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Sunday, April 5, 2009

Post Number 100

I have had no trouble going on and on for the past year. Here I am at post 100 and feeling all nervous and my fingers don't want to type. What is this, I wonder? I have caught up on all the blogs I follow, found a few more to read and follow, got through all my emails and the filing of those from this past week. I've run out of ideas to put this off any longer. Maybe I need another cup of coffee. Be right back...................................

I had started this blog because I was starting my on line business. I had never even seen a blog 100 posts ago. Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks? So what started out as a way to get my name out there, has turned into me chatting with my friends a few times a week. This has been an avenue to meet so many wonderful new friends. Thank you all who come to see what's going on in my business and my life, and thanks for allowing me to share yours as well. So, I have to try to ignore the fact that this is BLOG 100 and go on as usual. Ahem......

Late yesterday afternoon, a very dear friend came and dropped off a huge box of roses that were to be tossed in the trash at her job. Good heavens, can you imagine?? Well, take a look at just some of this bounty which will be turned into treasures in the near future:

Can you imagine these gorgeous blossoms going into the trash?? These are some of the most beautiful roses I have ever seen. There is not a shelf in two rooms (and one of them has built in floor to ceiling bookcases) that doesn't have a line up of flowers drying. Two mantles are hung with these gorgeous roses drying and two big boxes of petals waiting to start their second life as potpourri. I have to giggle when I say I'm going to work, does life get any better than this?
So, are you ready for the big give away? Leave a comment on this post and your name will be entered into the drawing for a fabulous prize. As of yesterday, it was going to be some stitchery. But as of last evening and all of these gorgeous roses, I am going to create a one of a kind dried flower tussy mussy. The roses have to dry, so I will have to ask the winner for a little patience, but trust me when I tell you this will be gorgeous! Good luck to all who enter.
Now, forward we go, this week (actually, today) the Pink Slot Machine is up and running at Make Mine Pink for a whole week. This is a blast! The boutique owners have had two trial runs with this and we had grand time. So pop on over to www.makeminepink.com for all the details and to sign up to play. There is no purchase necessary but do take a few minutes after playing each day (did I mention you can play daily for a week?) to browse through the boutiques. It's a safe and friendly place to shop, to say nothing of the gorgeous one of a kind products. Prizes will be awarded daily, you don't want to miss out on this.
Has everyone been out puttering in the gardens yet? Well, not the Midwest I'm guessing. Heard about some snow happenings over there. The lilac buds look like they are ready to explode momentarily, daffodil and tulip greenery is up but no flowers yet, trees are starting to bud out and the world is waking up again. My chives are starting to pop up, cannot wait for the blossoms. Don't forget to pluck those blossoms and make some chive vinegar for those of you ahead of our growing season in the northeast. It is the prettiest lavender color, looks like liquid sapphires. I even have heard the peepers on a few of the warmer nights, guess they're looking for love!
Well, dear friends, have made it through my 100th post. It wasn't so bad once I finally got going. Back to normal later in the week, no more angst! Have a great week, enjoy the burgeoning of spring,
Patricia Rose-A Potpourri of Fabric, Fragrance and Findings


gail said...

Hi Pat! Congratulations on blog 100 Its so much fun blogging. I cant wait to see what you come up with all of those roses. The colors are stunning! I hope you have a great week coming up ahead. You sure deserve a break! hugs to you, gail

Carol said...

Hi Pat, congrats on your 100th post! Woo Hoo!

Okay, so those roses all over your house are gorgeous and I can just imagine what a wonderful scent fills the air.

Have fun,
Carol at Business in THE Bag

Karrots said...

Hi Pat! Wow 100 post and going strong. Love all the roses and can hardly wait to see what you do with them. Have a great week! ellen

Marie said...

Hi Pat,
The roses really are gorgeous. YOur home must look beautiful with roses everywhere. Congrats on your 100th post.

Nancy said...

Hi Pat,
That has got to be the BEST 100th blog post I have ever read! Straight from that great big Heart of yours! All those roses gracing the rooms of your historic home must be a sure delight to see, and smell. Whether I win or not, I am excited to see the Treasure you make with these beautiful roses. Have a Great week Pat!
Huggs, Nancy

Miniature Patisserie Chef said...

Hi Pat, Congratulations on reaching your 100 post!
The roses are just so beautiful, the scent must be filling your home!

Have a great week ahead!

