For the Lord takes pleasure in His people;
He will beautify the humble with salvation.
Psalm 149:4

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Woo Hoo! I Am A Gardener Again

Hi friends! How are ya? I am doing well with my physical therapy sessions twice weekly. Still doing my home exercise program.  I am able to work in the garden again!! :) One hosta bed that was neglected is all fixed up and pretty. The chocolate garden now needs lots of help. I am beginning.

I sent another bookmark as a thank you gift to our friend Charlene for the pretty, pink quilt fabrics she sent me. I forgot to get a picture of both sides of the bookmark. The other side, not shown, is the side with her initial.
I also sent her some unwanted aida fabric I had.  Please CLICK HERE to see what she does with people's leftovers. She has an awesome mission. Maybe you have unwanted materials you want to send to her?

Can you spot the bee?
I have a large cluster of these beauties. They all popped up from seeds I spread here last fall.
Native columbine. Which happen to be PINK and yellow.
I love these purpley blue columbine so very much. I have grown these same flowers at 3 different homes now. I gave a handful of friends seeds for these last year? Was it you? Did you plant them?
Huckleberry Fudge Bearded Iris
I hope you are doing well my friends. If not, and you would like me to pray for you, let me know. I am glad to. Thank you for stopping by. Have a super weekend!

EDIT: Our friend Jacquie needs prayer. Would you please pray for her. She is in the hospital again. Thank you!

Stitching and praying,
Vickie

28 comments:

Dee said...

Your flowers are lovely. Glad you are able to get out and enjoy them.

Lesley said...

Great news about your gardening :-) your flowers are lovely.

Von said...

So glad you're enjoying working in your garden and seeing the lovely results!!

gominam said...

Nice to hear you're doing well with the therapy. Your garden flowers are so beautiful, they all benefit from your super gardening hands:)

Margaret said...

So happy to hear the therapy is helping you so much! Such great news! Your garden is gorgeous! I'm not a gardener so I always love to see other people's gardens.

Beth said...

Pretty bookmark. Lots of lovely things blooming in your garden.

Annie said...

So glad to see you posting in such a good mood. Very pretty bookmark and beautiful garden photos.

Brigitte said...

Great that you can work in your garden. And how beautiful all these flowers are looking. We also have columbines in our garden right now, in many different colours. The purple ones we have are terrific as the colour is a dark, rich purple and the inside is like shining in gold. Wonderful to look at.

butterfly said...

So happy you are enjoying your garden again.
Beautiful flowers , love the book mark hugs .

Irmeli said...

Lovely flowers, they all looks so great.
You made pretty bookmark.

cucki said...

Wow your flowers are looking so lovely..
Sending you hugs xxx

Angela Tucker said...

So glad you're back up and enjoying your garden. Your iris is absolutely beautiful!! If I lived next to you, I'd be drooling all over those babies. LOL

Maggee said...

Wish I had a well-placed yard so I could do more gardening... Lots of shade all around my house from neighbors' trees, so not much success in gardening. But your garden pictures are fantastic! What are the purple ones that the bee is on? They sure are cute! And the columbine are so pretty! Have fun! Hugs!

diamondc said...

Vicki: So happy your therapy is working, I love your bookmark.
Thank-you for the Paraclete Designs link, I shall have to get busy and put a package together for them.
Love all your flowers, so beautiful.
Your baby is so sweet.

Blessings
Catherine

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

So glad that you are able to garden again. I love your chocolate garden, I can almost smell the chocolate from here!

Carolien said...

Hello Vickie,

Such good news about the garden projects! I am so happy you can do more and feel a little better!!!
The flowers are lovely. I just planted some yellow bearded irises and can't wait to see the flowers. It's still far too chilly here in Holland. Today is like an autumn day (rainy, windy, gray, chilly). Everybody is waiting for the summer feel or even a warmer spring feel ... We keep hoping ...
The bookmark is great, you made quite a lot by now!

Have a nice weekend & enjoy your garden :)
Bye, Carolien

P.S. I could use a little prayer and will be sending mine up too for you ...

Lumiruusu said...

The book is very pretty I like the bold purple shaes you used in it. The Columbines grow also in my garden but notyest -here it is time of daffodils and tulips I found also some Forget-Me -not ..I has been hard rain so everything in the garden eems tu be late this spring. Thank You for your prayers the last week has been better with my DD but she and her boy friend still needs lots of pryers for them to find back to Kingdom of God. Jeus seeks and loves them -that is sure ! Allways remembering You in my prayers .

Michelle said...

What lovely photos I so enjoyed looking at them x

Meari said...

Beautiful flowers! Glad you're feeling better.

Annette-California said...

Wonderful to hear the PT is helping you Vickie! Beautiful photos of your garden & happy news that you are able to garden again. Will pray for Jacquie! I keep you in my prayers too! love Annette

Trace4J said...

Yeah so happy to hear your in the garden again.
Oh happy day!
Beautiful flowers
Woolie Blessings

Sarah in Stitches said...

Beautiful flowers! I'm so glad you're feeling well enough to garden. Lovely bookmark, too! :D

Tante Mali said...

What a charming garden!!!! And such a sweet sweet doggy!
Happy days
Elisabeth

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Glad to hear that you can garden again Vickie, just don't overdo things. I do love that cute little face - Brandy says hi:-)

Andrea said...

Good to hear you are doing well. Your garden is looking lovely.

Frances N said...

Psalm 103 is one of my favorites!
Your bookmark is lovely!!!
And I love the flower photos! You have been busy! So beautiful!

Julie said...

Your garden flowers are beautiful, how lovely you are able to tend them again and be in less pain after the enjoyment.

Hooked on Stitches said...

So glad to hear you are able to enjoy your garden, it looks beautiful!