I have a wonderful neighbor and her name is Melva. She has a peony bush in bloom and today she gave me a start of her white and PINK peonies. I will plant the starters tomorrow. I cut a pink and white flower to add the frangrance to my house.
Aren't these beautiful examples of ORNATE lettering. How often do we see this in use today. Maybe on an elegant wedding invitation.
My husband and I are both members of our local Woodworking Guild, this is an example of ORNATE Intarsia created by David Roth from our guild. He uses lots of differnt colors of wood to achieve this fabulous results.
His inspiration was this drawing by Leonardo da Vinci.
I haven't been shopping in awhile for new (I mean old stuff) to share with you lately. But I did find one item at a thrift store going out of business last week.
I found this old spool of white thread that I really like.
I sat it on top of an old wooden spool and also used a green roll of thread. I like the way the green top of the white spool matches the green thread. Added a few pieces of old jewelery I had. I sat this on my craft table. Seems to add a little inspiration when I'm working on projects.
Monarch is such a beautiful butterfly and we see many of them in Kansas. The Monarch is also known as the Milkweed Butterfly.
I did some research on wickipedia and found out some interesting facts:
The Monarch can be found in a wide range of habitats such as fields, meadows, prairies (Kansas), parks, gardens and roadsides. The milkweed is the host plant.
Each fall clouds of 70 million Monarchs fly from a small mexican village (Anganqueo) and migrate the fartherst distance than any other butterly. Anganquo is where the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve is located.
Aren't they exqusite!!!!
I have quite a few in my yard in the fall around my Sedum Plants.
A local school in our district has a Butterly Garden.
It was developed as a habitat for Monarch and all other butterflies. The garden has plenty of Milkweed which is the only plant that Monarchs will lay their eggs on. Kindergarten and Preschool students get hands on science experience of watching the entire life cycle of a butterfly. They can see the eggs, watch the caterpillars grow bigger and see the cocoon and eventually the adult butterlies. Their goal is to help the children appreciate nature. They teach the children not to pick or damage plants because that plant is home to many animals.
The schools mascot is also the Monarch and my daughter taught their for a number of years.
The Easter eggs I made for each of their Easter egg collections.
My girls bags filled with candy.
We're having our Easter dinner at 5:00 today which is a change from our usual time. We usually have it right after church but this way we have had the afternoon to prepare more of the dinner.
Our newest great nephew--didn't do any egg hunting.
Our crew posing after searching for their eggs.
Enjoying her barbeque Brisket.
That looks like some story dosen't it!!!
We all enjoyed being together. Hope your Easter was a memorable one.
This year I decided to create a focal point for my front yard on Good Friday. I took some old wood garden stakes and created a cross. I drape the cross with purple fabric.
The purple represents Christ's Royalty and purity. He is the KING OF KINGS and LORD of LORDS. Purple was reserved for the eartly kings of Rome of that day and the color purple was very expensive to make so it is symbolic of all the Christ has done for us.
Also displayed on my front porch is my Easter flag.