Thursday, May 7, 2015

Quotes... Happy Colors... and Good Food


We all know how I love a good quote!  Consider me absolutely SMITTEN with the wall hanging I found last week at Laurie Anna's Vintage Home at the Canton Trades Days (you can order from her shop online, too).  I'm easing closer to being satisfied with the dining room... just taking my time.


And, oh, how I can lose myself in color... love. love. love. playing with it!  Color. Texture. Design.  Good stuff!


This big bag is a combination of three patterns... details and links here on Ravelry.


If I did it again, I'd work the base in an oval shape.  But, it is going to hold lots of yarn and projects just as it is.... until it gets to go to the beach one day!


I can't say I've lost a single pound recently... but, we are enjoying good food and the exercise is making me feel WONDERFUL!  (after I'm done!  hehee)

I hope each of you get lost in something you love this week... and find yourself there, too.

blessings ~ tanna

37 comments:

Kerin said...

Cute sign :)
Cute bag too... and I love the fun colors!!

Finding myself in people I love, and doing things I love to do.
Feeling so blessed, and loving every minute of this beautiful season.

Sending you wishes for a wonderful Mother's day, and a wonderful weekend.

~K.

La Table De Nana said...

Love the quote and how they did it..I could have quotes in every room:)
Words..and am a glutton for words:)
LOVE that bag..wow.
You are so talented!
I am lost in gardening..at last the time has come..
To Every Thing There Is a Season...
Happy Mother's day Tanna...

Christine said...

You sound very happy in your words. This makes me happy.
Here's to more happiness!

Amy at love made my home said...

Oh your bag is wonderful!!! Such fabulous colours. The quote is beautiful too, it is amazing what words can do for us isn't it. xx

Betsy Brock said...

Adorable bag!

That meal is one of our favorites...we have it often! Yum!

Gillian Olson said...

Wonderful sign. Thanks for your comment on my blog, I have been away visiting my sister and taking pictures; both things I love.
Beautiful bag and the meal looks mouth watering.

Laurie said...

I've been losing myself in my flower beds. I enjoy it so much right now, but in another month, when it gets hot and muggy, I'll be like....."Dear garden, you're on your own." Ha!

Cute, cute bag! And boy do I love grilled veggies of any kind! :)

podso said...

A wonderful quote, and so pretty too. And the bag--oh my. You could open up a shop selling those.
Enjoy good food and have a happy mother's day, Tanna!

Shug said...

Oh my....how I so enjoy getting to go to LaurieAnna's on First Monday weekends. Her shop is amazing. I like your sign and it is definitely one that I would have probably bought for myself...(I didn't go this time)
Tanna...I enjoy seeing the lovely (rich) colors that you select for all your projects. I sure wish you had a shop...I for sure would be a customer.
Have a Happy Mother's Day....enjoy the weekend.

Catherine Holman said...

I love quotes too and that crocheted bag is beautiful! Have a wonderful Mother's Day!

Nancy Chan said...

Losing and finding self in the things we love. Beautiful yarn bag, bright colours. Good food is causing me to put on extra weight...lol!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

I'm known as the queen of quotes around here. :) Love that wallhanging. And that bag. So pretty. Have a fabulous day. Tammy

Laura at Beehive Rugs said...

Your quote is perfect, and so true!! Can't wait to see the bag go to the beach, it will be perfect for that.
Love it!!!
Your food looks good too!!

Tricia Buice said...

I guess I'll get lost in the painting again this weekend! I would like to get lost in that dinner on the grill - yum! Your bag is gorgeous - the colors are perfect. Have a wonderful Mother's Day!

Judy S. said...

What a fun and colorful bag, Tanna. It looks really useful, too! Have a great weekend and a nice Mother's Day.

Dewena said...

I love the combination of your sign with the glass chandelier, sophisticated but down to earth. And of course that bag is fabulous! Hope it makes it to many beach trips.

Feeling wonderful, that's the best result of your diet!

Catherine said...

Dear Tanna, A wonderful quote.
Sometimes a quote will just reach inside you and wake you up!
I love when that happens. Everything falls into place.
The bag is perfect for yarn and the beach.
I love taking my walk too. I can't say that I walk very fast but, I am walking and my little dog loves it too.
Happy Mother's Day dear. xoxox Catherine

Deb said...

