Thursday, April 30, 2009

EHAG Giveaway - I WON!!

I won one of the prizes from Eclectic Halloween Artist Group (EHAG). It's a Halloween candy garland that Amelia at Sweet B Folk Art made. Please go to both these blog and see all the wonderful items many talented artist create and they have giveaways all the time so maybe next time you can win something!

Warm wishes,

Friday, April 17, 2009

Today was a sunny day here in Pittsburgh. A little cool this morning but it warmed into the high sixties this afternoon. I decided to work in the yard this afternoon and believe me there is a lot of work to do. This first box was delivered a few days ago from QVC inside are 3 clematis plants. QVC makes it much to easy to order and sometimes I'm very good at it. But their guarantee is very good! Then today I received an email telling me 10 begonia bulbs, 2 climbing rose bushes and 2 wisteria plants where shipped!!

Now this box came a few weeks ago from Michigan Bulb company. I've never order from them before but everything looked lovely in the catalogue. There are lots of plants in this box. Those white bags have 3 bare root plants in each! Some of the plants are: Hardy Tall Phlox, Mixed Lupines, Mixed Foxglove, there is a Butterfly & Hummingbird Garden, and a Hot Spot Garden.
I did get some planted today but it will take some time to get them all in the ground.

This next photo is of the little garden space off my back patio it sure looks sad. I should paint the fence this year and that wall could use some fixing.

Some more fence and my back patio. Lots of cleaning, painting and fixing up to do here.

I bought this arbor about a month and it's been here killing the grass! Another project that needs done before those climbing roses get here.

I did plant some daffodils a few weeks ago they were 1/2 price at Walmart.
It's always nice to plant the bulbs when blooming then I know where they are.

This part of the garden has been in for 2 years. Still needs lots of work. That shrub on the left is a knock out rose it sure is pretty and blooms all summer. I'm putting markers in for all the new plants so I know what they are or get my money back if they don't come up.
That pine tree is my neighbors and makes a big mess to clean up plus makes too much shade.

Thanks to everyone who sent wishes for my husband Jim's quick recovery. He came home on Monday and feels some what better but it will take time to build up his strength. He is now on six different medications and who knows what that may be doing to his system.
Warm wishes for a wonderful weekend!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Happy Easter

This has been a very stressful week but things have gotten better now so I decided to share. Last weekend my husband started to have some heart problems call a fibrillation he's had this before so he was sure he could get his heart beating correctly without going to the MD. So we (I) had 4 days of hell while he did all his home therapies. When I woke up on Wednesday he finally said he was ready to go to the emergency room and he has been in the hospital since then. They ran all kinds of test and we found out that his heart is only pumping at 20% which is very scary. They figure he had a fibrillation for a long time without knowing it and it caused damage to his heart. What makes me so angry is the fact that he has not been to the doctor since 1995 and my saying he should go to get regular check ups did not good...maybe the damage to his heart could have been prevented with regular medical care. There I've said it and hopefully I can let go of this anger! I really don't understand men sometimes they think they are invincible but he must realize he's 69 now and must take care of himself. Well the good news is today his heart started beating normal! They started a new medication yesterday and it is working. If all goes well he should be home on Monday or Tuesday. The doctors hope that with continued treatment his heart will improve.

So while I've been visiting with him in the hospital I've done some more needle felting. These are some gift for my sister and sister-in-law for Easter. Don't they all have cute Easter bonnets.

I'm sending everyone very warm wishes for a Happy Easter!

Friday, April 3, 2009

A New Project Needle Felting

Hi Everyone, It's been awhile since I've posted but it's Pink Saturday so here is a little PINK I've just needle felted. I had never heard of needle felting until recently while visiting in blogland and seeing some wonderful needle felted sculptures. Last week I received my first kit from Lowell Country Designs of a Polar Bear. My bear is a little different from the kit (it's all white) and I put a pink scarf around her neck. I've never done any doll or bear making and this was fun.

Now my little Blue Bird of Happiness is my own design and she's all wool. She's sitting on a vintage egg cup. I also made that little yellow peep. I've been spending hours on the computer searching for needle felting to learn as much as I can. There are many exceptional artists doing needle felting and many are willing to share their knowledge.

Thanks for visiting today and please let me know what you think of my needle felting projects.


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