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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

White and Stressful Wednesday.

Update: A HUGE thank you for all your prayers, thoughts and good vibes! All went well and my Dad is now resting in his room after the surgery. Hope I will be able to go to see him in a few days, I'm on the mend with my foot!
I was overwhelmed by all your kindness and supportive comments, you really brought sunshine in  my day! I feel so blessed to be part of this amazing community!!
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Last night's heavy rain didn't restrain me from taking pictures today, in spite of my not-that-healed-up-foot! As my hubby uses to say, 'If you take photographs, then you're well' ;)) 
I am quickly recovering, many thanks for all your kind comments and emails, I really appreciated. I haven't been a good blogger lately, my apologies, but I will do well today, I promise :)
As you can see, my gorgeous white peonies are in full bloom, and I couldn't help but make a bunch together with some other lovelies from the garden!

I have a deep love for peonies, both erbaceous and tree types. I'll post about the pink ones another day.

I will give a basket similar to this to my Mom on Mothers Day, with one of my linen hearts. 


My favorite pillow I made... you might have spotted it in several pictures on my blog!

My favorite white hat (I have many hats, as I am sensitive to light and sunshine, and must always wear hats during the Summer months)... I beautified it with vintage lace and millinery roses from my wedding gown.


I'm enjoying this bunch in my studio right now!!


I will have a stressful Wednesday as my Father is undergoing a major reconstructive surgery on his knee in total anaesthesia. I'm not able to go to the Hospital, but I will be thinking of him all day long. Dads are special, aren't they! Please send good thoughts our way if you have a spare moment.
Monica x.

30 comments:

  1. Hello Monica

    Peonies...are such a beautiful flowers i love them !!

    I hope your father is doing well tomorrow,...i wish you strength and power..........i will pray for you and him............blessings and many hugs from Ria

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  2. Dear Monica, you and your family have my prayers!!!

    I am happy to hear you are feeling a bit better - I hope you and your father both have speedy recoveries!!!

    Your whites are lovely, and the thought of your wedding millinery being used on your hat is so cheerful!

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  3. Hi Monica,
    Your photos are lovely and your hydrangeas are so gorgeous! Love your hat too. I'm a hat person myself, and I rarely go out in the summer without one on. Come to think of it, I rarely go out in the wintertime without one either. I hope your father comes through his surgery just fine. I will say a prayer for him. Hope your foot heals up quickly too. Thanks for sharing your fabulous pictures and hope you have a wonderful and less stressed week.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  4. Your peonies are breathtaking! I don't know that I have seen them in white. They look so pretty in the bouquet and vase. I also love the pillow you made. SO pretty!!

    I'm glad you are feeling better and I am sending prayer for a good result for your dad.

    xoxo
    Jane

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  5. Hi Monica,
    I love your white peonies,your hat and your pillow.Lovely photos as always and I hope all goes well with your Dad's surgery and your foot.
    Take care,
    Carolyn

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  6. I love peonies too, Monica. And, I think the pillow you made is fabulous!

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  7. Monica your pictures literally took my breath away. OMG and that pillow... B E A U T I F U L ! ! ! my friend. I love peonies. I can't get enough of them and already have 35 plants and I know I will always find room for just one more. lol I can't wait to see your pink ones. I know that your pictures of those will be stunning as well. I am still about 2 months away from blooms on mine in my area of the country.
    I loved your post about your sad magazine disease. I suffer from the malady myself. I would probably cut off an arm before I would part with mine. lol I have them stored away in all kinds of places and my children all joke about who will get to burn them when I'm gone!
    hugs

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  8. First - I will include your Father in my prayers. Hope his surgery goes well, and he has a quick and full recovery. Glad you are doing much better. Your peonies are beautiful. No luck growing them where I live now.

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  9. I love your whites! That hat is terrific!

    I will be praying for your dad!

    Stay calm and thank you for sharing!

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  10. Beautiful Monica...
    Hope your on the mend dear girl...
    xoxo~Kathy @
    Sweet Up-North Mornings...

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  11. Beautiful, peaceful images. Saying prayers for you and your father. laurie

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  12. Oh Honey, I will send lots of wishes and prayers for your Dad, I wish you a speedy recovery too!!! I am so swamped lately, I feel like a neglectful friend, miss you!!!!
    Hugs,
    Margaret B

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  13. Beautiful bunch of garden flowers, Monica, your peonies are gorgeous, lovely hat !
    I'm sorry you can't go to the hospital, all the best for your father.
    My good thoughts for you both,
    Sylvia

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  14. What beautiful flowers and I luv that pretty WHITE pillow! Happy WW!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  15. I will definitely say a prayer for your Father right now. They are such blessings and the older we get the more we appreciate them (or in my case...miss him very much).
    Your peonies are amazing! Love your white rendition. Beautiful!
    And your hat is perfection!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  16. I hope all goes well with your dad. Your flowers are beautiful, but it is the hat I love. My mom wore hats all the time. Certain ones for church, antiquing, auctions, everyday, and in the sun.

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  17. All your pics are inspiring. I love it all. I collect hats also, mostly use for decorating but I have worn some on special occasions. I am praying for your Dad and you. Have a blessed day.

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  18. Sending positive thoughts for your Dad, Monica.

    Beautiful post today - as always!
    Hugs,
    Zuzu

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  19. Hi Monica,

    Love your beautiful flowers, peonies are a favourite of mine, and how special to have them in your studio.
    Also your sweet pillow and hat are just gorgeous.
    I am glad that you are feeling better and my thoughts and prayers are with your Father and may he make a speedy recovery.

    Enjoy the rest of the week
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  20. What beautiful photos! That pillow, hat and flowers are all just full of charm. Wishing the best for you and your dad!

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  21. Best to you. Beautiful photos. Enjoyed your post. Jacqueline

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  22. Hi Monica, everything is gorgeous, I am sorry to hear about your Dad, my thoughts and prayers to both of you wishing for a speedy recovery....
    I LOVE your hat, your Mom will love her gift.
    be well, hugs and love to you.

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  23. Love your whites Monica...especially your pillow :)
    I do hope you and your dad are in top shape soon!
    Hugs :)

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  24. What a lovely image of the peonies and other flowers and greenery, very uplifting!
    Good thoughts and vibes coming your way and your dad's way too.
    Take care

    Sandie xx

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  25. Dads are so special and I shall keep your dad in my thoughts. Take care.

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  26. Monica, you have put me into white bliss. I love it all. And, I am in love with your hat.

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  27. I adore your blog. Your artistry, it makes lifts me up. Your blog is a feel good blog for me and it's one of my favorites.

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  28. All the pictures are lovely. Now dont you worry yourself. Your daddy will be ok. Ive been through the knee reconstruction when my husband was in an accident. He had cadaver tendons put in, just crazy the things they can do. I know its hard because you wont be there but Im sure he will be well cared for :)

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  29. Such gorgeous vignettes you create~

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