Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Blooming Friendships...

"Friends are the most important ingredient in this recipe of life."
~Dior Yamasaki~

Today I want to introduce you to two of my new blog friends, Tina and Myrnie. I have been enjoying getting to know them and think you will too.

I was recently tagged by Tina of Tiny Bear. If you have never visited a Danish bear makers studio, then you are in for a treat! WARNING: You will fall in love! Tina makes the most adorable tiny bears I have ever seen. How can you not love Sweet Lily? Isn't she precious?

(photo property of Tina @ Tiny Bear)

The tag is to write six random things about myself, so here goes...

1.) I have a scar on my chin in the same place as my dad has one, both from separate auto accidents.

2.) My first memory of picking up a paint brush is when I was four years old. I was in per-school, my teacher was Miss Polly. I remember the painting smock I wore, standing at the easel with pots of tempera paint in vivid hues of red, yellow, blue, and green (we were learning about primary colors) sitting in the paint tray. I had a bucket of water and a big wooden long handled brush. I painted my version of a car, a person, a cherry tree and a sunshine. My mother still has the picture. I think this was when I fell in love with art.

3.) I have never ever eaten alone in a restaurant, not even a fast food place.

4.) I have a deep need for solitude. While others in my family prefer "white noise" of a TV or radio in the back ground, I like it quite. I think better and ideas flow more freely in the silence. Perhaps this comes from being an only child. Quietness is in my nature.

5.) I have an obsession with sunsets! No two are ever the same and once one is gone it will never come again. Last evening there was a spectacular one here. Handy Hubby and I were on the way to the store and I made him stop in the middle of the road up on the ridge so I could watch it. I so wish I would have had my camera but a trip to the Target did not seem that one would be needed.

6.) I often attract very strange people and often have "adventures" as my family calls them when I am out an about. It makes for very entertaining dinner conversation.

Now, if you have been coming here for very long then you know I never play nice at these games. I will answer the questions but I don't tag anyone else. If you want to be tagged, then you are it!

I recently won a give away over at I Wonder Woman where Myrnie sent me the most beautiful hand stitched monogrammed hanky!
Please do go over and visit, she is having a wonderful tutorial on making a simple drop earrings. The earrings are darling! (photo property of Myrnie @ I Wonder Woman) Thank you so much, Myrnie, for the beautiful gift. I truly do cherish it!

Today my two best friends are coming over for a little girlfriend time and I am so excited. We have all been so busy lately that the phone or emails have been our mode of communication. I can't wait to share some face to face time where there is sure to be side splitting laughter, a few tears over life's sorrows, prayers to lift each other up, and new friendship memories to add to our ever blooming bouquet. I hope your day holds something special and that you have someone to share it with.

Miss Sandy


Vee said...

Enjoy a blessed day with your friends. I know that there will a lot of laughter!

Thank you for the introduction to new (to me) bloggers.

Oh, I've never eaten in a restaurant alone either. I admire those who can and do, though. I think that they have an excellent sense of self.

Aunt LoLo said...

I've always thought the lonliest people are the ones that sit alone at dim sum!

(I popped over here from Myrnie's blog. :-))

Aunt LoLo said...

I've always thought the lonliest people are the ones that sit alone at dim sum!

(I popped over here from Myrnie's blog. :-))

TinyBear said...

Oh - thank you Miss Sandy for those sweet words about my bears.
I enjoyed reading you 6 randow things - thank for sharing.I hope you´ll have a lovely evening with your friends.
Tina xx

Myrnie said...

Beautiful pictures, and I'm so glad you enjoy your hankerchief- I loved making it :)

A dear friend taught my sister and I how to make teddy bears when we were teenagers- I think I'll enjoy popping over to your friend's space and seeing her work!

the pleasures of homemaking said...

That bear is so cute - it has such personality! I love monogrammed anything and to have something handstitched like that is such a treasure!


Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Cute bear! I like solitude too. My husband walks into the house and immediately turns on the tv for background noise! I grew up with 4 sisters and it was always so noisey at home - lol.

Anonymous said...

Good afternoon Miss Sandy, Hope you are enjoying your day with friends. Thanks for the introduction to two more blog friends. I enjoyed your 6 random things - fun reading.

kathy said...

a beautiful sunset shared with Hub and an excursion ( target ") with a french accent - and wonderful visit with friends -- a very great start to your week - Have a blessed one -- kathy - ga

LiLi M. said...

Thanks for sharing the random facts with us. I love to know more about you. I totally agree on silence, but I'm not an only child. I think too that it is something in your character. When I first rented a room as a student my neighbour often wondered whether I was dead. That's how I love silence! And I often attrack strange people and have adventures too. Perhaps we have so much going on that we long for silence!
Have a nice day!

tabrandt said...

Just happened upon your blog while reading -- http://speakingwithintegrity.blogspot.com/

Very nice.

Peggy. said...

I come like to be alone but have to have noise...being one of 10 kids I guess I don't know how to act with no noise.
I too have strange adventures!!
I don't even have to go far...last year I walked out my front door and a guy was just walking up the street as naked as can be talking on his cell phone! Still don't know where he came from.

Vicki Page said...

After a long day at work and alarms constantly sounding I love to come home to quiet. But then I just love coming home. It doesn't stay quiet long after the two girls come home. I suppose someday I will miss that. Love your blog! Vicki Page

Lori said...

Miss Sandy, i prefer quiet too...i cherish it actually...i love Tina's bears too, they really are so sweet!!!

Dianne said...

thanks for stopping by my blog & leaving a comment...I really appreciate it! love your blog and especially your stunning Valentines & collages. beautiful work and thanks for the tutorials.

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

Friends are the best! Thanks for introducing us to your new ones...and enjoy your time with your tried and true ones.


bluemuf said...

Miss Sandy, I so enjoyed the interesting facts you shared with us. I also found the two new blogs so interesting.

Have fun with your friends.

Hugs Karen

Joy said...

Dear Sandy ~ when you get a chance, please stop by. ;o)

Anonymous said...

I loved the things you shared about yourself! It made me remember the first time I "painted" - fingerpaints, I used to love them!

Blessings ~ Eileen @ Star's Fault

Ragamuffin Gal said...

I just love this little bear, I must go visit your friends blog! Great post on friendship! As always, your blog is filled with peace. Lovingly, Katie

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