Monday, February 18, 2013

Spring is coming, Spring is coming

Hello there,

Yes, spring is on it's way, and I took advantage of the lovely weekend we had here and pruned my rose bushes.  I usually do this every February, but last year I missed it due to being worn out.  I have eleven rose bushes that I care for and 7 of them are a Valentine gift from my husband from about 7 years ago.  When we were first dating, he used to come to where I worked and scotch tape about 2 dozens worth of roses all over my car.  He'd also send me roses, and bring me roses......he's very romantic.  Well years ago, I was complaining about the boring view out of my kitchen window, nothing to look at but the neighbors house and the fence in between.  On Valentines eve, my sweet hubby stayed up very late and planted 7 rose bushes for me to see the next morning.  He was all scratched up when I saw him the next morning and I asked him how that happened.....he told me to go check out the view from my kitchen window.  Well ladies, I saw roses planted and most of them were blooming, he jokingly said that this should take care of my view and I would always be supplied with roses.  I replied that roses don't bloom all year long, so he'd still have to bring me some now and then, and he has.

I'm providing a lot of spring/Easter images for ya'll, and those of you participating in Sandy's Easter "spoolie" swap might be able to use some of these.

Have fun with these folks.  Next up.....I'll be posting about my spring class, so stay tuned!



donna said...

What a sweet post. I did the same thing this weekend but I have a few more to do. Your new look is so pretty. Love it. Thank you so much for sharing your images.

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

What a romantic hubby! That really is very special!
Meri, I made my first spoolie the other day and I was so greatful to be able to hop on the computer and choose one of your images for it!
Thank You So Much!
I know we all appreciate YOU!
Erica :)

Kim K. said...

Thank you again for always supplying us with the best vintage images. Easter crafting awaits. You always come to the rescue. Love the story of your rosé bushes. I'm so glad your husband spoils you. He sounds like such a dear.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

How sweet!!!!!!!!!!

A Vintage Fairy said...

I love roses bushes, how sweet! I have been looking for some images. Thanks so much for sharing! Have a great week!

VintageBettys said...

Thank you Meri! I've been happily tied up with my new grandbaby....!!!

Sandy said...


LOVE the blog!!!!!!!!! So cute! Thanks for all of these images...:)

Redhead Sadie said...

I love these things you share about you and your blessed you both are to have each other!! Xoxo Jenny

Perfectly Printed said...

These images are too cute! Thanks for sharing. I need to get started thinking about my spoolies and these images with help!


~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Oh my goodness what a very sweet post!! So many adorable images! Thank you so much for sharing all of them!! :) xo Holly

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

That is the sweetest story. I just loved it. Than you so much for these graphics! They are absolutely darling!!

Short and Sweet said...

Thank you for sharing your darling rose story and the cute images.

Pixie said...

I love roses too and my hubby buys me a new rosebush every year on my anniversary of moving here. You and I are spoolie partners and I am getting started today on yours!


PetraB said...

Spring is coming here in old England as well, and it feels wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing the images!

Dorothy Crutchfield said...

Thanks for the images, Meri and your sweet husband is a keeper!

A Vintage Chic said...

What a good man you have, Meri! Mine helped me plant roses all around my house, too. One of my favorite things.

What sweet images! Thanks for all you share!

SO glad you started your journaling!!! Can't wait to see your pages, Meri--good for you!

Wishing you a beautiful day, dear friend!


Fran said...

I really enjoyed your sweet, sweet story about your hubby planting your rosebushes! How lucky you are to have each other. Thank you for sharing the images! :) --Fran

vintage grey said...

Yay, for spring coming!! Such special roses you have! Thanks for sharing these darling images!! xo Heather

Elizabeth Andrus said...

Hi Meri, Your husband is so sweet to have planted roses for you to enjoy for many years. I can't believe how many wonderful images you have given us. You are the best! Elizabeth

Elizabeth Andrus said...

PS Had to come back to tell you how cute your spring blog is! I love the side panels. E

Chenille Cottage said...

Oh, Meri....Your sweet husband is "the genuine article"...a real keeper! We have both been blessed to get another chance for love and just look at what wonderful men we've been blessed with.
Thank you for so many adorable vintage images. I love the era they all come from. They take me back to my 50s childhood.
Blessings to you,
Carolynn xoxo

A Little Creation said...

Ooooo, All those pretty spring images on such a dreary day.
Chris =]

Connie said...

I just discovered your blog and I love the story you told. Oh my, what a romantic husband you have.
The vintage spring clip art is amazing and your blog is a pure delight. As soon as I'm through typing this I'm going to follow.
I am a wife, mother and grandma . . . three years into retirement and enjoying very day that the good Lord sends my way. At the moment I am in the middle of a Give-Away, please come over and enter. I love blogging and have met so many wonderful friends through this media. Have a marvelous day, and yes Spring is coming . . . somewhere behind this cold weather, LOL.
Your newest follower, Connie :)

Lutka And Co. said...

Thank you for all the sweet images!!!

Dessa Rae Greenwood said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog...and for your words of encouragement...I would love to see the tutorials.
I am in love with your blog!! It is so adorable!! I love vintage images thank you for sharing!!
Dessa Rae

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

EEEEEEEEEEKKKKKKKKKKKKK!! I just saw you featured on G45's blog!! YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!

Tammy's in Love said...

Hello Doll! Told Miss Sandy that I'm checking flights and planning the first week in April! Hoop Tee Doo! Trip to the Sedona and GC for a couple of days then in and out of PHX. RAH! We had 7" of snow today and I'm ready for winter to be done!!!!

Lynn Stevens said...

What a great guy you have Meri,
He's a keeper for sure!
My hubby hasn't gotten me roses in years. Guess I'll have to drop a hint.
sweet images. Thanks hon!
hugs Lynn

Ric Rac and Polka Dots said...

I LOVE what your husband did for you. What a sweet man. I never did try growing roses. One house I lived at already had a huge rose bush climbing up a fence when I moved in, and I loved it, but I can't take credit for it.
CONGRATULATIONS on being featured at that blog. I went and looked at the post and your pics were awesome. You are so talented. I'm proud of you. I expect to see lots of pictures of beautiful roses from here on in. Love ya girlfriend!! Thanks for the images too, so so cute!!

HollyC said...

What a wonderful husband! So sweet that every time you look out the window the roses will remind you of him :) Thank you so much for the images. Easter cards/graphics have been very tough for me to locate as this is the first year that I have really needed any. You save me a lot of hunting! Have a wonderful day and I always enjoy reading your blog, Holly said...

Well, Meri, I've always thought I have the best husband ever, but reading your post, I'm thinking yours is a close 2nd ~ wink;) What a wonderful thing he did for you, planting those roses. You're a lucky lady!

Jann Olson said...

Cute, cute images Meri and I love the rose bush story. My kids all gave me rose bushes for Mothers Day last year. Can't wait to see them blooming.

Chenille Cottage said...

Thank you, Meri, for these incredibly sweet images. They remind me so much of my childhood days back in the 50s. I can't wait to incorporate them into something sweet.
Carolynn xoxo

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

These are such sweet images...just what we need to get in the mood for Spring! And your story is is your sweet hubby! Hugs!