Materials: Sugar and Cream yarn; Size 6 or 7 needles (US)
Cast on 4 stitches
Row 1: Knit 4
Row 2: Knit 2, yarn over, knit across the row.
Repeat Row 2 until you have 44 stitches on the needle.
Row 3: Knit 1, Knit 2 together, yarn over, knit 2 together, knit to the end of the row.
Repeat Row 3 until you have 4 stitches on the needle.
You can now either bind off or do a round of single crochet and make a little loop of chain stitches in one corner so you can hang the cloth to dry when you are finished using it.

That's my report.  Now I'm off to join the rest of the tea group at Altered Book Blog.  It is always fun to catch up with friends there.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Tea Stands for Tuesday 10/6/2020


Good Morning Friends.  Isn't this a lovely tea illustration?  I'd like to credit it but I don't recall where I saved it from.

I've been knitting instead of drawing teacups.  Keeping my hands busy and creating, just in another medium.

This is another pair of socks going to DH.  Almost done.  Perfect fall colors I think.

Now I'm going to sip my cup of Earl Grey and visit Elizabeth's blog where everyone will be celebrating with a drink of some kind and chatting about what they have been doing.

Friday, October 2, 2020

Second on the Second 10/2/2020

 Every month Elizabeth  at Altered Book Lover ssuggests we bring an old post back for a second look.  I chose this one because I like the autumn colors.  


Wet Canvas - Pears

This is my third experiment with acrylics.  In September an Annual Pear Festival takes place in one of the small towns by the lake in the mountains. That was the inspiration for this piece.

9x6 mixed media acrylic

A map of the area, recycled tea bag papers, tissue paper and paper napkins were all used in creating this piece and it was painted with acrylics

This is the last of the set of three canvas boards that I bought. I'm not sure if I will continue this experiment or not. It has been a learning experience for me in any case.

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Welcome October


We definitely need some fall weather here in NoCA.  Fires and smoke still linger.