Thursday, March 18, 2010

A Spring Tussie Mussie

I have been working on a spring tussie mussie for a friend that has been feeling a little down lately. I am hoping this will cheer her up a bit when her package arrives. I called on some of our art friends to make tags for her and I will fill the mussie with everyone's tags and some other goodies and send it off.





It is just a gorgeous day here today. Tom even went out and golfed 18 holes with 3 other goofballs. I think it is a little early but if you have the bug I guess you can't help yourself. My SIL has landed in from Cape Breton so we are all going out for a nice dinner tonight, should be fun. She is a lot older than Tom, but she is a sweetie and always lots of fun to be around.

Hope everyone is having a great Thursday. I am off to a workshop for my work tomorrow, should be interesting. I do not work in the winter, but it is almost time to head back. I have worked a few days the past couple of weeks but should be back full time by the middle of April. We have new owners so they have decided to hold a workshop tomorrow to get our imput on what was right and what was wrong with the previous management. LOL...I have heard so many people complaining and saying they are not going, just a waste of time. I guess some people are never happy, the same people were complaining about the previous owners because they never listened, now you have someone that is taking a bit of interest in what you may have to offer and they are still complaining. Seems as though people love misery! I do not understand how one can ever be happy if your attitude is negative everyday, couldn't they just try the positive side once. They have a job, that is much more than lots of other people out there.

43 comments:

TinyBear said...

What a beautiful Tussie Mussie - so thoughtful of you

peggy gatto said...

I know I feel better just seeing this charming piece!!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Your Tussie Mussie is just lovely! It's so bright and pretty. Good luck with your workshop tomorrow - hopefully it won't drag out too long.
Theresa :)

Rosemary said...

I love it, and I'm sure it will cheer up your friend!!
Thanks for the sweet comments!!
Hope you have a great day!!
Rosemary

Diane said...

Your friend will LOVE this--gorgeous! Some people are just happy being unhappy :)

Diane said...

Your friend will LOVE this--gorgeous! Some people are just happy being unhappy :)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What a beautiful tussy mussy. I've never made one, so this one has given me inspiration to try them. I thought "May Day basket" when I saw yours. How thoughtful of you to make this for your friend.

I agree that people should have a positive attitude. That is the only way good things will transpire in their lives. Live positively and positive things will happen to you. Live negatively, and no one will want to be around you.

Great positive post!

Nora Johnson said...

Hi Debby! Totally love the tussie mussie! (wasn't sure what it was till I saw the pic!!)

Hope you & your husband are having a lovely week! And thanks so much for`all yr lovely comments- always make me laugh!

Mwah!

XOXO LOLA:)

The Muse said...

The creation is most lovely...but moreover..the reason for it's creation...is beyond the pale...

A sentiment of the heart...such caring is to be treasured! :)
I am sure she will feel your heartfelt sentiments!

Terri Kahrs said...

What a lovely, thoughtful gift! It's sure to make the lucky recipient feel much better knowing that so many caring thoughts and love are headed her way. Hugs, Terri xoxo

Lynn said...

You are so sweet to make something so pretty for your friend, I hope she feels better soon :)

You are right too, some people are just never happy, I try not to be around people like that, they have such negative energy UUkk

Marlynn said...

Oh, Debby - your Spring Tussie Mussie is so beautiful. I love it and so wonderful that you are cheering up a friend. I was chuckling with your comments about some co-workers. So true, some people you can never make happy rather you listen to them or not. I have done exit interviews with employees leaving our employ - and I listen to their woes and congrat them on a new job..... Six months later they are asking if we have any openings and I explain that nothing has changed and the things they were not happy with before - they will not be happy with now - they try to convince me oh yes they will. Guess the grass is not always greener on the other side. Good luck on your workshop! *wink*! You go girl. hugs,

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

what an adorable chubby little tussy!

I'm around the same kind of everything-is-a-drag people once in a while. They're energy suckers.

Jan said...

very pretty and so kind!

Terri said...

Oh your Tussie Mussie is lovely and I am sure will be a welcome surprise for your dear friend!
You are so thoughtful!

Sue said...

I'm sure this lovely tussie mussie will bring a smile to your friend's face! She will love it.

Beautiful weather here too - and supposed to be warmer tomorrow.


Sue

Julia Smith said...

The tussie mussie is so sweet. Who could not get cheered up by that?

