Welcome, glad you came to visit. Check in periodically to find out about specials at Patricia Rose, to share some herbal information I have learned about and a recipe here and there. Let's just enjoy a nice chat together. Looking forward to seeing you frequently!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Look Who Woke Up!

While waiting for the dogs to finish chasing leaves, protecting me from songbirds flying overhead and being generally goofy, look what I found! Newly awakened and looking divine after the winter's beauty sleep.........hmmm, after three tries here, blogger has decided it didn't like my photo of my first daffodil. I will try again later. She is looking gorgeous though!
**Edited to say, here she is! Blogger is being friendlier tonight, lol. Also got the link to work, sheesh!
That sure put a smile on my face. The first daffodil to pop open this spring here at the ol' homestead. I guess we are really and truly coming out of the winter. I'm ready!

Time to start packing away the winter sweaters, coats, scarves and gloves. Don't forget to make sure that everything is super clean before packing up and a good idea is to pack in a fragrant herbal clothing protector sachet with each precious sweater! (click on the word sachet to be taken to Patricia Rose to see these, Blogger is just being a pain with this post) At Patricia Rose, these are the ones we make and use. They have a pleasing fragrance but the moths are just not fond of it at all.

Spring cleaning is upon us and if you are like me, the bookcases are a major chore. After getting all the books dusted and replaced on the shelves, a small packet of patchouli behind every six books or so will prevent silverfish from infesting the area and munching on the glue of the bindings. It's so much easier to prevent an infestation than to try and get rid of the little pesties one they have invaded!

Have a wonderful week all,


Monday, March 8, 2010

I Kept My Hands Busy

As I mentioned last week, we have been through a horrific family emergency. My dear hubs has been in the hospital for the past 6 weeks, 4 of which were in the ICU. Now that I know he is coming home, I can talk about this a little.
To keep my sanity, I had my hand sewing with me to fill the rest of the 50 minutes of the hour when I couldn't be next to him. I spent many nights sleeping, or resting anyway, in a waiting room and depended on my handwork to keep me balanced. This week, I have started to get the embroideries done up into finished products. Here is a picture of the first three!
I did a heart because my husband had two heart attacks while in the hospital and then a quadruple bypass. Just seemed appropriate, don't ya think?? The precious pink pillowette is silk ribbon embroidery on dupioni silk with a scrumptious tassel fringe and filled with polyfil and lavender. Then two fabric postcards ready for the mail! You will find these on my website this coming week.
I am thankful that the surgery was successful and hubs will be home this week. My thanks for all the prayers and positive thoughts that were sent up for us.