Tag Archives: Flowers

Small Spring Delights

Let me tell you what this is not. It is not the three quilted pieces that I managed to get entered in the Edmonton and District Quilters Guild yesterday just ahead of the deadline. They are not finished but substantially … Continue reading

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Machine Appliqué

Last June I had the privilege to attend Quilt Canada in Mississauga.  Two classes were taken with Jane Sasseman. The first was on machine appliqué and the second on simplifying nature, ie. flowers in particular.   Jane Sasseman’s strong graphic … Continue reading

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Happiness is a Garden

Stepping outdoors this morning quickly brought me back in for my camera.  My discovery of the first explorer rose needed to be shared.  So the photos are of blooms in my garden this morning.  The sun is out and it … Continue reading

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Forest of Tiny Christmas Trees

On Nov 27,28, and 29, a forest of tiny hand decorated Christmas tree will be on display at the Old Strathcona Antique Mall. Thse trees will be silent auctioned. The two foot tree auction is sponsored b the G.A.N.G,  and … Continue reading

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Morning Glory

Literally!  I looked out my kitchen window yesterday morning and saw blue where there had never been blue before.  Grabbed my camera and rushed out to find my first ever morning glory.  I have faithfully bought seeds each year for … Continue reading

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Fleeting Moments

Looking out my kitchen window this morning I was presented with the sight of a beautiful fragile pink Explorer rose with softest yellow centre.  The ruffled edges quivered in the breeze and the the beauty of it took my breath … Continue reading

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Day Lilies

Big showy brief blooms – day lilies. These are a weakness of mine and for many years I have been going to nurseries and invariably get stopped by these beauties. Two years ago I put a moratorium on the purchase … Continue reading

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July Firsts

Today is July 7 and I am excited to share two wonderful events in my garden.  I went out this afternoon to check the raspberry patch.  There are lots of small raspberries hanging from the bushes.  However there didn’t seem … Continue reading

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Canada Day 2015

Happy Canada all!. After a wonderful walk in the valley this morning I am home now and ready for the final preparation for my Canada Day Party. This year is a smaller party but with much the same format. Friends … Continue reading

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New York – M & S Schmalberg

  This story is a case of serendipity. I was cleaning out my Vogue Pattern magazines just before I went to New York and found an article in the June/July 2023 issue about a firm that made flowers in New … Continue reading

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