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05 April 2011

...Hen and Chicks?

Today was devoted to what I received in my mail today!

How many of you thought from the title to my blog
was about these "Hen and Chicks?

Okay.. so some of you did (I got farm friends that would be the ones to think this)!

Now, which of you thought that I meant the tatting pattern known as this "Hen and Chicks" like below?

Yep, thought so... those knotty friends of mine, yanno.. the tatters? Yep those are the ones!

Did any of you think of this kind? The succulents?

Yep, that would be the ones that I am talking about! I ordered this sweetie from Full Bloom Nursery on Etsy.

I have had this shell like for forever and it moved with me from various homes and states. This shell was a gift from my Grandpa. He used to live in Florida and would walk the beach nearly everyday. I held onto the shell all these years, waiting for it's perfect purpose.

The Echeveria 'Topsy Turvy' succulent arrived in a box with it's soil and securely wrapped up in the newspaper. The Topsy was unharmed from the adventure.

I took several pictures in various locations with different setting.As you can see, it takes on different appeal with each location

...set beside a decomposing tree with fungus and natural growth 

...set in a lushy patch of wild ground cover

...set on a last year's fallen leaves

...set in a patch of spring blooms of a ground cover

I decided for this moment to set it on my patio table so that when I come out with a cup of tea, I can enjoy this delight and smile at my Grandpa's gift.

02 April 2011

...Good Mornin'

Good Morning Everyone! Nature is waking up! 

Don't miss the beauty!

Grab a cup of tea or a mug of chocolate coffee and enjoy!

..and welcome to my world! 

The best that these ever looked since it was planted in 2004
...forgot it's name but it starts with A.

Lily of the Valley


Coral Pink Azalea 

Blood-good Japanese Maple

Wee Lil Johnny Jump ups (Violas)

Friendship Plant (not sure of it's real name),
a friend from Washington gave me a few starts before we moved to Georgia
and they love it here!

Japanese Silver Painted Ferns with White Azalea towering it

The White Azalea

Purple Wisteria 

Under my Wisteria Arbor/Pergola 

My Mother's Day Lilacs, and they say it doesn't bloom well in Georgia.
I think someone forgot to tell these beauties.

Wild Violets literally blanket my yard

...and the Lone Iris.

God Bless Y'all!
Thank You Lord for sharing the beauty of you with me and my friends!

01 April 2011

...Happy International Tatting Day!

Click this for more information on International Tatting Day

This is the start of what I am working on for today. 
My first experience of adding on beads while in progress of tatting.
I need to come up with a better tool for adding the beads.
Any suggestion?

What are you tatting for today? Share!!!