Faith Family Friends TeaTime Roses

A sharing of my heart and my home from a Christian perspective

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

"A joyful heart is good medicine." ~ Proverbs 17:22

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Attention All Tea Time Tuesday Participants!

Hello everyone~ I am really enjoying my Tea Time Tuesdays and I thank you all for participating. I am so happy that many of you are joining me each week. I love seeing your wonderful teacups and tea pots! I feel it is a wonderful way to connect every week with friends who enjoy their tea.

I am however running into a bit of a problem!

I find that because I am adding your links through out the day, I am having to spend too much time at the computer because I don't want to miss anyone! I have had a total of twenty-three participants link up since I began Tea Time Tuesday and some of them have returned and some haven't.

In the past, I have had people tell me they were going to participate and then they don't for one reason or another. A couple of bloggers have asked me to add their link to my post but they don't acknowledge me on their post which is a courtesy so others can find you and me.
So, there must be an easier way to do this!

I have thought about emailing you all and asking whether or not you planned to participate somewhat like Beverly does for Pink Saturday. I also thought about adding a Mister Linky but unfortunately, I don't know how to do that. I have looked into it but I can't seem to get anywhere with it. He and I can't seem to come to an understanding.

So, those of you who are enjoying my Tea Time Tuesdays, can you offer any advice or suggestions for me? I am still rather new at this blogging thing and I still have much to learn about many things.

Hope you're all having a beautiful day.

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi

19 comments:

rosechicfriends said...

Hi Sandi,
Thank you first for doing this I have enjoyed it and am now visiting everyone.! I know I am usually late, I am sorry for that. I think if you did a rolling list, like Beverly and ask those who participate to have their post up no later than a certain or to post the night before it might make it easier on you. You could then add/delete names when they tell you ahead of time if they will be a part each week.

You can add me as a weekly participate and know I will join in. I promise I will get my post up on Monday nights..cause I am usually gone Tuesday due to Bible Study..but I have so many tea goodies I'd like to share.

Hope that helps....
Hugs..Lorena

Andrea said...

Beautiful!
Blessings,
andrea

Doni said...

Hi Sandi! I love seeing your Teatime Tuesday pics and I try to go to each of your guests too. I'm not very reliable with being a participant each and every week, but will when I can. I too am trying to host a party on Thursdays, and I've found the Mr. Linky to be a bit of a difficult thing right at first, but after I finally figured it out, it works quite well. You can tell it when to start and when to end too, and it does it all by itself. I like the idea of having our posts ready sooner, then we can all take Tuesday to go visiting all of the participant's sites. Give Linky another try and if you need some help, email him personally. he will get back to you.
Blessings!
Doni

Wanda Lee Of The Plumed Pen said...

OH MY DEAR SWEET LADY!

SANDI, I FEEL FOR YOU MY DEAR!..,

PLEASE HUMOUR ME FOR A MOMENT IF YOU WILL;

~IMAGINE HOW HUMILIATING AT TIMES IT FEELS TO BE 27 WEEKS INTO THIS BELOVED MEME OF MINE, 'TUESDAY TEA FOR TWO' AND STILL HAVE FOLKS FORGET, SEEMINGLY 'AT THE DROP OF A HAT', WHEN I'M UNABLE TO PERSONALLY REMIND THEM DUE TO VERY REAL DIFFUICULTIES I'M OFTEN FACING.., IT'S NOT HERE FAULT!.., THEY ALSO HAVE FULL LIVES AND I RESPECT THAT FACT IMMENSELY, AS I'M SURE YOU ALSO DO SANDI!

THEY ARE ALL SO SWEET, YET IT CAN AND DOES HURT WHEN OTHERS WHO ARE MUCH NEWER AT TUESDAY TEA MEMEING 'OUTPACE ME' REGULARY PRIMARILY BECAUSE, I HAVE BEEN FACING ILLNESS SO OFTEN!

I MOST SINCERELY SO REJOICE IN ALL OF OUR NEW FELLOW 'TUESDAY TEA' FRIENDS AND WISH THEM VERY, VERY WELL, AS I DO NOT SEE THIS EVER A COMPETITION EVER!

~ RATHER IT'S A DELIGHTFULLY ENRICHING EXPERIENCE TO BE SHARED FREELY BY ALL; IT'S 'TUESDAY TEATIME IN BLOGLAND'!..,

SANDI, I ADORE YOUR DEAR 'TEA TIME TUESDAY' MEME EACH TUESDAY AND I LOVE,(AS I'M SURE DO YOU), EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US AND OUR PRECIOUS TUESDAY TEA MEMES!!

