God's Canvas

God's Canvas
Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.~~John 15:13

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Sunday...my favorite day of the week!

As you can see, I've made a few not-so-subtle changes to the blog.  I was growing tired of the prior image and felt  it needed lightening up, so to speak.  I've been blessed with so many gorgeous flowers from the yards of my friends, so rather than shower you with my latest stitching projects, I would like to share some of the beauties I've received in the past two weeks.

One of my dearest friends, Faye, surprised me with a gorgeous hydrangea that I would describe as somewhere between mauve and fuschia.  It is truly one of the prettiest colors I've ever seen and one that only our Lord could create, for it is perfect in every way!  I won't be able to plant it until my husband returns, as the digging would do me in physically, so I am truly looking forward to planning it's "home" in our yard and enjoying its beauty and the memories it conjures up of my grandmother's yard full of hyrangea bushes.  Every time we visited her, she would load me up with a bouquet from her hydrangea collection.  I couldn't wait to get them home and into a beautiful vase to enjoy for the coming week!

It's really late or actually early, nearly 2:00 a.m.  Sleeping is not coming easily since my husband has left the country, and I find myself staying up and, rather than going to bed, actually falling asleep with some form of handwork in my lap.  When did I grow old?

I will not post an encyclopedia tonight, but would really enjoy sharing these gorgeous flowers with you, my friends.  May they bless your heart as they have mine!

This is the color I remember most from my maternal grandmother's yard over 40 years ago.

This is the color that Faye chose for me.  I love it!

And this is one I've never seen before...such a delicate and pristine color!

Faye grows calla lilies, and they are sturdy and quite long-lasting.  Last year, she brought me one that was nearly a burnt sienna color that was stunning!  I really enjoy these delicate pinks, though.  Once a girl, always a girl, huh?

I am embarrassed to say that neither myself nor Faye can name these flowers.  If you are able to tell me what they are, please write and let me know.  Thanks!

Faye grows the most beautiful lillies I've ever seen.  This is a favorite of mine!

This dahlia is actually in my garden, having been given to me last summer by Faye.

And this ends the walk through my faux garden for this morning.  I must try and get some sleep because tomorrow is my favorite day of the week...the day I go to worship my Lord in the fellowship of other believers.  I wish you all a blessed day...until we meet again!