We had a stem of Stargazer Lilies coming up in one of our pots on the deck this summer... and it grew and grew and got taller and taller and finally put on flower buds and can you believe it just began to bloom, in October? When I was heading off to swim today I asked hubby if he'd cut the stem and put it in a vase for us to enjoy inside the house. Had we left it outside it would have gotten rained on, blown by wind and cold. So, here is our brave survivor.. isn't it beautiful? We love this flower, it was in my wedding bouquet. They smell wonderful, too.
I've been making jewelry today... for gifts for my Pay-it-Forward contest I had a while ago and also for the gallery at Vista House where my jewelry is sold. The items in the shop there need to fit the mission statement of this historic building in the Columbia River Gorge. The pine cones are what make my jewelry fit the mission. The ones I'm making today are to wear during the holidays - with red Swarovski crystals and green crystal rondelles. All the metal is sterling silver. I just put this design in my Etsy store (link on the upper right of my blog page).
Jane's Journal for the FABOOOOOOOOOOO gift she sent me when I won her blog "Give-Away"!! She made this beautiful hand-made and personally designed card with a lovely heartfelt message inside. Isn't it pretty?
*T*H*A*N*K* * *Y*O*U*!*!*!*
I will hang this charm on my Cath Kidston handbag I ordered from the CK website in England.
Thanks for stopping by to visit.. and again, I adore your comments, that has made me so happy to feel I've made friends around the globe.
((hugs)), Teresa :-)