Thursday, June 18, 2009

Life is spinning by!!

Well the summer...and my life!!! Keeps spinning by!!!!! We have had a lot of fun as a family, but every day seems to be slipping through my fingers like water!!! We have had rain forest weather... ( I was pretty sure we lived in a desert ...but oh well...) The days have been cool and wet and the roses are absolutely in rose heaven ...Or maybe I am... I think my peas are pretty happy as well, not to mention my beautiful red lettuce ...both of which I have never been successful with before.
I have been sewing too... currently 5 little flower girl dresses, aprons, doll clothes, and hopefully soon skirts and jackets! I will be including patterns for these items in my store soon!
My camera and I have been very close as well... of course I am trying to save my moments with the adorable kids and the beautiful lush flowers on film (or computer , which is the case with my digital world...) .
Illustrating is also sneaking in there as often as is so much fun to do art!!!
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Friday, June 12, 2009


When you plant flowers can create your own little paradise! I am so grateful that I have had this small piece of land and the opportunity to do so. What a blessing . When I am in my garden, I often think of Celia Thaxter and her writings and sentiments about her beloved flowers in her book "An Island Garden" .
The way she talks about each flower with such poetic verse and love amazes me. I especially love her detailed explanation of poppies ,her delicate description of each painted petal is so sweet. She talks about every flower in her garden with love and admiration , as well as the song birds, and toads that serenade the days and nights away. I would recommend the reading of this lovely book to anyone who deeply loves the garden.
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