Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Last night I had some of my girlfriends over for supper, this is my table before they arrived with my natural dyed table runner and dyed linen napkins,
and a shaker full of herbal salt I made for each.
Sunday afternoon everyone in our house was sick except for us (it had been a long sick, cold, snowy week) and I needed a breath of Spring so I loaded up the twins and off we went to Fredrick Meijer Gardens to explore their indoor glass house. Starting in the arid section,
and moving on to the carnivorous plants, which they liked the best
we spent a lot of time studying these plants.
The tropical house is my favorite, the smell from the orchids was wonderful.
What wonderful color inspiration for quilts. A delicate lady slipper orchid,
this tropical plants color scheme is breathtaking, fuchsia flowers with periwinkle tips.
A natural purple orchid (not a artificially dyed one that I see in our grocery store).
Love, love this type of orchid.
Fuchsia/raspberry lady slipper orchids,
and a display of bright pink orchids.
And in the cafeteria a display of bright glass "flowers" from the glass artist Dale Chihuly.
Color inspiration everywhere in the heart of winter!!
And what do we do on the next snow/ice day off from school?? Grandma runs to the local dollar store and bought all kinds of cute Valentine stickers, doilies, and construction paper for the boys to make Valentine for the special people in their lives.
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Posted by Kathy -MIQuilter