Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Oh So Pretty!

I work in an insurance office and one of our clients was bought out by another company do we won't be their broker anymore. As a token of "wonderfulness", the former owner of the company sent me and my boss each a bouquet of petite roses. They came FedEx today and they are beautiful. I've never gotten flowers via the FedEx man! lol At first, they looked like they might not last too long but they came with a little booklet on how to take for them and they've perked up nicely. It says they're from the plateaus of Central America. Dang, that's a long way to deliver roses!! I guess we don't grow roses in California?? lol Then it says that there are outter "guard" petals left on to protect the flowers during shipping and that you should pull those off. Well, once I made a fresh cut on the stem, put them in a vase of water and pulled off one or two "guard" petals, they are fabulous! Don't you just love flowers? Me too! lol



I've been working on projects for my retreat I'm leaving for in a couple of weeks. We're doing a mini quilt swap. It has to measure 8-12". Some of the girls who are in the swap might see this blog so I'm just posting a little piece of my quilt. I don't want to ruin any surprises. :o) I think I'm done with the top but I'm going to play with the borders a little bit when I get home. I might add a little more. Then I'll need to quilt it. How can something so tiny can be so time consuming? lol

6 comments:

Amanda said...

Hi, Liz!

I "saw' you on my blog today and thought I would see who you are! I was so excited to see my blog in your blogroll! Thank you! :)

I love your blog. I'll be back to visit more!

Michelle said...

Nice little "teaze" on the mini quilt, Liz! Less than TWO WEEKS 'til retreat! Beautiful flowers too! I've received them via Fed Ex from my hubby when he was in Iraq...it is odd the first time, seeing a big box left on the porch and you find out it's flowers. LOL

greetingarts said...

Beautiful flowers, sounds like that's a company that will be missed. Sigh. I don't remember the last time I got flowers, let alone a delivery of them... double sigh.

So you're totally going to hand quilt that little mini, right? Oh, ha ha ha, I crack myself up! :0) I love the fabrics, and the piecing looks absolutely perfect. Wonderful job.

grassyhill said...

They flowers are AMAZING, I had the same colors for my wedding... they made me smile just looking at them...

peggy said...

Beautiful flowers!! Made me smile just looking at them.

Tease??? Not nice!!! Can't wait to see it in person!!!

Peggy

3anklebiters said...

beautiful flowers and that miniature top looks FANTASTIC! 30s repros are my favorite.