While I was there, Karla gave me this big apothocary jar that she had made into a garden assemblage as a tribute to my Grandma. It has a glittery bird, a bird scissor pin, a handmade tag and beautiful lilacs. If my Grandma had seen the jar, she would have been embarrassed and said "Oh no, it's too much".
(But not me, I was thrilled to take home such a pretty gift).
Thanks so much to everyone who shared condolences on my Grandma's passing- I'm touched that you'd take the time - it meant a lot to me.
Speaking of lilacs, I've seen so many pictures of pretty flowers on blogs lately. Our yard is still in the process of recovering from major excavation a few years ago along with replacing the sod and the deck.
For awhile, it seemed like I'd be adding a broken bit of statue, a rusty wheel, a broken stepping stone every other day. Eventually, dear husband said "you need to stop bringing home stuff for the yard, its too hard to mow around".
Of course, the garden is a work in progress-- but isn't everything?
And on an almost completely different subject- while at Karla's, Mary was working on layouts for her upcoming Gluebook class. They were just stunning- she uses great old paper and has a knack for layout that really draws you in. Keep checking her blog for details on the class, I'm sure it'll be a good one.