Hello! I want to thank those of you who left me messages of concern after my fall last Friday. You're so sweet! The only residual pain is in my shoulder, but I think it should be okay in a few more days. I just went on a walk outside to enjoy our sunny warm weather and my Star Magnolia is almost in full bloom!
More outdoor photos in a bit, but I wanted to show you photos of the vintage buttons that I got on my recent trip to the beach and also some mother-of-pearl buttons I got when I put in my last yarn order at KnitPicks. I kind of picked out some of the fun things in my sewing bag. Thanks again, Susan at Mary Jane's Tearoom blog, for the sweet Cath Kidston goodies you sent!
This is the bag of bigger MOP buttons.
My favorite scissors and silver thimble with sailboats on it... and the teeny tiny baby buttons I also got at the antique store.
These are so cute, the size of a small pea.
I am going to sew one of these on the front of the knitted dress I made for my Maggie Maria rabbit doll that I made using an Alicia Paulson kit.
OK, then.. off on a walk in the farmyard to see what was blooming and to enjoy our sunny warm day. I see a skimpy hyacinth in bloom.. did we plant the bulb too deep?
We have a pot of Primroses, 2 of which are in bloom.
Here is my "Skimmia Japonica" (thanks to the staff at Al's Garden Center for identifying this for me via a photo I sent on my iPhone!)
I just love my Star Magnolia and am amazed at it being in full bloom in March!
I love the tulip/cup shape of these as they open.
Blue sky and Star Magnolias.. and a forecast of sunny days and weather reaching into the 70s!
The Mahonia aka Oregon Grape is ready to pop open.
And just look at the rose bushes leafing out!
The dark purple and white lilac at coming into bloom.. what? Really? Oh my!
The sun bleached out the photo, but the daffodils are still in perfect bloom.
And the Creeping Myrtle is blooming nicely.
If you ever want a nice ground cover, this is it, but boy does it spread!
The astonishingly fragrant Daphne Odora is putting on a long lasting show, having budded out extremely early and is still producing buds and flowers!
I wanted to show you the 2 new colors on the blanket I'm working on - I love this color of golden copper called "Turmeric" and then the blue is called "Cadet". Next up will be the pink.
How are things out your way? Sun? Warm? If not, I will share with you.
((hugs)), Teresa :-)