Friday, February 24, 2012

Blush of a Promise, Donuts and a Big 6-0...


I'm off on another shawl, Promise Me by Boo Knits.  I've noticed a trend in my knitting:  lengthy time spent with the Little Men; separation by 1200 miles from the Little Men; immediately followed by... a surge in shawl production.

Therapy, baby.  Therapy.


Recently, we had the pleasure of attending one of our dear friend's 60th birthday celebration!


It was a Donut Party!!  Patrice made dozens and dozens of homemade donuts to celebrate Mike's birthday.  I think I want a Donut Party!  LOL.


There were plates set in every nook! 


And, only a few minutes after I took this photo, the table was COVERED with platters of hot, delicious donuts!  And, man they disappeared in a flash.  You had to be ready to elbow out the competition.  LOL!  So fun!  I couldn't get Blogger to let me upload any more photos this morning, but you can see Patrice's versions of paintings from Soon's classes.  The top one is the one that lured me into the watercolor world.  Love 'em! 

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! 

blessings ~ tanna


39 comments:

From the Kitchen said...

Homemade donuts would make a perfect party treat. I've never tried making them myself. We don't even have a Krispy Kreme around here!!

Another lovely "therapy" shawl on the needles!! Not to mention the little men on their way very soon. Their snow photos were so sweet. I love the sled!!

Best,
Bonnie

Susan said...

Yummm, donuts. I love them and no not allow them near me. sigh...

I doubt there will be a new watercolor in your future with the way the knitting is going. And this one will have more beads....you are brave...and very, very talented.

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Being creative is therapy...and I realized after so huge losses that I wasn't recovering like I should because I wasn't being creative, what a creative God we serve, He knew, He is our creator.

Oh what a fun party..I need to remember that, my hubby is coming close to 60

Donna said...

I can't really quite picture you elbowing out the competition for donuts, but I am smiling as I try to get that picture!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Believe me, Donna: there was elbowing and I didn't come out on the short end of the deal! LOL! ;)

steph said...

what a great idea!!! my hubby is the breakfast-loving king--I might have to steal this idea. (guess I'll have to figure out how to make donuts, first!)

love the color of the new shawl--so springy!!! happy weekending!!

nanny said...

Now that sounds like a party!!! would love to see those donuts (and taste too)ha

You'd better hurry with your new creation, they're coming soon...right?

Have a great weekend!

Pondside said...

What a great idea for a birthday party! I have a big one coming up in spring and would be very happy if someone cooked up a couple of batches of doughnuts!
I look forward to seeing that gorgeous pink shawl.

Kelly said...

Now that's my kind of party! What a great idea too. Her home is very pretty.

Cindy said...

Your new shawl is going to be gorgeous. I understand your missing your grands, I'm missing mine badly and I can't see them until May.:( And they're all going through a rough time right now. I want to hop on the plane and go fix it, but I can't, it's not for me to fix, but I can pray and I have been.
How fun to go to a Doughnut party! Your hostesses house is beautiful! Those are great photos.
Hugs, Cindy

no spring chicken said...

A donut party? I would have thought that was illegal! I guess if we limit ourselves to only one in a lifetime...

Shawl therapy. I like it. It's way healthier than donut therapy which may have been an option if I hadn't read this post before getting grandbabies! :)

Blessings, Debbie

Swanski said...

Oh my, I love the shawl! I am going to be starting one today :) You never have to twist my arm to eat a donut.....

Judy S. said...

That's going to be another pretty shawl! Lots of beads again? Are you using the crochet method to attach them?

Donuts, yum! They should have made a big-0 birthday less painful, eh?

TexWisGirl said...

my mom made the best homemade bread, and as a treat, she often took the last remnants of the dough and we fried up donuts. YUM! this brought back memories!

jean said...

I love that yarn and those beads! I need all the details on them, please. I have started a circular lace shawl called "Georgiana" from the Jane Austen Knits book.

jean said...

I love that yarn and those beads! I need all the details on them, please. I have started a circular lace shawl called "Georgiana" from the Jane Austen Knits book.

podso said...

Your friend must be good at making donuts to adventure to that many for such a special party! Loved having a look and especially the dishes warmed my heart! Very familiar from my childhood--my mom has the pink flowered set and the ones on the table were my mom good friend's. And I just adore the colors you choose for your knitting! Have a lovely weekend!

