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Monday, June 16, 2008

Good Grief--It's Monday Already??

I wish I knew where these weeks go! Here we are, Monday again. It has been a crazy week around here. My husband somehow got bit by what the doctors believe was a brown recluse spider. I cannot tell you how awful these bites are--it was horrendous. Let's leave it at the fact that he will be on IV antibiotics for awhile. He is improving though.

The weather has been rather lovely in our NY corner of the world. Had a couple of bad heat days but for the most part it's been enjoyable. Yesterday was gorgeous and we had a nice father's day. All the children, save one who was working, came up to celebrate. We had a nice barbecue and even got the Papa Bear outside to blow the dust off him!

Have not been able to accomplish a whole lot this past week, the doctor runs put a real crimp into productivity. But here's a photo of something I've been working on while in waiting rooms. It's photoed (is that a word???) on top of one of the racks of flower petals I'm drying. Smells like a florist shop in here. We are now drying on the back porch as well as an unused upstairs bedroom which has been passing as my still room. I now know why you need an official still room. The back porch is, of course, a way in and out of the house. There are petals all over the place. These breezy days lift the dried petals every time the door is opened---sigh.
The visions of potpourris are dancing in my head as we dry tray after tray of petals. So much fun. Nothing like opening a jar of summer sunshine when there's snow on the ground.
What do you suppose the embroidery will be???? Stay tuned.............
Don't forget to stop back for Pink Friday--this week's theme is English Tea. Could be interesting! Some of the boutiques at Make Mine Pink specialize in tea, some in the china, the selections should be absolutely amazing.


Anonymous said...

I love the purple blossoms! Have no idea what you are working on though!
Susan (dutchrose)

Inka Smith said...

What beautiful pedals! I can almost smell them down here in FL. I know you enjoy making your good smellin' potions and all the rest. Hope your hubby gets better soon.

Susie said...

Pat, I would love to walk into my home and have it smell like a florist. I can't wait to see what you are making. Thanks for a good show and tell.
The Polka Dot Rose

Sweet Necessi-Teas said...

Pat, I bet you house smells heavenly! I can't wait to see what you are making. I wish I knew how to do silk ribbon embroidery!

gail said...

Hi Pat, I love your beautiful embroidery work. I cant wait to see what this will be. I am really enjoying pink fridays as well. See ya at the tea party...pink hugs, gail

Finding Grace, Going Mobile said...

Hi Pat,
Is that ribbon embroidery in your frame. I hope you will show and tell it when it's done. Love ribbon, love embroidery, together they can't be beat....
Theresa @ Cottage Violets

Noelle Garrett Designs said...

So pretty, reading about the flowers, I could almost smell them! Can't wait to see what is in store for Friday!

Cottage Flair said...

Beautiful embroidery. What are you making?

Deb said...

Hi Pat,

Your purple blossoms are so pretty! I hope your husband is feeling better soon. :)

Pink hugs,

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

I can't wait to see when your finished. It sure looks so pretty sitting on all those flowers. Ooooh boy!


SoCal Helene said...

Hi Pat,
I finally got a chance to catch up on all wonderful Show & Tell from Monday. Your embroidery is just beautiful, can’t wait to see what you are up to for Friday…….
Sisters Gift Company