Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
I wanted to say something like, "we thought you'd never get here" or "well, it's about time" or something kind of grouchy--ya know how someone might say that to let you know that they may be glad you showed up, but they aren't happy that they had to wait for you? Well, I guess spring comes when it's supposed to and not a minute sooner, right? So welcome spring, we're so glad to see you!
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Love my new mirror by Deb Goetz over at Flea Market to Fabulous. She's an artist with a paintbrush . . . and a hammer, and screws, and glass, and mirrors. . . whatever it takes. Thanks Deb!
I originally thought I would hang this new piece in our smaller bedroom. But once I got it home, it just really needed to hang in the hallway--where it would reflect granddaddy's hat (Betsy & Kyle's great great grandfather!), mammy's Jesus picture (Betsy & Kyle's great great GREAT grandmother!), and the picture of the poets that I found years ago in a junk find with my mom--"only" their great grandmother :-)
I've got my eye on yet another green shelf at F2F . . . Look for me next time you're shopping there!
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Friday, March 12, 2010
Monday, March 08, 2010
Phil Rulloda is one of the most famous floral designers in the world. And here he was, in Springfield, with us on Saturday night! Every single piece was incredible.Did I mention that every single design was incredible? Awesome? Breath-taking.This was the closing design, with the Christ-on-the-cross woven into the palm fan. It was so beautiful, I cried.Here's Phil with his assistant Phan. It was a gorgeous show. Thank you to them. And thank you ISFA.
Saturday, March 06, 2010
Most small businesses have had to make big changes due to the economy over the last year, so this year's theme for the Illinois State Florists' Association was "Stayin' Alive". Frankie Peltiere, Festive Atmospheres, designer.
Amy Steiner was our designer of the year last year. That was especially fun for my class because Amy is our fearless instructor.
And here's how to make a casket spray the ICPF way. . . Bill McKinley, instructor
Friday, March 05, 2010
From yesterday's class. Love the little bird, but not sure I'll ever be able to do another one. (Don't tell PR that--he would make me turn my I Can button upside down!) Now I know why it's affectionately called "that damn bird!" among the flower folks who have taken his class :-) The instructor and his assistant can make them in one minute.
Off to a sympathy flowers class this morning and Amy's show tonight. . .
Thursday, March 04, 2010
Today I took off my social worker hat and went to flower school. Here's Phil Rulloda, the master of tropical designs. He taught us how to braid and weave foliages into all sorts of designs. Now if I can just remember a tenth of what he taught us.
Wednesday, March 03, 2010
Today's my 54th birthday. V gave me a new phone, so I can text more, and I love the spiffy new red color. Mark, TBHITWW, and I took the day off and we're going to breakfast and out to The Farm.
I am blessed today. Lots of good wishes from my facebook friends, a day off from a job I'm thankful to have, the next four days off for flower classes (yay! the black spirl-y thing in the picture is for a corsage), two sons that I'm so proud of, two beautiful grandchildren, and on and on and on. . .
So a few aches and pains, a few worries-- those are just life's way of reminding me to focus on my blessings and how good I have it in so many ways.
Love to Tami and Terry and their families today.
Monday, March 01, 2010
I have a new spring resolution--no more griping about the weather! How long you think that will last? I did find 5 Things To Do Instead of Complain over on Jon Gordon's blog this morning. Maybe those words of wisdom will help. . . along with a good dose of above-30-degree temps and some sunshine!