Sunday, January 11, 2009

Blue Monday


Another cold, icy Sunday in Pennsylvania. After church, I curled up on the sofa and watched television (something that I rarely do). The sofa and love seat are gray I have blue throw pillows on each and blue accents throughout the room.


It is so cozy covering up with this blue and white rag quilt that was handmade by Daughter Stephanie. She also made a rag quilt for our queen size bed. I'll share that quilt in an upcoming post.

A cup of herbal tea helped me to relax. This is one of a set of four cups that I bought from The Dollar Tree. The cup holds more coffee or tea than any other that we have.

This winter seems exceptionally long and cold. I am considering a trip to Florida to visit my best friend.



Sallie at http://smilingsally.blogspot.com/ hosts Blue Monday. Blue has always been my favorite color but I continue to be amazed by the blues displayed by my Dear Blogger Friends. Please visit Sallie to see the wide array of shades of blue. Thanks Sallie!!!

60 comments:

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Sweetie, you have some pretty blue for us today! Love the pillows with their pop of blue on your sofa, and then that quilt! I'm a BIG quilt lover, and to know you precious one made it for you is even more special. And girl, you did good with those mugs. Don't you just love the Dollar Tree? It's my favorite store! :-)

Happy Blue Monday...

XO,

Sheila

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi Sweetie, Looks like a cozy spot to spend a winter's afternoon! The quilt is beautiful and your daughter did a wonderful job on it! :) ~hugs, Rhonda

Jan Parrish said...

Hi Sweetie,

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm so sorry to hear about your unexpected loss of your DH and the loss of your dear daughter. (Sending you cyber hugs.)

I'm happy to see you surrounded by family and I know that helps. Please stop back by any time. I love visitors and comments.

Did you know Just Ruthie is my own dear Mom? My grand baby is on some of the future posts. I may even put her on tonight.

Blessings,
Jan

Jan Parrish said...

Hi Sweetie,

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm so sorry to hear about your unexpected loss of your DH and the loss of your dear daughter. (Sending you cyber hugs.)

I'm happy to see you surrounded by family and I know that helps. Please stop back by any time. I love visitors and comments.

Did you know Just Ruthie is my own dear Mom? My grand baby is on some of the future posts. I may even put her on tonight.

Blessings,
Jan

claudie said...

Oh here I am again.
Love your blue quilt. There's nothing better than hand made.
Florida sounds really good right about now.
It's really cold here also.
Love Claudie
xo

Sue said...

Sweetie,

love the quilt.


sue

CC said...

I love your sweet blue quilt..I know how special it must be. Have a lovely Blue Monday and blessings for the coming week.

Baba's Blog .. Babies Are Special said...

Wishing you a Happy Blue Monday...you have a nice and cozy place to relax and stay warm..the quilt made by your daughter is beautiful..I need to go shop at the dollar store... hugs, Baba

Carlotta said...

Good morning Sweetie. Love the blue quilt. It goes well with the pillows.
~Carlotta~

bj said...

Ummm, how good it must feel to cuddle beneath such a pretty quilt and one your sweet daughter made. She really did a lovely job....
love you blue cups, too.
xoo bj

White Iris Designs said...

That is a comfy combination to curl up & watch movies all day. Hope you enjoyed your relaxing time!

Smilingsal said...

If you come anywhere close to my place in Florida, I'd love to share a cup of coffee. I love you relaxing blues. Happy Blue Monday.

Carol said...

Good Morning Sweetie........
Thanks for stopping by my blog. I finished the story. Blue is my favorite color too. I am sure enough 'Blue' this Moday as my beloved Tennessee Titans got kicked out of the NFL Playoffs Saturday! Oh Well, there's always next season. Have a great day Sweetie!

Kitty Scraps said...

Good Morning Miz Sweetie,
Loving your blue! And that quilt is simply sweet. I've been wanting to make a rag quilt for quite awhile and even have my fabric and batting, just haven't started it. I guess I'm afraid it's one more project I won't finish *smiles*
Wishing you a warmer week filled with many blessings *smiles*

Heidi Pocketbook said...

What a pretty quilt! I'm looking forward to you showing the other quilt your dil made for you as well.

Hope you can stop by and visit me on this Blue Monday as well.

Chris said...

Well, Sweetie you know how to relax, curled up on the sofa under a blankie with a cup of hot tea,what a way to spend a freezing cold day.

