Tuesday, May 5, 2009


I was the very lucky winner of Carolyn's ( http://draffinbears.blogspot.com ) recent giveaway:)
The package arrived tied in a lovely ribbon with a card.
It was almost too pretty to open! Carolyn wrote a sweet note and wrapped the gift in the most beautiful paper covered in teacups and roses (my favorites)!
Inside was the most beautiful wallhanging-a small cottage with roses and a black and white cat (looks a lot like Kramer:). Amazingly Carolyn made this from dough! This treasure is precious and will look wonderful gracing the wall in our cottage! Thanks Carolyn! You are a talented, fabulous friend!

My husband planted these bud filled plants several days ago.
A few days later petals began to appear with the promise of blooms to follow.
This morning the flowers had bloomed forth in a burst of orange and white.

Some of our daylillies have also started to make an appearence:)
What a day filled with blessings from friends far away to beautiful flowers in the early morning sunshine.
God is good!


lorhen82 said...

Congrats on your win! Your flowers are beautiful! ~Lori

Paula said...

Yes, God IS good! What beautiful flowers and a special gift! Thank you for sharing, Kim. How are you doing? I seem to be spending every moment working in the yard or doing laundry! I have books recently bought sitting on a nearby table just beckoning to me... oh, where do the hours go?

Have a beautiful Wednesday, Kim!!

TattingChic said...

Isn't that Carolyn a total doll! Not only is she a sweetie-pie to have a giveaway, but she is so very talented! I am amazed at that darling house out of dough! WOW!

Your flowers are absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing! :)

The Sweetbrier Cottage said...

Beautiful! Yes, flowers and friends are indeed life's blessings. Looking forward to pictures of your lilies.

June said...

Beautiful blossoms Kim. I never tire at looking at what God has made. Thank you so much for your sweet comment today. I love your visits.
Hugs, June

crochet lady said...

That's a really nice creation out of dough. It's nice to win something. I tried quite a few give aways and never seem to win, oh well.

I love that deep peachy orange color of those flowers, the first one looks like an Amaryllis. Your're blest to be able to grow them outside and lilies are always the classic ladies of the flowerbed - a must have.

Stephenie said...

Congrats on your winning!!! That wallhanging is just so sweet...Love the daylilies...That hubby of yours is just amazing..My hubby won't plant anything for me...I'm jealous..

Jodie LeJeune said...

From dough? Totally cool! I could never do anything like that...I would have eaten the house, seriously!
NO, that is not Kramer. Kramer would NEVER leave the confines of his luxurious cottage and risk the nasty world outside! (she should have put the cat inside of the window peeking outside...then I would have to agree it was Kramer!)
All in all, it is very beautiful and she is very talented. Congrats!
Love the flowers...I can smell them from here!
everything vintage

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Kim,

I am pleased that you like your gift and yes, I tried to replicate Kramer
sitting out the front.
You are very welcome and I enjoyed giving you this little gift.

Your flowers are beautiful and how nice it must be to have a lot of colour about.

Enjoy your day