Sunday, November 3, 2013

Hot ginger tea, ibuprofen, needlework hearts, roses

 

Hello Friends ~ Hope you’ve all enjoyed your weekend and that you have a good week ahead.

This morning while sipping coffee my throat started feeling sore on the right side. I took some vitamins and herbs, and decided to not do very much today. I later took an ibuprofen, drank a cup of hot ginger tea with honey, watched a movie on you tube, and made two felt hearts. Am feeling under the weather that’s for sure.  It will be early to bed tonight, as I feel achy, and sinus is stuffed up on right side too now.

The other day when I was in the ‘secret garden’ I got a whiff of a deep rose scent.  I thought to my self, what’s in bloom?  I turned around and there was the rose ‘Granada’, freshly opened.  I bought this early this year.  Granada was one of our favorite cities in Spain and this is a lovely reminder of good times we had there.

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This is a bloom of climbing, ‘Maman Cochet’.

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This heart has the darker abalone bits and a cultured pearl in the center.

I enjoyed making them both.

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These are a lighter colored abalone, and a small cultured pearl.

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It’s still very warm and humid down here, today it’s been very breezy too. We need rain and they keep predicting we’re going to get some, but we haven’t yet.

That’s it for now. If you don’t hear from me for a few days, you’ll know why, I’ll be taking it easy to get rid of this bug.

Happy Autumn ~ FlowerLady

44 comments:

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Take care and be well soon.
Beautiful roses!

Jane said...

Hope you feel better soon, Rainey. Have you tried gargling with salt water? I have a sore throat also and it really helps. Your little hearts are very pretty!

Kit said...

Take care of yourself! Hope it is short- lived. :) Love, Kit

Betty W said...

The roses and the hearts are beautiful. I hope you will be feeling better soon.

It's Just Dottie said...

I pray you will feel better soon.
Smiles, Dottie

Betsy Adams said...

Love you little hearts --especially the blue one. AND your roses are INCREDIBLE. We still have a few blooming --but the season for us is mostly over...

Hope you 'caught' your BUG before it gets worse. God Bless...

Hugs,
Betsy

Deb said...

That rose is soooo beautiful! Hope you are feeling better soon. Rest is the best thing!

Val said...

Rest up, Lorraine, I'm sorry you're not feeling good. Sore throats--I hate 'em!

Much Love,

Val ♥

Georgianna said...

Hello, Lorraine! Your roses are beautiful and I love the new lace shawl on you. Wonderful find! I'm so sorry to hear you aren't feeling well and send wishes that you are well soon.

G

Nancy J said...

8,124 miles, and the bug has flown from me to you!!! I am still in the throes of sore throat, cough, and aches, but heaps better than 2 days ago. Hope you rest up, the really best thing for this, lots of juice, hot tea, and more rest. Beautiful rose photo, such deep colour in the petals as they change shades, So hot here today, was 26C = 78F, summer shorts needed right now, on winter white legs!!! Greetings from Jean.

Morning's Minion said...

It sounds like you are doing all the right things to chase away your cold. I hope it will be of short duration.
Your stitchery is exquisite--and you team it with a creative imagination.
The Granada Rose will be a sweet reminder of happy youthful times.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Hope you are already feeling better. The new rose is spectacular.

Terra said...

Lovely hearts you crafted, and be well soon.

Our photos said...

Beautiful photos!
Greetings, RW & SK

Sunray Gardens said...

Take care and continue to enjoy your lovely blooms. Your hearts are very pretty.
Cher Sunray Gardens

Julie said...

Please feel better soon! Glad we have our bits of embroidery we can pick up during short times of feeling better! Your hearts are so pretty!
Xoxo-Julie

tina said...

What a beautiful rose and to have it names after a city you have visited makes it extra special. Do take it easy and get well soon! Wonderful work on the hearts-I always adore your work.

Balisha said...

Get well, Lorraine. Hope you feel better soon. I drink ginger tea too..it seems to help.
Keep us informed as to how you are doing...we care.
Balisha

Sarah said...

Hi Flowerlady Hope you're feeling better soon. Your rose is stunning and your pictures so clear, I feel I could almost touch it and want to smell it. Love your felt hearts too. Take care.
Love Sarah x

Cheri Farnell said...

