Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Hodge Podge Of A Post

I've been the worst blogger lately!  I don't post, nor check in with others.  I guess it's just spring fever and other bits of this and that keeping me away.  I have a hard time concentrating on the computer right now.  I do drop by many blogs, but just a quick glance to see what's up and then I'm gone.  Maybe blogging is more of a winter thing for me, or maybe I've just lost interest.  I don't really know, but I'm here posting today (rainy and cold outside) hoping to get back in the bloggy rhythm I used to have.  So what's new?

Well...... I just finished my Master Gardener's classes and got my badge and certificate at a lovely spring banquet the other night.

There's still much volunteer work to do to make this completely official, but I'm really very proud to join this great group of creative and energetic gardeners.  We have the most fantastic botanical center here that I'll post about later.  GORGEOUS building in the midst of a fabulous park.  So happy to make this a part of my life.  The timing is perfect!

One of the perks of becoming a Master Gardener is the advanced training offered.  I took a bonsai class the other night.  This is my little juniper that I trimmed into a bonsai shape and potted.

Such fun!!!

Spring is everywhere, as is the migration of gorgeous birdies that drop by our feeders.  Here's a lovely photo taken by my husband.

A pair of rose-breasted grosbeaks that have been visiting for the last few days.  I don't know how long they'll stay, but we're so enjoying them.  Don't they look lovely in the redbud tree?

I haven't been doing much rug hooking, but had a little group over for a special occasion, and hooked these little hanging birds.  They are from a paper pattern I got several years ago from a workshop with Karen Kahle of Primitive Spirit.

I thought they made a darling center piece, and guests each got to take one home!

I'm completely smitten with my triloom, and can't stop making shawls!  I love to weave in the studio while listening to books on CD.  Dreamy..........

I'm working on this one to go with my new peachy Liesl tunic.

Have a lovely and creative spring!



Amy McPheeters said...

I love hodge podge! Congratulations on becoming a Master Gardner. Isn't it nice to have the time for such things now! Lots of really cool things to see in this post. I want to see the weaving in action next time we are there!

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Dulcy, I adore those hanging birds!
Congrats on your gardening achievement, lovely for you and us~

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Loved coming by here tonight and catching up with you.
I too have let blogging slip through the cracks. Not sure why I just do a post now and then. I do miss my friends like you but I just have no get up and go for blogging here lately.
Today it was cold and raining and so I thought a prefect day to see a few friends.
Congrats to you for becoming a Master Gardner. What a wonderful project to be involved in.
Love your bonsai plant. I have always wanted to learn how to do a bonsai.
Your birds pics are amazing and I loved seeing these beauties.
Spring is here and of course I am mowing again out here on the North Forty. Not sure how much longer I can do this but God has been good to me to let me do it this long.
As always I leave here wanting to be creative like you.
Love my visit and you

Jennifer Richardson said...

bravo on your master gardener
work, Dulcy.....the whole earth
hope your Spring is as delightful
as those sweet robins in the wonderful photo
and that your creative heart just
over the greening of the year.
be gentle with yourself about your blogging....you're loved and enjoyed regardless of your
peace and a light heart to you,

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