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Friday, June 20, 2008

gifts from the garden...

My friend Susanne dropped off all this lovely lavender from her garden. Thanks Susanne, I really appreciate it! It's hanging down in the basement with last years harvest of hydrangea from my mother in laws garden and garlic from ours...
Here are lavender buds and rose petals drying for potpourri and sachets. I have been developing a deeper appreciation for ways to use what I have rather than buying things. I was thinking this could all be made into gifts this holiday season. It's not just about being frugal either, for me it's about being less wasteful, more appreciative and a better steward of God's gifts.I will be on Retreat this weekend. It was kind of a last minute decision, but the details fell into place. I will be part of a larger group retreat but I don't know anyone else going. How exciting! I will have the opportunity to meet new people or completely be by myself at least some of the time. Either way, sounds good to me!!!


Have a wonderful weekend!


peace,

amy



3 comments:

Threeundertwo said...

If you google "lavender wands" you can find instructions for making a beautiful gift from lavender. Pretty easy once you get the hang of it and really pretty.

Nadja Magdalena said...

Such pretty pictures. You really have a knack for photographing simple things in a wonderful manner.

myra said...

your site is just lovely! you've got such a good eye for details!