I wiped away the weeds & foam. / I fetched my sea-born treasures home... Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Hint of Spring and A Giveaway

Hi! I don't usually do this but my blog recently had a big milestone or birthday! Yes, 500 posts. So in honor of all that rambling by me and reading by you guys, I am having a birthday celebration giveaway. I sure hope someone wants to play!?

Here's the plan. J
ust leave me a comment and you'll be eligible for a chance to win an Anything Goes gift from my etsy shop, see sidebar. That's right, you'll get to choose any item you want, even an angel or a quilt!
[excluded are: the 100 Hearts Necklace and the Sea Stars quilt].
If you tell me in your comment that you follow this blog and how, you'll get two chances.  Drawing will be on Valentine's Day. US readers only eligible to win but I love to hear from everyone.

I hope you'll play!

And now for some Spring time....
A stock-up-for-more-snow trip to the big supermarket reminded to start my winter bulbs. I always get them going on Martin Luther King's birthday since that is usually when I finally get all the Christmas stuff put away.
The market had beautiful tulips. Wonder where they come from? South America?

And these pretty potted flowers. Love the forget me not blue one.

Tiny daffs and crocuses too.

I chose what I thought was a bunch of tightly furled white tulips buds. But No! They are palest shell pink. But I love them anyway...

I was only able to find narcissus bulbs this year, from two sources.

I used beach pebbles to anchor them.

It's hard for me to use my pebbles, I have painstakingly collected each rock and many I can remember finding. They're like old friends! I only keep the most interesting or most perfect, special finds.

But I was out of fake sea glass so the pebbles got used, along with some not so gorgeous real sea glass. All the rocks and glass can be reclaimed after the flowers are done. Just put them in a bowl of Clorox water and they come out good as new.

The paperwhite narcissus should bloom in about two to three weeks.



I am still stuck indoors. It is very icy out. I miss my beach walks, but even if I were so inclined as to brave the cold wind and snow, I somehow injured my leg on the bathtub edge last night! Huge gash---eeeew.  I am hoping no one will say the word ''stitches'' unless they're talking about quilts!

Puppy update: we had to postpone out planned doggy adoption, so sad. The weather is just hopeless here for a tiny baby puglet to venture out. I will try again in March or April....



gone to the beach...



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