Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others. Philippians 2:3-4

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Pink Gifts

Hi friends! Our friend Charlene  sent me a surprise package of many pink things from her own stash.  Oh my! Check this out!
Wow! What awesome presents for me. I have only stitched with silk once. And it appears Charlene gave me every shade of pink by Madiera!! So cool! Not sure what I will do with that minky fabric, but I just love to touch it. :)  I have stitched a few projects on that raspberry linen pictured in the back, and love it. I was down to one tiny piece, not any more. Thank you so very much for the surprise gifts Charlene!

I have my hands full with the chocolate garden. I am putting in 6 hours a day! Can you believe I can manage that?!? I am sore and very tired at the end of the day, but I sleep great! ;)

We dug out the entire thing,removing every, single plant. Digging down deep and removing all grass roots. I am leaving a large gap between the rock border and the grass lawn. I will never go through this again.  It is positively horrid getting day lilies apart and stripping all grass! Nasty! The size of the garden bed is also decreased. I am sharing quite a few of these perennials with my mom.

Back to the garden I go. My right wrist is very sore, so I have not stitched in two days. Must finish the garden first. Then back to stitching.

Have a great week my friends!

Gardening and praying,
Vickie


33 comments:

Annie said...

What a wonder pink treasure trove! I'm sure you will make good use of all those supplies.

So great to hear how active you can be now. And you sure sound industrious!

Annette-California said...

WOW a pink treasure trove indeed! You will turn all those goodies into more priceless treasures:) Very happy you can work again in your garden. It's that time of year and that's what we've been doing too! But for us its mostly chopping back trees & bushes & lots of weeding.
Hope your garden turns out like you plan. love Annette

Beth said...

What a Bounty of Pink Things! Amazing that you are now gardening for prolonged periods of time without painful consequences. Do take it easy and take breaks!

Dee said...

When you DO get back to stitching, you will certainly be IN THE PINK!

Barbara said...

What a great pink surprise package! I think Mabel needs a pillow made out of the pink minky....she'd be so cute!! Have fun and enjoy!
Blessings

Jackie said...

What a cool idea for a themed gift package! Love it!

We have a yard - not a garden. That says a lot about our outdoor landscaping skills!

rosey175 said...

Wow that is quite the stash of pink haha! Minky does feel so lovely and I'm sure a number of projects popped into your head with all the other things~ G'luck getting your garden the way you want it! I tend to have grand ideas and then just let the plants run amok hah.

Brigitte said...

Oh so wonderful, your pink package. Perfect gifts for a pink lover, lol.
So good to read that you can work in your garden for such a long time without getting a lot of pain in your back or hips.

Lillie said...

What a haul. A very thoughtful gift.

Great to hear that you are working the garden, do rest enough and not work too hard.

Lesley said...

Lovely pink gifts:-)

Mii Stitch said...

Fantastic! These pink goodies will keep you going for a while :)

Angela Tucker said...

What a beautiful surprise! You are going to have such fun with all that pink. I should be pulling out irises and doing the same to my flower bed...maybe next year, LOL.

Hilda said...

Such a lovely and perfect gift for you!

So wonderful to read of your gardening successes. I am happy that your therapy and your execises are helping that much!
But - what is a "chocolate garden" ;-) ?

Hugs
Hilda

Jacquie Morris said...

WOW!! My goodness what a wonderful package to open... My jaw would of fell on the floor! Oh your going to have so much fun with all that pinkness! Happy stitching and creating!! I think that is pink therapy!
Big smiles :)

Maggee said...

How nice of Charlene to send you those pretty pink gifts!! You will enjoy the silks... mmmmm nice! Once you get the garden done, you won't have to do it again...keep telling yourself that! Hugs!

Margaret said...

Look at you!!! That is so fantastic! Gardening away and feeling good. I'm so happy for you!!!! Love the gift from Charlene. Pink heaven!

Daniela Bencúrová said...

Beautiful gift!

diamondc said...

Oh my goodness, what a beautiful pink package, love it all, the pink fuzzy fabric looks yummy.
Gardening is such a rewarding job, the end result is worth it.

Blessings
Catherine

Frances N said...

What pink fabulosity!!!
Glad you're enjoying gardening!!!
(When you are through enjoying yours, you can come enjoy mine, too!!! hahaha)

Hooked on Stitches said...

What a lovely pink package of joy! Take care :)

Marsha said...

Make yourself a pink cowl from the Minky fabric. I bought myself a blue piece and made one. Comfy cozy! Take care gardening.

Lee Fisher said...

Hello there! My new husband (5/1/2015) Derek and I have just finished digging and putting in our new garden as well. 128 sq. feet! Whew, that was a lot of work, but now I can stitch a little and wait for little green things begin to sprout! God bless.

Sarah in Stitches said...

Beautiful pink gifts! Good luck with that garden :D

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

What a perfect pink package! So many lovely shades for you to stitch with.

Glad you are managing to do plenty of gardening too.

Lee Fisher said...

Oh yay me...I figured it out lol. Thanks for your help!

gominam said...

Lovely pink stash! Good to hear you're able to enjoy more hours of gardening;)

Margaret said...

Oh my goodness - what a wonderful gift. I'll bet you spent hours just looking and touching your lovely new pink stash.

Good to hear that you are enjoying your gardening.

Andrea said...

What a great pink package. Enjoy the gardening while you can.

Lumiruusu said...

The pink treasures are all real treasures and and I wish you could really enjoy them. i have been "playing" with my stash for a week (only very limited time by day because we have to run the trucking company)And I have found joy by sorting the mil Hill beads ,laces and ribbons.. It is the "me time" I need so badly a real Blessing from above. Thank You for your prayers- my DD seems to have started again recovery... Please keep on praying that she would find Jesus as her Saviour and Friend .My DD has been in my Sunday School trough her childhood,from age tree - to fourteen so she has all knowledge needed.Now we have to just wait that Holy Spirit will lead her to the Christ) Are you still praying with me ! I know you are my friend ... :) :)

butterfly said...

What wonderful gifts Vickie, just your colour ,
you will have lots of fun playing with them all.

Looking forward to seeing more of your garden hugs.

Carolien said...

Hi Vickie,

Well, I'm sure you did a great job in the garden. Bravo! I'm busy in the garden too. The weeds grow like mushrooms ;)
How lovely, this pink gift. Enjoy!

Take care, dear friend!
Carolien

mainelystitching said...

What a "rosy" gift! :D

I was out in the garden today, too! Love summer!!

Julie said...

Pretty pink parcel xx