Friday, November 13, 2015

Time to say Hello!



Hello All!
(It feels so good to say those words!)

Happy Autumn!

I am so thrilled to be back with you all!

The ATC above is an older one,
but my sentiments are the same...

Colorful falling leaves
have a musical magic all their own. 
 

I have been away all year long,
and I have missed each one of you very much.
It is time I return to Bloglandia.
We have had many ups and downs, 
and have been so thankful for all your good thoughts,
prayers, cards, e-mails and handmade art
and even Skype chats!
Thank you all!

Many times you have comforted and cheered me : )
on exactly the right day....
at exactly the right time....
Don't you just love how that happens?

Thank You! 
Many times I was not able to respond during the past year,
and have hoped I have caught up with everyone by now.
Please forgive me if I missed you somehow! 

When November first arrived,
I knew I would be posting before the holiday.
(which surprised me as the day before I thought it might be ages yet!)

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday in many ways...
Not the history, but the idea of having a day that everyone
knows is a day about giving thanks. 
That does it for me! lol, 


During this past year I have been able to do
some creating here and there,
and it seems I am getting a little more done recently.
Yay!

 I needed a blanket for my bed...
One large granny square!
No concentration needed!
lol!
Emma and Betsy wasted no time in snuggling on it from the 
moment I first began to crochet it!


 I made a new glitter "house"...a tree lot....
this is the little sales hut in it's early stage. 


Here is the hut with a frosty roof 
and new wreaths waiting to be adorned.
I will share how it all came out closer to Christmas : )


I took an interesting painting class with 
Will Kemp, he is a wonderful teacher.
This is one of my attempts at his lessons.

There have been days I was able to visit many of you and 
see the amazing art you have been creating!
Wow!
You all really inspire me!

And...the many gorgeous tea times! 
Martha, thank you for hosting
Tea Cup Tuesday...
you are a lovely host.
My thoughts are with you!
I hope to visit you soon for tea : )

I look forward to visiting as many of you as I can.

Thank you for visiting!
See you soon!
Hugs, and hugs,
Terri

37 comments:

Victoria said...

Yay Welcome back! I am thrilled to see a post from you and have missed your presence in bloglandia very much! HUgs and Blessings my dear friend!
Wow..so mnany gorgeous creations..love those little houses..and your beautiful painting . And I adore your charming puppies and that stunning blanket.so pretty!
Shine on and keep creating and sharing..it is wonderful to see you magical world again!
Wishing you magic and joy always!
Victoria

Terra said...

Hi Terri, welcome back. I love that blanket you made and its beautiful colors. That tree lot house is cute and a clever idea. Give your sweet doggies a hug from me, your blog friend.

Snap said...

Is that YOU????!!!!! Welcome back. I hope all is well now. So good to "see" you. You have been missed.
Wishing you well.....

ox

Holly M said...

Oh Terri! It's so good to read your new post. I feel like I've just heard from an old friend. I'm glad you're back, and I love all the creative projects you showed on this post, especially the Glitter House Tree Lot sneak peak. I'm so looking forward to seeing more of your creative, always peaceful and joyful, art. Hugs to you and those two adorable pups!

Colleen Caldwell said...

Hello Terri! I have thought about you so many times during the year. I didn't know what had happened, but I sure am glad to see you back here! I hope all is well now and I wish you a very Happy Autumn and a very Happy Thanksgiving!! I may have to make a new domino book now!!

Sincerely,
Colleen Caldwell

Gaby Bee said...

OMG finally. I am so glad to see you back, Terri. I have missed your posts! It is really wonderful to see your beautiful art work again!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Sending big hugs your way,
Gaby

Cinderella Moments said...

WooHoooooooo! I'm so glad you're back! And you start off with gorgeousness as usual! I love the blanket. How beautiful it looks just draped over the chair. Those puppies of yours are so cute. Reminds me that Miss Lizzie should have the same kind of hair cut done. I love the glitter tree lot house. What a super idea! Congrats on the painting. It looks awesome!
I'm so thrilled you're back!
hugs♥,
Caroline

Martha's Favorites said...

Terri; i am so happy to see you posting. i needed something good to happen today. i am going to try and call you later today. Trying to get Kyle to the doctors today. may not happen. Love you lots, Martha

Rose L said...

It is good that your creativity continued even when not blogging. I hope your difficulties have passed and you will feel more creative spirit.