Love that bag!!!!

steph said...

that bag screams beach bag....glad it will make a trip there someday!!! Canton, huh? Great find! We always seemed to just go in the fall...would love to see the spring offerings. You found a treasure!

Mereknits said...

That is the perfect bag, I think you need to head to the beach right away.
Hugs,
Meredith

Lynne said...

Love the quote and the hanging piece too . . . I think the quote sign has been made on old lath . . . (the salon I go to is an old restored brick historical house and the upstairs bathroom (first time I had been upstairs)I used the other day before my massage, the walls were all done in exposed lath . . . so cool!)

I digressed there a bit . . .

Love your colorful knit/crochet/? bag . . . like yummy love I love it!

Love your salmon and asparagus, very good eats . . . we enjoyed our first Michigan fresh asparagus last night . . . oh my, sooooo good. Big difference from the store bought.

(I think I must use the word love more than any other blogger . . . Just sayin' how I feel is all!)

Happy Mother's Day and weekend tanna . . .

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Love the sign- I haven't been to Canton in forever..I've heard it has gotten huge! That is a cute bag- I like the colors and the shell pattern- you are talented! Have a wonderful Mother's Day tomorrow.

Cranberry Morning said...

Cool sign, Tanna, but I love that bag!!

Cranberry Morning said...

Cool sign, Tanna, but I love that bag!!

Andi G said...

Oh goodness...that bag!!
How fantastic is that bag?! :)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Happy Mother's Day, Tanna!

Lose weight? I wish I knew how to do that!! I can go without eating and walk miles but my weight stays the same these days. I do admit to liking food a little too much...lol :)

Linda said...

Hi Tanna.....
Love that bag....I had been checking out a few patterns myself! And crochet slippers!
Hope you had a wonderful Mothers Day!
We are SO worth it! Hahaha!
Enjoy your week...
Cheers!
Linda :o)

karen said...

happy mother's day and I love your bag, so colorful! I'm enjoying good food too and not a pound dropped Yet...

Amanda said...

Oooh. Love that beach bag! And your good food looks...good! Send me new recipes if you find ones you love!! =) xoxo

Betsy Adams said...

Hi there, Just stopping by to say “Happy Mother’s Day” to you. I’m sure you are having a fabulous day. I celebrated yesterday when one of my sons and his beautiful wife came to see us….

As you probably know, we’ve been out-of-town this past week and I haven’t done any blogging much at all. I hope you enjoyed my two Tulip blog posts while we were gone——and be sure and tune in tomorrow morning to find out what we’ve been doing this past week….

Enjoyed your post today! I love love love fresh asparagus (when we can get it).... Your dinner looks delicious.....

Love that quote also.... PERFECT.

Hugs,
Betsy

handmade by amalia said...

What a wonderful post, Tanna. I LOVE the big bag and I LOVE the quote. Right now, unfortunately, I have to lose myself at work but this hectic time will be over soon :-)
Amalia
xo

Cranberry Morning said...

That is such an amazing food combination - grilled salmon and asparagus! My asparagus is growing like crazy. I need to go get the salmon! That bag is gorgeous, and just this morning I've been thinking about those cool looking signs like in your first photo. I love them!

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

Hi Tanna...so so so good to catch up with you...I miss reading blogs and blogging. BUT...much as the quote says...I have found something I love and that is my little thrift shoppe...I had no idea how much work but even HOW MUCH MORE fun it is to work there and allow my creativity to flow there! So happy to see you and your photos and news! Blessings!

Nancy's Notes said...

Tanna, oh my, loving that bag and the colors are just so delightful! You are so creative and can cook too! That looks scrumptious. Good for you working out! I should be walking now, not blogging!
Have a sweet day!
Nancy

Pondside said...

I love the bag, Tanna. Beach bag or project bag, it would be perfect either way. I will have to check out the site for the sign too. It's always fun to find something new.
This week I'm on the other side of the Rockies, losing myself in the love, the giggles, the silliness of my little grandchildren.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Gorgeous bag! Neat sign, too. I'm going to drop in at her site and check then out.
Your meal looks very good and even at this late hour, it is making my mouth water! I love food from the grill.
I've been so busy that I'm just now getting a little caught up on blog reading. Hope your week and weekend has been a good one!

Nonna Rose said...

Thinking of you and hoping all is well!

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