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Monday, November 7, 2011

"Makes Me Happy Monday"

Hello and a very Happy Monday to you.

The past week has flown by. A little secret sewing has been done but I have mainly been out in the garden working.


Last Friday I was so happy to receive my giveaway parcel from Marj. A watercolour kit called "Spring Gardening." Marj was having a giveaway of items that she no longer wanted and there several items to choose from. I put my name in the hat for this kit and I was the lucky winner. Thanks so much Marj.


Saturday afternoon was the Garden Club meeting and one of the ladies had a pile of gardening books to pass onto others. I chose several and these two are my favourites. Rose books always make me happy.


"Gertrude Jekyll"

Have you met Gertrude? She makes me very happy.  We have several along the front garden and one up near the house outside the kitchen window. She is is full bloom now and the perfume is just divine.

I hope you have a very Happy Monday.

Happy days.
Bev C

18 comments:

Christine M said...

I'll look forward to seeing your "Spring Gardening" quilt!

Kelli said...

Happy Monday to you.. and Gertrude. She is beautiful.

Lynda said...

That's a lovely giveaway for you to win. Gertrude is magnificent.

Narelle said...

Your 'Spring Gardening' win looks like a lovely kit ... enjoy :)
Gertrude is a real beauty!

shez said...

lovely post bev and beautiful garden

Sweet Cinnamon Stitches said...

I can nearly smell Gertrude from here...LOL!! She's lovely.
Happy Monday Bev!
Cheers....Jane.

Maria said...

What a lovley giveaway to win. I am sure you will love working on your "Spring Garden"

Charlie and Wendy said...

What a lovely pattern and your garden is beautiful. Gertrude looks stunning! One of my favourite roses is Compassion.

marina said...

what lovely goodies! Would make me happy.
Your rose looks beautiful.

Cheryll said...

I just love visiting your beautiful garden Bev. Thanks again! :)

Mylene said...

Beautiful garden! A happy monday to you too, Bev.

Anita said...

Hi Bev,
The roses look devine. Congratulations on the giveaway. Regards, Anita.

Simone de Klerk said...

I wish Gertrude would come to my garden too.
The giveaway you won is really you! Beautiful.

Karen said...

I really wish i could smell the roses in your garden!

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Good Day Bev, Your Spring Rose Garden is incredibly beautiful. It would make me very happy looking at them too. Lovely giveaway win. Hugs Judy

Bobbie Lynn said...

Hello Bev,

wow, what a great "Makes Me Happy Monday". The quilt kit looks beautiful and I'm sure it will be fun to go through your stash and see what you have for the quilt. Your Gertrude roses are stunning. I had one once but the bush did not do well. I think we planted it in a small plot. I think it should have been planted in a large area. Happy gardening and sewing. We had some nice rain this weekend. : )

Michelle Ridgway said...

Your garden and roses make me happy to Bev. Beautiful pattern and books.

Mitzi said...

I love Gertrude! All of our roses are completely gone now, because winter is one its way!