I went to a garden center yesterday with a friend and brought home a few items including these two pretty blooms. The white flower is Gaura 'Whirling Butterflies' and I love it so much in my garden at Cranberry Cottage that I decided to get one for my city garden too. I had found the Astrantia 'Star of Beauty' for my friend as I thought it combined very well with the Gaura but then went and got one for myself. I think the combination of these two flowers is stunning together.
I had not expected my now five summers old gillyflowers or pinks to come back this year. I was really happily surprised to find them in full bloom again even though they had been invaded by a self seeded Dusky Cranesbill (Geranium phaeum) but there it was wrapping the dark purple of the Cranesbill with its pretty pink hues.
My Widow's Tears (Spiderwort) is in full blossom and looking beautiful with its hairy flower centers. I love the common name of this flower and wonder where it comes from. Does anyone know how they got the name of Widow's Tears?
My Tiny Toms look like they are going to be a success! Jos called me outside earlier this week when he discovered there were tiny green tomatoes forming.
My sage and parsley are also growing at an insane tempo. I lost the rosemary plant which did not take off well. I replanted it from this pot to the garden but it looks very sad for itself. Still I have hope that it might bounce back.
And finally, I had to share this cute photo of Dagi with you. We had put the granny square afghan on the rocking chair while making the bed and take a look who found it. Dagi curled up on it and gave me his "Grandma made this afghan just for me!" look. Needless to say, Dagi always wins in this house and we left him to stay comfortable on it.
I have been tagged by three blogging friends, Heidi at Foxgloves Fabric and Folly, Rhondi at Rose Colored Glasses and Teresa B at Girl with Needles.
The rules: I have to answer 6 questions about myself. At the end of the post, I then tag 6 people and posts their names, then go to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they have been tagged and asking them to read my blog for the rules. Then, I must let the person who tagged me know when I've posted my answers.
I will not be tagging anyone further as this tag has been going around for a while now and many have already been tagged. If you are a regular reader here and would like to do the tag, please do consider yourself tagged by me though.
What was I doing 10 years ago?
About 10 years ago is when they discovered what my health issues were and I was starting to deal with that, not successfully in the beginning I might add. I was also busy setting up my quilt group and workshops. The quilt group has developed into a family of wonderful ladies who I feel privileged to know. While I am no longer able to give any workshops, I am able to share any knowledge through my monthly quilt group.
5 things on my to do list today:
Lots of laundry
Packing for Cranberry Cottage
Relax with a book and my stitching
3 snacks I enjoy:
Cup of hot tea with a really tasty cookie
Kaas stengels (a Dutch flaky pastry stick with cheese flavour)
4 things I would do if I were a millionaire:
I know that I will never be a millionaire in reality although I feel rich emotionally if you know what I mean. I never thought about this seriously as it is just not something that will happen. I think I would finally make our endeavour to find a bungalow happen. We have been searching for almost 5 years and most of them are just too far out of our budget. It would take the entire amount to get one that we hope to have as they are very expensive here in our area of Holland. Getting older costs too much money obviously. LOL!
5 places I've lived:
Jobs I've had:
Activity therapist assistant in a nursing home *** rewarding to do ***
Travel agent *** Yuk job but brought my DH into my life ***
Homemaker and cook, wife, kitty mommy and quilter/stitcher *** This is my favorite list of jobs which I would never give up! ***