Flower Show and some other cute stuff…

My beautiful Orchid - Blooming in my sunroom.

My beautiful Orchid – Blooming in my sunroom.

We woke up to snow and wind this morning. Don’t get me wrong, I love the seasons all of them including winter, however I am about done with winter this year. I need some Spring in my life. We went to Portland this afternoon to visit the Flower show. The displays that the landscapers put together are absolutely amazing. It really makes you long for a yard free of snow and the smell of dirt. We always get ideas for our yard and gardens.

Weeping Cherry

Weeping Cherry

I love this Weeping Cherry Tree – I have the perfect place for it in my back yard.  We will have to wait and see.  I love to imagine the yard free of snow and full of flowers poking their way up through the mulch.

Here are a few more little plants that I want to add to my gardens.

Lenten Rose

Lenten Rose

Maidenhair Fern

Maidenhair Fern

I also saw a lovely little flower called a Ranunculus ‘Bloomingdale Mix’ – it seemed to be in almost all of the displays.  It is an annual and I usually like to plant mostly perennials but this little flower is so sweet.  Of course did I get a picture of it – Nope – missed that one.  I got a picture of the name card but not the actual flower.  Oops.

After the flower show we went to grab a bite to eat at Allison’s in Kennebunkport, ME.  This is the view from the parking lot before we went in to dinner.  I love the amazing colors in the sky.  What a beautiful sunset.

Beautiful Sunset - Kennebunkport, ME

Beautiful Sunset – Kennebunkport, ME

I also spent the week sewing – I was making gifts.  There are some people who I really love to make gifts for,  they are people who also like to create, people who really appreciate the passion I have for creating things.  Mari is one of these people.  Mari is also a creative person – we are both a bit stifled in our actual jobs because we would rather be making things with our time.  We both love to cook and to create for others.  Kindred spirits for sure.  Mari loves whimsical things.  I made her these gifts for her birthday.  I think the purse fits the description of whimsical.

Little bag

Little bag

stitch details on bag

stitch details on bag

Pillow

Pillow

So once again this evening I am in my sewing room.  In a few minutes I will be parked in front of my little antique Singer Featherweight machine stitching my swap blocks.

Have a nice weekend and don’t forget to set your clocks back.

Be Kind….

Faith

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