Wednesday, September 14, 2011

A Package and A Promise Kept

My package arrived in yesterday's mail and how timely! Guess what? I was able to pop Sandi's tea cozy right in the same envelope and will send it off to her today. Ahhhh, the relief that comes with keeping a promise. ☺

Heading for South Carolina

Sandi sent me a cd of her playlist: Sandi's Playlist. Gosh, I love her playlist. I'm listening to it right now. It's not a list of sacred songs or easy listening as is my usual. It's good vintage music with lots of country tossed in for good measure. It happens to be John's favorite playlist in all of Blogdom and he's heard a lot of good ones. Listening to this one makes me feel as if I'm riding down a long highway late at night with the radio blaring, destination two hundred miles away.

She also sent me a dvd of the series Edward and Mrs. Simpson, and a cookbook, too. The kind of cookbook that a real cook has used. I'm going to follow the berry stains and whip up something tasty one day. Thanks so much for everything, Sandi!

Thank you for all the suggestions regarding moon shots. Since the camera isn't functioning on all settings, it's become more and more exciting. A hit or miss proposition at the best of times, it becomes a real challenge now. I did read a good tip and would've used it if I had had a flashlight to see my settings. When taking a moon shot from a tripod, set the timer to reduce shake. Of course, you could invest in  sophisticated equipment, but I'm using a five dollar flea market tripod so what do you suppose are my chances of buying any snazzy camera gadgets?

Washed out Moon~Blah, Blah, Blah

I did try the mountain icon or infinity setting and it seemed to do well with getting the moon sitting on the tree tops. But oh that coppery moon last night. I wanted the color more than anything. Silver is nice, but nothing beats that orange harvest moon. Below was my best. Not great, but it isn't washed-out and it is round. It isn't as crisp as I'd like, but let us look at the positives...color and craters! And doesn't it look like an orange? I can see the navel there toward the bottom.

Waning Gibbous Moon 9/13/2001

Forever in blue jeans, Babe. And money talks, but it don't sing and dance and it don't walk...



  1. I love both moon shots!

    I'll take time later to listen to Sandi's playlist. Your blog friends are so thoughtful...just like you!!

    I'm still intrigued by all of your page dividers. They're all so cute.

  2. The orange moon is caused by..never didn't ask that, lolol. Cool on the playlist, tea cozy & cookbook! Blessings

  3. Hi Vee!

    What an adorable tea cozy! It makes a pot of tea so special and that one has lots of love in it I'm sure.

    Your photos of the moon are gorgeous Vee. I'm so impressed with your photography!

    Blessings & hugs, Sherry

  4. You were so blessed yesterday, Vee, I love the tea cozy, I enjoy listening to playlists in blogland as well, and now you have your own cd. Am I allowed to say " this is so cool".~smile~
    The moon shots...spectacular.. We went out to look at it last night, and asked DH if he would remind me to take some pics. tonight, but I won't be able to compare to yours.
    Enjoy your day.

  5. That tea cozy is adorable. I think you did a great job with your moon shots. Whenever I try, I just get a fuzzy white ball...

  6. Loved seeing that big ol' moon last night! Tim and I were on our way home from a date at the diner! :)

    All our kids were out for the evening - even Kyle. He and the younger girls went to a minor league ball game with my parents!

    Your tea cozy is great!

    And I think I recognize those lyrics - Neil Diamond?


  7. I think your shots of the moon are quite lovely! I esp. like the second one. Capturing the moon is a very week point of mine. The tea cozy you made is so pretty. I know Sandi will treasure it for a long time. It sounds as if you received quite a wonderful package as well!

    Have a wonderful Wednesday!


  8. Golden Harvest Moon! You aced it Hon!
    I am in awe!!! Totally in awe! Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwsers!!!

    Gentle hugs,
    Again, this is being commented from my old and no longer in use Blog, since it's the only way I can comment here, now.