Good Morning Rainey! So sorry you're feeling bad. Love seeing the pictures of your flowers and your crafts, and all the goodies you find. Hope you're feeling better soon. Much love to my big sister.

Jean Campbell said...

Get well soonest, Rainey. Your hearts are heartwarming to see, so much detail and love goes into them.

Leslie said...

Hope you feel better soon! Those hearts are so, so pretty. I just love your work!

Darcie said...

I certainly hope you aren't under the weather for too long. Take it easy, and enjoy that beautiful rose! I can almost smell it from here. :-)

Tootsie said...

feel better soon! my oldest girl has had a cold for 3 weeks...
Your photos are gorgeous!

Here I Am Carrie said...

Hope you are feeling better soon. Oh I love that peachy yellow rose. I am one of the few people that don't have any interest in roses, but this summer I saw and photographed a rose very similiar to yours. I just love the color. Enjoy a day or so of rest.

Skeeter said...

Hope you are feeling better today! Granada is beautiful and the scent must be as well since it caught your sniffer. Your hearts are wonderful and I have a bracelet with the same type jewels you used! Get well soon...

M.K. said...

Oh, i hope you feel better soon. The ginger tea sounds comforting. Your roses are lovely, and your felt hearts are so precious! Rest up!

Cindy Cain said...

Lorraine, You bless my heart Every time you stop by my blog! Thank you for always encouraging me! Bless you and Get Well!!!

Sharon Lovejoy said...

My dear Lorraine,

You have been through so much in the last few months, yet you still manage to create beauty with words, hands, and photos. You are an inspiration.

Thanks for the visit.

Lovingly,

Sharon

Rebecca said...

Oh, please DO take care of yourself....

Becky said...

I hope you get to feeling better real soon. There are so many "bugs" going around and I keep trying to avoid them. One of the office gals came in to work yesterday with some kind of stomach bug... I told her no thanks and to please not get too close. :) She said she catches everything and I told her but I don't want it. Neither Scott nor I can afford to miss any work as before long they will be cutting hours for me and he is not getting any overtime anymore.

Ilene said...

Rainey, get some chamomile tea, make it in a pot and breathe in the steam, it'll unstuff your nose. Keep some out to drink, with honey. Chamomile has antibiotic properties and is very good for you. Got any elderberry wine? A good shot of it at bedtime will help too. Get well soon. Hugs, Ilene XOXOXOXO

gld said...

This is the time of year when weather changes that we all seem susceptible to sinus troubles.

I hope your herbals have caught yours in time. Meanwhile, rest and stay inside if you can.

Maryann said...

Hope you feel better son, the roses are beautiful. I still have some knockouts blooming, but the weather is starting to get cool, so I think we might be done.
Rest well!

Val said...

I know you're on a restorative blog-break, but I wanted to check in and say I hope you *are* feeling better and that it's not an illness that is hanging around. Love and healing rest to you, ♥ Val

Balisha said...

Hope you're feeling better this morning..Hugs, Balisha

Jeri Landers said...

This may sound silly, but sometimes I like to get a cold. It is the only time I give myself to take the day off, stay in bed with a good book and a pot of tea without feeling guilty about it. SO, even if you aren't up to scratch in the health dept... enjoy it! Pamper yourself and spoil yourself a bit. You deserve a break.

Karen said...

Rainey, I love the Granada rose, and the memories it invokes for you. I hope you are feeling better very soon. I had such a smile when I saw your picture in the shawl, what a gorgeous photo. You are beautiful!

I can't believe you managed to get that big cabinet into the van all by yourself, but I sure can see why you wanted it. I can't wait to see what you do with your new find.

Take care, dear friend, and rest. Hugs to you.

sweetbay said...

The color on Grenada is beautiful. I hope you're feeling better soon!

Rebecca said...

You're still missing! I sure hope it's not because you are still sick....

Marti said...

I'm so sorry you've got the bug. Hope you nipped it in the bud and it doesn't run the full course.

Your rose is gorgeous. All of them are. It just amazes me that your flowers and leaves never have a black spot, a hole, or even a chewed edge on them.

Paul Forster said...

Really like your creations, Lorraine! Hope you've recovered!

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Wonderful colours in your Granada rose! I love being in a place where your nose detects something delightful, leading to a visual delight as well.
Hope you are feeling much better now.

Susan said...

Your roses and hearts both look lovely. Hope you're feeling better!