Do you remember earlier this week I said I was going to stop at the florist's in town and purchase some fresh flowers to help make the inside of the house seem chirkier and perkier? Well, I did. I got three red carnations and three white carnations. I happen to really like carnations and as cut flowers, they last a long time.
I brought them home and put them in a vase with some evergreen boughs and the six stems looked . . . pathetic. They just didn't create the colorful arrangement I had envisioned.
In the summer when I can grow flowers in the garden, I almost always have a bouquet or two in the house. But fresh flowers in the winter are expensive and I couldn't justify the cost of as many blooms as I needed to make a nice display. Oh, well. I decided to just enjoy my wimpy bouquet and look forward to the flowers of the summer months.
Our daughter stopped by the night I had gotten the flowers and they made the same unimpressive impression on her. Oh, well again.
So the next night when our daughter came to pick up her dogs, she entered with one hand behind her back. Guess what she presented to me? Yup. A whole big, lovely bunch of fresh flowers to add to my little arrangement.
I started to beat her up for spending money she doesn't have on the flowers but she quickly explained that she "got a really good deal" on them.
The gal who owns the floral shop in town is a friend of Chicken Mama's and also displays and sells her photographic greeting cards. When CM stopped in to deliver her assortment of Valentine cards to S, they were discussing that I had been in to purchase flowers. I don't know if they both felt sorry for me and my paltry bouquet or what, but I sure came out the winner, no doubt about it.
Didn't I end up with a gorgeous bunch of flowers? Needless to say, I thanked my dear, thoughtful daughter and will do the same next time I'm in town and can stop in the floral shop and thank S. A couple of lovely ladies who gave me a bunch of lovely flowers that I am enjoying to the utmost.
I spent the whole day again today in the quilt studio. It took me all day to get the wall hanging machine quilted. Tomorrow I'll get the binding on along with a hanging sleeve and it will be done and ready to go to Chicken Mama's office.
Another really good day spent quilting but now I'm in serious need of a massage for sore neck and shoulder muscles. I've gotta learn to do machine quilting without tensing up so much!
Mid week musings...
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