I was greeted by a flash of pink on my kitchen counter Saturday morning. It seems hubby couldn't resist snipping this last bunch of Knock Out roses when he was out earlier to get the newspaper.
I was impressed that he knew where to find a vase and also impressed by the way the sunlight was shining right on the rose at the moment I walked in the room. It was in the spotlight and provided a happy start to my day. Beauty in the small things, I guess.
Speaking of small things...
This tiny little pot of succulents was a wedding favor from the wedding I went to in Seattle.
I always thought I didn't like succulents.
That was before these little cuties took up residence on my kitchen counter.
Now they are keeping me company as I stand at the kitchen sink.
Did you know that if you empty your cosmetic bag and fill it with tissues and tiny succulents and then position it into the middle of your suitcase they will survive a flight from Seattle to Dallas and then another flight from Dallas to Charlotte? It's true and when I unpacked them not a single speck of dirt had spilled.
I know, amazing things you read on this blog.
And to further the amazement, I bring you this weeks progress (two days late):
The left side has been finished and the presents are starting to appear under the tree.
I've also started adding the pesky gold metallic thread to the border.
As I've been plodding along on my cross stitch, I've been inspired by the Christmas decorating and creating going on all over blogland. On one hand I am already feeling behind. I suspect the day after Thanksgiving I'll be switching gears and finding great joy in decking the halls. Until then I am savoring the moments leading up to Thanksgiving.
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