A happenstance today led me to discover that the artist of the Amaryllis etching previously blogged is Nancy Louvier. You can check out e-bay for more of her works. Amaryllis "Triad" is an original and much larger. My investment of 30.00 was a wise choice, but I'm not wanting to sell it. It has a nice home in my bedroom.
I have worked at growing delphinium more than once from seed to no avail. I gave up and purchased this fabulous delphinium start. It exceeds my expectations in vibrancy of color. Added with a little Russian Sage it's showcased even more.
The spiky Russian Sage set towards the back near the Spirea bush, Salvia on the left and Delphinium on the right are a very pleasing combination. It's going to be an array of feathery lavender and white blossoms next spring! I hope this encourages you to garden a little more....
Heard of Bubble and Squeak? What usually goes into mine: cabbage (red and/or green), Yukon Gold potatoes, onion and carrot. You really can't go wrong making Bubble and Squeak. Sausages are a nice compliment sauteed with the vegetables or served on the side. It's right up there with all the other comfort foods.
Discovered this original etching in a local resale shop for 30.00. I went back three times before deciding to purchase it. I've searched high and low to find out more about the artist and with no results. I haven't given up...
"Sunshine on Bluebird Lane" is the working name for this quilt top. Not the best photo, but you can get the idea. All the fabrics were mostly given to me. I'm venturing out from more subdued patterns to bolder statements in patchwork design. This is not "Amy" style, but I'm learning a thing or two in the creative process. More to come.
Sometimes I ache to drop in at my favorite quilt shop. The Ortho office I work for travels to the town several Mondays a month to see patients at a satellite office. The satellite office just happens to be literally just a skip around the alley from this amazing shop. I wonder if I might steal away for two seconds Monday morning to see what's new on display.
A slight upgrade from Betty Gram's Cupboard. This is a Duncan Phyfe china cabinet circa 1940 in fabulous condition. I paid half of what it's worth. Excited to have a more dignified piece with great storage possibilities.