A Bit of Sewing, Stamping and Gardening

Small projects were the focus over the past couple of weeks as I haven't had any big blocks of time available to get into the basement sewing and crafting room. What time I have had was devoted to getting things ready for the quilt show, and that included deciding what I was willing to sell, …

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Tulip Festival and News in the Garden

This past week the Tulip Festival in downtown Hendersonville began. Every one of the many brick planters are filled with early blooming tulips in all sorts of colors. The tulips last quite a while, and are inter-planted with smaller flowers to fill in the beds. Small violets and little marigold-like flowers bloom between velvet red …

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First Day of Spring

It is going to be busy, busy for several more weeks, so it is important to take a moment to breathe, and find some calm and peace. For me, the early morning when the dawn light softly lights the fog across the valley, settling in the layers between the hills is quiet time. Birdsong delights …

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Sunday Chat

Seems like the number of activities has increased exponentially lately. Maybe it is just the contrast from the past year of staying home. We are playing pickleball a couple of times a week now, and doing more with friends as well. Two trips to Atlanta to deal with issues with my mother in law's home …

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A Tiny Surprise

For several years now, I have been bemoaning the lack of flowers on my ten-year-old orchid.  A year ago, we went to the NC Arboretum's Orchid Show, and again I tried to figure out why mine wasn't cooperating.  I repotted it, babied it, gave it lots of humidity, took every suggestion, and still nothing.  Then, …

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NC Arboretum Orchid Show – part 2

There were so many gorgeous blooms with the orchid show, that it is taking two posts to show just a small part of them.  The show was stuffed full of a huge variety of blooms!  Color and shapes were awesome, so let's take a small tour of some more of the beauty in this room. …

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NC Arboretum Orchid Show

I hope you are having a wonderful Sunday, and will enjoy these gorgeous orchids in a very picture heavy post!  A couple of weeks ago, DH and I went to the Orchid Show at the NC Arborteum to see the competition with participants from all over North Carolina vying for ribbons and recognition.  I took …

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Orchids for Winter Beauty

Orchids are such beautiful flowers, so much variety in their colors and shape from simple to ruffled, single and double blooms, pure white to exotic two or more color varieties.  My gardening calendar recommends orchids for January blooms.  This must be a common idea because the local grocery store floral department has dozens of them …

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