Sunday, November 9, 2014

Rain, flowers, needlework

Good afternoon Friends ~ It is a gray day, lightly raining off and on. We needed the rain, so I’m not complaining. This will do the gardens good.

Here are some flowers from a couple of days ago.

Ceasar Weed ~ an invasive that I’ve got to pull/dig up. They have burs that stick to you or a critter, plus drop seeds and spread.  Pretty blooms though.


This is Philippine Violet. Very hardy and easy to grow.


Plumbago and a spent hamelia patens.


‘Kathleen’ ~ I took some cuttings of her this week and hope she will root for me. I love the blooms and and their sweet, delicate scent.





Mr. Lincoln



As I was editing the picture below, I noticed the one petal is in the shape of a heart. Smile


Today is 23 months since my dear husband and best friend left this planet to be with God. It was on a Sunday morning, and today is a Sunday too. I was a little depressed earlier, but after working outside for a bit with a little project, I started feeling better. It started to sprinkle and then rain so I came inside.

I’ve had a project in mind for quite sometime now, and just recently found beads to make it. Tear drop beads and this neat little bottle. Two tear drops are sewn behind the bottle and three are falling into it. My first attempt.  This one is for a friend. I plan to make up others to put in my Etsy shop. This was the right thing to work on this day.



“You keep track of all my sorrows.

You have collected all my tears in your bottle.

You have recorded each one in your book.”

Psalm 56:8 (NLT)

One day,

"He will wipe every tear from their eyes,

and there will be

no more death or sorrow or crying or pain.

All these things are gone forever."

Revelation 21:4

Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy...

Psalm 126:5


God’s word speaks to my heart. It uplifts my spirit. It encourages me to keep on going, one day at a time.

We don’t know ‘why’ things happen when they do, or the way they do, but we can know, that He loves us more than we can even imagine at this time. All will be known when the time is right.

All we have to do is believe in Him, call on Him, trust Him.

Have a great upcoming week ~ FlowerLady


Sue Silva said...

Lovely words, Rainey.


Jean Campbell said...

Thank you for this verse, FL, and your handwork as usual is most beautiful. You show every little flower in the most attractive light, too.

L. D. said...

Your flowers look so great as usual. I am jealous of the climate. If you go to my blog and rejoin my site under followers. I bet it will set up a better connection to my blog as I think I had to change my address for security reasons. I had too much info in my address. Just follow me again and it will delete the old address. Have a good week.

June said...

such a beautiful post today Lorraine. I think of you often and wonder how you are doing without your sweetheart. My sister is trying to adapt her life now without her love and I see her struggle and ache to help her. My prayers are for you today dear.

I loved every beautiful bloom today!

Ruth Hiebert said...

The flowers are so pretty,but that needlework is a winner.It is so gorgeous and precious.

Balisha said...

You must have every flower that there is in your yard:)
I have never seen so many different ones...even your invasives have pretty blooms.

Morning's Minion said...

Beautiful scripture promises and lovely flowers.
How clever of you to put the beads behind the tiny bottle in your needlework project!

tina said...

The bees really love your rose. Love the poem and artwork. So poignant.

Betsy Adams said...

Hi There, Love all of your flowers --but I'm always partial to Mr. Lincoln. Such a beautiful rose --and he smells so good.

Love the "Tears in a Bottle" project... Gorgeous...

Getting ready for another cold blast on Thursday!!!! Looks like winter is coming for sure... VERY busy in the yard!

Stephanie said...

Your posts are always such a delight, sweet lady! Thank you for sharing your beautiful flowers with us. Hugs!

the Goodwife said...

Beautiful post! It's always funny to me, and quite meaningful if you get down to the Spiritual side of it, how beautiful the invasive and damaging weeds can be. Reminds me of God's plans for us, and how we should be able to find beauty even in the thorny patches, sometimes the most beauty! God bless and keep you Dear FlowerLady!

Anonymous said...

Love the bottle of tears. I find myself shedding them still missing my Mom so I can only imagine the depth of your sorrow missing your beloved DH.

May we continue to find comfort in the beauty of our gardens (amongst other things).

Have a wonderful week, Rainey.



Julie said...

What a gorgeous stitchery! Love all the scripture you found to go with it! Awesome!!!

Leslie Kimel said...

I love your needlework project. So neat. I keep coming back to look at it. I'm glad you're thinking about putting something similar in your Etsy shop!

Deb said...

I do love your handiwork and your beautiful flowers. These scriptures are some of my favorites as well. Prayers and hugs from Arizona.

Consider It All Joy said...

Your flowers are absolutely Beautiful!! I really like the needlework you did, so very special, I'm sure your friend will greatly appreciate it! Blessings to you, Cindy

Dayle said...

The "tears in a bottle" Scripture has always been one of my favorites. The visual is so compelling.

Darcie said...

Sometimes when I look at your flower pictures I imagine walking through your gardens. I can only imagine how beautiful they are. The needlework it beautiful too. I think of that scripture often as well.

sweetbay said...

Your flowers are lovely. I finally got a plumbago to grow in my garden but it doesn't have the large pale blue flowers like yours, which I think is the most beautiful form of plumbago. I hope 'Kathleen' roots for you!

Debra Howard said...

Very beautiful!

gld said...

This lifted my spirits this morning.
Thank you.

M.K. said...

It's wonderful that you take comfort and real peace from God's words. There is no other source so reliable. The tear bottle work is very pretty -- good creativity there!

Jillayne said...

A lovely post - your words are so true and so beautiful.
I love to come here and see the flowers - I've never heard of any you post it seems but I suppose that's because of the difference in climates. I do love the plumbago one - it's so very pretty!

Maryann said...

I love the promises of the scripture you ended your post with, what a day it will be when all pain and sorrow are gone forever and we will be rejoicing before his throne. Have a wonderful weekend, many blessings to you

Annie said...

I've fallen in love with Kathleen! Your rose photos are magic. You are doing well and are so strong with the help from above. Hugs from Australia today

Tante Mali said...

Kathlen is a bretty one! I'm sure she will root because you love her! She is like one of mine growing wild in the hedge and I love her too!
Have a wonderful time

Terra said...

That is a beautiful bottle of tears craft you made. Years ago my friend wrote a book titled "He Gathers Your Tears". Hey, even your weeds are pretty, if that is a weed in your first photo.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Rainey, you're in my thoughts and prayers; people say grief eases and I suppose it does. It also seems to ease and then, wham!, comes back with a vengeance, leaving me weak kneed and gasping for breath. I am so ready to move forward...away from this farm and all the moment by moment memories. God willing, in His time.
the bottle of tears is precious and know your friend will appreciate.

Sunray Gardens said...

Lovely blooms for you, but I will admit I still have a Rose blooming but sure it's ending today with the snow.
Cher Sunray Gardens


Hi Girlfriend, Sorry it's been so long. I love your flowers and your stitchery. They're so pretty and meaningful.

It's interesting how just getting outside and working lifts our spirits. Me too! I hope you're staying warm. It's cold all over right now. Hugs.

I'm going to email you with a question.

Karen said...

Rainey, your flowers are a joy, even the 'weeds' with their glorious blooms. 23 months, seems like an instant and an eternity all in one. I shed a tear thinking of Mark and you. I love your needlework, such a beautiful saying. Hugs to you, dear Rainey.