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Old 03-27-2012, 09:34 PM   #511
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You've been busy, Soma! It's gorgeous. Congratulations and pat on the back for your determination. I'd be proud too!
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Old 04-01-2012, 04:14 PM   #512
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Beautiful, Soma. You should come to Paducah, KY for the annual quilter's convention. It's at the end of this month. Waves of people from all over the world come for it. It's quite an event and the quilts, well...breathtaking would be barely describing many of them.

As for me, today I finished making two silk flower arrangements. One for the entry table near the front door. The other for the dining room table.

I change the arrangements about 4 times of the year to coincide with the seasons. These turned out really nice.

Started on an idea I have for an arrangement for one of the guest bedrooms. The design hasn't bubbled to the top of my mind yet, but it's beginning to shape up.

I also need to come up with a nice arrangement for Glenn's mother who has just moved to an assisted living apartment. She could use some softness and color in her decor. I know how I want to begin, just haven't formulated what flowers I want to use. Hers will be displayed year 'round, so I need to create something universal.

Her birthday's the end of this month and I want to have it done to give it to her for that occasion.
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Old 04-01-2012, 05:27 PM   #513
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Beautiful, Soma. You should come to Paducah, KY for the annual quilter's convention. It's at the end of this month. Waves of people from all over the world come for it. It's quite an event and the quilts, well...breathtaking would be barely describing many of them.

As for me, today I finished making two silk flower arrangements. One for the entry table near the front door. The other for the dining room table.

I change the arrangements about 4 times of the year to coincide with the seasons. These turned out really nice.

Started on an idea I have for an arrangement for one of the guest bedrooms. The design hasn't bubbled to the top of my mind yet, but it's beginning to shape up.

I also need to come up with a nice arrangement for Glenn's mother who has just moved to an assisted living apartment. She could use some softness and color in her decor. I know how I want to begin, just haven't formulated what flowers I want to use. Hers will be displayed year 'round, so I need to create something universal.

Her birthday's the end of this month and I want to have it done to give it to her for that occasion.
I would love to see some pix of those flowers.
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Old 04-01-2012, 05:59 PM   #514
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I would love to see some pix of those flowers.

Thank you, taxlady. I'll photograph them tomorrow and try to post them.

I really enjoy designing and making floral arrangements and it's nice, now, since I've retired. I can make them for myself instead of for my clients. I'm a retired interior designer and am really enjoying doing things without deadlines or having to cater to (sometimes) stubborn clients.

I've spent the last nearly 3 years decorating our home and I have barely made a dent, but that's because I'm going slowly and doing it all myself. The window treatments are taking the longest because the arthritis in my hands makes some of the tasks difficult. But...I'll get there.
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Old 04-02-2012, 02:41 PM   #515
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I would love to see some pix of those flowers.
These are for you, taxlady. You were so kind to ask. The first is by the back door for Easter, next same for front door, then last year's spring arrangement for the entryway table, fourth is this year's spring arrangement for the same table, fifth is the arrangement that sits on the vanity of the front bath and, finally, an arrangement that is on the sill of the master bath. Enjoy.
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These are for you, taxlady. You were so kind to ask. The first is by the back door for Easter, next same for front door, then last year's spring arrangement for the entryway table, fourth is this year's spring arrangement for the same table, fifth is the arrangement that sits on the vanity of the front bath and, finally, an arrangement that is on the sill of the master bath. Enjoy.
Those are beautiful. I especially like the Easter arrangements and the arrangement for the front bath.
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I have started painting. I am using small 5x7 canvases and acrylic paints and brushes I buy at the Dollar Store. I have never done this before, and have no idea what I am doing, but it is fun.
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Old 04-02-2012, 02:50 PM   #518
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Those are beautiful. I especially like the Easter arrangements and the arrangement for the front bath.
Thanks, pag. I love playing with flowers. The front bath arrangement has a bit of a history as it is made from a large portion of the flowers that were in an arrangement that the mods/staff sent me when Buck died. That (huge) arrangement was one of the most beautiful I've ever seen and I saved all the salvageable parts of it as a keepsake. Then, one day, I was rummaging around looking for something pretty to put in that (in the pic) container, I came across the pieces I'd saved. It was as if they were meant to go together.

I always have something in the back and front door areas and especially make them fun during holidays for the grandchildren.
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Just gorgeous, Janet!

Rock you've been hiding quite a talent. Keep it up, you have a great sense of proportion and color.
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Rock you've been hiding quite a talent. Keep it up, you have a great sense of proportion and color.
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