Monday, July 23, 2012

A Gift "for" the Sea, Family and Friends, and Peach Agrodolce...


Last month, my daughter and her friends (from all the way back to pre-high school) had planned a beach vacation to include all the new little members of this herd.


I had seen this pattern, Little Shells by Holly and Ella Knits (www.hollyandellaknits.com) and it sounded perfect for a seaside accessory.  There was some Rowan Organic Purelife Cotton left from Roo's Coming Home experiments... and the next thing I knew, a shawl was begun.  A gift for the sea...


Had to whisk it straight off the blocking spot to the post-office for it to make the trip.  Amanda graced me with some wonderful photos made by her friend, Lauri.


And, a treasured family photo from their vacation time.  Love this little crew!


AND, a photo of the whole little herd as it has expanded from the four girls I am so proud to know... to include some amazing husbands and precious growing families... How wonderful is that?  Makes me smile. 


And, this is a bad phone photo... but you should really give this one a try!!  Grilled Pork with Peach Agrodolce!!  My friend, Tricia at Saving Room for Dessert just posted this one and my, oh, my!!  We loved it!!

Now, if I could just get Amanda here to model ALL my knitting projects!  ;) 

blessings to all ~ tanna

47 comments:

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Your daughter's pictures are so pretty. Love the wrap and what great family beach shots.

Susan said...

Your daughter looks so beautiful. Such nice photos. And the family picture...so precious.

Tricia @ saving room for dessert said...

Your daughter and her family are beautiful. The photos are terrific and the special seaside accessory is fantastic. SO very happy you liked the peach agrodolce. I am so late posting this week but have a super simple peach dessert coming soon! Thanks for the link-love. Again, your daughter and her boys are just beautiful.

Donna said...

Well, I thought Amanda was you! And I love seeing you in your creations.
What a blessing those friendships must be.
I'm at the beach now even though I am not a big fan of sand. Love the rest of it...wind, water, beach cottages...just not the sand.
Glad your heart is happy.
Love, d.

TexWisGirl said...

your daughter (and her family) are just beautiful! so is your shawl! what a great photo of the crew!

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Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Beautiful. Shawl. I just started knitting and love it.

From the Kitchen said...

Yes, Amanda is a lovely model! The beach photos are wonderful. What a treasure long-time (and new) friends are. I'm bookmarking the recipe because it looks and sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing.

Best,
Bonnie

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi Tanna,
The shell shawl is beautiful and Amanda is a very pretty model. That is one gorgeous family. And I love the photo of everyone wearing white. Very striking! Have a lovely new week. Tammy

Wanda said...

Oh Tanna, your daughters are darling, and that shawl..so beachy...my goodness. Instead of the Bell of the Ball..she was the Bell of the Beach!

The family photo...my my what a treasure. Beautiful family!

Dinner looks so good two..but I really being good and down 2 pounds from the 6 I put on.

Deborah said...

That's a pretty shawl. She is a beautiful model but so are you.

Deborah said...

That's a pretty shawl. She is a beautiful model but so are you.

twoknitwit said...

the photos, shawl and your daughter and her family and friends are all wonderful, Tanna!
Melissa

Stitchfork said...

Stellar photos!!
xo Cathy

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Beautiful shawl!
The family photo is precious... we are all gathering for a week at the beach. Of course we are planning our family photos!

Kerin said...

Great pictures, and another great shawl!
How fun to have friends and their families gather together to make new memories, and talk about old ones!
What a blast!!

Thanks for sharing your pictures, and the recipe.
I need to check that recipe out...it sounds perfect for summer.

Smiles :)
Kerin

Kelly said...

Your daughter did a beautiful job modeling it for you. It looks great on her! I love the family portrait on the beach too.

Cindy said...

Lovely new shawl and beautiful people. Hugs, Cindy

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Your daughter makes a beautiful model for the lovely shawl! She has a beautiful family as is the whole crew!
I missed commenting in the last post, but I wanted to say that is one of the most exquisite creations I've seen!! Just fabulous! I'm in awe of the work you do, Tanna!
Have a wonderful week.

Debbie said...

The shawl is beautiful, and she is just downright gorgeous modeling it. I love the group picture that they took too. It must be so wonderful to have life long friends like that.

