Sunday, March 13, 2016

It's A Beautiful Day

Dearest friends,
I must ask your forgiveness. . .
I have been so busy all weekend pairing up the 167 lovely ladies for the tea cup exchange 
that I simply did not have time to put together a proper Sunday post.
So I have gone through some of my favorite bird graphics 
which I have added verses, quotes, and hymns to them
and I thought I would share them with you today.
The birds have been singing a delightful tune here in the mountains
and I can't help but get excited for more beautiful spring days.

















Have a blessed and joyful Sunday, sweet friends!
Much love to you!

53 comments:

Simply Linda said...

I can't wait for the pairing up(s), sweet Stephanie...looking forward to it.

Such a lovely post, friend. Blessings to you on this Sunday morning.

Melanie said...

Such a pretty spring post! I hope you have a lovely day.

Vee said...

Oh dear me, I hope that I am never such a taskmaster that I require you to do anything at all. Your Sunday posts are always a blessing and these are beautiful graphics.

Robyn said...

This is simply beautiful, Stephanie. I always love visiting you because I can sit back and relax and just 'be'.
It sounds like you are going to be crazy busy with your tea cup exchange - wow! Congrats on the success - love it.
As I'm writing this on Sunday morning I'm thinking I might have to go back to bed, lol. This may be a catch up on sleep day!
Take good care, sweet friend. xoxo

allthingzsewn said...

The last one speaks to me right now. I am blessed even through the rough times. Thanks for the reminder this morning. And I will sing him praises.

Sylvia said...

A very Proper post,Stephanie, have a great day!

Linda Walker said...

Dear Stephanie,
This was a lovely post! Your bird graphics and verses are perfect for this Sunday morning! Please, no apologies! Your last verse speaks to me as well....and I am singing! Looking forward to the teacup swap and so grateful for the time and energy you put into it! Sending love, hugs and blessings!
Linda

mamasmercantile said...

Such a beautiful and uplifting post. The birds are a real delight. Take care.

Nora @ Teacup Tales said...

Such a joyful post on a dreary rainy day!
Looking forward to the birds' songs soon. Please don't feel you have to keep up with all of your regular posting during the exchange times. That is too much work for you.
Have a blessed Sunday!

Kelly @ Homespuns 'n Hayfields said...

What beautiful verses and quotes and I love the bird graphics. Wow, you sound busy. That's a lot of tea cups lol! Enjoy your week, Aunt Kelly.

Manu said...

Thanks for this beautiful post!
Have a lovely Sunday!

CherylQuilts said...

Dearest Stephanie, no apologies are ever needed. You are certainly a busy bee with the exchange. However, I LOVE the beautiful birds and their lovely Scriptures and quotes. I especially love quote from one of the verses from "Under His Wings," by William Cushing, which was printed and sung by Ira Sankey. What an amazing life he led and how God used his suffering to write this song (among more than 300 hymns). Oh, the precious comfort of being under the wings of my Savior! Beautiful words and lovely photos, dearest Stephanie, that has brightened my day. Blessings to you and yours this glorious Sabbath! Hugs and love!

Teri said...

Dear Stephanie ... thank you for sharing and have a blessed Sunday. Hugs ♥ Teri

NanaDiana said...

How very beautiful, Stephanie. God bless you- xo Diana

Anne Payne said...

Sweet girl, you have nothing to apologize for! Your posts are a blessing no matter, as is your dedication to all of us who participate in the Tea Mug Exchange. Thank you for your time and service to our lovely little community you have established! {{hugs}}

Debbie Harris said...

Good Morning, soon reaching the afternoon. :-)
I could say "ditto" to many of these dear ladies with their precious and grateful comments to you in regards to the tea cup/mug exchange. As Anne said, "thank you for your time and service to our lovely little community you have established." She nailed it right on the head. :-) Your grace is reaching so many across the globe and the beauty of it all shines forth the glory of God. Bless you, Stephanie!
I very much enjoyed this post today, seems quite perfect as spring really is in the air. The birds have been singing even in our neck of the woods.
May you find rest today and allow Jesus to meet you.
Love you~ Mom

Anne said...

