June 14, 2009
After the blooming is completed I have usually set the potted Amaryllis outside at the potting table, knowing I won't ever get the same results next year left to my own gardening skills. I've tried in the past. But the leaves just wither, and the bulbs appear to die back, never to bloom again. Usually I end up putting them in the trash, or set them down under the table and occasionlly look for signs of new growth which never happens.
This past winter I had three very dead looking leftover Amaryllis plants sitting under the potting table, so I decided to dig some space in one of the flower beds at the end of the house where the hydrangea and poor-man orchids are growing and see what happens come Spring. What did I have to lose?
This is the surprise results!
They seem quite content there showing off their beautiful large red flowers.
June 11, 2009
She made me this pretty tote bag with two of my favorite colors.
The little quilted tag hanging on the side has a cute Wedding Ring quilters pin on it that she picked up for me at the show. But, that's not all! She also made this cute Christmas wall hanging!
Pam really played it forward and beyond with me!--what wonderful surprises!
Now, it's my turn to "Pay It Forward". Here is how Pam explained it since I've never played here.
This is an exchange based on the concept of the movie "Pay It Forward" where acts or deeds of kindness are done without expecting something in return, just passing it on, with hope that the recipients of the acts of kindness are passed on.
Here are a few guidelines: I will make and send a handmade gift to the first 3 people who leave a comment to this post on my blog requesting to join this "Pay It Forward" exchange with me.
I do not know what that gift will be, but it will be sent within the next six months. What you need to do in return, then, is "Pay It Forward" by making the same commitment on your Blog. Please remember I will need an email address to correspond with you.