Pei Li

Carolee Crafts said...

Congratulations on your 100th blogging post and for the roses what a gift and what fun you are going to have with them.

Lisa McDonald said...


Your friend is amazing. How nice of her to drop off all of those gorgeous roses. I can hardly wait for the potpourri that you make with them.


Cottage Flair said...

Congrats on 100 posts. I'm with you, I had no idea about blogging until I opened online. What amazing roses. Talk about someone else's trash being your treasure!

Susan - InHerOwnWords said...

Congratulations Pat on your 100th blog post. How fun!

No I can't imagine tossing out all those beautiful roses! Aren't you happy she thought of you! I just know you'll find a good use for them *smiles*


Kimberly said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! The colors in those roses are just gorgeous!

Janet L Christian said...

oh my goodness happy 100! I love those roses. I can't believe what people will throw out

Unknown said...

Congratulations on #100 and a friend who knows to brings you trashed roses! Gorgeous colors!

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

Hey my friend! Congratulations on your 100th! You did great and oh my... I can't believe those gorgeous blossoms were going in the trash. They ended up in the perfect hands. I can't wait to see your fabulous creations!
bunny hugs to you,

Terri said...

Congratulations on your 100th post!
A flower tussy mussy? I must say I don't know what that is...but ok I'll trust you. I'm glad they will not be wasted.

Dianne Long said...

Oooh Pat, such pretty roses! Congrats on your 100th blog post too! I'd love a dried rose tussie mussie, so sweet of you to do a giveaway. I'm so inspired by you and your consistently positive attitude even when life isn't a bed of roses for you! Have a great week!!

Unknown said...

What a brave soul you were and anow ab old hand at blogging! I love your roses - I can see the rose petals in your handi work. What a good friend to think of you.
Hugs, Tedi

Deb said...

Hi Pat..those roses are gorgeous! Congratulations on 100 blog posts....time sure flies, doesn't it?

Pink hugs,

Anonymous said...

Awesome Pat! Good work on all 100 posts. Your beautiful heart shows through on them all. Love the roses and I am sure you will enjoy putting them to very good use with your usual charming results.
Regal Hugs
:) Smile

kath@retromantic antiques said...

Pat, congrats on the 100 post! Good for you, I am still along way from that....I can't imagine what your house must smell like with all of those roses. So beautiful. I think I need to contact the floral shops around here to see what they do with their "expired" roses. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Lots to do yet but so much fun. kath

Anonymous said...

Can you imagine tossing all those roses...how sad...but then consider the food that gets tossed also...even sadder!!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog...weren't those women a hoot??!!!

PS congrats on 100...by my 100th, people will be saying, oh, no, another post????LOL

Marge said...

Just imagining all those roses makes me envious! Enjoy!

SoCal Helene said...

Hi Pat! Congratulations to our 100th post!! Time flies then you have fun! It must smell like heaven at your house, can't believe that someone were about to throw all those roses away. Can't wait to see the ready and I know for sure very pretty tussie mussie.
Hugs, Helene
ps . Thanks for the very sweet comment on my giveaway, I wish you Good Luck!

Chris said...

Hi Pat! Congrats on your 100th post! The roses are beautiful. I love roses and since we have moved to the country, I have to fight the deer for them! I long for a big bowl of "Peace" or "Double Delights" for my table...

Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway!

Chris (daylily at MJF)

Cindy said...

Well that is a good milestone to reach! Don't use those roses for eating though as they might have been sprayed. Beautiful though. You'd think the previous owner would have dried them. I guess everyone doesn't think like us! :-)

Sharon said...


Your blog is just lovely! Congratulations on your 100th post!Thank you for entering me in your generous giveaway! I love Roses and miss them. At our old home, my husband bought me four English Rose Bushes. Hopefully I can get some this year.
~Sharon (Calicogirl on MJF)

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Those are beautiful roses Pat! Lucky you! Hope you have a very Happy Easter too!

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Ohhhh Pat what a BOUNTY !!! I am soooooo envious and yet very happy that you received such a wonderful gift.


Anonymous said...

Wowsie wow wow wowza~ those are some gorgeous roses~ and in your hands they will be the most wonderful potpurri~ S@C'estChouette

Unknown said...

Hi Pat!

Wow! Congrats on blog 100!. So many pretty roses. They are my favorite flowers and they smell so good too!
Hope your week is great Pinkie!
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