WHEREAS I KNOW THEY ARE ALL PRECIOUS, I REALIZE ALSO EACH BLOGGER MUST BE FREE TO CHOOSE EACH GIVEN WEEK, AS THEY WILL; THIER LIVES ARE VERY FULL AS WELL, ( AS I'M SURE YOU FULLY REALIZE DEAREST SANDI AS WELL)!

..,( FOR ME PERSONALLY, WHEN A PERSON IS ILL, HER ELDERLY MAMA IS ILL, OR ANY FAMILY MEMBER, AND/ OR ANY OF US HAVE COMPUTER WOES, AS WAS THE CASE FOR ME FOR THE LONGEST TIME, I JUST COULDN'T SEEM TO SIGN UP PROPERLY WITH MR. LINKY! NOW BLOGGER IS DROPPING MY ENTIRE POSTS FOR TWO WEEKS IN A ROW, SUDDENLY AND WITH NO WARNING, IT CAN BE ROUGH AND EVEN VERY PAINFUL!.., YIKES! I LOVE BLOGGING THOUGH AND FEEL JOYFUL AND VERY THANKFUL, AS DO YOU; JUST LOOKING FOR HELP AND BETTER SOLUTIONS TO GROW WITH!!

~NOW BACK TO YOUR QUERY, (AND THANKS FOR HUMOURING ME WITH THIS VERY LENGTHY COMMENT POST MY DEAR); I JUST WANTED YOU TO FULLY REALIZE THAT AS A FELLOW BLOGGER AND TUESDAY TEA 'MEMER', I DO SO VERY MUCH EMPATHISE AND UNDERSTAND ON MANY LEVELS, JUST HOW YOU MAY BE FEELING DEAREST SANDI!!

.., WITH REGARD TO MR.LINKY;TURNS OUT APPARENTLY I ACCIDENTALLY MISS-TYPED MY EMAIL ADRESS, BY 'ONE LETTER' AND COULD NOT THEREFORE FIGURE OUT WHY I COULD NOT GET SET UP WITH THE CONFIRMATION OF MY NEW MR.LINKY ACCOUNT)!..,

..,(THERE WAS JUST SO MUCH GOING ON IN MY LIFE AT THE TIME THAT I TEMOPARILY GAVE UP, FOR SEVREAL WEEKS AT A TIME AND ONLY LATER 'PLUCKED UP THE COURAGE' TO SUBMIT A HELP TICKET TO MR.LINKY; (FRANKLY I FELT SO STUPID, AS I KNOW WE SHOULDN'T REALLY, YET AT TIMES I KNOW I AM SUCH A TECHNO -NEWBIE AND YET THAT'S O.K)!!

.., MR. LINKY SOLVED THE MYSTERY IN A FEW HOUR AND VOILA; I WAS SET UP!.., YAY!

I'M SO GLAD I DID PREVAIL, AS I WAS MANUALLY ENTERING THEM AS YOU ARE MY DEAR..,

IF I MAY BE OF ASSISTANCE PLEASE DO LET ME KNOW!

I DO FEEL THAT I HAVE LEARNED TWO THINGS FOR SURE THROUGH THE WHOLE EXPERIENCE!..,

.., NOTHING IS PERSONAL; OUR FELLOW BLOGGERS DO LOVE US, AS WE LOVE THEM, AND ALSO MR. LINKY IS AN AEWSOME SET UP!~ I ENCOURAGE YOU TO EMAIL HIM AND /OR SUBMIT WAHT IS CALLED 'A HELP TICKET' AND HE WILL GET BACK TO YOU AND 'WALK YOU THROUGH' THE NESSSSARY STEPS SANDI!

I WISH YOU VERY WELL DEAR LADY! I'M HERE FOR YOU!

GOD BLESS YOU!

HUGS FROM WANDA LEE @ THE PLUMED PEN

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Sandi,
Thanks so much for hosting this great party!
I can understand how much time you are on the computer. I have cut down on the amount of parties I participate in because not only do you have to post but then you should visit all of the other participants so that adds up to a lot of time.
Maybe send out a deadline letter like Beverly does for pink Saturday if you can not get Mc linky to work.
Maybe someone one who has used McLinky can help you because I think this would be the easiest as each participant then adds their own name and you will not have to be bothered by it.

Debbie

Beth said...

