Monday, August 27, 2007

Too Pooped to think of a Title

As soon as I got home from work today I watered my plants. While doing so, I admired the pink 'Park Princess' dahlia next to the blue of the ageratum. Wouldn't that be pretty in a bouquet? I thought.

The next thing you know I had my scissors and I flitted about the deck clipping here and there until I had enough flowers to fill this small wooden toolbox.

I had to wander off the deck into the nearly-dead main gardens to find something white. I found a few very small phlox that worked nicely.

I decided to place it on the china cabinet.

Since I was already in the bouquet-making mode, I decided I might as well throw a little something together with the B.-eyed Susans. I thought this depression era goldish yellow pedestal bowl would make a nice container.

And it did. Here is the bouquet on my dining room table.
My favorite thing about the bouquet is this....

As an accent, I used one branch of my tiny green tomatoes!

After I was done playing florist, I decided to finish the border blocks for the animal quilt. I had thought about the corner blocks all day today and I was excited to try out what I had decided to do.

I guess the corners are hard to see here unless you click to make it bigger, but I am very happy with it. It worked exactly as I saw it in my mind's eye. It's always a good thing when that happens! Now I just have to sew them all together and then sew the borders on the quilt. That will be another day. I've been on the go since 5:00 a.m. so the only thing I am doing for the remainder of the night is check my email and read a blog or two.


  1. You'd surely make an excellent floral designer! Lovely bouquets indeed.
    Your quilt does look perfectly finished now. Great mind planning there.

  2. Zoey, You are quite a talented floral designer and quilter. I wish I could do either one even half or even one fourth as well as you do!

    Carol at May Dreams Gardens

  3. Zoey, you're just a natural at design, from flowers to quilts to tablescapes. And I like the new tulips you ordered, can't wait to see them in a post!

  4. Isn't it amazing that you still have such color in your garden after the horribly dry and hot summer? Your bouquets are just beautiful. Your talent never ceases to amaze me.

  5. Love your flower arrangements Zoey, I esp liked the tiny tim tomato stem that you added. I will do that with my next bouquet!

  6. You've been busy, busy, busy! I love the floral arrangements. The green tomatoes are the perfect accent to the gorgeous arrangement of rudbeckia. Just love it! Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage

  7. Both those arrangements look wonderful, but that one with the tomato is my favorite!
    How can you get a quilt done so fast? I love the colors in this one. I assume the animals are paperpieced, right?

  8. Your creativity has me reeling. Just snip a few flowers here and there and, hey presto, a fantastic floral arrangement. My daughter, Shelly, is like that, but then she is a qualified florist.

  9. i LOVE the tomatoes in the arrangement! I may have to copy you LOL


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