G is for…

Gift Wrapping

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Presentation is EVERYTHING.  I’m thinking I’ve inherited my passion for gift wrapping from my Mother…yep, she has always wrapped everything so beautiful.

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From my custom boutique clothing sent to my eBay customers to

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the bows which adorn my Christmas gifts and

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my handmade Calligraphy name tags, I absolutely relish in creating the perfect package.  At times, I’ve been known to go a bit overboard, but heck, it’s all in the details, right?

On Christmas Day, it’s amusing to watch my sisters and sister-in-law fight over my bows so they can re-gift them next year.

Garden

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There was a time when my garden was everything to me…when I’d plant only purple, blue, pink, white and peach flowers…

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I memorized the Latin names of different plants and flowers, understood optimal growing conditions and climate zones.

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But then I got pregnant with my son…

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No longer could I get down on my knees and dig in the dirt or tend to my 1,200 peach cupped Daffodils.

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Life sort of got in the way.

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Then came the major home renovation which destroyed everything I had worked years to achieve…

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The building contractors had no mercy on my prized Cooley’s tall bearded Irises.

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I decided this year that it was time for my garden to take center stage as it had in years past…

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I’ve already planted all the flowers pictured above…next Spring will be eye candy for sure!

Garden Room

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Just off the kitchen awaits my beloved Garden Room…

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It’s that place which holds my special wicker chair with the comfy ottoman…

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Where I can view my garden from all angles…

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Where I sketch my clothing designs…

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And hand sew the little details…

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Where I continue to “attempt” ribbon embroidery with no success…

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 Where I read my sewing books and

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an occasional trashy novel…

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Where the sparkling bronze lights and candles give a warm glow to the room…

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Only problem is the room becomes an OVEN in the Summertime…

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Luckily I’ve solved that by having an air conditioner installed…now the room is perfect!

Garment Labels

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I can’t rave enough about this eBay custom garment label seller:
FancyWeaver Labels

Check him out!  You’ll be very pleased with the quality, price and customer service!

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Comments

  1. Did the labels arrive as a tape or do you have to cut them apart? The price certainly seems right!

  2. I bet your garden will be stunning!

  3. Hey Esther…they arrived individually cut and edges heat sealed! I promise you’ll be thrilled!

    With friendship,
    Lisa

  4. Ooh, the garden is (or will be) beautiful! I can’t believe the contractors would rip up your flowers. (Well, there is a bulldozer in my back garden right this moment… so maybe I can – *chuckle*)
    I’m hoping they’ll be done here in time for me to put in some bulbs this fall.

  5. I bought those labels too, and I love them. I am planning on buying more in different colour schemes………

    Thanks for bringing them to our attention Lisa

    Paula

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