Thursday, April 30, 2009

Marie Antionette

Marie Antionette!

I found these painting of Marie Antionette on a museum web page. She is a fascinating woman in literature, I have read a few books of fiction about her and often wonder if they are even close to the real thing.

It has been said that the famous phrase " let them eat cake" was not said by her. And it is reported that the last words she uttered as she was to be guillotined, were " please excuse me" as she was to have stepped on the executioners foot. If so how very sad.
I wonder how she would feel if she knew she still was a subject of admiration and much art work by the famous as well as the humble home crafter.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Spring flowers

I am sorry this is out of focus, but the colors are so pretty, and it is a survivor from last year, so I tried to get a good picture of it. Maybe next time. :)

My Asian Pear is so beautiful in blossom, I hope it does as well this year as it did last year. But I am worried because I saw ZERO bees, that is a big concern you don't get pollination without bees or some kind of bug.
Blueberries blossoms I have 5 plants, last year only 2 produced any fair amount, I have great hopes for this year, but again the bee thing.

As you can see my picket fence isn't the typical white, but I like the look of the faded paint on the weathered wood, a nice contrast for the tulips.

I love this picture, these little violets just pop up every where, and they are so pretty. I do have to pull a lot as weeds otherwise they would take over, but I love them when they are in bloom. When I have the inclination and the time I pick some and sugar them, they are such a delight at a tea party. They are totally eatable, both blossoms and leaves with a high vitamin C content.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Flowers for Memorial

Hi everyone, I am sorry to be gone so long but I am not a multi-tasker and can only handle a couple of things at once. So having more than that to do I had to let the blogging slide for a while. I hope I haven't lost you all. I have here to share with you some flower arrangements I made for the Memorial that my religious group celebrate once a year. It was such an honor to be asked to do the arrangements as I have no formal training.

This one shows the different flowers I used stock, roses, babys breath, larkspur, snapdragons, gladiolas, and some I don't know how to spell.

Sorry this one got in here twice but this is a better look at that lovely metal pot.

As it turns out this was an all time favorite with the women. They loved the ceramic pot with the roses on it. The arrangement was about 3 times as high as the pot and gave it a tall overstated look for the size of the pot.

I love the Lilly's and this is a close up of one in the larger bouquet.

This close-up of the roses really shows it's true color it was just this wonderful shade of pinkie lavender. Oh yes, the stock and the Lillie's made these arrangements smell heavenly.
These flowers are getting double duty as they are now at the celebration of my dear friends 50th wedding anniversary, I tease her and tell her she must have been just 2 when she got married.
Well take care hope to see you all soon. TTFN

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


I just wanted to announce we have 3 winners, I have contacted them and I will wait until Friday for a reply, if none I will redraw and go from there. I truly wish I could have given a prize to everyone. And if I could afford it I would!!!!! This is not the prize I just liked the way this box was wrapped. I want to thank everyone who entered, it was a fun process. I will probably do it again when there is a semi good reason. :)