Friday, October 31, 2008

My Beautiful Roses

Aren't these beautiful. This is one of my favourite roses called Monsieur Tillier and it is a Tea Rose. I love old fashion roses and have quite a few in my garden (or my jungle as my DH calls it LOL). I have always loved this rose as it changes all the time. Currently it is this colour but as the season progresses it will be a darker pink. At the moment it looks as if it has been dipped into tea. Absolutely glorious.

The beautiful doily on my table was made by my dear Mother-in-Law. She was a very talented lady with a crochet hook. She passed away in 2000 and she made me some beautiful doilies that I cherish.

I have all these beautiful roses coming out at the moment. Last weekend was the 1st Anniversary of our Mum leaving us. I think all these roses are her way of saying that she is ok and happy. I know that she used to love this particular rose and my bush which is quite large is full of them at the moment.

Last weekend I picked a beautiful posy of all the beautiful spring flowers that I had in my garden. My Mum used to do the most beautiful floral work and used to enter in a lot of shows etc. with her arrangements. She taught me how to make posies a long time ago and I enjoy making them on special occasions. As Mum doesn't have a grave for us to visit, this is our way to letting her know that we are thinking of her. In fact I think of her every day. Sometimes I have some interesting conversations with her. One way of course LOL. If I ever got a reply though I think I would freak out.

Well, as you can see I haven't done that much on Lois. I have been busy doing some secret stitching with my friend Karen and also driving. One of my sons is going for his drivers licence in a few weeks. They have to have a certain number of hours recorded in a log book that they give them before they can go for their licence. My son has done the required number of hours and has booked his test. We are still going on little practice trips, so sometimes I am away for 2 hours at a time. Eats into my stitching time. God I hope he passes then I won't have to drop every thing every day to go and pick him up. So please cross your fingers for him.

It's very windy in the mountains today. There is a total fire ban up here and in Sydney. I believe it is going to get up to 38 degrees later in the day. I have to go to Penrith this afternoon so I'm sure the heat will get me. Anyway, tomorrow it is supposed to be raining so hopefully it will cool down.

Well I hope you all have a lovely week end and if you celebrate Halloween, I hope you have a lovely time.


Kathy A. said...

What a lovely tribute to your Mother.

Cindy F. said...

What a nice post:) thanks for sharing! Love your roses and your doiles!
I'm crossing my fingers for you that your son gets his license soon:)

Wendy said...

Those roses are a spectacular colour! I can imagine they must breathtaking in RL.

Ruth said...

I can feel your mom and mother-in-law smiling from here.

Suzanne said...

Such beautiful roses, the colour is gorgeous. Such a lovely display and reminder with the doiley.

I can't wait to see what 'secret' stitching you have been up to. I hope that you will share.

I hope your son get the hours up soon and passes his license. At least he would have had a good variety of weather conditions to drive in recently.

Lapplisor said...

Dear Sandra
Your roses are a dream. Beautiful works of nature!
I worked myself also this beautiful chroching cover, and love her much. An impressive sample has it.

Now your Mum is not already one year any more at you and your family. It is good, if you can talk with it.
I also always make this with my mother.

For your son I hope that he got the certificate. A concern less with you :-)

Your embroidery becomes so beautiful…
I work also straight on a new Sampler.
Have a nice weekend ...and
love of greetings from Germany.

Ele said...

Hello Sandra,

they are beautiful - and your embroidery too! :o)

have a nice weekend and my greetings


Crazee4books said...

Hi Sharon,

Your roses are simply gorgeous!
I love the incredible colour of
them and the full cascade of
petals. And they are a wonderful
way to remember and honour your
Mother's memory at this time. I'm
sure that she's watching over you
and smiling.

That doily that your Mother in
Law made is beautiful and a
perfect accent to the roses
displayed on them. It's so
nice to have such family
treasures to show and enjoy
isn't it?

Good luck to your son with
his upcoming driving test.
Hope he passes it with flying

Here in Canada we
have a graduating license
program with restrictions
for drivers as they work
and learn their way through
the stages leading up to
receiving their full license.
Is there something similar in

It's Remembrance Day here and
since I'm on vacation I've
been watching the ceramonies
and listening to the special
programs on the radio and tv.
I usually get very emotional
and teary eyed during these
as the faces of veterans are
shown on tv, and the special
ceremonies created for the
occasion are enacted. It's
hard to believe that it's the
90th anniversary of the end
of the first world war.

As you enjoy the warm weather
and fire restrictions in your
part of the world, here
we're entering the period
of cooler, windy and wet
weather that precedes the
official arrival of Winter.
Wonder if we'll see a repeat
of last winter when we had
such an incredible amount of
snow. I'm just hoping for a
white Christmas.


Alison said...

I was so pleased to visit your blog - like you I am a Sampler Lover, especially Moira Blackburn and traditional samplers. I will take a few photos and post them on my blog (which I have only recently started, so not much on there at the moment). Was sad on your behalf that you lost your Mother, my thoughts are with you. I hope things are happy in your life and I am sure she is watching over you. Warm wishes, Alison

Lapplisor said...

Hi Sandra
How are you?
I miss you… and wish you a beautiful first Advent.
Greetings from Germany ♥☼♥Barbara♥☼♥