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Someplace in Thyme

I have been creating since I was a little girl. I am happy to say that having my own website has opened up a whole new world for me. Trying new mediums is a joy and sometimes a real eye opener. I sell what I create on etsy and my website, someplaceinthyme. If you have questions,please email me at cpeterson72@q.com. I welcome new blog friends and am honored if you find my little piece of heaven interesting enough to follow.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


Today, it's short and sweet. I am sharing a couple of my teacups with you, as well as my being tagged by two wonderful blogging buddies. Thankyou to Beverly from How Sweet The Sound for making Pink Saturday possible. Please check out the other pinkies for some great ideas and beautiful blogs.
After taking a few pictures of my cups, I need a cup of somethin somethin!

Thankyou for joining me this week, have a great weekend and I will see you next week.
TAGGED: YIPPEE, lets play:
A couple weeks ago a friend of mine tagged me with this wonderful honor and asked if I would play. I said I would...........then last week another wonderful blogger tagged me and asked if I would play. I said I would: here I am: finally!!!!
This play date was set up by Angela from Fiorese Rocks and Stephanie from Lulu's Cottage. I thankyou both for this.
To play, I need to devulge 10 things about me that people don't know and to list more blogger friends to play. Sounds easy enough......not for me, this is harder than you know.

1. I am a huge procrastinator (as is evident here, sorry girls)

2. I design and create cottage decor, but I am a lover of primitive things.

3. I still have no idea what I am doing or how to do the blog thing. It just looks like it, or does it?

4. I am loyal to a fault and a great, trusted friend to have.

5. I can keep a secret, no matter how juicy it is.

6. I love McDonalds big macs, fries and diet soda

7. I still feel like I am in my 30's altho that age passed me by many moons ago.

8. I love animals of all types

9. I am disappointed that my website isn't doing better, (it's fairly new, I know)

10. I don't like the heat, love the cold, would rather be in sweats and a sweatshirt, then shorts and a tee shirt.

Here is a list of fellow bloggers I would love to invite to play:

Jil from Say It With Roses

Kirstin from Aroca Family

Carol from Heirlooms For You

Sherry from Country Wings In Phoenix

Lisa from Pink Porches


Gee it's hot! What's the temperature outside today? Oh I heard it's just going to be 114 degrees. I have to say that once it's 110, it may as well be 114 or 118, it's doesn't matter, hot is hot!! That means POOL TIME. I think we swim every day in the summer, you have to, it beats the heat, makes you feel better and it's relaxing too. Fun? Did someone say fun: you bet it is, especially when the grand children come over. That's the best.

This is the way to beat the heat of summer in the desert......just look at the smiling faces.

Popsicle, did someone say popsicle??? I think you are wearing yours Jenna........HA HA

Popsicle's in the pool is always a safe beat, no mess to clean up. Baby sister is wondering where hers is.....??

Daddy and his girls, life is good.

Jump on in, it's the best way to beat the heat!!! And so much fun too~

Thursday, July 23, 2009


Thankyou Beverly from How Sweet The Sound for all you do to make this possible every week. We have so much fun visiting everyone, and I have to say that I have met so many wonderful bloggers that I hope to cherish for a very long time. Please be sure to visit and leave a comment.

This week I am showing you some faux cookie "tags". I had a ball making these, just think how sweet they would be on a gift bag or gift box. I can't wait to see them in action. They are made of wood, painted and decorated to look like mini cookies. Please enjoy.

I would like to wish all of you a wonderful week ahead, a fantastic Pink Saturday and a weekend full of fun. I have a craft class to take today and promise to visit you later today and in the week. I hope you enjoy these sweet little treats!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Christmas In July For Pink Saturday

I have been very busy this week trying to get ahead on my holiday items. I would love to show you gorgeous pink blooms from my garden, but, with the heat that we have in the desert, (it was 118 degrees last week) the blooms have withered and died, so we are in for awhile before I can post anything from outside that resembles a flower, a live one that is. I hope you don't mind that I share with you some of my work, and some of my ideas on how to use these. I want to thank Beverly from how sweet the sound for making this all possible. Please take some time this weekend to check out all the beautiful posts and visit as many bloggers as you can. Thankyou so much for visiting me, I appreciate it more than you can know.
These are a couple of the stockings I have finished for my Christmas in July. I hope you don't mind me sharing these with you this week. I caught on to a great idea last year and wanted to share it with you this year. This may be for you, or maybe not. Just something to ponder.
We exchange a gift with our daughter in laws parents during the Christmas holidays. Usually I weave something special and fill the basket with different types of homemade goodies. Last year, I got caught, was way too busy and ran out of time. Instead of weaving, I made a beautiful stocking and had fun filling it up. This is the idea that I thought I would share with you. Many of us have family, friends and aquaintances that we enjoyed giving a gift to. We often wonder what the heck to give to someone that "has it all." Think outside the box: a stocking makes a great gift that can be cherished for years to come. This can be any type of stocking, large or small, handmade or store bought. You can fill it with just about anything from books of stamps, jewelry, candy, candles, stationary, the list goes on and on. It's fun and it's easy. Think about it when you need to give a gift from the heart. You just can't beat homemade gorgeousness..........well, maybe!
I hope all of my blogger friends and their families have a wonderful, safe weekend, and I will see all of you next week for lots more pink fun.