Sandi, First of all thanks for doing this. I would suggest Mr. Linky if you can get him to work for you. It would make things much easier for you. Whatever you decide, I'm with you and I plan to post weekly.
Blessings, Beth-

Rita said...

Dear Sandi,
thanks for visiting.
Love your teacups and the little dove is sooooooooo cute.
Great vignette and great taaste in arranging your treasures as usual.
love
rita

Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Sandi
I usually post at Rhodi's Tea Party Tuesday (Rose Colored Glasses) as well but she will not be doing the meme any more as she explained going back to work full time wouldn't allow for it.
Not knowing how much time is involved from your end, I agree that the less the better.
Since I joined your tea meme first and you are a fellow Canadian blogger, I plan to continue visiting you each Tuesday for tea.
There will be times when I'm just not able to join you but that shouldn't ever be taken personally.
One of the gals from the States with a meme has switched to inlinkz.com which she says is easier than linky so you might want to check it out.
I like the idea of being able to put the post up Monday night if that helps because in the morning I'm off walking the dog, gardening etc. and stand the chance of forgetting as the day goes on.
Best of luck figuring out a better way for us all to have tea together. :-)
Judith

Terri said...

What a lovely little picture you have created with your beautiful tea cup and saucer! Putting a candle in it is fab!
Thank you for sharing, and I do hope you can figure out Mr. Linky, he has made my life much easier with Tea Cup Tuesday. Persistence....I am slow with this stuff, but eventually I did get it. So, go over and give Mr. Linky a try, he is a nice guy : )
Email me if you need help, maybe I can tell you something useful.
Hugs,
Terri

shabbyrosetreasures said...

I think your tea time Tuesday is a cool idea, I am new to blogging so I can't help with your solution! I would love to participate! I just love your site! If you have a chance stop by http://shabbychictreasures.blogspot.com/ I am giving away a pretty little rose teapot for the month of April! Looking forward to your visit!
Hugs,
Olivia

Say It With Roses said...

Hi Sandi,
I was so glad to you visiting me! What a wonderful idea have a Tea Time Tuesday...I definitely want to join!!! And I will participate! Promise!
I am sorry you are having such problems, but I think Lorena made the right suggestion to you. Follow Beverly's lead and I bet she will help you with any questions, too!
I will go and sign up and hope that Mr. Linky will behave and allow me to do so!
Talk soon...I am still unpacking things.
Hugs,
Jil

Say It With Roses said...

Sandi, I just hate to be a dummy, but I can't find where I sign up for Tea Time Tuesday!
Jil

The Wired Angel said...

Hi Sandi.. I'm a follower, but haven't participated in Tea Time as yet.. maybe someday.

But I think I can help you with Mr. Linky... Just sign up for the silver version.. it's $5 a year and well worth it. Once I did that everything was fine. I can walk you through the proper selections.. just drop me a line and I'll be more than happy to help. Hugs, Peggy x

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Sandi! I would be happy with the email idea, if that's how you choose, but for you, and the time that might be involved for every Tuesday, I could only imagine Mr. Linky would be so much easier for you, or for anybody running such an event. I hope he will get in touch with you, like others are saying here, to help you to set it up. I was so sorry to miss Tea Time Tuesday this week. I had a school meeting that day, where my time and focus just wouldn't allow me to join in this time around... But I do look forward to participating this coming week!! ((hugs)) ~tina

Beth said...

Hi Sandi, I wanted to let you know that I am having a giveaway, and that I mentioned your blog in the post. I do so love your Rose Chintz china! Checkout the giveaway: http://foodasart-beth.blogspot.com

Duchess of Tea said...

Sandi darling, popped in to thank you for the kind, loving and comforting words you left on my blog, much appreciated. You have been very kind to me luv, a true friend and I treasure that. I wish I had a solution to your problem, but at the moment i can't think of any. If I come up with a brilliant plan, I will let you know.

Thanks again darling
Love & Hugs
Duchess

Melissa Miller said...

Sandi you are so kind to host a tea time meme. I'm sure it can very time consuming. I hope everything is worked out soon for you with the links.

Thank you very much for stopping by for a sweet visit. It is so nice to hear from you.

~Blessings, ~Melissa :)

Tracy said...

Sandi,what a wonderful idea...I hope you can figure it out...alas I can be of no help,I too am too new to blogging to know about Mr.Linky???
But I would love to become part of this Tea Time Tuesdays...once I have unpacked all my china, from there boxes,as I and Mr.B. are moving to the country...better for my health.
Blessings Tracy

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