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Friday, January 18, 2013

Grow Your Blog Party - Giveaway

Thankyou for visiting my blog.
I love having visitors and your comments are especially

This blog party is an idea of Vicki at

A little bit about myself...
I live in the South Island of New Zealand.  I enjoy gardening, especially when the roses are in full bloom.  The scent, colour and variety are a delight to me.
With four grown children our empty nest suddenly comes alive again when our Grandchildren visit.
We have six and we love their visits, bringing with them the 'joy of life.'

I work with the elderly in a local rest home.  This is voluntary work helping with art and crafts and
other activities.  I love this and feel that I receive more than I give and have lots of laugh as well.

I love the photograpy side of blogging as well.  I am self taught and am not great at it, but I sure
enjoy playing and having a lot enjoyment and a few surpises too!

- Margaret Merrill in my garden.-
a very beautiful rose

This giveaway is a way of saying thankyou to my followers.
Also, I want to encourage others to join in the party fun!

My giveaway includes a some of my  handstitched hearts and a
beautiful vintage doiley to complete the package.

I hope you will join in. Just leave a comment so I can contact you if you win.
The winner will be drawn on February 1st.
 Thankyou for your visit.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

My Fathers Hand

Our Australian bottlebrush has flowered beautifully this season.
The seeds are bountiful also.   I flicked some off the branch and have strung them
onto wire as you can see in the photos above.

This blurry bee accompanied me in my tabletop project.
I shall gather him up very soon and place him in the garden. 
We don't have enough bees now.  Pretty sad.  Too many

My spiralled wire of beads hangs in my kitchen window to dry.
I wonder how they will be when they are dry.
A fun thing to do anyway.
(Dougal our labrador keeps an eye on me)

I headed this posting 'My Fathers Hand.'  The reason being that I refer to my heavenly Father.
He is the one who created all the wonderful plants, flowers etc. that we are able to enjoy.

I am really enjoying 2013 and the new opportunities and ideas that abound.
I hope that you too can enjoy this New Year.

(be back soon)