Saturday, February 16, 2013


Focusing on Life: flowers. For several years now I have stitched squares for the breast cancer quilt which get auctioned off at the Bead and Button show. Last night I finished my square for this year so here it is. I followed a pattern they gave and got it about 3/4 done and didn't like it so I peyoted a ruffled flower and herringboned the stem. It will go in the mail Monday.
I found a way to have a flower to look at even when there is snow outside. The last craft show I sold at the couple next to me sold dragonflies made out of spoons. When he brought out this spoon flower It was mine. It is right next to my steps and even though there are snow piles in my yard  several feet tall and spring feels like a long way off I have a flower to look
I was away from home for the last 2 posts and by mistake I packed my old laptop which doesn't connect to my camera or the internet most of the time so the next 2 pics are from the last 2 prompts. The first pic is a heart shaped rock that my husband gave me many years ago. We have wondered about the hole in it many times. Our best guess is that it sat somewhere that water dropped on it and over time it wore away the rock. In the bottom of the hole there are tiny spots where the softer material has worn away. Can you imagine how long it sat there to wear away stone? It sits in my kitchen windowsill and I look at it every day.
My post for feel the love is Frank. He loves me unconditionally.  Even when I'm having a bad day he loves me. He wants to be in the room I am in. My husband wanted a lap dog because our bulldog was too large to sit on his lap anymore. I wanted to wait until spring because dogs are easier to train in the spring but when I saw Frank (in January) it was love at first sight. Well he didn't make a very good lapdog. He has much too much energy for that. He make me smile almost every day.





40 comments:

  1. I can't believe that metal flower is made out of spoons! It's really neat and a wonderful way to be able to look at a flower anytime of the year. And your beaded flower will be such a beautiful addition to the quilt. And thanks for catching up on the posts you missed. Your heart-shaped rock is really neat. I think you're right that it must have sat somewhere for a long time where it got a drip of water. And Frank! There's just nothing like a pet. My cat Hope is under my feet as I type this.

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    1. Thanx Cynthia. They only had 1 of the spoon flowers and as he took it out I said I'll take it and I'm glad that I did. I love seeing it as I go outside. I think it is important to support the causes we hold dear to our hearts, so I have participated in the quilt project since I found it.

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  2. Isn't it wonderful how even the memory of flowers can carry us through and make us think of spring?

    What a wonderful post - so much love in it expressed in so many ways. You and your art, you and your husband, you and Frank.

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    1. Yes Karen This challenge is making me look deeper at myself and this is the perfect time for me to do it. Looking at all the beauty on this hop is refreshing with all the snow here.

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  3. Frank is just too stinkin' cute!! Love the heart rock,...that is just so special. Your flower that is made out of spoons - awesome!!And your flower square for the breast cancer quilt is amazing!

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    1. Thanx Shel, Yes Frank is a character. Sally suggested a walk around the block but for me that is 21 miles so I found something that I find pleasure in right here in my house. I am proud to participate in the quilt project.

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  4. i LOVE the spoon flower - so clever, so gorgeous!!

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    1. Thanx Claire, I love it too. I've never seen another like it.

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  5. The look on Frank's face just cracked me up. Thanks for the smile.
    Your outside flower is so clever!

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  6. Thanx Patty. I'm glad that Frank made you smile too. He is quite a character. I thought the flower was cool too.

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  7. I smiled as soon as I saw Frank too, but I think he may have been misnamed, I see Yoda immediately when i look at him! Your beadwaork is lovely and that flower from the spoons is so cool! ( no pun intended since its in the snow)

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    1. Thanx Laura, Frank came with the name. We got him off Craig's list and when my husband asked what he looked like the guy replied "a Bat." Isn't it interesting to hear how others react to the same pic? I'm glad you liked my square. I'm proud that I am part of that project. Yes the outside flower is cool it was below zero last night.

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  8. Oh I love your post! What a little sweetie Frank looks to be.

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    1. Thanx Kimmy,I'm glad that you liked my post. Frank really is a sweetie.

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  9. LOVE the spoon flower!! Frank is just adorable!

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    1. Thanx Annette, I'm really glad that I got my spoon flower. Frank knows that he is cute and he hams it up for the camera.

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  10. Omigosh, I want a spoonflower like that! That would SO make my day every day, poking out of the snowbank! :-)

    And Frank would certainly make me smile too! <3

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    1. Thanx Lori. I think the spoon flower is pretty cool too. It's one purchase that I'm very glad I made. Frank has a very expressive face.

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  11. Hey that's pretty great catching up! Frank, a perfect heart and a flower standing tall in the snow, that's pretty awesome

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    1. Thanx I had the heart pic with me and planned to post it Saturday morning but things didn't work out that way so I posted when I got home.

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  12. Really like the spoon flower. Great picture of Frank.

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    1. Thanx Mary. I smile at my spoon flower often. Frank too makes me smile.

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  13. Becky, Your spoon flower definitely wins for most original flower - I LOVE it. And I'm so glad you introduced Frank (what a great name - he even looks like a Frank).

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    1. Thanx Paula, The moment i saw the spoon flower it was mine. I like it lots. Frank came with the name but it does fit him well.

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  14. What beautiful flowers! And I'm loving Frank. :)

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    1. Thanx Lori, I think that my flowers are beautiful too. Frank is snuggled in under my desk as I write this. He is my constant companion.

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  15. Spoon flowers, how clever is that. And Frank, well he is a very handsome boy. BTW, I have a 65 pound lap dog named Alice. At least she thinks she's a lap dog.

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    1. Thanx, I see my spoon flower every time I go out of my house and it makes me smile. Yes Frank is handsome. Wally was 75 pounds and quite a handful on our laps. He has passed on now but we remember him always.

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  16. That face on Frank is just too much! And the spoons - how cleaver!

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  17. Thanx Yes Frank is a ham for the camera. I'm sure glad that I got to know the little guy. I thought the same thing when I saw the spoon flower.

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  18. You little flower square is neat, but that spoon flower is really awesome too!! Thanks for sharing some non-natural flowers for this prompt.

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    1. Thanx Hope. I'm proud that I make the squares each year. I think t my spoon flower is awesome too.

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  19. Love your spoon flower, and you never have to worry about it wilting. Must say your Frank is cuter than mine, he is bald, overweight and spends most of his time in the recliner.

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    1. Thanx Marlene. Your comment made me laugh.

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