Friday, July 10, 2009


Today for your viewing pleasure I am featuring faux cupcakes and cookies. I love looking at these special desserts and thought I would share them with you today. I hope you have as much fun looking at them, as I did making them. Thankyou Beverly from How Sweet The Sound for making this possible. Be sure to check out the other blogs for great Pink Saturday Posts.

What I love about this plate is that the ribbon can be changed anytime and decorated according to the season or holiday.

I would just love to take a bite! But you can't, paper roses and fake icing just wouldn't taste good would it!?

Beautiful bowl with sweet birds on the sides, filled with faux sugar cookies waiting to be displayed in a pretty way. You can't gain weight on these treats.

These look good enough to eat, but you can't! So pretty and fat free, sugar free too!! Have a great week everyone and Happy Pink Saturday to you and yours.

Monday, July 6, 2009


I can remember years ago when the malls started decorating for the Christmas holidays months before fall and Thanksgiving. That has always bothered me and still does today. Hence the phrase "are you kidding me?!" I had the same feeling when I would enter craft stores and see the same thing. I didn't want to purchase and create holiday decor before fall, or at least before October rolled around. I wondered why I was always late in getting anything done! I wondered what happened to all the good stuff, where did it all go? Surely, they could not have sold it all already, it's only the end of September!!
Then the light bulb went off and it hit me!! Christmas in July? I don't think so....well....maybe. The years would come and go and I would promise myself that next year: I would finish the projects for the outside decorations, I would start earlier....but I didn't.
Now, I get it!!! There is a reason the stores have all those goodies available in July or August. We need them, we just don't want to admit it. If we don't shop early to be able to create early, it won't get done. At least, not for me. This year I am looking forward to all the pretties coming on the shelves and the ability to create and design without having to hurry and staying up late trying to finish something. Bring it on! This year I am way out ahead of you!!
As you can see, I have already started. Marcus Brothers fabric, and my favorite too. Pink roses on black and pink roses on pink, make up this hanging stocking which has over a cup of french lavender buds in it. It's more of a victorian look, and I am a country girl at heart when it comes to decorating for the holidays. I love a green tree, the smell of spruce, strung cranberries and popcorn along with hand made decorations from the children. I will admit, this stocking stole my heart and I almost kept it for myself. Oh well, there's always next year....

Lots of handmade roses and silks at the top and on the toe. I am not a victorian kind of girl, but I have to confess, I love this stocking.

Lots of faux pearls, sequins and bling on this. I love the effect and have to confess, it was hard to list. I may have to make one some what like it for my own home. My guest room would be better with this hanging off the chair.
Many years ago, I cross-stitched this santa holding a tree. I wasn't sure at the time what I would do with it. I just happened to come across the finished cross-stitched over the weekend. I decided to see if I could put together a "little bit country" with the "cottage" look. I love it! When I start to design and create something, I never know what the finished piece will look like. I don't have a picture in my head to start with. I begin with the center and let the fabric take me where it wants. I know that many crafters, designers and artists have a vision of the end result and then make it happen from start to finish. I don't work that way. I may have an overall idea of what I am after, but I usually let my mind go and my hands do the work. You just never quite know what the result will be. I must say, I am almost never disappointed. Life is a surprise everyday, and so is my work. It's a miracle waiting to happen.

A close up of the cross-stitch. I think I did a great job of marrying the country santa with the cottage fabrics, lace and roses. I am so pleased with the finished product. Both stockings are available on my website: someplaceinthyme.

Friday, July 3, 2009


Happy Pink Saturday and Happy 4th of July everyone. You will have to look hard to find some pink in this post I am afraid. I want to thank Beverly of How Sweet The Sound for making this possible. Please be sure to check her blog for the list of participants this week. Our family is celebrating this wonderful holiday together one day early, so my post this week gives credit to that. Please join us for lots of fun and gratitude to all those that made it possible so we as a nation can be free.
Getting ready to have the family over for a pool party and bar b que. Look what I found! I love these.

These are the cutest plates that I have seen in a long time. Love that flag!!

I just love these paper plates. So perfect for the 4th celebration

You just have to have cupcakes, red, white and blue, yummy

We all shared a wonderful day of family, food and lots of fun.

Allie's sister baby Jenna, all ready for the festivities to begin.

Allie loves the water and had lots of fun.

Grandpa with grandson Kyler

It's all about having fun with our son Tim....it was a great time for all.

Our beautiful daughter Kirstin and grandson, Jack, what a cutie patootie he is!

Kyler, one of my sweet grandsons. This picture says it all, Happy 4th Of July everyone. God Bless America and a special heart felt thankyou to all that made our freedom possible. God Bless You!!