Saturday, May 14, 2011

Spoon Chimes

Happy Pink Saturday My Sweet Friends!
I can't believe it is already the weekend! Next thing you know it will be Monday! Yuck! I want to thank Beverly for hosting another wonderful Pink Saturday event. It is always so much fun to connect with my Pink Lovin' Friends to share our thoughts and ideas!
Last weekend James and I had big plans to enjoy the afternoon and evening together on another little adventure. First we went to Edmond, OK to check out their great arts festival where artisans of all kinds come from all over the country to sell their wares. There was so much amazing art and my camera battery was dead (nice surprise) so I couldn't take any pictures to show you, but I did come home with a little treasure. It was something I knew I couldn't live without. I am feeling the itch to work and live outdoors more since summer is quickly approaching so I was in the market for some new wind chimes. I never thought I would find some at an arts festival! But I did! And they are made from antique spoons! She had others with pie servers, knives, and forks, but I loved the beautiful, perfect sound these spoons make when they hit one another. The sound is very crisp and distinct. And I love how beautiful they are to look at too! The artist said that some of the spoons were from the 1800's! That is really amazing to me. I am sure none of the ladies and gentlemen that enjoyed eating with these spoons ever thought they would be hanging on my front porch and making me smile each time I hear them sweetly ringing.

I love my spoon chimes and I would love to learn how to make some more. I guess I'll have to get busy studying them to figure it out! James and I went to Guthrie, OK after we enjoyed the arts festival. We were going to have dinner and see a musical at the Pollard Theater but while sitting at dinner I began to feel very sick so he took me home. He had already bought the tickets for the show but he chose to take me home and take care of me instead. He is such a sweet, loving, kind man. I felt so terrible because he wasted all that money. I will have to do something to make it up to him!

It turns out that the next day I got sick with the stomach flu and had to miss 3 days of work! I was very sick and weak this past week, but I am better now. I went back to work on Thursday and found out that my big grant (my only source of funding for my agency) was posted and is due in 3 weeks. It has been a very stressful week for me and I will have several more ahead of me until the grant is due. But I know if I take breaks to relax (and hopefully create) I will get through it. God has given me everything I need to handle this task. I know I can do it, but I may have a one track mind for a while trying to get this grant writing done so I might not have any new posts for a bit. I am sure I will still be crafting away and will have all kinds of pretties to show you, but I have to get that grant done first or I could lose my job! And I have to keep working so I can afford to keep creating!

Thank you to all of you sweet ladies that have been leaving comments on my posts. I treasure each word and will be visiting your blogs to return the favor. I hope you have a wonderful weekend and a blessed Pink Saturday! I plan to spend the rest of the weekend RESTING. I really need a weekend of doing absolutely nothing since the weeks ahead will be so busy. I hope you can do the same!

Blessings to You!

Love Tammy


  1. Happy Pink Saturday
    Spoon chimes ..... what a fabulous idea and so beautiful.

  2. Love the wind chime. I've seen those before and they are very quaint. Hope you get the grant done in no time, you have done them for so many years you should be a pro by now. Went to the booth yesterday and they moved it closer to the front. Looks great.

  3. What great windchimes. I hope you are felling better and I'll say a prayer for success on your grant.
    Have a good week.

  4. Enjoy those chimes. My daughter-in-law loves chimes. Maybe I should find some for her!!!

  5. Love the spoons! I've seen a number of wonderful pieces made with old spoons - they are such a beautful item to create with and you found a special treasure. Happy Pink Saturday! ~Marti

  6. I love your spoon wind chimes! How lovely! Glad you are feeling better. Happy Pink Saturday!

  7. Hi Tammy...thank you for visiting my blog this Pink Saturday weekend. I adore those wind chimes. I'm like you I always think about the people that used or owned those pieces. So glad you are feeling better. Have a good rest this weekend so you can tackle your busy project!
    xoxo Tami