Hello and welcome to a VERY special T Time!! Today is special for two reasons, first it's Earth day and second it's Elizabeth (the wonderful host) of T Stands for Tuesday birthday!!! For 22 days leading up to this bEarthday of hers she has been sharing one upcycle/recycle/reusable project on her blog. I think this is such a great thing she is doing, such an inspiration it's been to see her daily posts. Next year I plan on joining her and turn some trash into treasures. Today's post is all about HER!!
Dear Elizabeth, I have been going crazy thinking of what to post today, wanted it to be for you and to be special. I had hoped to recycle and make something fun to share but that didn't happen nor did baking a cake with your name on it happen either. While coming up with an idea I remembered back last August when I shared my first T Time post here. That whole weekend before I spent writing and rewriting my post and wondering if it should be funny, crafty, facts, tea and cup only or what. I was a nervous wreck and made many rough drafts before finally just writing and hitting the publish button before changing my mind again. Well, fast forward 8 months and I'm doing it again.
While going back in the past I wrote some notes and decided that is what I will share today.. the past
Elizabeth, do you remember how we met? It was during SOC (Summer of Color) and you were always first to post, I loved that about you and seeing your post each day first made me happy and in awe of all you did. I also liked that we are both early birds, like linking up on Monday's for T Stands for Tuesday. It was kinda funny too that you didn't like the color combos that I did, do you remember that? Finally you got your favorite colors picked and were so happy about it. Can't wait to do this with you again this summer. Wonder what Kristin has planned for us???
I lost track of you for a short time when SOC ended and I got busy with kids and life. One day I stumbled upon Dawn's Mandala Monday post and right away was inspired by these beauties. While commenting there I noticed your name and interest in making them too. YAY!! I went right to your blog and caught up and shared that I was interested in sharing some Mandala fun too. It was so nice to share another project with you again. Then if that wasn't enough, you started your T Day posts back up again. WOW!! This was my cup of tea (pun intended) and happily joined in with you.
This couldn't have happened at a better time, with the kids going back to school and my days a bit more free I couldn't wait to meet other tea/coffee/mugs/etc loving people like myself. I must say each of your readers have been so awesome and kind and talented and funny just like you Elizabeth. Can you imagine if we all got to meet some day in one spot and have T Time. You have all welcomed me and been supportive of everything I share here and make this such a special and happy time for me. THANK YOU ELIZABETH FOR THAT AND TO ALL OF YOU T TIMERS!!
Since joining you on Tuesdays, I've never taken so many pictures of cups/drinks ever! Trying to come up with new ways to share them has been a fun challenge and even my family has gotten used to me saying hold on I need a picture of our cups first. They know all about you and what you share and laugh at my crazy picture taking of cups. I also love to draw/sketch/paint tea cups now and these will always be special to me. So you see Elizabeth, you are such a big part of my life even though we haven't met, your T posts may seem small but to me they are BIG.
I have learned more from you and your blog then any other blog EVER. You are full of information and facts and dates on EVERYTHING!! If you don't know something you go right away to find out about it and then share it with us. This is just one of the many thing I love about you.
I am in awe of all the artwork you do, your collages are so amazing and I wish I could do them as well as you. You share things with us even if they didn't come out right or you don't like them, love this about you!! Like your beautiful calendar pages, you may not like them but I DO!! You give us great tutorials on your projects and always have a camera in hand just like me, YAY!! I think it's time you got those pictures off the computer and into a Project Life album my friend, really a book all about you and your wonderful artistic life would be so fun!!
We have been thru most of the seasons, just need a little more spring to make it real. We have suffered thru our aches/pains this past 8 months and hope we both do much better in the next 8 months and more to come. We are both short and not fond of climbing on chairs or heights. We love nature and hearts and trees and spreading happiness to others thru our blogs/art and stories. You honor all holidays and make amazing things for each of them. LOVE THIS!! I was inspired to join AEDM with you and hope to do it again. You have taken walks with me thru my yard and enjoyed my PL and my family pictures/stories.
I think this cup my mom got me was perfect for T Time posts. It's been a true blessing for me to have met you and you make us all feel right at home each Tuesday and all the days between. Thank you so much for all you do and the work and love you put into your blog. Sorry if this got a little long but I had a lot to say, there is still more to say but I know you have to say hello to others and go out to celebrate your BIRTHDAY today!! You are truly the sweetest and so talented and I look forward to knowing you thru many more seasons/cups/holidays/birthdays/ T Days and more.
I had so much fun going back to pull these images out from past T Days to share. I tried to find the root beer float one but couldn't. That's just another thing we both enjoy!! Have a wonderful day dear friend and can't wait to hear all about it. Happy Earth day to you also!!
P.S. thank you for helping me with computer issues too and how to link correctly, YAY!!
Please visit Elizabeth and wish her a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!