Today as we sit by my waterfall, I am excited to show you my new teacup! We will have some Touch Organic green tea that came along with my teacup. The daisies came from a border on the side of my house and they're a variety that does well in Texas.
My dear friend Barbara, from Two Birdies and a B, sent me this gorgeous teacup because she was thinking of me when she saw it. Now Barbara and I have never met, as she lives in New York and I live in Texas. However, like most blogging friends who are drawn together, we "know" each other and are kindred souls. I could not believe my eyes when I opened my package. If a teacup could be made for me, this would be it! Long ago, when I attended Ohio State University, and was a Home Economics Education major, I took a Home Furnishings course. In this course we had to pick a home design, furnish, and decorate it. My favorite colors then and have always been red, blue and green, and look what Barbara chose for me!!!
Don't you just love the scalloped edge around the teacup rim and saucer, the pretty basket weave embossed design, and the lovely floral border?? The surprise of flowers inside the cup is an added bonus.
Here's the pattern name and one that I've never seen. Thank you, Barbara, for this most thoughtful gift and for the tea that you sent, too. I'm in teacup heaven, and it suits me perfectly to a TEA!
I've made some No-Bake Cookies for us to share, while we admire my new teacup. These cookies are an old recipe that were loved by my kids while they were growing up. Both the chocolate and peanut butter flavors are subtle and it's a perfect cookie to make in the summer months, when you don't want to turn on the oven.
Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies
1 stick butter (1/2 cup)
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup peanut butter
3 cups oats
2 teaspoons vanilla
Mix butter, milk, sugar, and cocoa; bring to a rolling boil and boil 1 minute. Remove from heat and immediately add peanut butter, oats, and vanilla. Stir mixture well and then drop by spoonful onto waxed paper. Cookies will harden as they cool.
Makes 24-36 depending on size when dropped
Update on my son, Mike:
Back on June 5th, Mike had the "trial" spinal cord implant done by the pain management doctor. Through a series of ups and downs, in finding a surgeon and facility that was in his insurance plan, he is finally going to have the spinal cord transmitter implant procedure done this coming week. I know he's looking forward to moving ahead. Thank you so very much for your concern, prayers and well wishes.
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