Monday, May 21, 2012

Christine, Coffee and Color


What does this coffee pot and this colorful present have in common?  Why coffee, of course!  Christine at ~~Vista Woman~~ did a fabulous tour of all the wonderful coffee shops within walking distance of her home... then she had a give-away!!  I am thrilled to have been the lucky winner.


Coffee is not just a treat in our home... it is a necessity!!  Neither Pop Pop nor I are worth a hoot without our morning caffeine.  He has brought me coffee in bed every morning we've been in the same place for eleven years; and, that is still one of my most treasured things about him.


Christine and her husband, Tom, enjoy a good cup of Joe, too; they also take wonderful excursions around their area seizing the best life has to offer.  Christine and I share a love of our Lord, our children and our grandchildren.  She lives in a lovely little cottage and has inspired me with her downsizing and de-baggage-ing.  Daily, she positively impacts the lives of the young people who attend the school where she works.  I've been reading her blog for a few years and look forward to many more.

I'm not sure why I can't write below this last photo... but, this in a sneak peak at my current knitting project.  I am lovin' the colors and design!!  Hope you are all having a wonderful week.

blessings ~ Tanna


32 comments:

Pondside said...

Such a lovely prize to win - and I may copy that idea for a little giveaway in the fall.....
Your latest project looks intriguing!

Donna said...

I am not a coffee drinker but can appreciate your 'need'. I used to prefer my caffeine cold - Coke from McDonald's on the way to work.
How sweet is it that your husband treats you like a queen! That is some good love.
I am going to check out Christine's blog. She sounds like some one I would like, too.
Enjoy your new treasures!

From the Kitchen said...

What a lovely treat. I think I want to live in Christine's neighborhood! Andrew and I get started with good coffee every morning. He makes the pot but I haven't been treated to a cup in bed. To be honest, I'm not going to even mention it since he's been so busy caring for me. Maybe I will after he has had time to rest up a bit!!

Best,
Bonnie

Judy S. said...

Looks like another shawl? Love the colors together, the variegated red especially and the tiny touch of black! Happy knitting...and coffee drinking!

TexWisGirl said...

that's quite a prize! nice!

Kerin said...

Lucky girl.. winning that giveaway!

I need to go check out the blog that you mentioned. She sounds like a creative, caring person.

Love the new project that you're working on. Can't wait to see it finished.

Hope this is a great week for you.

Smiles :)
Kerin

Susan said...

What a lovely prize. And your new knitting is once again, over the top. Coffee in bed for 11 years!!! WOW. I guess I should be the last one up in the morning. I do get served after the Trout is up and I am already at the computer for an hour or so. Hugs to you.

Debbie said...

Coffee in bed! How much better can it get! Rick would love it if I served HIM in bed! Love the geometrics in the quilt! You always have an interesting thing on the needles. XO

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

What a nice win. I have to have my morning coffee first thing, too.

no spring chicken said...

Gracious... I'm lovin' it too! Did you choose the colors and design before or after the coffee? :)

Blessings, Debbie

Kate I said...

What a great prize...and a great idea to review the coffee shops in our own areas...hmmm, that's got me thinking now. I was like you for years (I didn't get out of bed without my cup of coffee) but when my English husband moved to Canada, I started drinking tea in the morning and find I actually prefer it now. I still like to have a cup of coffee when I go out in for my morning walk.

I love the colors of your knitting and I'm intrigued to see what it will be. You're an amazingly fast knitter!

Bonnie said...

Tanna, I have been away from blogging since Easter until this week. I was sorry to read about your trials with the melanoma and surgery. Glad the margins were good. I love your green shawl. It is stunning on you. I have missed your sweet spirit but had to take a blogging break. I am sorry I didn't know about your troubles to pray for you then but glad things are better.

Chatty Crone said...

Gosh what wonderful gift to have one - I love coffee too - that will do you for awhile!
And the I love your new project and the colors! Very similar to UGA's color.

Love, sandie

podso said...

What a nice gift! And what a sweet husband you have to bring you coffee each morning!

Catherine said...

Congratulations Dear Tanna! That is a wonderful treat.
I love coffee too. There is something about that first cup of coffee in the morning to get the day going.
This may sound silly but I go to sleep looking forward to getting up and having a good cup of coffee! Blessings dear friend. Catherine xo

Shug said...

Once again, you have chosen some wonderful color combinations..I know this is going to be a beautiful piece.
Congratulations on your win!! And..I might add, your win of such a nice gift...
I too, have to have that cup of coffee in the morning...not sure if I love the taste or the smell of coffee the best..

Anonymous said...

congratulations...I love the smell of coffee...but have never been a coffee drinker...I haven't had caffiene in 14 years...it caused me migranes...so had to give it up...love the new project...

Ginny said...

Christine sounds both wise and fun at the same time, and what a beautiful gift you got!! I am drooling over your project...love both the the colors and the pattern.

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Congrats on your wonderful win! And I just love the colors you've chosen for your next project. Can't wait to see it when it is finished! I know it'll be beautiful.
Enjoy your week, Tanna!

steph said...

Oh, my, am I loving your new project!!! Such a bold statement!!! And happy! Congrats on being a winner! (of course, we all know what a winner you are anyway!!!!) have a great week!

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

It was so much fun to walk through her journey of coffee shops. So glad you won it ...enjoy, enjoy.

Great new project

Tricia @ saving room for dessert said...

You are such a lucky lady - in so many ways - but right now I am jealous of the coffee that came in the mail and the coffee delivered each morning! You are doing something right ;) Have a great week yourself!

Katherine said...

What a sweet hubby you have--coffee in bed--wow what a treat! You deserve it! Enjoy your gift!

nanny said...

Coffee.....essential for starting my morning....
Served in bed! Oh My, you have a keeper Tanna!! (you knew that already)
Congrats on your win!

Amanda said...

I'd say that I can't believe you won another prize in blogland, but I can! LOL! You are so lucky that way. And it is absolutely the most perfect prize for you - from one coffee lover to another!

I love the idea of doing a coffee shop tour. I think I'd like to do a dessert shop tour... Hmmm...

Love that you wrote about how you love and appreciate that Pop Pop brings you coffee in bed each morning. At our marriage study life group last night, we went around and said one thing we were grateful for with our spouse. One woman said the exact same thing. =)

Mary said...

What a lovely assortment of gifts. That is an amazing basket of goodies that I'm sure will be sipped with great pleasure. Enjoy! Blessings...Mary

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

A tour of coffee shops sounds like so much fun! And even better when you win coffee! lol Love the peek of your project! :)

Jen Price said...

Coffee is a necessity in our home, too. What a great giveaway to win!

RoeH said...

I snagged your blog from Run-a-round Ranch. I just love your home. I was living in California in a historic neighborhood once with all of those bungalow homes. I spent hours and hours going through open houses and estate sales just to see the homes. I'd kill for a porch in my life.

Days at Buttermilk Cottage said...

I love my coffee too. I'm partial to French Vanilla and when it's brewing, the house smells like heaven. Re your newest project...it's not a Hanne Faukenberg (sp?) is it?
Best,
Susan

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

COFFEE! A huge source of pleasure in my life! What a wonderful gift.

You newest project catches my eye...love the design!

vicki said...

Sweet Tanna--- in my world- there is NO life without coffee!! I'm such a coffee snob-- really good coffee is my obsession! You won such great prizes-- lucky lucky you!

The colors of your latest project are fabulous-- can't wait to see more!!
Vicki

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