Hugs,
Chris

Cherdecor said...

Sweetie, You deserve a trip to Florida. I hope that it works out for you especially this year. Some sunshine will help you through the cold months.
Blessings,
Cheryl

Dixie's Whimsey said...

Now that cup of herbal tea just made it "Bliss"...

lovely post. thanks for sharing.

have a blissful blue monday. Dixie

ellen b said...

It sounds like it was the perfect day to curl up with that great rag quilt! Love the paisley mug. Stay warm and happy Blue Monday to you!

Barbara H. said...

What a cozy set of blues. I love those blue pillows, and the rag quilt is both cute and cuddly. We haven't had much cold here in SC, at least not as much as usual for winter, but it was in the 20s this morning, so maybe we're getting it now.

splummer said...

Hi!
All your blue is beautiful! I really like that quilt! That's awesome! Have a great day!!

Sherrie

ellen b. said...

Sweetie,
I haven't followed your blog through the last couple months so I wasn't aware your DH had passed away. I noticed in other comments the mention of it so I just wanted to come back and offer my sympathies to you and your dear family and a prayer for continued comfort for you as you live through your loss...

Belinda said...

The blue and grey is a lovely color combination, I really like it! And the quilt made by Stephanie is absolutely gorgeous..wow, what a talented gal! :-) The blue paisley design cups are pretty too...I can see curling up with a cup of tea and that quilt on a cold day!

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Nothing better then "relaxing" blues!

Susan said...

what a pretty quilt...and special gift from Stephanie...lucky you... it does look cozy!

onlymehere said...

I hope this isn't a continuation of your ice storm. The quilt is so nice and looks so comfy! If you decide to take a trip to Florida try to soak up some warmth and sunshine for me too!! Friends can warm us every bit as much in our hearts as a warm quilt and cup of tea can for our bodies. If you can't make the trip I hope you get to have a long chat with her on the phone.

Raggedy Girl said...

I love that kind of quilt but what blew me away was the beautiful photo of your family. You are blessed, Sweetie.
Roberta Anne

Raggedy Girl said...

I love that kind of quilt but what blew me away was the beautiful photo of your family. You are blessed, Sweetie.
Roberta Anne

LADY JANES' EMPORIUM said...

Love your blue and the dollar store too...
The combo of blue with the gray looks very crisp! Happy Blue to you!

Bo said...

Hi Sweetie...Those cups came from The Dollar Store?...they look so pretty. Your idea to visit a friend in Florida sounds wonderful.
Some nice warm sunshine & a loving friend to visit sounds great.
;-) Bo

Melissa Wertz said...

I think I love the quilt the best. Good to see you posting.

Happy Blue Monday!

Lisa said...

Your blue things are quite nice. Extra large mugs are the best.

The winter is always too long and cold for me! Go visit your friend in Florida. :)

Lady Katherine said...

Your blanket looks so warm, and the cups are too cute! Dollar Tree! Go to Florida, I'll be right behind you! lol I want to go and visit a friend too. My feet are freezing, Florida sound so good at this moment.

Mamapippa said...

Thanks for stopping by. Have a nice week !

Judy said...

That blue quilt is just awesome. I love it. I would love to go to Florida right now. It is supposed to get below zero here this week.

Shelia said...

Hi Sweetie! I hope you're doing well. I love your pop of blue on your sofa and the rag quilt is lovely! What a sweet daughter to make that for you! Take care of yourself and thank you for the visit.
Be a sweetie, Sweetie, lol
Shelia ;)

char72 said...

Looks like a cozy place to curl up and watch a little TV. The blues are all lovely.
Charlotte

Kathy said...

You are the original blue girl, aren't you! Love your things. The rag quilt is just beautiful.

Have a good week, Sweetie. I'm still praying for you...Kathy

Betty said...

Hi Sweetie,

Some very pretty choices for Blue Monday, and thank you for visiting me today. I would love to have you visit again any time you have the opportunity.

I was reading your profile and feel a need to comment on some very sad events that have happened in your life. Losing your husband must have been terrible, but I would think the way you lost your dear daughter must have been the worst thing that has ever happened to you. I just can't imagine having someone that close to you get murdered in such a fashion. And to think there has still not been an arrest. Such a sad thing to have happen.

I hope you will have a blessed week.

Linda said...