  9. Amazing moon shot! I love it.....
    Sending you happy wishes for this day!

  10. Lovely moon shot and I really like the tea cozy! I'm not a big tea drinker but for some reason I find myself always looking at tea cozies on etsy :)

  11. You gotta love playing Neil Diamond in September!!

  12. Beautiful Moon. This reminds of the song "shine on harvest moon" My granny used to take us for night time rides and sing this song to us lol Sounds "corny" but thats a great childhood memory of mine :) Have a wonderful day.

  13. The full moon and Neil Diamond...what bliss.

  14. Your music CD sounds great...the moon, I never get tired of seeing the moon and you have caught always leads Ben and I to sing "I see the Moon and the Moon sees me"...and then we are off making up "moon" stories...we enjoy the moon, great pics

  15. I think we have all been enjoying the moon these past few nights. How fun that we are all sharing the same matter where in the world we may reside!

    Glad your promise has been kept!

  16. Glad you are able to follow through and get that off the list. I always sigh with relief when I can do that. Lovely moon shots Vee!

  17. Oh that orange moon-shot is amazing! Love love love're doing quite well and that tea cozy is simply adorable..

  18. Aren't you the lucky lady! Nice playlist, I could listen to that all day. And a cookbook and dvd, too!

    Lovely shot of the moon. Each month I can see the full moon, I'm in awe of it's beauty. It's new each time.

    Your tea cozy is so very cute. Lucky Sandi! Have a good day!!

  19. Shine on harvest moon! Your moon photo is wonderful! I have too much surrounding light to get a good moon shot in my is even hard to see the stars :(

    Very nice gifts from Sandi :) I sometimes miss having a playlist on my blog ..I enjoyed it very much when I first began blogging. I took it down when I began to read many other bloggers complain about blog music...sigh.

  20. Oh I remember your playlist, Pat. I loved it. What I don't love is not being able to decide or listening to my own music with other music going, too. Not a good sound. Now I just keep my playlist set so that visitors can decide for themselves whether to listen. Do another. They're fun!

  21. Isn't it a great day when something good comes in the mail like that?


  22. Wow, those look pro! My favorite is the sepia toned moon. Love that! Perfect for the coming of Autumn. I also love your header shot of the candles. So, cozy. I guess I have Fall on my mind because they remind me of Fall.

    Love the tea cozy.:)

  23. Good shot of the moon, Vee. It's been coming in through the blinds in our bedroom for the last few nights. I look out into the pastures and I can see everything! I just wanna go and take a walk! I probably will, when it cools off a bit, and I don't have to get up and go to work the next morning!

    I like Miss Sandy's playlist, too. Sometimes I just reduce her page so I can listen to her list whilst I look at other blogs...nice gifts, too!

    Have a great week!

  24. Good pics...and so nice to get presents in the mail! Enjoy!!

  25. Hi Vee,

    The tea cozy is so cute!

    I have been admiring the full moon we've had lately, it sure is pretty but kind of spooky too! Your pix are wonderful. I've never tried taking a shot of the mooon.

  26. You did a great job capturing the harvest moon Vee! That's my favourite moon ... I love that soft orange colour.

  27. Vee,
    How sweet of Sandi to send you all those gifts! And that was some pretty quick sewing on that tea cozy, too.
    When you get time, please pop over and tell me if we do have the same dishes. I posted my teacup yesterday.
    Take care-Kimberly

  28. Don't kid yourself, there is nothing wrong with your picture taking ability, these are great shots! Love Sandi's playlist, lots of new stuff and ol tyme favorites there too. You hit the nail on the head, roll down the windows, turn up the radio and drive as we sing along!

  29. Lovely job on the tea cozy. The embroidery and little buttons add so much charm to it. Sandi will be so happy to receive it.
    Your moon photos look great to me. It sure has been a pretty sight to see.

  30. Isn't it wonderful and amazing to think ... all of us in blogdom live all over the world, and yet we're looking at the same gorgeous moon.

    I love the tea cozy...great gifts!

  31. Oh what a breathtaking photo - and Vee, you're doing a splendid job with your camera and tripod!

    I'm savoring each sight after two weeks of blurred vision! Had my 2-week checkup today and Dr. says I'm well within normal range of healing. So grateful I can enjoy a few moments catching up with you tonight.


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