What a sweet post. I enjoyed all the bird pics and the quotes.
Blessings to you and have a great week! ♥

Jeanna said...

Perfectly precious post, Stephanie. Sounds like you have a very successful exchange underway.

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Beautiful birds with verses/sayings and very sweet of you to share them.
WOW...that is A LOT of gals that signed up for the Tea Cup swap! You have been VERY BUSY. Bless your heart! I already emailed the lady I am sending a tea cup to. THANK YOU SO MUCH for putting together this swap!
God Bless You.
xo,
deb

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh my friend, you don't know how special this is to me. Just the images alone of the birds make my heart CRY in joy but also in realizing how fragile life is. The sweetness of the birds makes for a gentle reminder of how light this life is. BLESSINGS!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

These are beautiful! I would love to hang them around my house!

Roberta said...

Dearest Stephanie, I love the bird graphics that you posted...I hope Spring days come soon!
Have a blessed week!

Wanda said...

Oh my sweet Stephanie. Your Tea cup exchange has blossomed into quite an event.

Sorry my plate is so full that I cannot participate.

God has been giving me more ministry right here at the Villa where we live. Guess I just need to shine where God has planted me.

Love you tons.

Elizabeth said...

Dearest Stephanie, this post was just perfect for today :) You are most deserving of a break and a little rest and relaxation! The sweet little birds are so adorable, and the words you added are so encouraging!

I agree with you- I am so looking forward to more Spring days ahead! It has been raining here a lot recently, which can only mean one thing...that's bringing some beautiful flowers and bright green grass ahead!

Wishing you an absolutely lovely week ahead! And yes...it is a beautiful day ♥

Much love,
Libby

Mrs. Chrissy T said...

I love refreshing post like this. I am a HUGE bird lover so this is right up my alley. Makes my heart sing!

Lorrie said...

Beautiful graphics and words, Stephanie. I hope you are not too overwhelmed with the teacup exchange. We all appreciate your hard work in putting it together.

Mehrll said...

I love birds and you made the images much more wonderful. Thank you for being so faithful even you are overloaded. Hugs

Vicky Hunt said...

This was a lovely post Stephanie! I totally understand being busy. My last two weeks have been insanely busy! I so enjoyed catching up with you here today though. Your fabric basket and eggs are so sweet! You have such an eye for detail. Have a lovely week my friend!

Hugs, Vicky

mari said...

Any post that you write is delightful dear lady :-)

Countrylovers said...

Liebe Stephanie,

ein schöner Post.
Was sagte Jesus in einer Rede im Matthäusevangelium:
"Seht die Vögel unter dem Himmel an: sie säen nicht, sie ernten nicht, sie sammeln nicht die Scheunen; und euer himmlischer Vater ernährt sie doch..."
Schaut in diesen Tagen in den Himmel, in den blauen klaren Himmel, wo die Vögel munter hin und her flattern und denkt daran, macht Euch keine Sorgen, alles wird gut.

Alles Liebe Barbara

Mari said...

Happy Sunday Stephanie! I appreciate these cheerful, spring pictures and the quotes on them. I hope you've had a wonderful Lord's Day!

Carol Z said...

Beautiful post! How could I have missed the exchange again??? Boo hoo.

SpicingUpIdaho said...

Such a delightful post today dear Stephanie, and I know that we feel, as bloggers, that if we put ourselves on a schedule, we need to stay to it, but really, we all love you so very much.. you can take a break, or two, and you will be missed, but never forgotten :)

Your post today was such a beautiful one, I can only imagine the beautiful things one could do with such lovely graphics, and quotes. Simply lovely they are... the one I like most is the last one.... "Some days there won't be a song in your heart. Sing anyway." I LOVE that. I've found it to be true.

