Thursday, March 12, 2009

Who doesn't like to get mail? and WIP

Especially if the mail comes in a box or a lovely large padded envelope?
Well, Nyah Nyah! I got both yesterday!!!! LOL!
Who's jealous?

My first package was a lovely large box from
This was my first order from them and I must say I am more than pleased, I am delighted.
I'm planning on planting ALL these lovely sunflower seeds. The small packets are special varieties of sunflowers. If you haven't guessed Sunflowers are one of my favorite flowers. (Queen Anne's Lace is the other.) FUN FUN FUN!!!

My next package was a wonderful happy from
I WON these on her blog:
They are fabulous!!!!! My daughter has already claimed one and I am trying to talk my son out of another or I won't have one to keep after I share...
They are very well made, BEAUTIFUL and smell delightful. THANK YOU, SAM!

Don't forget that tomorrow (Noon - central) is the deadline to sign up for my giveaway!
I've already got a number of folks signed up, so don't miss out on your chance to win!

I am determined to finish a WIP (work in progress) this weekend. I started this project in November (ducking in shame!) and really need to finish it. It is going to be (already is!) a coffee table. It is on 3/4 inch birch plywood and sitting on a metal frame. I'll snap a shot of the table when it is finished.
Tell me what you think...
This is really just the underpainting. I've got a lot to do to finish it.
Below is the photo it is based on...

(And yes, I know a coneflower is not technically a sunflower, but they are close enough for me! :D )


Mignon said...

I love Sunflowers. We have some of the old variety that are native to this area that are invasive, but hubby is only allowed to use roundup to keep them under control. We had a wedding for a friend out back about 7 years ago with a light sprinkle, while we stood inbetween the looming banana plants and the 6 - 9 foot sunflowers. It was nice. Definitely take a few shots of your sunflowers when all are in bloom. :) Love the table to be. :)

knotaway said...

6-9 ft sunflowers? Invasive? do they have lots of 3-4" blooms on each plant? If so, they aren't sunflowers, but Jerusalem artichokes, and the roots are edible. I've not tried them, but plan to try a recipe this weekend with them. I've got a lovely patch in my backyard that came from my Grandmother's house.

knotaway said...

I mean to say "The patch of flowers is lovely." Not the backyard. Although after the sunflowers and other wildflowers get going that may change!