Won! A Winner!

I won!  I am a winner!  Not too excited, there, I am not a mega million winner.  Almost better than that!  I won a book from my all time favorite garden blog, A Way To Garden !  This must be a day when the stars line up, because it is also my 100th post!  And the book is by Ken Druse, a favorite author and lecturer! The new book, “Making More Plants,” promises much on a favorite topic of propagation.  For anyone who reads my blog, you know I am always propagating, so I can’t WAIT to get the book and see how Margaret’s gift further turns me into a propagating dervish!   Thank you Margaret!!!

I recently was awarded a red ribbon at the GCA flower show, Preview of Spring 2012. Second place in a propagation class means there is room for improvement!  Bring it on, Ken Druse!

This is the time of year that my blog turns mostly to gardening topics, but on my 100th post, I say farewell to a sofa and two chairs.  Keeping house is an indoor pursuit and I forget about it until round about November!  But this sofa, reminiscent of Diana Vreeland, had seen better days.  Time for renewal.

I held on for too long, frayed at the edges and fabric deteriorating, but it has been just about my favorite place to perch for SO MANY years!  The two chairs that flank were in sore need of renewal as well.

I moved pillows around, most will be tossed – out the door, not on the new chairs!  I will share the renewal photos when they are re-upholstered.  You can be assured that the cavaliers will be there to christen them with their approval!

Maybe not physically as above; I am needlepointing their likeness to join the gallery of well-loved dogs from our past!

Needlepoint, you ask?  What do you do for years of sitting at lacrosse games and swim meets?  Or during husband’s favorite movies?  Needlepoint your dogs!  Alternative?  Propagate!

Happy Spring!  Happy propagating!

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About Jayne on Weed Street

Wife, mother, and owner of pets much loved. Gardener of three decades, amateur photographer, ardent about art, antiques and books.
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4 Responses to Won! A Winner!

  1. Holleygarden says:

    Congratulations on so many things! Winning the book – Ken Druse is one of my favorite authors, too. On your 100th post. Wahoo! AND on winning 2nd place at the flower show! Good going! I laughed at your Diana Vreeland photo. I think your sofa is very pretty. And how talented you are with the needlepoint! You’ve got some great models!

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  2. Happy 100th post! You seem to have won so many nice things…congratulations! I find my indoors is always a bit neglected when spring rolls around. The garden whispers, then calls, and then hollers.

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  3. designchic says:

    You need to play the lottery…lucky time for you!! Happy 100th…

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  4. Congratulations… how exciting… nothing like winning something special… Have a wonderful weekend… And those darling pups… they are just heaven…xv

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