Appreciate you dear Stephanie, and pray your sprung-forward day has been blessed :)

Denise said...

such lovely birds.

Kim said...

I found this lovely post as equally inspirational as your others, sweet Stephanie. I love the sweet graphics of the birds. The last one touched my heart; to sing when one really doesn't feel like it, we can do that can't we because we are safely sheltered under our Heavenly Father's wings.

Karen@Southern Gal Meets Midwest said...

You are such a sweetie Stephanie. Thanks for the lovely post, it is perfect:)

Christine said...

So glad you shared this anyway, Stephanie as it was so uplifting to read & a joy to behold!
Have a blessed week, dear friend!

Prunella Pepperpot said...

167, gosh you have been busy.
I'm looking forward to seeing all the beautiful teacups.
Have a lovely week ahead with hugs from Prunella :)

Kelly Deal said...

Hi Stephanie! Thanks for sharing your beautiful and inspirational graphics! I love every, single one!

Jill said...

Beautiful post, love the bird pictures. Have a wonderful day!

Blessings,
Jill

Heather Davis said...

I'm so excited to have accidentally come across this tea swap and now be a follower of your blog! I'm happily gathering my swap gifts and can't wait until my swap partners receive my packages :). Blessings-Heather
*Organicmomvintage on Instagram

Bonnie said...

Blessings to you today,dear Stephanie. I know your teacup exchange is a blessing to many. Your efforts are commendable.
I love your sweet birds, scriptures and quotes. Just lovely.
Hope you have a wonderful week.

Daniela said...

It's always a beautiful, indeed, a wonderful day the one which is brightened by the light of your Joy and your Love, my dearest Stephanie !
Amazing, stunning vintage images, so cheerful and comforting for the soul, thank you for sharing them !

Hope your week is off to a great start,
I wish you all my best for your days to come
sending love to you

Dany

Gina said...

Don't apologize sweet Stephanie! Organizing the teacup exchange is a huge task. Thank you so much for doing so. {{HUGS||

Sandra said...

Oh my, what a delightful post, Stephanie! I enjoyed each of the pictures you shared. "Under his Wing" is one of my favourite hymns and was so pleased to see you share some of it here.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

How precious are these dear sister,thank you!! Going to share with others..
Thanks so much for sharing, Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Patti said...

Thank you for these beautiful birds and precious Scriptures. So, so gorgeous! Have a wonderful week!

Red Rose Alley said...

These Bible verses and quotes are so special, and I love the sweet birds to go along with them. I have always liked the quote "Some days there won't be a song in your heart. Sing anyway." The "Under His Wings" quote is beautiful. I think I will copy that one and look at it each day. Thank you, dear friend, for sharing these.

love, ~Sheri

Cheryl said...

My, that is a wonderful turnout! I am so happy for you and am looking forward to getting everything out to my person as soon as possible. Thank you for doing this for us, Stephanie! You are such a blessing. I apologize if I missed commenting on any of your posts...I am still not getting them via email, and it doesn't appear that I will be. So, I will just try to stop by and see you every now and then and check to see if you have posted anything new. God bless you, sweet friend.

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful post, I have been really enjoying their songs too, Greg even said when he got home from work after midnight that he could hear them singing at that time, he said they too are so happy to have spring coming :)
Hope you aren't too overwhelmed by the exchange!

Poppy @ With a Dash of Color said...

Beautiful, absolutely beautiful bird graphics! And I love the inspiring quotes:) Thanks for sharing with us! Have a lovely week! Hugs, Poppy

Feral Turtle said...

What a beautiful post. Love all of the dear birds!

sarah said...

These are so lovely. I was thinking of your beautiful weblog today and realised that for some unknown reason it had disappeared from my bloglovin feed. And I'd been wondering why I hadn't seen any of your posts for a while! Well, I'm glad you're still here, and I shall relink to your site :-)

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