And I hear you on the no-pleasing-some-people co-workers. At my office we had a dismal office culture before I arrived. There was a big changeover in management and the CEO set out to improve morale, among other things. I've been serving on the committee called Walk the Talk, where we took everyone's survey complaints and suggestions and created a workplace acceptable behaviour template to match our Mission and Values Statement (which I also worked on.) The change in our office culture has been immense. In a good way.

A Fanciful Life said...

Lovely tussie mussie - it sure makes me feel like spring!
Sharaon :-)

Janee said...

What a sweet idea! I can imagine your friend will be so delighted.
:)

Marilyn Rock said...

This is a beautiful, artful gift and your friend should certainly be cheered up receiving it. I know it cheered me up just looking at it online. Very thoughtful! xxoo

Laura Haviland said...

Sweet Debby, your dear friend will be so cheered up receiving your awesome gift. Wow just seeing this,made my day.
Best wishes, Hugs Laura.
Enjoy your day.

Odddollz by Jacqui said...

What a beautiful gift!! It would surely brighten anyones day!!!
You are so sweet:)

HUGZ
Jacqui

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

SO lovely
I'm sure the recipient will be delighted!
Lovely having some Spring in the air, isn't it!
Wishing you and yours a lovely weekend!
oxo

Deedra said...

I think it just took me five minutes to scroll down past the gazillion comments to leave one of my own! lol So I guess that means this is a hit!

Nice work! I love it...

gaby braun said...

Love this Tussie Mussie!

Lori R. said...

Oh Debby, it was so good to hear from you today! You are such a bright spot of sunshine!! Love the Tussie Mussie, cute as can be. My husband was on the golf course today too, but snow tomorrow. Good luck with work. I just started back to work too. It takes some getting used to!

Lucy said...

Beautiful tussie mussies! Thanks for stopping by to comment on my vintage linens. I got a couple of special pieces today at an estate sale, I'll post pics when they're cleaned up. Have a great weekend!

Ana Márquez said...

Such a lovely blog! Congratulations.
Cheers!

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

What a lovely gift and what a generous and thoughtful gesture!

So nice to meet you, any friend of Jan's is a friend of mine! :-)

Have a wonderful weekend!
Anne

Melinda Cornish said...

awww, this is so pretty and what a great idea to fill it with tags...she will just love it...You are such a good friend Debby...I sure appreciate the things you do!

Patti said...

no friends like art friends... I've never known what it was called, but your tussie mussie is fabulousi! I got some cones and lace and have had waited for a chance to do something with them - what a great idea! And they have been around since middle English times when nosegays did the job of Secret and Sure:)

Sares said...

Love the green grass in the tussie mussie. I am sure your friend will love her gift! I hope things work out better with your new management and have a happy weekend!

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

How sweet of you, Debby, to do that for your friend! I'm sure this pretty gift will lift her spirits.
Have a wonderful Sunday!
Hugs,
Julia

Jacqueline said...

Hi Debby,
I have just learned that your heart is huge. That is so kind to do that for someone you love. When we put others before ourselves and serve them, is when life reaps rewards all around.
Yes...people tend to see the negative at times and have an attitude that should be slammed in a closet. However, people like you and me, can spread the light and create a happy spot, no matter where we go or who we encounter because JOY motivates us.
Blessings to you and yours from your girl with the curl.

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

I love tussie mussies and yours is certainly smiling Spring! Can't believe you played golf today. I can't wait for our weather to get that nice!

The Rustic Victorian said...

Very sweet! I like the color,,,Happy Spring!
Marcie

Snugglebug Blessings said...

Hi Debby,

I think that is so very sweet and kind of you to do that for a friend. I also think more of us should do that them maybe folks wouldn't be so sad sometimes. I have a friend who is struggling right now and you have given me an idea to cheer her up. Your tussie mussie is very pretty. I have always loved those. have a wonderful day. God bless, Cathy

Dawn said...

That is a beautiful thing to do for a friend Debby - your tussy mussy is gorgeous

Ozstuff said...

I have to admit that I have never heard of a "tussie mussie" but I love what I see. This is so exquisite. Scrumptious work.

Trudi Sissons - Two Dresses Studio said...

Beautiful work Debby - I love that shade of blue and you've placed the darling little girl perfectly!

The Muse said...

i am now following anonymously, due to some stalking issues, i could not simply eliminate you from my reader!...)wanted to let you know, why my avatar will not show in the follow list :) (at least for a while)...HUGS!

http://truutske.blogspot.com/ said...

Very beautiful tussie mussie and what a very lovely gift!!!

Neet said...

Gorgeous - didn't know what a tussie mussie was and now I do.
Your friend will be cheered by this.