Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Middle of the week–creating on my mind

Good morning Friends,

Here it is Wednesday already.  I was supposed to be working today through Sat. but things changed because a shipper’s truck broke down in Atlanta, and my boss wasn’t sure when the delivery would be made.  He has to be there, then has to rearrange the shop to accommodate new pieces.  So, here I be, at home sweet home.

Yesterday I found a very pretty,  antique, Victorian crocheted calling card case pattern.  I woke up in the middle of the night thinking of the pattern and how it’s going to turn out. I won’t really know until I make it myself.  I could hardly get back to sleep for thinking about it and other ideas.

This morning when I got up, after mixing up cat food, and starting coffee, I started cutting out felt for lining more needle cases.  They are in seven luscious colors. So now, I’ve got to sew in the felt, add a button, and a little crocheted flower.  Then take pictures and get them uploaded to my Etsy shop. So, I’ll be busy here.  In the picture below you can see the needle cases, and several Irish crocheted roses.  I will be selling these in my shop also as embellishments.  They are in ecru, linen and white.

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I also want to plan some meals, bake something, do some indoor homecaring and just enjoy the day.

Here are a few pictures.

Our garden frog prince has taken off his crown and set it on a mushroom next to azaleas with tropicals growing all around too.  The smell of star jasmine fills the air.

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Some shells, jasmine, iron, etc.

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I moved these orchids outside as the leaves were getting funky after being inside for awhile.  They are now sitting just outside the scullery window, so this picture is looking into the scullery, which is where I wash dishes. Trees, etc. are reflected in the window.

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‘Maggie’

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Climbing ‘Maman Cochet’.

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May your day be filled with love, peace and blessings.

Hugs ~ FlowerLady

 

15 comments:

Jane said...

Isn't the anticipation fun when you get inspired to create something? I'm working on a pair of socks that wee inspired by a dive I took the other day. Hope your Etsy sales are going strong!

HolleyGarden said...

I hope you have a wonderful unexpected day off! Isn't it wonderful to be so excited about something that you can hardly sleep?! Loved seeing your garden photos - I could almost smell that star jasmine.

crafty cat corner said...

Thankyou for the beautiful pictures
Briony
x

Susan said...

Hey Dear Flowerlady...I love the photo of your orchid with the reflection in the window. How nice to be able to enjoy the flower while you do dishes. :)

Marti said...

How fun to have an unplanned day off - and not even a sick day! I love the crochet roses. So pretty in those colors.

I have some shells around here; I need to see if I can do something like yours.

eli Hart said...

Beautiful orchid . . . and I love the blue glass in the window!

lemonverbenalady said...

Gorgeous flowers as usual, FL! Ooh, just realized FL equals Florida! Duh! Hope you have happy days while you are off. xxoo Nancy

organicgardendreams said...

Hi FlowerLady, seeing your garden photos always brings me joy! Today Climbing ‘Maman Cochet’ just blows me away with her beauty. This is such a special rose and it seems to do so well for you. Good luck with selling your hand-crafted items!
Christina

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Oh my - you are talented. I will look at your calling card cases as I have a card with address on it.
Your flowers are amazming. The orchid I love...

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

What a wonderful surprise...to have the day off at home :) It sounds as though you are in the 'creative zone' ...I love your needle cases. Beautiful photo's of your garden...I can only imagine how wonderful the Jasmine smells. It looks as though Spring is already there in Florida...I hope you enjoy another wonderful sunny day tomorrow.
Maura :)

shirley said...

That orchid is glorious and also an amazing piece of photography you are really a genius at capturing nature.

Sunray Gardens said...

Pretty Roses. Lovely Orchid, sure it will take right off again with the fresh air and sunshine.
Cher Sunray Gardens

GRACE PETERSON said...

You've always got the best photos! I love the roses and your banner photo, pink rose with aged wood behind it...very cool!

The photo of your crochet pieces looks professionally done with the jars beside them. Very nice indeed.

Take care.

Amrita said...

Lovely pictures and your creative work. Have a good weekend

Kimberly said...

So happy to hear that I'm not the only one that wakes up in the middle of the night with ideas rolling around in my head! And what a nice way to spend a day off. Love your photos and all the lovely plants and decorations you have that fit so nicely together in your garden. Have a blessed weekend!