Sunday, July 19, 2009

Digging deeper for Hidden Treasure

Seth has extended the hunt for Hidden Treasure and I decided to go back to my very first post in 2006. The blog was then called Tea With Bea. Sad to say I still haven't gotten my act together for planting the flowers I wanted to and using them as natural dye for fabric. I will though.
It's a typical rambling post of mine. Talking to you the reader as if you were sitting by the fireplace, having a cup of tea, with me.
I want to take this moment to thank all of you that take the time to visit and read my blog. I appreciate your comments. I know how busy you all are and I appreciate the fact that you make a little time in your day to visit. I've gotten to know some of you so much better. I enjoy reading your blogs. I love seeing what your day involves, your art work, your joyful moments and the ones not so joyful that you trustingly share with your readers.
:) As always, Bea

Monday, October 09, 2006

Come in and sit down by the fire. We had such beautiful weather and now the full moon has come and gone and the winds from the north are coming. Yesterday, was the last time I saw the Bluebirds in the back yard. I was surprised that they were still here. Tomorrow will probably be the last time I cut the grass. By Thursday morning we should have some snow mixed in with the rain. It won't last and there will still be lovely fall days to come but it's always a shock to realize that winter is just around the corner. I've managed to clean up most of the garden beds. I really have to take inventory of how much of these vegetables we eat and how many get out of hand. I'm thinking of doing some fabric dyeing next year with plants. I think I might explore making some changes to the garden and add more flowers to use for dyeing. I was cleaning up the table next to my computer and found a wonderful book called Paper, Metal & Stitch by Maggie Grey and Jane Wild. Apparently, I had been reading it months ago, stuck a number of notes in it and then it managed to get buried with other important things. You know how you have some books that no matter how your creative path as taken you, when you open the book, you just oooooooooh and aaaaaaaah and want to sit down and take it all in, again. This is one of those books, for me. And, so many wonderful techniques that I haven't tried as of yet. This is one of the reasons I remember to look forward to winter. I no longer have those outside responsibilities. I have a little extra time to spend in the studio.


  1. And what a super piece of Buried Treasure it is Bea, again. I have that book by Maggie Grey and, like you, wanted to try dying from plants but still haven't!! One day. Lovely.

  2. We are going to have to challenge ourselves to get going next year.
    Maybe we should experiment and compare notes. The pressure should get at least one of us going. :)Bea

  3. That sounds like an excellent idea, Bea!

  4. Thank you for inviting me in to sit by the fire. What a lovely post and what a lovely blog. (I like the other two as well!) Oh yes, and thank you for stopping by my blog!