Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Flowers & a surprise!......

Yesterday was a lovely day....the sun shone....I weighed in 1lb lighter & I collected my resized engagement ring, all clean & sparkly! My left hand feels dressed once again!!

After school Alex had a Music Therapy session & as we walked from the car park, Nathan darted off, only to return clutching a single Ox-eye daisy! Now, I may have mentioned before, daisies are my absolute favourite flower, so I am always touched when my boys bring me daisies of any size!

On the subject of flowers, although Autumn is well & truly with us, we still have some gorgeousness in the garden! I had potted up my geraniums for the winter & lined them up under the kitchen window, waiting to be put away in the garage once the frosts begin. Having flowered through the summer you'd think they'd be exhausted!!! But No!! This one is budding again!! I hope it gets chance to show of it's beautiful pink blooms before the weather turns!

My Jasmine is fully in bloom & smells wonderful!! The whole

thing needs pruning back before winter, but no way can I do that
until the very last spray of flowers is 'over'!! The perfume always takes me back to Tunisia, where you can smell it on every street. The men wear sprigs tucked behind there ears & it grows everywhere!

Even the climbing roses haven't given up & buds are still opening! Again, I really need to prune them, but refuse to cut off those tiny buds without giving them their chance to shine!! How daft am I ?!!!

And so, on to the surprise!! I had an email on Monday which came out of the blue & put a smile on my face which is still there!! Julie from A Few of My Favourite Things has asked me to be the Guest Designer for February!!! How amazing is that!! Coming on the heels of Sue at Crafty Stash asking me to design a Class Kit, I am feeling very honoured! I just hope I can do them both justice!! It's going to be an exciting New Year!!

It's Wednesday once again & time for is how my work desk looks today
Still looking a bit cluttered after completing the last LO - I actually used this one to complete two that cheating?!! It was for the September Sketch challenge for Dixie Pieces AND Melina's September 'Show Him' LO challenge for Color{ME}Daisy.
The Title & journalling reads 'Never too old....for cake & candles! Lee....49 & holding! March 2007' Almost everything used was from the C{M}D August kit, with just a few blooms, gems, stitching & doodling added!

Tomorrow evening is our girls night out....this time we are at our favourite Thai restaurant for an ABBA tribute night!!!! It promises to be great fun.....I just need to watch what I eat as I'm sure all those sauces with coconut milk must conceal a zillion calories!!!!! I'll just have to get up & dance my socks off to compensate!!! LOL!!!


Jocelyn said...

YIPPEEEE..... I am so Happy for YOU!!! I love Julie and her Blog is the Best!!!!! Jasmine ahhhh...I so love the scent!!!! Love your LO and so glad that you have your ring back!!!! Sending you smiles.....:)

Anna said...

YAY on the DT gig! :D Very well deserved ... another yay for the Crafty Stash class ... and one for the weight loss too.
Hope you have a wonderful time tonight. I have to agree - you're(one's)never too old for candles. Apart from anything else,they're an excellent excuse to have a bigger cake year on year. Love your layout :)