Good morning Folks ~ Another cracked rib from too much coughing = pain. This started last Thursday morning. It will take time to heal and get back to normal. I had this happen about 5-6 years ago. I just started taking (yesterday afternoon), a homeopathic remedy for sprains, strains, stresses and bruised bones, for pain and healing. Until I heal, there will be no house painting, mowing, weed-wacking, etc. I’m doing the bare basics. It hurts to bend, to get up and down from bed or a sitting position, to cough occasionally. The hardest thing I did this morning was make the bed and that was painful.
I haven’t called the people yet to come do their ‘haul away’, but at least I’ve made the decision to do that and am looking forward to cleared property. (I need to clarify that my friend and I did that 3,000 lbs. last year, not recently.)
My job is over. I was going to go in Sat., but decided against it with the way I feel. Driving to and from work is a 30 minute drive each way, tightens me up and makes the rib area hurt more. I’ll see if the lady antique dealer calls me in the next month or so. Until then I’ll relax, taking a vacation. After working at this job for 17 years, not working is going to be quite a switch.
I’ve got a loaf of oatmeal bread baking in the bread machine and starting to smell this little place deliciously. There is just something wonderful and homey about the aroma of yeast bread baking.
Since I started this post, the bread machine has done it’s thing and just beeped to let me know the bread is done. Boy does it smell good. I took a picture to torture you.
Captured these two blooms yesterday. The scent of a gardenia is one of my most favorite. It’s the first scent I recall when moving back to FL around 1960. My grandmother had a bush full of these and they were heavenly.
This is my favorite hibiscus, Hugs-n-kisses.
I did a quick errand yesterday, to the bank, not far from home and on the way home, I stopped at the Salvation Army thrift store. It was Sr. Citizen’s day and maybe I’d find a treasure. I did, well, at least to me it is one. It cost me a whole $1.49.
This is 34 inches wide by 48 inches long. I was looking for something to put on the love seat for Miss T to sleep on that can be easily washed and here it is. Here it is laid out on the bed to get a picture of it.
Below, I put it over the rumpled cover on loveseat, and up under the two other granny square afghans across the back to see how it would look and it adds to my eclectic, cottage look. I think Miss T likes it too. I need to take the white cover off and wash it, then put it back on with this over it.
Back in February I was asked by a male follower, if I would make a heart for his wife who would be having a birthday this month. Now that her bday is over, I can share it here. It has her favorite colors, a crocheted, beaded edging, a love charm and their initials . He left it up to me as to what to do.This was fun to make even though I was a bit nervous creating a special order. It went all the way to England. I took the photo on top of a ribbon embroidery book.
Here is my latest little creation. It is 2 1/4 inches by 2 1/4 inches.
If at any time you like one of my creations and wish to buy, just let me know. A commenter just let me know that she wants to buy the purple pincushion, and another is interested in the two bead edged shells that I did. You don’t have to wait for it to go in my Etsy shop.
To close this post I will share one of my favorite single roses, ‘Kathleen’ a hybrid musk. I love her simple beauty and her sweet scent. I’ve had her a long time now. I better make a cutting or two of her and hope they root, to have spares.
That’s it for now.
FlowerLady ~ from Plum Cottage home and gardens