Tuesday, May 17, 2011


Hello everyone!
It is a very wet and rainy day, today. But, I could not resist some garden photos.
We started a veggie garden this year with radishes and lettuce. I LOVE the French Breakfast variety. They make a great radish sandwhich, but are also tasty, just plain with a sprinkling of sea salt. YUM. I also read that you can roast them. Double yum. Can't wait to try that.

Such beautiful colors.

We are eating LOTS of lettuce as well. There is nothing like a fresh salad picked right from your very own garden.

Spinach too!!

Chives are in full bloom! Love the shade of purple.

A beautiful pansy looking down on me---making me happy.

Knockout Roses are a favorite in my garden. They are virtually carefree and bloom all summer.

And last but not least, my very first Peony. On the verge of opening in all it's glory.

What is growing and blooming in your garden today?

Friday, May 6, 2011


Goodness gracious where has the time gone? I haven't been a very good blogger lately. This Spring has been a little extra busy this year. The kids are keeping me busy with school events and such. I'm hoping that this Summer, we will all be able to slow down a bit. I'm dreaming of a week spent at the beach, on the porch watching (and listening) to the waves, my latest stitching project in hand.

I have some exciting news to share with all of you.

I have been invited to be featured on Fabulous Friday (today) over on the Where Women Create blog.

Words can't describe how flattered and honored I am. At the same time, it's a bit scary to put myself out there---it is unfamilar territory for me. I'm used to hanging out in the background, not wanting attention drawn to me.

But this is an amazing thing. It is great exposure for Posies On Parade, and if I want more people to smile when they look at a Petunia, I need to venture out of my comfort zone, right?

So, thanks so much Paige for finding me!

If any of you get a quick second, wander over there and check it out and enter to win a Petunia Posie of choice and a Posie Pocket.

There are many fabulous women who do such creative things featured in past posts--definitely worth a visit. Grab a glass of ice tea, kick back and enjoy.

On another note. The momma flower and baby in the photo above was inspired by Mother's Day. I had this idea in my head for a while and have been experimenting with this--trying to work the pattern just right. I had visions of a whole bunch of mom flowers, baby flowers, best friend flowers and sister flowers to add to the shop. But time got away from me (again) and they need to stand just right without falling over. I'm still working on it.

My wish--- for a most special Mother's Day to all the moms, moms to be, and grandmas out there. I hope you get to spend the day with the ones who love you most.

To my mom, I wish we can be together, sipping a cold drink on your deck. We will be together in our hearts and just know that I consider myself the luckiest daughter in the world. You have taught me how to be the best mom I can be. For all that you have done for me, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Thank you for being my mom. I love you.

Have a beautiful weekend.