Happy Bleu Monday to you. What a wonderful rag quilt perfect to snuggle under. I love the little box filled with loving thoughts and messages that Stephanie also made...each one is like a gentle hug from her. Hugs, Linda

Mojo said...

Nice job on the quilt. It really jumped out at me.

Kim@ForeverWherever said...

I'm in Florida and wearing shorts...so come visit! I love the quilt! I've been able to make a few, but I'm not that good with a sewing machine! :-) Thanks for sharing your blue things!

The Muse said...

Hello my gentle friend...:)
on those dreary days..memories sweet and warm seem to envelope us with love. i am happy that you have things around you, like your beloved quilt that can help soothe and warm your heart. Yes, perhaps a visit with friends is a good idea, and Florida no less...yes...let the sun shine on you and bask in the warmth.

Always thinking of you....

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Sweetie, you are absolutely correct. It does seem like a long winter. . .and it's not over yet!

What a lovely quilt your daughter made for you. I just love it and would be happy to have one to cuddle up under myself on a cold winter's day.

Go ahead and take that trip to Florida. You've had a couple of extremely hard years and you could use a bit of R&R time now.

Blessings,

Sher

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Hi Sweetie, I just love love that rag quilt ! And sweetie, go visit your friend in Florida, this trip might do you good. I am praying for you.

Rhondi said...

Hi Sweetie
Sorry you're having cold weather there. I think you should go to Florida and get some sun!
I like all your blues.
Hugs, Rhondi

jeanne said...

Hi Sweetie, thank you for your visit and sweet comment about my figurine. I do love those pretty girls. I am so happy to give them to the family I love.

I love your rag quilt in blues. I made a Christmas one and it was a lot of work. I do love it though.

I hope you are doing well, My thoughts are with you and your family each day,

Hugs and blessings...Jeanne

prof en retraite said...

Ohhh Swetie...Your little set-up there look soooo cozy!!! I love a huge cup of coffe. I have one, too! We've got some major cold weather headed this way, so I need to pull out my big quilt, too! Hugs...Debbie

Neabear said...

I could easily take a nap there. I would probably fall asleep trying to watch TV. I usually do anyway. Thanks for visiting my blue Monday!

Linda said...

That is a cozy way to spend a cold winter afternoon. I love the quilt your daughter made.

Darlene said...

Hi Sweetie,

I LOVE your blue rag quilt....that would be so cozy to wrap up in!

Donna Marie said...

Sweetie.. I love your blue blankey! It looks sooo warm! I am soooo looking forward to the summer months! :)

I hope all is well. You are always in my prayers!

xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo
Donna Marie

Maggie May said...

I love blue and white...... so clean looking.
Lovely photos.

Helen said...

I am very happy to meet you and I thank you for the visit. I went back a bit to read your blog and can only say how sorry I am that you lost your life partner and that both of you lost a precious daughter. Please, do consider a little trip to a warm, sunny place to refresh and reflect.
Live, laugh, love is definitely a motto to live by. Please take care of yourself.

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Sweetie, It's good to see you out and about in blogland. I bet you just love to snuggle up in your beautiful quilt sipping your favorite tea. I wish I could join you. Well, not right now. I wouldn't want you to get sick.

Hey, I have that same plate; Live Well, Laugh Often, Love Much. It's in my laundryroom above the cabinets.
Hugs, Terrie

Joy said...

What pretty blue things you have.
Love your pretty quilt, my daughters name is Stephanie too ;)

Kitty Scraps said...

Good Morning Miz Sweetie,
I just posted your award *thank you* and I left you one as well so be sure to stop by my blog and pick it up when you can!

Carolyn said...

Sweetie, it was so great to recieve a visit from you at my blog recently. I so appreciated your comments, and can sure understand why you would have been drawn to that one post.

Oh, your quilt and sofa look like a perfect place, on a cold, wintery day. With Stephanie having made that quilt, it must be extra special. So glad you have a best friend in FL, at this time. That trip away, to be with your friend sounds like a wonderful idea.

Thinking of you today. :-)

Heidi said...

LOVE the rag quilt! Great job to Stephanie.

Hugs ~
Heidi

Nancy said...

I love that quilt. Heidi made one with the rag edges and it is in her cottage. I love them. Great job Stephanie. You are hugging your Mom everyting she uses it. Nothing could be better than that.
Love Nancy