Createology said...

November is the month for being extra thankful and here you are my dear! How wonderful that you are able to post an update. I have missed your lovely creative spirit sharing with us. Emma and Betsy are just uber adorable. Love your giant Granny Square blanket which will give you lots of cuddle warmth and love. Blessings and Thankful You are Back...

Marjanne said...

Ooh Terri how nice to see you again in Blog land! I am so happy. thank you for visiting me. The blanket looks nice and warm and so does your little house! And your painting! !! You are so gifted! I understand why you love Thanksgiving. I think it is good to be thankful. Big big hugs!

Missy K said...

How wonderful to see a post from you Terri it really made me smile.

I loved seeing your gorgeous glittery Christmas house and the crochet blanket and your cute dogs.... everything really.... especially... I just liked seeing you back :)

Karen x

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Terri,
I am so happy to find you back here! You have indeed been missed, my friend. I have often thought of you and your son and also prayed for you both. I am happy for you that you are able to take art classes. I used to draw and paint myself as my family is filled with artists. But my hand no longer likes to hold a paint brush. Oh well, there are other things I can still enjoy. I am looking forward to your shares in the coming weeks.

I have just recently changed my Tea Time Tuesday to a new party called No Place Like Home. This allows everyone to not only share tea wares but also any home related subjects including crafts and home decor, etc.. I would love to have you join me when you feel like it. Your pretty teacups and crafts would be most welcome.

Take care, Terri, and I am so happy you are feeling better.

Autumn blessings and hugs,
Sandi

Linda Kunsman said...

Well dear Terri , I cannot tell you how often I thought of you(especially when someone on a blog would share a special teacup) and have missed you! I do hope you are well and am thrilled to hear from you again. So many lovely art projects here too! I love the idea of one large granny square for a crocheted blanket. It's been ages since I crocheted. And those saweet pups! That is a beautiful landscape painting you made. And of course I adore your Christmas Village houses too.
Thanksgiving is a special holiday and time to reflect on our blessings and gratitude. Wishing you all the best and if you don't post before then, wishing you a beautiful Thanksgiving Day!XO
Thanks so much for popping in to my blog every now and then-much appreciated.

Wendy said...

Welcome back! I hope everything is fine with you now. I too don't post often, but now feel like I'm being pulled back, to write, post pictures and best of all - connect with my blogging buddies.
Hugs

suziqu's thread works said...

Hello my dear Terri,
I was so delighted to read this post this morning. You filled my heart with simple joy!
It is so wonderful what you have achieved over these past months in spite of every challenging day!
Love those Autumnal leaves, your frosted tin roof house coming together so beautifully and that amazing rug which Emma and Betsy have already claimed in your colours too!
Even a painting in the making! Wow! You amaze me sweet friend.
Love it all and you too!
Suzy xox

parTea lady said...

Glad you're back. Your projects are lovely and your two dogs are adorable.

Dorthe said...

Dear Terri, what a wonderful surprise, I`m so happy for you, you are able to be back, and for all of us, now being able to watch all your beauty here on your blog, again.
The Tag with the wonderful sentiment has such a beautiful truth ,and your throw, is a fantastic work, love the colors, and it is so beautifully crocheted !!
And oh my,-your tiny houses, that little sales cabin with the wreaths,hanging outside, and with the ice twinkling, on the counter , is so adorable . You are really a master in so many kinds of art, dear friend,-and now also with your paintings, which I love.
What a happy end of my day, being able to visit you here, Terri, thank you, and "see you soon "
Hugs, Dorthe

Elaine said...

Terri, it is so lovely to see a post from you and to hear you sounding so positive despite the challenging year you have obviously had. It is great to see your super creations, such a variety of mediums. Your painting is great, your little houses so cute and I am sure your crochet blanket is really cosy, your pups obviously think so! I have found great comfort in picking up crochet again over the last year, there is something so soothing in the rhythm of stitching I feel. Lovely that you have found comfort in the messages you have received over the months, I think the crafting community brings a lot of comfort in so many ways. Elaine x

Anonymous said...

Funny but i e so much on my plate Im not sure if I realized you were gone. But at any rate its nice your back and its nice to visit with you I love your blanket and the kidios are adorable the painting is a great job well done. And Marthas is wonderful. Happy Wwekend with love Janice

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

TERRI!!!! Oh, it is beyond joyful that you are back - hope you are feeling lots and lots better, and that is well! ♥♥♥

I wish you every good thing, dear tea sister friend! Welcome "home!" HUGS!!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Glad to see you back!! LOVING all the projects you are working on!!!!!!

