Thursday, January 16, 2014

Have A Wonderful Thursday!

Hope your Thursday is Fabulous!

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Smile! it just makes you feel happy.

Hope you all have a most wonderful Sunday!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

What a Treat!

I have been patiently ( okay not so "patiently") waiting for my orchid cacti to begin their blooming season. They spent a rough winter in the greenhouse surviving on what I thought was enough attention, only to discover that in reality, the attention they received was just barely enough to keep them going. Since moving them outside however and discovering my mistakes, I have repotted them and begun feeding them on a regular schedule and they are so much happier.
I started doing the " happy dance"

last week when I noticed that a bud was forming. Then yesterday I noticed the bud was turning upward, so I knew it would be opening soon. It stormed off and on all day . Last night I went to check on the bud just to make sure the rain hadn't knocked it off the plant and much to my surprise, this is what I saw:

This gorgeous Epiphyllum Strictum only blooms at night. In fact these pictures were all taken at about  1 AM last night. By 8 AM this morning it was closed up and the show was over.  This particular plant will normally form buds and bloom for me off and on through the summer. Now if I can just get her day blooming friends to do the same. If you are interested in learning more about these wonderful cacti, there are lots of great websites and forums on the web. Check them out. If you are interested in cuttings or starter plants, I will be listing both soon in my etsy shop or on

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Sunday's Psalm

Friday, May 31, 2013

Friday Night Dinner Ideas?

If you happen to be looking for a nice place for dinner on a Friday night, stop by Restaurant 101 in
Historic Downtown Mocksville, NC

The food and service were both fantastic and if I get a chance to go back thru this little town. I am definitely going back. I enjoyed meeting Susan P. and April and we had a blast explaining the road trip we were on.  If you are looking for a great dinner stop by Restaurant 101 at your earliest opportunity. you won't be disappointed.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Thursday's Thoughts

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The Old Silk Route

Tucked away in a corner of downtown Aberdeen, NC is a treasure like none other. I wandered in to a wonderful gallery run by the most delightful lady and had the best time. For a moment, (okay several hours) time didn't exist. This little shop had the most beautiful silk tapestries, silver jewelry, East Asian clothing, Art , Home Decor and so much more. Ann Magee, the delightful lady I told you about, was just such a joy to talk to and she has traveled through Brazil, and India and Pakistan and collected such beautiful things.

I couldn't possibly choose a favorite, although I have tried several times.  I can't wait to go back and spend more time with Ann and in her shop. I feel as though I missed so many things by seeing so much. Kind of like the forest for the trees.
I will be posting more about Ann and her wonderful shop and a project we are planning to collaborate on soon. In the meantime if you want to feast your eyes on some wonderful East Asian art  and silk tapestries check out  The Old Silk Route. You just can't blame me if you go crazy for the gorgeous colors and textures like I did.