Friday, 8 May 2009

A glass half full kind of morning



It's a grey, wet day here today and I felt the need for pretty.
I felt the need for some calm amongst the chaos
Some peace amongst the piles of paper,
and the angst filled evenings fuelled by the oncoming weeks of exams.



The brighter quilts have been replaced today by softer hues



My sewing has been discarded whilst I play with some pretty threads.



My mug of tea sits to one side whilst I tinker with some pretty china.



I decide not to notice the sticky tape mark on the top of this old tin



To admire some beautiful old handwriting and remember how glad I am not to be back at school...



In short, I take some time to smell the roses.

36 comments:

Floss said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty! Thanks for such a lovely post.

Cowboys and Custard said...

Je pense que les roses fleurirant et se développerant par ce temps difficile..
Envoi de l'amour..

Dx

P.s S'cuse the lingo! I know you will understand..

Jemm said...

Very pretty post. Love all of the pinks :)

Poshyarns said...

Oh what a lovely lot of pretty. We all need to smell the roses from time to time.

Rubyred said...

Hi Kim,
lovely to hear from you.So pleased you're having a 'half full' morning.Exam times are certainly anxious times,my sons in his firt year of gcse's and has had tons of course work to do and 2 exams.
My daughter is just finishing her first year of art at Brighton uni.She's stressed about organising the exhibition and finishing her own pieces of art to enter!Don't we worry for them!
Rachel x

Simone said...

My 10 year old has his SATS next week. What a young age to be judged on your academic ability. I am trying to make things calm before the storm. I am stocking up on his favourite things to eat and read and play with. I am trying to keep the glass half full at the moment too. With our two halves we have a full one! I wish you a restful weekend with plenty of time to stop and smell the roses.x

Melanie said...

I love your piccies, so pretty! Your blanket is gorgous!

Elizabethd said...

Take time to relax, sit with your cup of tea, revel in the pretty colours of your threads.

April said...

you always write such thoughtful, beautiful posts Kim

April xx

dottycookie said...

And it's very nearly rose time for real - hurrah!

A Bun Can Dance said...

Every day should have time set aside to smell the roses. Enjoy.
Denise xx

hedda said...

Dear Ragged Roses,
My but that bed, I wish I could just crawl in there and languish about for hours!
Lovely and pretty!
Al vedersain,
H.

Jess said...

Mmmmmm look at those lovely threads! I feel ever so girly and nice after reading this post :D

Bellamere Cottage said...

YUmmmmY! I loved this post!

Hugs,
Spencer

Laura said...

Boy I needed to read this. I too have had a half full morning.

So out into the garden I went for some hard, physical labor.

Have a wonderful afternoon.

Laura

Pipany said...

Oh that was just lovely. A bit of calm before the weekend. We have had sun here today but the rain over the last week has been dire. Happy weekend x

driftwood said...

thank you for that lovely bit of calm. xx

funkymonkey said...

Such a calming, serene post with beautiful, subtle colours. Wonderful. Thank you.

Tracey

Gina said...

It sounds like a lovely morning full of pretty things.

Pretty Practicals said...

Hi, it is lovely to see that the authors of so many of the blogs I follow are having a quiet, reflective or loving week. Long may it continue to be a gentle, pleasing time.
Chat soon, Liz

Ali said...

Oh, those threads - such sheen. Beautiful.

Home Sweet Home said...

A lovely cheerful blog. A love the pretty tin.

Lisl Armstrong said...

Hi,

Your blog is beautiful and inspiring!

Thanks,

Lisl Armstrong

Suzie Sews said...

oh my, what prettyness.........

Country Cottage Chic said...

The roses smell very sweet!

Thank you for your kind get well wishes!
Jayne

mollycupcakes said...

Beautiful post Kim,

Hope your time out has helped with all the pinks and pretty's around you.
Must catch up soon sweetie.
Hugs,

Catherine x

silverpebble said...

Lovely Kim - very therapeutic. I hope all is well x

Helen Charlton said...

Oh I love pink! . . . . . and I love roses . . . . .that post was just up my street . . . Thankyou

bekimarie said...

What beautiful photos!
My daughters sats start tomorrow and even though she's only 10 she reminds of my son when he done his GCSEs, sat down with all her books in front of her, revising and stressing. It's only the start for her, i'm so glad i'm not at school anymore!
Take care
((hugs))
Beki xxx

Isabelle said...

Imagine having peonies out already! That's the deep south, I suppose. Here they're just tight buds. Glad your glass is half full at the moment. Mine's a bit empty, but hey ho. May is certainly a pretty month.

lou said...

Hi Kim, I picked some roses from the garden at the weekend, they smell beautiful!
A beautiful post as always!
Love Lou xxx

Thimbleanna said...

Boy, isn't that the truth? I sure wouldn't want to be back in school these days. Beautiful pictures, as always!

Tracy said...

Pretties are the best way to chase the blues away...and you certainly have here, Kim...beautiful accents of all sort. And must say I love the string over pearls draped over that floral print--fantastic! Hope the rain and gray give way to sunshine soon there. :o) ((HUGS))

5ft Inf said...

Really lovely photos...very calm, which I'm not at the moment...I'm having some of that slow, wading through mud time, where the mud's come in over the top of my boots...and to be honest, would appreciate being back at school and not a grown-up at all!
Anyway, festival with the paintings is very slow for me this year, but am enjoying the 'prozak' quality that dancing to Orkestra del Sol in the Spiegeltent last night incurred...thanks for your encoraging comments, and also thanks for the lovely picures on your post.
x Philippa

cocoa and blankets said...

You are so right...I should do that more often, I spend my life spinning plates and trying to catch the before they fall...have a lovely week....

Heidi said...

Smelling the roses should be a daily activity! I seem to have my appreciation heightened at the moment due to my health...more about that later on my own blog when I get about to posting. It is so important to always look outside of what is happening and see the positive and pretty. It is always there when we take our sunglasses off. Hope you are well and sorry I am not visiting as regularly but I think of you often.

Hugs ~
Heidi