Monday, August 9, 2021

T Stands For Gratitude

 

 I'm at my dining room table today drinking plain cold water since I ran out of lemons.

Saturday I received this thick package from my friend Chris at pearshapedcrafting.  I waited until today to open it, since I wasn't feeling well before that.  Yes, it's nearly time for T and I still hadn't opened my wonderful gift.

Lisca loves to see the postage stamps and I love these vinyl album cover stamps specific to British rock artists.  I have to admit, I've never been a Beatles fan (please don't flog me, it's just they were not hard enough or psychedelic rock enough for me).  That's why I had never heard of Flamingo Pie or Egypt Street Station albums.  McCartney was just never on my radar (or radio station).  If you want to make me smile, play something by Pink Floyd, especially from their Dark Side of the Moon album!  But I digress!

You can tell I'm feeling much better this afternoon.  This package of goodies did it.  It would make me smile, even if I was on my death bed!

Look at this incredible ATC Chris made for me.  At first, the focal image looked a bit like the postage stamps I used on my packages to ATC recipients.

Now look and admire the wonderful goodies inside the smaller white envelope.  I love it all, including the embossed fussy cut birds, the clock face, the villages, the ticket, the postage stamp, and

this incredible Paris die cut that blew me away.  Thank you so much Chris for making me forget my ear ache.  It is nearly back to normal, thanks to you, dear friend.  As I wrote in my thank you note, you shouldn't have.

It's now time to share your own drink inspired post this week.  It can be gifts you received, photos, a place you visited, movies, postcards, mail art, junk mail, catalogs, books, sketches, mixed media, drawings, paintings, tags, scrapbooking, or other art that is digital, hybrid, or traditional, as long as it in some way relates back to a drink, any drink.  Regardless, please share below and Bleubeard and I, along with the rest of the T gang will be by to visit.   Please link only your T post and not your blog in general.  Bleubeard would like to remind you that old photos are acceptable because they may be taken any time, not just on Tuesday and not just this year. 

 


 

35 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

Glad your ear is better. Enjoy your presents! Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

CJ Kennedy said...

Such delightful goodies. Chris is so generous. Glad to hear you're feeling better. Happy T Day

Elephant's Child said...

The gifts are WONDERFUL. As is the fact your ear is better.
And a big, big hooray for Pink Floyd. Always.

pearshapedcrafting said...

Sorry for the Paul McCartney stamps - I know you are a Pink Floyd fan but I was teen in the 60's and there was so much good music around then - I must say that I was as much of a Rolling Stones fan as I was of the Mersey sound...and I do like Pink Floyd too (though probably not as much as you and Tony do!)
Glad you liked the extras though!
Pleased to know that you are feeling a little better too!
Hugs, Chrisxx

Kate Yetter said...

Ear Aches hurt for sure. So glad that you are feeling better. A lovely package of goodies from Chris!
Happy Tea Day,
Kate

Linda Kunsman said...

Glad you're feeling much better- and yet, who wouldn't receiving such a wonderful package of gifts!!! The ATC is so charming, and that Paris die cut - oh my- in love with it! So nice to show the postage stamps for those of us who do repurpose and enjoy them- thank you.
I was 5 years old when I first heard the Beatles and was given a 45 and my first album not long after- and yes I still have them along with others I've acquired ever since:):):) But I do also enjoy some of Pink Floyd's music. Both hubby and I are such music lovers and have a vast collection of genres.
Happy t day!

kathyinozarks said...

So glad you are doing better Elizabeth, and awesome goodies from Chris-Enjoy!

My name is Erika. said...

Wow, you got some great pieces in this happy mail. That's so exciting. Thanks for sharing these with us for T day. I can't wait to see what you use them in. Have a happy T day. Hugs-Erika

Mae Travels said...

Good to hear you are doing better today. I finally have a post with some drink=related photos, but still traveling so little time to look at other blogs. I’ll be back to everyone soon.

best… mae at maefood.blogspot.com

Rita said...

I liked the Beatles and also some of the hard rock back then too--and even the bubblegum music--LOL! Loved most all of it. :)
Wonderful gifts from Chris! :)

Harvest Moon by Hand said...

I uploaded a post from awhile back about a tea party at a local garden. I've been wanting to go back this year, but haven't booked a reservation yet.

Enjoyed seeing all the wonderful gifts you received!

Jeanie said...

What lovely gifts. After all you've done this week, no one deserved a present more than you! Happy T-Day!

Sharon Madson said...

Lovely fun gifts, Elizabeth. Hope your ear gets better quickly. Glad the bamboo saga is finished. I went back and caught up on your blog posts. Now, maybe you can take it easy as far as yard work is concerned, anyway. Happy T Day!

