"Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands........" 1 Thessalonians 4:11

Friday, January 7, 2011

Heaven........I'm in heaven........la, la, la, la,.........

Mr. Sinatra's tune has been playing in my mind..........
as I rise early in the morning.................to stitch..............
and then out to the greenhouse and gardens to play in the dirt in the day. By the way...........thank you......dear blogging friends...........for your encouraging words on my recent job bailing decision. I loved reading your comments, an about your experiences on the emails you sent. Where would I be without your thoughtfulness????


Just arrived...................a Christmas package from my son! When he asked what I would like for Christmas........... I replied........."flower seeds!" He knew the right place to go!
(actually..........online)


The wildseed farm in Fredricksburg, TX. Some of you are probably familiar with this piece of heaven in Texas. Here is the link to their website.........
http://www.wildseedfarms.com



As I wrote in the previous posts.........I am only working with flowers and pumpkins this year. I decided on trying something............new................something I have never planted before. The above photo is Mountain Garland and it is suppose to be a wonderful growing flower all over the states. I can't wait!
Have any of you grown Mountain Garland? Was it an easy growing flower?




How can I resist cosmos?
They are such a lacy, petally, flower.



And of course..................my favorite of all flowers (and Sophie's as well)............zinnia............
The seed is in, my energy has been restored and my beds are almost ready. I already have spring fever! How about you?
Are you still wearing mittens and sipping hot cocoa?
Or are you able to get out and play in the dirt? I would love to hear!






21 comments:

Debbie said...

Thank you for the sentiment Kathleen, but I'd have to dig away the snow and the ground is frozen solid. It's amazing to think Spring will ever come to this country again, but I know it will. I am so glad you're home and happy.
Hugs, Deb
PS Pretty stitchin'

Kelly said...

I can't even see the dirt. We have our expected snow and won't have unfrozen ground till end of May. I have always loved Peonys. They are my favorite flower of all time. I could never grow them in Florida. Now I have a whole garden of Peonys and love to sit and enjoy. I have added a few other flowers but the Peonys are home. I'm glad your batteries are recharged. I have a scarf on a dresser upstairs that my mother embroderied years ago. She loves to see it when she visits. Beautiful work!

Daisy said...

It's snowing like crazy here and 18 degrees, Kathleen! I'm so happy for you though. I can almost hear you singing from here. :)

agrigirl said...

You are off to a wonderful start. What a simple and inspiring message - following your heart.

Marianne said...

Hi, Kathleen,

Thank you for your comment on my recent post. I didn't mean to mislead anyone, but the photos of Wedgwood on the Jan. 7th post are not from my collection. I mention on the bottom of the post where I got the photos...I think I better do some editing tonight.

I do have some pretty pieces, but I am saving them to show in February. Do come by and see them.

Your embroidery is soooo lovely, I can see why you are "in heaven"! I simply adore that sort of stitching, and you are very good at it. I would love to see more.

Oh, how nice you are gardening. I have never grown the flower you mentioned, but have grown cosmos and zinnias...they are beautiful, it's true.

Not cold here today...in the 70s!!
Oh, how I wish it were colder so I could have some nice hot cocoa again.

Have a peaceful evening,
Marianne

jillyヅ said...

So very excited for you Kathleen. You didn't sound happy at your job, even if you did get some commissions.

I believe God will show you your right path, and being on the farm, raising flowers and pumpkins could just be the one...or a good start.

I think of you often as I use my pillowcases much. They have held up very well with the amount of use they get;-)

I hope this year will be a brighter one for you.

blessings,
jilly

Simple Southern Happiness said...

Wow, our desings are breathtaking, I am in AH of your handwork.

Your garden will be as well, will be looking for photos as the time for planting begins.

Hope you have a desightful weekend.

The Gingerbread House said...

Singing in the rain la la la :o) that's what I'm doing because I'm happy that your enjoying your old habits again :o).. when Your happy it makes me happy :o)
la la la I'm ready for Spring too :o)...Ginny

Bev C said...

Hello Kathleen,

Happy New Year, I am so glad you have chosen this path, you sound so much happier. Your box of love from your son is a wonderful present to receive. Happy stitching.
Bev.xoxo

p.s no chance of snow or mittens here.

peggy said...

I'm so glad you are happy! And I can't wait to see the pictures you will have of that flower and pumpkin garden. I hope you saw those new Queen Lime Zinnia seeds, a green one is added this year. Keep on singing, it makes the plants grow.

grammy said...

You sound so much lighter
happier (o:
So happy for you!
I love your doggies with the zinnias
hey...even this garden challenged person might be able to grow zinnias (o: and pumpkins,,,I want pumpkins

Muddling Through said...

I got an order of seeds in the other day, too. Got to get tomatoes started so they'll be ready to plant out in the garden. I've never heard of mountain garland. It surely is a pretty flower though. Be sure to tell us how it did. Your stitchery is just beautiful - bursting with life and happiness, and you sound the same way! Good for you.

Verde Farm said...

Now that is a package that would really uplift my spirits. I love seeds and right now need that belief that spring will come eventually. It’s way too cold for us right now but I can certailny read, look at all the gardening catalogs and dream up where everything will go. Never grew the moutain garland but it’s lovely--looks a lot like hollyhock to me.

Vickie said...

Hey Kathleen! You sound SO happy again! I'm glad for you! Even your stitching looks happy!!!

Yesterday, my hubby and I got out in our garden and mulched about 10 big bags of leaves. It's all dug up and ready, and I've got my onion starts. He used his box blade on the tractor to break up the ground which was mostly dirt. It had a few weeds trying to come up. I'll have to get my tiller out and go over it good before I actually plant, but I'm SO ready for spring!

When do you plant your zinnias? Do you start them in your greenhouse or straight into the ground? I want to throw in some zinnias into my veggie garden. I'm looking forward to seeing more gardening and stitching projects on your blog! I'm so glad that you're feeling so great, Kathleen!

Ardith said...

Hi! The Mountain Garland looks kind of like carnations from the picture. I've never heard of it before. And I just noticed that Sophie looks alot like my Salli. Is she all or part Blue Heeler? The ears are the give away! Hope you are doing well adjusting to your new "role" in life! Take care and God Bless from Green Country.

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

I can't wait to check out the seed site! We are in the midst of a winter storm warning here in central Arkansas!
I am so glad you are enjoying your time at home--I am currently trying to get the courage to make a similar decision, but it will probably mean I will no longer have any health insurance! Any prayers you might send my way in regards to this would sure be appreciated!
V

sumasubramaniam said...

What a refreshing post Kathleen. The zinnias look very beautiful I last saw them in my mother-in-law's garden in South India about a week ago. They do look a little different in India.

My yard is mowed and Im still waiting for early spring for the weather to bring in some light into my garden. Your blog has inspired me to have a gardening plan.

Paula said...

So glad you're back to your chipper little self, Kathleen! *giggle*
(Getting out of a bad situation can do that for you, can't it?)
I'm glad you are able to do the things you love- your stitching and working in your gardens.

Flower said...

Wildseed is one of my favorite place to get hands full of seed!! It is the best! You will have a beautiful garden!
So glad to hear you are home where you love to be! Stitch, sew and sow to your hearts content!

Jody Blue said...

Yes that is a little piece of heaven!

LindaSueBuhl said...

Life is far too short to spend it without flowers at least in your heart if not quite time for the planted ones!! Glad to know you are enjoying the working at home - I have a part time job - very tiring but pays well - I will keep doing it until the Lord tells us otherwise. Wet and cold here in North Texas - I haven't even cleaned up my tiny patch of garden from last year's mess (fire ants invaded everything!)