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Old 11-09-2014, 02:57 PM   #1
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Default MMTPT328 ~ November 11, 2014 ~ It's All of our Blessings I was Somehow Forgetting

WELCOME TO TEAPOT TUESDAY
THE SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING TEAPARTY
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It's All of our Blessings I was Somehow Forgetting


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!

Here is My Story!


1. The Spaetzel family was all tucked in for bed - Mamma, Liese, Ella and baby George at least. Papa Spaetzel was nervously scurrying back and forth. Here it was mid-November and he didn't have nearly enough food stashed for his family to get through the cold winter.

2. Did I forget to mention that the Spaetzels are mice? Baby George, though a welcome surprise had thrown the family into a tailspin. Their old quarters were to cramped and not sheltered well. Mamma needed to spend her days caring for the little ones. Papa had been so busy moving them into their new home in the corner of the old shed that he hadn't gathered the way that he usually did. By the time that they were settled, the garden had been gleaned and the fields picked over.

3. Papa's movements awakened Mamma. She was able to coax the worry on Papa's face out into words. He expressed his frustration, especially his worry that he had put their family in jeopardy. Mamma listened as Papa lamented his decisions until, exhausted, he finally let out a deep sigh.

4. Mamma asked Papa to look at their sleeping babies. "Do you blame them?' she asked. "Of course not!" was the fast retort. Mamma responded "But if it weren't for them we would have been able to stay in our old home. We could have fattened up and had not a care in the world. But our life would have been less rich and less wonderful without them."

5. Papa sighed again, then smiled. They had had hard times before, and had gotten through them. He wouldn't trade his babies for anything. They had some food, they had a warm and wonderful new home and most of all, they had each other. "Oh Mamma you're right, it's not such a plight. It's all of our blessings I was somehow forgetting." Mamma smiled back. They were blessed indeed!

Here is a little bit of musical inspiration for you:


Challenge Translation

Make masculine cards that call to mind the many small blessings that we experience each day.

EPEC ~ (EXTRA POINTS FOR EXTRA COOKIES!)

Share a story with our destination gentleman about a time when you had worries, doubts or depression and got through it. You do not need to share this with the Teapotters if you do not want to...so you are on your honor for those extra cookies!!

DESTINATION STATION:

This week our destination is Wichita KS. If you want a destination for your card how about Ernie. Ernie was brought to our attention by our very own Sheri Ksnurse. Ernie is an older gentleman who has recently needed to move into a care home and is depressed about his situation. to find out why as well as get the address to mail your card, please visit post 431 in the Teapot Tuesday Destination Station thread. 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 totally 100% voluntary!

Here is my card

Here is a link to the MMTPT328 Gallery

Be sure to you use KEYWORD MMTPT328 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? SCS has given Sheri (KSNurse) permission to create an email Teapot Tuesday Cheater Group and email the challenge out on the Saturday before the Tuesday of the challenge so you girls can have the weekend to make your card. Send her a pm with your email address if you wanna be a Cheater!

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.
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Old 11-11-2014, 03:31 AM   #2
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Here's my card for Ernie. Praying for you Ernie.
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I did not have time to make a new card for Ernie, so I am sending him one of my favorite cards from my stash. It is posted on my blog:

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MMTPT328 Encourage Your Hopes...
More of an encouragement to be positive than a reminder of daily blessings - but I hope it's suitable. Masculine cards are hard for me.
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Here is my card for Ernie.:

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Here's my card:
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Here is mine.
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My card for Ernie. Hang in there.
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Finally....a card for Ernie. Marie it is so lovely to see you here. you are missed!!! namaste my friend.

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Combining the Teapot Challenge with the WT505 Challenge today so I can get a couple of challenges in this week.
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My card for Ernie is coming a week after the challenge but it is sent to him with lots of hugs.

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I am trying to do a little catch up, and got this card done - and mailed - today. No extra cookies for me, however.
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