I will be checking that recipe, too!

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

What a great post! Everyone looks so cute and happy. The shawl is lovely, too.

Blessings always

podso said...

The shawl you hurried and made for Amanda is adorable! It looks so good on her! And the angel wings turned out so lovely! I'd turn up or down the AC to wear that. It seems to be floating.

I noticed Amanda is wearing earrings to match the boys shirt, and a similar pop of the same color comes forth in the group photo! Wonderful shot! Wonderful tradition for those young families!

Dana said...

The shawl was so pretty and perfect for the beach. The light blue one from the previous post is absolutely beautiful! Wow!

I love the picture that Amanda captured of the whole group. It turned out perfect. Can't wait to do it again in a few years!

steph said...

Honestly, you and Amanda could pass for sisters!!! The shawl is gorgeous, she's beautiful---and her family!! Adorable!! What a fun seaside happening!

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

The shawl is beautiful and fits perfectly with the beach colors that everyone is wearing! Love the photo of everyone in white and tan... so pretty!! :) That grilled pork looks delicious!

Chatty Crone said...

Is that your beautiful daughter??????????????? She is gorgeous. And that beach picture of everyone in white - that is so wonderful too. The family seems to get along together so well.
Blessings.
sandie

Pondside said...

This entire post just made me smile - a beautiful handicraft, a lovely daughter, sweet grandchildren, a gorgeous beach and something delicious to try.
Perfect!

Bonnie said...

Love this shawl! Your daughter is so beautiful. What a lovely family. The large group pic is amazing. That was quite a feat with all the kids.

AndeM1 said...

what great family photos......so lucky..... the dish looks delish!!!!

Hugs to you.....hope you are well my friend
Andrea

Ana said...

Oh Ms. Tanna,
What lovely pictures. Your daughter's family is just such a beautiful family...and those little men of yours are just adorable. Blessings to you all.

Much love,
❤Ana

Lauri said...

Gorgeous shawl on an even more gorgeous girl!! I am enjoying trading photo tips with Amanda -- she is my inspiration! Her photos and editing are amazing!!

Jen Price said...

It's beautiful! Love the beach photos!

Amanda said...

Love my "Little Shells." So much fun to get such a special piece of happy mail! =) Thank you for thinking of me. xoxo Oh, and I cannot wait to try the peach agrodolche!

nanny said...

I really thought you had a professional model wearing your latest work of art!!! Beautiful, beautiful......

Velva said...

Makes me smile too! Happy Summer to you.

Velva

Mary said...

That is a very cute family...pretty infact. lucky you!

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

Beautiful photos! The shawl, Amanda...the families all at the beach! WONDERFUL!

That pork looks amazing too!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your daughter was the perfect model for the beautiful shawl you knitted for her, Tanna. She has such a lovely family and this beachside vacation retreat, along with the rest of her friends and their families, looked so sublime.

I love pork prepared with fruit--it's a perfect combination.

Stephanie V said...

Lovely shawl - lovely model. And your family is so happy, healthy and handsome. A treat to see.

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

I came days ago but my computer has some bug and wasn't working right, so couldn't comment...the shaw is wonderful, but the trip and the bonds all these families share is priceless..what wonderful pictures

Debbie said...

Beautiful people! Great memories! The pork and peaches -- mmmmmm!!! Makes me hungry just looking at it. Happy Weekend, Tanna!

vicki said...

Tanna-- that shawl is beautiful and your daughter is radiant as the model!! The Beach style family portrait is gorgeous-- an absolute treasure!
Vicki

California Girl said...

Nice grouping of friends w/ their families. A fresh take on the family portrait.

Hope you're feeling well, Tanna.

Kathy said...

You and your daughter look like you could be sisters. You are both very beautiful ladies!

kate i said...

Just the sweetest little shawl for the beach...the colors are perfect and of course Amanda is also the perfect model! The pork/peach recipe Bob who also happens to be the cook in this house!

Catherine said...

Dear Tanna, I have missed so much!! I am having difficulty keeping up with everything so please forgive me.
This is a beautiful family and friends photo. Also, a wonderful meal.
Blessings dearest, Catherine xo

leeni1176 said...

Amanda looks gorgeous in her shawl....As they say, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree ..I thought at first that Amanda was you.

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