Sunday, 26 August 2012

Million Bells Rock!

The store has two big planters on either side of the door and each year I spend a lot on annuals to make them look pretty.  This year, it was warm in May which is early for putting annuals out in PEI, and I was at the Atlantic Superstore when I spied hanging baskets of Million Bells (Calibrachoa) two for $25.  Couldn't resist - thought that if we had another frost and they died, well, too bad, I was ready for flowers.  I didn't even really dig a big hole in the planters because I was in a hurry to do something else, can't remember what it was, but there's always something else that needs doing, just kind of scratched them in and tried to cover all the roots.  They get lots of sun and my idea of good care is filling an ice cream bucket with water and a teaspoon of Miracle Grow and dumping half on each.  And just look at them!  Yes, I'm proud!

I Actually Won something!

I've been a member of the forum for Jewelry makers for a few years now and in that time, you get to know the forum members as friends.  We have a giveaway each month; anybody who wants can put their name in the hat and one forum member is the giveaway host.  I don't always enter because I don't think it's fair for people to have to pay international shipping, but when Dana of Wind Dancer Studios offered one of her fabulous pendants, I was in like flint and actually won it!
Look at this gorgeous piece of imagination and metalwork!  Dana does beautiful, ornate work, wire work that looks like filigree, and jewelry with an almost Byzantine look.
Take a look at her Wind Dancer Etsy shop.
Thanks, Dana, it has been sitting on my kitchen table waiting for my muse to strike because it needs a special setting to show off the special pendant.

Oh and by the way, me who never wins anything - I won this fantastic pendant, did an online survey for a university in New Brunswick and they phoned and told me I won $250 just for doing the survey - WAITING FOR # 3!!