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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Memorial Day 2015


Hello everyone,
Memorial Day
May 25, 2015.
Thank you for taking time to pause and remember the people who died while serving in the country's armed forces.
I have been blogging since 2010 and I have remembered Memorial Day each year.




Thank you for visiting My Cozy Corner this holiday weekend.
To see complete posts GO HERE
Linking to:
How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday
Rustic and Refined for Table It Link Party - Sunday 
Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home
Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday
Joyously,
Betty

Monday, May 18, 2015

St Patrick Kneeler


Hello everyone,
We are so busy around here at My Cozy Corner. Our bedroom set was delivered and I have the Master bedroom almost put together. Our painter is painting the new french door to the patio as I write this post. But now I want to share the latest kneeler I finished and donated to our church. For the past year and a half I have completed three kneelers. This kneeler is dedicated to our son, Patrick. He was born the day before St. Patrick's Day in 1964. He was a faithful acolyte for many years during his youth. 
I love to do this needlework...The color and the design are so beautifully matched to form a bright and interesting design.
To learn the truth about St. Patrick the patron saint of Ireland 
The kneelers are done. 
St. Anthony of Padua was dedicated on the same day my kneeler was dedicated.
BEAUTIFUL
We have a very talented group of stitchers or needlepointers.
The saints kneelers are stitched five holes to one inch.
The four Evangelist kneelers are stitched with 7.5 holes per inch.


We are back to the beginning of my stitching journey where I started a year and a half ago.
What a wonderful  and joyful experience.
Cecilia is my middle name and I dedicated this kneeler to my mother and father.
St. Thomas is dedicated to Thomas our son the eldest of our three children.
St Patrick is dedicated to our middle child.
Dedication Day~Jean and I are having our kneelers blessed♥
To see the complete story on the church kneelers GO HERE
The Easter Service was beautiful. The choir are amazing and the church was filled to capacity. The large flower arrangements were donated in remembrance of loved ones and the Easter lilies were donated by a member of the church. I wrapped the pots with burlap and tied them with a piece of twine. 
 I already have new ideas for the lilies next year. 
Hope you have enjoyed a little church history and some art work.
I love to make a mosaic of my posts to capture the essence of the each post.
Thank you so much for your wonderful comments on my Peony Tea Time.
 Yes, I love to garden as well as sit and do needlework. I am a truly blessed lady.
Joyously,
Betty 
Linking to:
Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home
Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday
The Scoop at Cedar Hill Farmhouse 
A Return to Loveliness  at A Delightsome Life 
Tweak it Tuesday at Cozy Little House
A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday 
Katherine's Corner for Thursday Favorite Thing 
No Minimalist Here for Show Your Style Thursday
Rustic and Refined for Table It Link Party - Sunday 

Monday, May 11, 2015

Summer Wreath Before and After


Happy Monday morning to everyone,
We are busy putting our living room and master bedroom back together after the carpet was installed on Thursday. Now we are waiting for our bedroom furniture to arrive on Tuesday. Only  the chest of drawers and two night stands will be delivered tomorrow. The bed will be delivered around the 26th of May. In the meantime we have been sleeping in our covered patio in our old King size bed.It has been wonderful.  I just love to sleep outside. If you would like to see my new bedroom furniture
go here.
Now on to my new Summer Wreath above. 
 I found the pink tulip wreath at Tuesday morning after Easter for 50% off  $20.00 dollars.
 Very nice wreath for $10.00 dollars.
The most fun I have is transforming one wreath from season to season. But my pink wreath is only  going to see Spring and Summer. The wreath below was my  fall wreath with the letter Y painted black.
This is my spring wreath with a Forthysia garland added and a burlap and chevron ribbon.
I painted my Y  one shade of Chartreuse and the ribbon is another color of Chartreuse.
HISTORY LESSON:
Chartreuse (US /ʃɑrˈtrz//ʃɑrˈtrs/ or RP /ʃɑːˈtrɜːz/;[1] French pronunciation: ​[ʃaʁtʁœz]) (the web color) is a color halfway between yellow and green that was named because of its resemblance to the green color of one of the French liqueurs called green chartreuse, introduced in 1764. Similarly, chartreuse yellow is a yellow color mixed with a small amount of green that was named because of its resemblance to the color of one of the French liqueurs called yellow chartreuse, introduced in 1838
I love finding out that I have a little french influence on my front porch. 
Wreath $10.00
Free letter 
Ribbon $1.97 at Walmart.
One artificial pink Day Lily stem $3.00 at Walmart  
Ta Da!!!  I have a festive summer wreath MY WAY...
Recap of my other wreath
A fresh new look for My Cozy Corner
Hope you have a wonderful week. I will try to post something on Thursday, but I can't promise.

