WELCOME TO TEAPOT TUESDAY
THE SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING TEAPARTY
AND CHALLENGE #128
I BEG YOUR PARDON!
IS TOO GOLD IN THE GARDEN!
Note: Anyone is welcome to play! You automatically become a Teapotter the first time you play in our challenge. Also, you do not have to write a story. You just have to be inspired by the teapot or by the story about this week's location! Have fun! If this is your first Teapot Tuesday Challenge, please mention that in your commentary so we can be sure to greet you properly, in pure Teapot Tuesday fashion! Your participation in Destination Station is 100% voluntary and not at all required. Just have fun!
This is my story!
1. Ooh!! Gold! It's about time we indulge ourselves. We might as well go gold! I stumbled upon a website which featured a artist whose teapots all have a touch of gold in them and this one caught my eye! Some of you have heard me say that my neighbor is a Master Gardner. I wonder if her rose bushes in the backyard have gold stems like these? Note to self: Slip under the fence where the bunnies go and check it out! Pick a boquet and finance a teaparty or two! Snort!
2. You might be wondering what lies ahead for us this week. We do have GOLD in our future but before we can indulge ourselves, we gotta solve a little problem. Go figure! Hey, it's what we do! Our mission this week centers around taking time to smell the roses, an intervention for a pan-handlin' crazed and addicted nut, and gettin' a certain somebody out of a rut! Well, you heard me, it's what we do!
3. Meet Hot Head Jed, Dishpan Fran and Splish Splash Nash! Hot Head Jed comes from a family with a long and successful background in pan-handlin'! For, many, many years his kin has been getting gold from Mother Nature, enjoying the outdoors, and making a pretty good living. Jed feels like such a failure! He wasn't always a hot head! But the stress of no gold in his pan, his wife's dish pan hands, and his son's constant splishing and a-splashing wears thin on his nerves. He knows he must provide for his family! He know's he's only getting older and time is ticking away! He knows he can find the gold! He knows it's there! Its there! It has to be! But, he just can't get to it under the splish splash of his son and the Palmolive bubbles generated by his wife! What is a panhandler to do? He has quite the dilema. How can he tell his son not to have fun in the water? How can he tell his wife that Palmolive softens her hands but makes the water murky! Oh the stress!
4. Hot Head Jed just needs to stop and smell the roses! They only way we can get him outa the river and into the garden is by convincing him that the gold lies there! Everywhere there!! There, in plain site! He won't believe it until he see's it! You know where I am going with this, don't you? Look at him, he's already gettin' hot headed! Jed, settle down! What? I beg your pardon! Is too gold in the garden! Bring flowers, bring gold so he'll do what he's told! Bring flowers, bring gold and then he'll be sold! Bring flowers, bring gold so he's not feelin' so old! It's time to take time to smell the roses! Bring flowers, bring gold!!
Challenge translation: Bring a card with any kind of flowers and a hint of gold.
If you are thinking the Palmolive bubbles and splish splashing sounds like fun and your flowers aren't quite visable under all of the bubbles, you have to come in the back door or just stay in the river!
Teapot Tuesday Destination Station #128
This week's destination is Bellingham, Washington. We are sending our cards to Katie, a talented and fun loving card maker who's story was brought to my attention by fellow SCSer and Teapotter, Lisa Lara. Katie was diagnosed with stage four terminal cancer in December. She is young with a young family and a fighting spirit! She could certainly use some SCS love and encouragement at this difficult time of her life! .
For more information including a link to Katie's blog where her story is told in her own words as well as her address please visit Post #168
of the The Teapot Tuesday Destination Station thread, should you decide to send your challenge card to Katie. Please remember that just because you participate in a Teapot Tuesday challenge that is combined with a card drive request, it does not mean that you are REQUIRED to send your cards. It is strictly voluntary.
Here is my card.
Here is a Quick Link to the Teapot Tuesday #128 Challenge Gallery
Be sure to you use KEYWORD MMTPT128 in your upload and post a comment here so we can all see your card!
Ever want to get a jump on next week's challenge card? I am posting a sneak peak on my blog
each week showing you a glimpse of the following week's teapot as well as a hint of the story! It's at the end of the Teapot Tuesday Post each week. I usually post it a couple days after the Tuesday Challenge is posted. So, be sneaky and get a jump on the other tea-potters! Snort!
If you are confused about these challenges, see the first sticky post of this thread for more information. There is also a directory of individual challenges. Feel free to grab this I survived Teapot Tuesday Badge for your blog!