Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Blog Hop-a-Long


It's time for another blog-hop. Come along with me --- let's see what's going on in Blogland.

A Haven for Vee
is participating in a 'drive by' event where she is posting pictures along with others of pretty houses and neighborhoods in which they live. In a recent post, she also posted the cutest corner shelf that I adore. I've never seen one like it before --- it's inspired me!

Charli and Me
is joyfully celebrating the win of the Detroit Red Wings as the winners of the 2008 Stanley Cup - hockey fan! Such memories this fact brings up for me, as my Dad loves hockey --- playing, viewing, and talking about.

Sandy at Quill Cottage is having an "I Remember Laura" blog-a-thon and recently posted an interview she conducted with another Laura Ingalls (Gunn), the great-great-great granddaughter of the Laura we all love and know from the "Little House" books.

At Happy Wonderer Ellen took a quick trip home from her condo in California to her home in Washington and shared pictures of her beautiful garden flowers and a darling teapot and creamer she found at Goodwill. In her next post she promises to post more about the Japanese Gardens she visited while in Seattle.

Junie Moon
has been sharing wonderful sewing and craft ideas on her blog. I love her idea for pretty visors to protect from the sun's rays, and her apron for a swap is darling! And don't forget to check out the toe separators! Adorable!

Mary at Kettle and Cup posted a terrific recipe for Green Tea Slush. It sounds SO yummy! I can hardly wait to try it.

Over at Like a Warm Cup they are sharing a great sounding recipe for bean dip. It's an oven version, making it a great idea for entertaining when you want to "prepare ahead".

Candyce, at My Life in Teacups has been making the cutest aprons! Be sure to scroll down her page a ways so you can see them. She's made two types --- adorable!

At 4 Reluctant Entertainers, Sandy has a beautiful post in tribute to her 89 year old auntie who just had a birthday. The pictures she shared are precious and the sweet memories of her auntie create such words of blessing.

Things are always interesting at Rosemary's Sampler. You'll have to take a look at the recipe for Rose Petal Tea Sandwiches (and there's picture too!). The most recent post is of the menu for the Queen's Tea they just conducted at Rosemary House Tea Room. Yum!

The Scrabble Queen
has cherries! I cannot believe that anyone has cherries ready to harvest and eat, but there must be sunshine somewhere, 'cause there is evidence in her kitchen of the beautiful red orbs! Also, take a minute to congratulate her son on his recent graduation.

Over at Storybook Woods, inspiration reigns! Clarice has made some wonderful pillow coverings for summer (sew creative!) and is sharing wonderful ideas for creative and pretty pantry's.

Karen at Sweet Necessi-Teas has designed and stitched a most beautiful teacup tote. It's elegant and sweet in soft pink with lace and ribbon. A tiny pocket on the outside is ideal for tucking a sugar packet or tea bag into. It's so nicely done!

If you've been reading my blog for awhile, you know I am crazy about lavender! Alice at Tea in My Cup shares a delicious recipe for Lavender Shortbread Cookies. Lavender is just starting to bud; it's a perfect time to pick some for this tasty culinary purpose.

Lovella's walking down memory lane over at What Matters Most. She makes a beautiful "motorcycle mama" and I am green with envy! It looks like she had a blast! Go take a look.

And last, but not least, Marie at ZQuilts has had a birthday. Pop on over and wish her a wonderful year ahead! And while you are there, take a moment to enjoy her little hummingbird pictures and view her fantastic "mixed media" projects.

What a fun journey I've had, blog hopping through Blogland. Do you know what all these blogs have had in common? Each blog writer was a participant in the Gracious Hospitali-TEA blog-a-thon and is listed on "The Tea Ladies" list. If you'd like to know what some of the others are doing as well, stop on by.

Photo: Elm Street Antiques

15 comments:

  1. thanks for the link! I am on my way to the rest of the blogs... :)

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  2. Thanks LaTeaDah, I had lots of fun hopping along to these blogs and seeing all the great posts...

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  3. LaTeaDah,
    Thank you so much for the sweet comment about my Tea Cup Tote. I appreciate the blog hop link and am looking forward to hopping over to see the others!
    Pink hugs, Karen

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  4. Thankyou for the post. I will let you know when the parcel arrives. Can't wait , to see it all.

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  5. OH what FUN! I think I'm gonna start by visiting for that green tea slushie~MMMMMMMM! (((((HUGS))))) sandi

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  6. Oh I so enjoyed our Tea Bog-a-thon. Thank you again for hosting such a fun event. Thank you for mentioning Charli And Me in your post and linking all of us tea loving gals together. I have met so many wonderful new friends out in blog land and it will be nice to keep in touch with all of you

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  7. What fun! Thanks for sharing all the things going on - will check them out...

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  8. Oh what fun! More links to follow though I already know that Lovella is the cutest biker babe anywhere. :D Thanks for including me on your list. You'll have to let me know what you've been inspired to do concerning the shelf because I am very curious.

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  9. I love how you have gathered all these great links to share with us! So many creative ladies, lavender shortbread sounds wonderful!

    Priscilla x

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  10. This post is such a great idea. It gives a nice overview of many interesting blogs to visit. I had gone to a few before, but just stopped by a few more.

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  11. That was fun! Thanks for introducing me to other creative, interesting blogs!

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  12. Thank you for the little tidbits along your blog list. . It must have taken you a bit of time to set this post up .. .it will be fun to check out all the links. . thank you

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  13. I may have to come back when school is out and "take a tour". We have one more week. Congrats to your sons for their awards. Your creativity and teaching has been an influence I can tell.

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  14. Thanks so much for rounding through everyone's blog and providing this update! I plan to visit all the Tea Ladies on a regular basis and hope you and they will visit me, too! ~Arleen

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