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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Garden and WOYWW

First part is for my regular garden friends.  Between the heat, rain and the pain, gardening has been limited.

Love, love, love the little Bluebird eggs.  First we had a family of Chickadees in this Bluebird nesting box, now the Bluebirds are here...

 Pretty Little Dahlia... makes me think of Grace .
 Last year as my Monarda started growing I pinched the tops, it was an experiment. Last year it grew quite tall and had tons of blooms.  This year I did not pinch it and it is barely a foot tall.  Wonder what will happen if I deadhead it this year?  Last year it sent a second flush of blooms out.
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Because of the heat, rain and the pain this is how I spend most of my time.  I also got accepted to be in a big craft show in November.  Now that I have just about tweaked a few items I need to get my inventory up.
Linking up with Julia for that midweek peek at work spaces.  This is a great way to meet other crafters/artists and pick up tips on supplies or ideas.




 Let's see, what do we have here?  Markers, pencils, stamp pads, stamps, various projects in various stages of completion, a Bible which is never far from me, and the very important coffee mug just to name a few.
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Thank  you to everyone for your good thoughts and prayers.  I have my second appt. with another Physical Therapists tomorrow.  The first one said she needs a second opinion as she believes I have not only a hip issue but a back issue too.  Please join me in my prayer for the problem(s) to be revealed clearly.  And thank you Lord for my healing.
See, everything we were ever going to need was provided in those first six days.  We just have to learn the power of the Word.  I liken it to an exercise program.  When you start training you don't see immediate results..as the case with faith, it has to be built up like muscles. 

Have a blessed day!

34 comments:

Dorothy said...

Good Morning, Darla! I hope you are feeling better today. My, My! You are such a 'crafty' and busy person! You must have tons of energy! All your crafts are so cute and I hope they sell at the craft show! Love the little pink flower!
Happy Wednesday and Blessings for your therapy!

NanaDiana said...

You are certainly busy with all your projects. I hope your body is healing itself and it does take time for the body to right itself sometimes. Blessings- xo Diana

Julia Dunnit said...

Ooh look Darla, a rainbow of pegs! Are they page markers? You are patient with the alpha stamps, good for you. Hoping the second opinion allows them to arrive at an effective treatment plan.xx

Lois said...

Oh Darla I hope you get some relief soon. I love those bluebird eggs too!

lisaplus6 said...

I hope your hmmmm on my post was good :) I will be praying for you! and your desk... WOW... LOVE what I see :)

Erika said...

Good luck with the physio, great desk. You look very busy. Thanks for sharing and popping by my desk. Have a super Wednesday, hugs Erika.

Becky said...

Mmm, coffee! Sounds good right about now! Love those stamps!

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Your desk space looks so fun!
And enjoyed seeing your garden photos as well :)
Hope you feel better soon!!
Mary Jo #107

Tracy said...

Such a tidy desk, loved the little nest though xx

BJ said...

Lovely nest Darla, beautiful eggs. Great cards and love the coloured pegs BJ#76

Clare with paint in her hair said...

What fabulous garden photography! Love your desk too very varied and colourful. Fingers crossed you finally get to the bottom of the problem, I know what its like to be in limbo.

StampinCarol said...

I said a prayer for you as I read your post. May God richly bless you and give your doctors wisdom. I love your garden! And your desk is good and busy! Hope you get ready for your craft fair easily with lots of goodies for a great sale!
Carol N #106

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Hang in there with the therapists. So much is connected, they may be on to something there.
You have been busy and I see much more being done.
Love the blue bird eggs!

Barb King said...

Don't you love the bluebirds? I had some in my box, and they were so busy with the babies after they hatched. I've never been able to be around when they leave the nest, I would love to see that. Nice jewelery, I make some of those, too, trying to sell them in a few local shops. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Barb

Gita said...

How neat to see those blue eggs in the nest!! Your desk looks full of fun projects too!

Betsy Adams said...

Hi Darla, Glad your Bluebirds are there now.... SUPER.... My last group just fledged this week. I missed this group...

I do pray for you and your health.. BUT--you keep on keeping on ---which is good... I'm proud of you for all of your work not only in the garden but also on your crafts... AWESOME.

Hugs,
Betsy

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Darla, I'll pray for your health!
Thanks for youe comments on my blog! Answering your question about my garden furniture: I take some pieces into the house, and others - to the garage.

Craftychris said...

So much craftyness going on on your desk. the lady card is particularly fabulous. Your garden photo's are lovely and how cool to have eggs in your bird box. I hope your health issues get sorted soon. Thank you for visiting my desk. Take care xx #103

Lindart said...

It sounds like you are going through some tough times...but you still seem to be able to enjoy nature's beauty, and be creative! I wish you all the best!

Marydon said...

Wow! I wish I could get a blue bird to nest ... I'd be in heaven (almost!).

How did the giveaway 'gift/nightmare' turn out? I do hope it got resolved.

Busy projects, anxious to see your creations.

Perfect philosophy ... on the 7th day He shows us clearly what we need from Him, with Him, thru Him.

Have a beautiful weekend, sweet friend.
TTFN ~
Hugs,
Marydon

Cath Davidson said...

What lovely garden photos, I like to see what other people have in their garden. Our swallow family never came back this year which was disappointing.

Lush stash, very creative yet organised desk! Cath #110

Lona said...

It has been such a rough summer for you. I hate to hear about all the pain you are having. I will be praying for you sweetie.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I missed the word 'garden' in your sentence: First part is for my regular garden friends. So I thought, what are we WOYWWers irregular? LOL! Well, yes, yes we are! And proud of it.

Love the garden photos so I'm glad you included them. The eggs in the nest! Oh my, how sweet and delicate.

Love the cards and baubles on your desk. That is impressive that you are joining a craft show. Gosh knows you have to stockpile the inventory for that.

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

I have the feeling you are going to do very well at that craft show.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

scrappymo! said...

You have lots of items for the craft show. Congrats on being accepted!

The jewelry tiles are very pretty.
Keep us posted on your other projects it is fun to look. As we live so far away, we can't go to the craft fair but we can look everything over here and give you are resounding stamp of approval!
Hope your medical issues get resolved.

Kathleen said...

Lucky you Darla to get to watch both chickadees & bluebirds in your box!

So interesting about pinching back Monarda. I did that by accident this year & mine is really tall too. Hope I remember to do that next year because I do like it that way.
Good luck getting answers to your health concerns ~ it is certainly trying to not feel good.

podgypanda said...

Hi Darla,
Your garden photos are looking lovely again this week and your desk certainly looks busy.
Have a good week.
XX Juli (paperpathway)

imac said...

Nice post and mixture my friend.

Just retuned from 2 weeks cruise around the Baltics

Anne said...

Beautiful photos! Hope you are feeling stronger soon!

xox

Eliza said...

I do hope you feel better today, I love your birds nest with such beautiful blue eggs. Also your garden must be magnificent. Thank you for sharing and happy crafting.

Eliza #16 again

Forbrukslån said...

In the very left of this photo is an outside door that goes to the driveway. Turn your head to the left when outside, and up the hill is my big full sun garden. This is the living room.

tantric massage London said...

Your pendants are great! made some too for a crafts fair in November, but don't know how to price them. Do you use a formula when pricing?

portland condos said...

Looks a great place to be creative. And some helpers to boot. Great job on the dresser with the shelving. It looks like it belongs to the dresser.

Mobil Bredbånd said...

The outside door that goes out to the patio mentioned above. In the very left of this photo is an outside door that goes to the driveway. Turn your head to the left when outside, and up the hill is big full sun garden. This is the living room.