Halle said...

Love the gifts! Sorry to hear you were feeling crummy.
Happy T day!

Iris Flavia said...

Gratitude is always a great thing - and fun. And a better ear, of course!!! Cool goodies, and... The Beatles... nah, me, neither.

J said...

Lovely gifts to cheer you up after being unwell, nothing worse than earache so I hope it’s cleared up. I was a Beatles fan, I was a teenager in the sixties ! I stil like to listen to sixties music when I’m crafting!
Take care Elizabeth, Happy T Day
Jan

Lisca said...

I'm so glad your ear is better. And it is good to know healing happened in such a fun way: opening gifts! Lots of nice things.
The Paris die cut is gorgeous. And I really like the frilly ATC.
Thank you for showing the stamps. I immediately recognized Flaming Pie, as I actually have that album. But I don't know Egypt Station.I also like Pink Floyd and you will be pleased to know that Dark Side Of The Moon is my favorite too. Although I also have their latest (well, it's a few years old now) CD full of beautiful guitar instrumentals with haunting music and slow melodies. beautiful.
Hope your ear continues to heal.
Happy T-Day,
Lisca

Kokopelli said...

Awwww, what beautiful gifts again! Lovely! The Paris die cut is amazing. Alnd also the stamps and other gifts. Glad you ear is better by now.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Good to hear that you are feeling a wee bit better Elizabeth, I can see why this package filled with fabulous treasures was just the tonic you needed, so exciting to receive surprises like this. I did like the Beatles, but I loved Queen even more 🌹

Meggymay said...

It was good to read that your ear continues to get better and is not so painful. I liked seeing the photos of the clean up its good when neighbours get together to keep things tidy. A lovely packet full of surprises from Chris, you will enjoy using them especially that beautiful Paris cut she enclosed. Stay safe and get well.
Yvonne xx

nwilliams6 said...

Great package sure to make anyone forget an ear ache!!!! Love the stamps and the goodies - a package from Chris would have to be really fun!!! Happy T-Day, Elizabeth.

Spyder said...

I've still got the T bug I'm affraid...I found some tea pot and cups backing paper and ended up making more ATC's with a Tea theme. Still, it keeps me out of trouble but still in a crafty mess! Agrgh! Earache, I used to get that a lot as a child so I hope its all better now. Love the Paris die cut and all your lovely happy mail. Have a very crafty and happy T for Tuesday ((Lyn))

Let's Art Journal said...

Glad to hear you're feeling better, take care and wishing you well! So lovely to receive your happy mail from Chris, that was so kind and the ATC is so beautiful along with all those crafting goodies - perfect 😁. Loving that Paris die cut too! Happy T Day wishes! Hugs Jo x

Nancy said...

All these wonderful goodies are just the pick-me-up you needed! Have fun. So much to admire in the contents. The ATC is wonderful, and that die-cut... oh, my!

Divers and Sundry said...

Happy Mail! :) So happy you're feeling better. Happy T Tuesday

DVArtist said...

Glad your ear is better and what wonderful gifts for you. Always nice to open a surprise in the mail. Have a wonderful day.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

Elizabeth; glad to HEAR you're doing better:) musta been that trout soup huh ;) this is a very nice gift package you received from your friend Chris !!! way cool ~~~ and no flogging from TT; yes the Beatles are/were/always will be great...but Led Zeppelin takes the prize here :) ♥♥ and that's just the start of the list ;)

Carola Bartz said...

Yes to Dark Side of the Moon!!!
What a wonderful gift you received, so sweet and thoughtful. No wonder that it made you feel better. Ear ache is no fun at all and I'm glad that you feel better.

one irrational bean said...

Hope your ear continues to improve, feel better and enjoy your presides!

Empire of the Cat said...

oh I love those stamps, not seen them before, also the ATC and the Paris diecut, what a lovely package of happy mail you received Elizabeth, happy T day Elle xx

Lowcarb team member said...

So pleased that you are feeling better.
What a lovely lot of goodies that is.

Take care.

All the best Jan

aussie aNNie said...

Wonderful goodies, xx

RO said...

Those gifts are amazing 👏, and I'm glad they lifted your spirits. I enjoyed Pink Floyd back in the day too.🤩 Feel better 🙂 RO

Sami said...

Glad you are feeling better Elizabeth. I like the Beatles but I confess I had never heard of those albums either, lol. I like Pink Floyd too :) Nice stamps though.
Jackie suggested I share my post with your T post, so there it is.
Let me know your contact so I can post you some stamps too.


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