The Sewing Loft said...

I looked your shawl up on Ravelry, it is beautiful. Can't wait to see your finished project.

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

My mom used to fry donuts for us on the weekends. It was always such a treat. What a fun idea. Your shawl is the most delicious color. Keeping busy does help the emptiness...hang in there and have a lovely weekend!

Chatty Crone said...

I want a donut party too - looked like so much fun! Sandie

Mary said...

Shawls are an inexpensive type of therapy when all is considered. I loved the idea of a donut patry. It really is original and I am sure that every chair in the house was happily occupied. Have a wonderful weekend, Tanna. Blessings...Mary

Vickie said...

Won't be long now before the little men get there!

That's going to be another gorgeous shawl, Tanna - great color and I can see you're beading it, too. You make it look so easY!

A donut party - wow - that sounds great and fun for a birthday party! Something different than the same old cake. I'll be that was SO entertaining! I'll have to try that sometime~ have a great weekend!

Jen said...

A donut party sounds so fun! I LOVE all your shawls!

Kerin said...

You are an inspiration... all the beautiful things you create.

Looks and sounds like a fun b.day party. What a creative idea to throw a donut party.
Reminds me of the Burl Ives
'The Donut Song'.

Have a great weekend.

Debbie said...

Girl, you just make me smile! I'm coming down there!

Tricia @ Saving room for dessert said...

The party idea sounds so fun! Patrice is brave to cook donuts for that many people! Your shawl looks like another beautiful creation. I love that color and soft yarn. Productive therapy indeed! Have a lovely weekend yourself. And what's up with Blogger giving us problems uploading photos? I'm having the same issue from time to time.

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Your new shawl project is such a pretty color! And a cupcake party sounds like fun.

Marie said...

The shawl is going to be beautiful. Love the color! I would love to knit with beads. Is it hard to do? Do you have to thread the beads on before knitting.
Love my visit!
Marie

Catherine said...

Dear Tanna, What a nice birthday party. I love the choice to have a donut party!! Everyone is so very food conscience that it is sometimes fun to be a kid again and enjoy the forbidden pleasures like a donut!
Blessings my dear, Catherine xoxo

Emily said...

I love the shade of the yarn you're using. Oh and beads.. fun!

A donut party sounds neat!

Lauri said...

Now that's my kind of party, ha!

T's Daily Treasures said...

That sounds like a fun way to celebrate the big 60. Your friends have a lovely home. And your shawl is gonna be absolutely gorgeous! Have a great week. Tammy

Debbie said...

OK, three things:

I think this new shawl might be a favorite of mine because you happened to find one of my favorite hues ever. I'm going to love it.

2. I love the idea of a donut party! That's exactly the kind of thing I like to do. (Stuff my face with things that melt in the mouth...)

3. I had wondered how the beach wedding plans were coming along. Your sand and surf masterpiece came out just beautifully, and I do hope you make another. The style is as pretty to me as the colors.

And OK one more... 4. I'm so excited for you that the Little Men are coming soon. This is going to be one wonderful event for you!!

BTW, have I mentioned that I'm sort of a wedding groupie and love wedding pictures? Yeah well, just sayin'...

Ana said...

Yum, a doughnut party! I want one of these too. Well, my birthday is coming up real soon...But who can I get to make me some doughnuts? Hee, hee, hee. I don't think I know anyone who knows how to make them...But I'd be happy with some from Krispy Creme's :-) Yummy! Can't wait to see your new shawl done. Love, love, love the color. Wishing you a wonderful new week my sweet friend.

Much love,
♥Ana

Julie Harward said...

Good therapy if you ask me! Sounds like such a fun party..homemade donuts, YUM! ;)

a happy little life said...

Great post! Looks like a fun gang! And I want a Patrice kind of friend to make me donuts on my birthday in red glasses. Dang she is cute as can be!
XO Tracie

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Such a pretty color for your shawl Tanna! A donut party... I have never heard of that before, but it sounds fantastic!! :)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Waht a fun idea! I think I want a donut party when I turn 60...a few years from now :)

I love your friend's house and her joie de vive!

arrielle_p said...

That sounds yummy eh? I really like the table setting on the last photo. :)

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