Tuesday, June 24, 2008

A Favorite Rose & Some Good News!

Rose DeRescht - Old World Damask


At one point I had ,naively ,thought I would make a large rose garden. I adore roses - what can I say?! Unfortunately , care & love were no match for the vagaries of aging combined with rocky, clay-like soil and a lack of sufficient sun. My rose garden is, once again, just a dream, but I did manage to save one of my favorites. Rose DeRescht - an old world damask rose with a scent that is heady & heavenly. One rose can fill a whole room with it's perfume. Thankfully, the plant is settling into it's new home in a large pot along a warm- light facing- wall. It's happier now - and so is my back!

My good news is that I was accepted into the APNQ (Association of Pacific Northwest Quilters) show this August. I truly had not thought that my piece would be accepted so I was thrilled when I got the proverbial "fat envelope" yesterday. Somehow being accepted into your "home town" show is as exciting - if not more so - than even being accepted into Houston has been! WhooHooo ... It's hard for me to "toot" my own horn (something a friend says I need to get over) but I am really pleased & thank-full. My guardian angels are working over time on my behalf!

14 comments:

StegArt said...

Congratulations!

Vicki W said...

Yeah!!! Congratulations!

jenclair said...

Congratulations!

jenclair said...

Congratulations, Marie!

Sandy said...

Congratulations on getting in APNQ. I'm not surprised.

Waltraud said...

Hope you have much fun at the APNQ,
greetings from Germany
Waltraud

Stephanie Pettengell said...

Congratulations,well done, brilliant - I am really pleased for you. It is so good to hear you jumping for joy over something really good. Are you going to show us all a picture of said famous quilt or do we have to wait for the show. I am looking forward to seeing it.

Deb Lacativa said...

Happy Fat Envelope!
Bask in the Glow...

Jeannie said...

Congratulations!

mouse (aka kimy) said...

most excellent - let's hear it for fat envelops!!

verobirdie said...

Fantastic news! I'm happy for you.

Anonymous said...

Blow that horn! I'll be looking for you and your piece at the show. Congrats!

Lynn Douglass said...

That's fabulous news, Marie! I'm very excited for you! I, too, love roses, but I don't have any as ruffly and gorgeous as yours. I just wish it weren't so blasted hot here, because I'd love to work in my yard more.

La Tea Dah said...

Congrats on being accepted to the APNQ show. You deserve it! I'm very excited for you. Please, tell us more about the when's and where's.

LaTeaDah

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