No, this isn't the same picture I posted on Wednesday!!!! This picture has TWICE as many 2 1/2 inch four patches, 200 down, 200 more to go.
A couple of weeks ago I blogged about putting up my winter decorations, and even though it didn't look or feel like spring, I put up most of my snowman knick knacks.
Then I did nothing. Since it didn't look or feel like spring, I just didn't feel like getting anything springy out.....so these shelve just sat empty......don't they look depressing!
Finally the sun came out and I happened to notice that Easter is early this year, so I got a few things out. The gerbera daisy napkin rings set out until Labor Day, and the bunnies are good for a couple of weeks. My daughter gave both items to me and I love them.
I was still thinking the house could use some color so I stopped in a silk flower shop this week. Their setup is a little unusual, they don't have any arrangements prepared for cash and carry, they just have silk flowers and vases, it's up to you to put it all together.
I was a little bit out of my element but was really wanting some color so I just bought 3 sacks full of stuff and hoped for the best.
I made this arrangement for the dining room. After I pushed all the stems in the vase, and stood back to admire my work, I remembered walking by some beautiful purple tulips that would have really looked good in this arrangement. (note to self, red does not have to be in every item in the house!)
And I made this for the kitchen table. I'm happy with how both arrangements liven up the house. Being the picky person that I am, I can't walk by either arrangement without rearranging something, I hope to get over that soon, but probably won't.
Have you heard of water pearls?
See how ugly this vase looks, those plastic stems just staring back at you?
to this in a couple of hours,
to this after a good night's sleep (for me, not the water pearls). Supposedly all I have to do is add a little water whenever these gel beads start to shrink. So far I'm very impressed with how they look, I think it's a huge improvement.
The weather is supposed to turn this weekend, and not for the better, cold and freezing rain are back in the forecast. Maybe I'll have some time to spend on Jacob's Ladder. Surely I'll have more to show on Monday than a box full of 4 patches.
I hope you have a great weekend.