Joyously,
Betty
Linking to:

Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday 
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home
Mosaic Monday at Lavender Cottage
The Scoop at Cedar Hill Farmhouse 
Tweak it Tuesday at Cozy Little House
A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday 
The Dedicated House for Before and After Wednesday

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Happy Mother's Day


Hello everyone, 
Hope you are having a beautiful Mother's Day celebration. 
I miss my mother so much. Today, I'm sharing my beautiful Amaryllis blooming in my garden. I bought this bulb at Christmas time and then planted it in the Patio garden. I also have red amaryllis, but they haven't bloomed yet.
 Maybe towards the end of this week. But I love this color so much.



Enjoy your special day♥

Joyously,
Betty











Monday, May 4, 2015

Peony Tea Time


Good morning, 
Happy Monday. I hope you had a nice weekend. I was busy being an assistant to Sweetheart as he was installing our new French Door in our Master Bedroom...To see the new door and the inspiration for our update go here
The weather has been fabulous the past two weeks and since we have our house open and in construction I decided to take my tea time outside under the pomegranate tree, I found a beautiful Peony designed tea cup at an estate sale awhile back and  I've been waiting until my peonies bloomed to share the new tea cup and saucer with you.
The peonies are not red or pink. I tried to do some research on the web for maybe a match, but not luck.  When my mother was alive she had the most beautiful peonies blooming in the back yard. When she passed away I dug up some of the plants and brought them home. These are the blooms from my mother's plants. They are so beautiful. THANK YOU MOM!
I found the blooms do not last more than a day after cut. The little buds are going to be sweet when they open up in a day or two. 


My tea cup is made in England by Hammersley and Co. The tea cup is completely covered inside with the design of peonies. The gold trim is lovely and the saucer has huge flowers, stems and leaves covering the entire saucer. I couldn't find our the pattern, but I would be interested to know if any of you tea cup lovers have an idea about the name of the tea cup and saucer.  
I was at the thrift store a couple of months ago and found this little pitcher and tray. It has the grape motif just like the larger one. Now I have three pitchers. Bring on the bouquets. 

I went outside about 3:00 o'clock to have a cup of tea and a cranberry and pecan muffin with lemon curd on top.  Delicious. I'm always ready for a break about three in the afternoon. 

Cranberry and Pecan Muffins

Beat slightly with fork............................1 egg
Stir in..............................................1 cup milk
                  1/4 cup cooking (salad) oil
                    or melted shortening
Sift together and add...........2 cups sifted flour
1/4 cup sugar, 3 tsp. baking powder, 1 tsp. salt
Stir just until moistened. Batter should be lumpy.
Do not overmix.  
Mix in a hand full of dried cranberries and about 1/4 cup of chopped pecans. 
Fill muffin cups 2/3 full.  
TEMPERATURE: 400° (mod. hot. oven).
TIME: Bake 20 to 25 min.
AMOUNT: 12 med. muffins.
PRINTABLE RECIPE GO HERE

Thank you so much for visiting My Cozy Corner today.
Linking to:

Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home
Friends Sharing Tea at Bernideen's Tea Time Blog 
Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday
Tea Time Tuesday at Rose Chintz Cottage 
The Scoop at Cedar Hill Farmhouse 
A Return to Loveliness  at A Delightsome Life 
Tuesday Cuppa Tea at Antiques and Teacups
The Scoop at Cedar Hill Farmhouse 
Tweak it Tuesday at Cozy Little House
A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday 
Katherine's Corner for Thursday Favorite Thing 
No Minimalist Here for Show Your Style Thursday
Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday
Rattlebridge Farm for Foodie Friday and Everything Else 
 The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday 
My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday 
How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday
The ROSEGARDEN for Showoff Saturday
Rustic and Refined for Table It Link Party - Sunday 
post script:
Just as I was about to take my first photo of 'Peony Tea Time' a bird pooped on my white tablecloth...dark purple and white. Yuk!!! I know that's way to much information. LOL 
Joyously, 
Betty 
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