Crazy For Tea Time said...

Terri! It's wonderful to hear from you again. I always enjoy your blogs so much. I hope this means all is well in your life. I'm glad to see that you were still able to make some of your original creations. As always, they're beautiful and inspiring.

God bless you,

Lucinda (Crazy For Tea Time)

Frieda Oxenham said...

It is simply wonderful to have you back. Missed your oresence and the tea times very much. And your art is as glorious as ever! Big Welcome Back hug!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Nice to see you here - love the little glittery house. Your painting is grand - something I've always wanted to do. Enjoy being back as much as we enjoy seeing you here.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

It's so good to hear from you, Terri!!! I hope all is well with you. I am still praying daily for you and your son. It seems like you have been busy and your crocheted blanket is so pretty. Your little hut is just darling! Welcome back, and thank you for your sweet visit to my blog. Hugs and blessings are sent to you.

Beth @ Conversations from my House said...

What a delightful surprise to find a note from you in my email and then to see you are back in blog land. We ALL missed you so much. Hugs to you and will continue to pray that you are doing well

Maminka Girl - Loribeth Robare said...

Oh...how happy I am to see you back. Seeing your comment made my day! I have checked your blog many times over the past year and so glad to see you are back to creating and are going to enjoy your Thanksgiving holiday with renewed strength. xoxo
Loribeth

Beth said...

Terri, You have been SO missed! I hope you are going to have a much better and healthier year! Your pups are adorable and your hair looks beautiful. Love it! God bless you.
Beth

sharon said...

A lovely surprise to see your post! So happy to see you and your wonderful creations, your blanket is beautiful...love those colors, my favorite! The houses are adorable, such tiny work!! The painting is gorgeous is Terri, you are so so talented! I am looking forward to so much more! Love you!

Marguerite (Tina) Smith Hart said...

Dearest Terri! Thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog. I have been so swamped with "life" that I haven't had many moments to myself and so fell behind in my beloved blog and it is so wonderful not to be forgotten by sweet friends like you! I hope to be able to steal some time for myself soon and check in more often. For now I am going to allow myself the luxury of reading your recent posts and see what fabulous creations you had been adding! The beautiful art you posted about falling leaves being music to her ears is definitely me. Have a great day Terri!
Tina xo

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Thanks for dropping by to say hi Terri and I'm happy you are back to blogging with the support of fellow sisters. Your two little furbaby girls are so sweet and probably think you made the afghan for them.
You've been busy crafting in other ways too, I adore the little glitter house.

Marguerite (Tina) Smith Hart said...

Terri I had to come by and leave another comment as I just finished watching your YouTube videos on the little Fairy School....Wow what can I say? I smiled all the way through the videos more than I have in a long time! What a treat it was to watch them and I am inspired to try it for myself soon! I can really relate to your comment about people happening by just when you need them most!
I was asked recently to teach a craft in January to my church's Women's Society and was at a loss for what to teach that could be adjusted to all skill levels and ,wham, you leave me a comment and I mosey over here to say hi and that led to visiting your YouTube channel and that led me to the video on "Marie" slippers!!! Perfect! So today you are the answer to my prayers and I had to say thank you for your creativity and for your generosity in sharing those wonderful videos with everyone! As I prepare for January's class I will be thinking of you! Oh and I will get photos to share with you!
Tina xo

Sugar Lump Studios said...

I am so glad to see you posting again!
I finally got around to replying to you, I am sorry I get so scattered.
Just spent 3 hours doing a TMS research stroke study at U of M today.
Sending hugs!!!!

KathyB. said...

Thank-you so much for visiting me Terri , thus letting me know you're back ! I am so glad, I missed you.

Your glitter house is lovely and I am thinking it would be a sweet to craft with my granddaughters showing them this little house for inspiration in making their own.

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

It is wonderful to have you back, dear Terri.
Love all of your creations.Have a wonderful week and a Happy Thanksgiving.
Hugs,
Marie

Bess said...

So glad to see you're back, Terri! Don't know any particulars, but I pray all is well with you and yours. Your painting is wonderful! Blessings, Bess

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