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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

a basket of beauty







The hydrangeas turned out beautifully this year once they dried.


The basket is vintage and was my mum's.


Don't you love the soft pinks and greens of these blooms?

I made a new header mosaic last night and it turned out huge!  I'm not used to that look and don't know how to shrink it.  Oh well.  I'll be changing it in a few weeks as it's my 'in-between seasons' one.

Thank you so much for your questions, thoughts and concern about my little gall bladder 'attack' last Friday.  You are all so sweet.  I am feeling much better and the infection is clearing up.  Hopefully I won't have another one any time soon!  On the plus side, I've lost 4 pounds.  :)

Have a great day!

Blessings,

Pamela


43 comments:

  1. Love your header and your basket is a delight.. I don't know how to shrink either..grin..
    Glad you are feeling better, dear friend..
    Have a great week..

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  2. What delightful blooms! they certainly make a wonderful sight!

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  3. The pictures in the header look like they have been sugar-coated, so pretty. I like your hydrangea display very much. I hoped to do something similar, but my hydrangea plants had other ideas and put on a very poor show this year!

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  4. The new header is nice Pam, and so is the basket of dried hydrangea blooms. I'm trying to lose weight, can't say I'm getting too far.
    Judith

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  5. So...was it gall bladder or bladder?
    I had my gall bladder out years ago...the attacks were hideous!
    Love the Hydrangeas in the basket....nothing much prettier than that, Pam!
    Hope you are on the mend...
    Crappy here today...still warmish, but cold starting tomorrow!

    Enjoy your day♥
    Don't you just love that Ron Ford?!
    "I must have been in a drunken stupor"....geeesh!

    Cheers!
    Linda :o)
    ps...not too early for your Christmas Cactus...you will most likely get two flushes of blooms!

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  6. That is just gorgeous! Love those muted colors. Just beautiful.

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  7. Good Morning Pamela,

    I love your basket...I love to dry flowers too especially hydrangeas and the color is gorgeous. I'm sorry I missed a few of your posts and I didn't know that you were sick. I hope that you are doing better now and can get to the bottom of it so you'll know how to avoid any more pain. I have been kind of absent from my blog for a while as I too was dealing with medical issues and another added Cancer scare on top of my Leukemia. After much stress and an appointment and an evaluation with an Oral Surgeon I'm in a watch and wait for another six months to see if the lesion they found changes. Seems like it's always something doesn't it. So I'm just trying to stay positive and trying not to think about it too much...everyday is truly a blessing for me. We've just gotta' all try to stay healthy the best we know how and changing your diet has got to help....eating healthy is one of the best things we can all do and stay away from fried foods is the best change for you to get better. Sending hugs and prayers your way ....

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    1. P.S. Almost forgot...I do know how to shrink your beautiful header...if you would like me to do it for you I'd be glad to send it to you via an email and then maybe you can copy and paste it into your header and change it out to fit better.

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  8. That basket of hydrangeas looks like something you'd see in magazine. The soft colours are really pretty, Pamela.

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  9. Your header is gorgeous and so is your basket of hydrangeas! I love the photo of the fence and weeds covered with frost too! We had about 4 inches of snow yesterday and last night. I'm going to have to go out and shovel. :(
    Glad you are feeling better and congrats on the weight lost.
    Have a great day, Pam.

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  10. Beautiful blooms and basket! Several years ago, I had about 3 gall bladder attacks before the doctors caught on to what was happening. I had it removed, and am doing fine.

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  11. Pamela, take care of yourself as I know what stomach issues feel like. Get lots of rest and pamper yourself. It will help. I want to dry hydrangeas one years. YOURS ROCK!

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  12. Pamela, Your hydrangea basket is just beautiful. Over the years I have created similar winter baskets from various hydrangeas.
    Take care of yourself Pamela. I hope your attack is not repeated anytime soon.

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  13. What a beautiful post today. I love Hydrangea and have them drying now. Sometimes I get too large headers also, but don't know what to do about it. Have a great week with your camera.

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  14. Those hydrangeas are magazine worthy!! They are beautiful and I like the new "huge though it be" header...what great color and I love the frosty fenceline. You have a great eye for detail. :) Have a great day and so glad that you are feeling better.

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  15. So sorry to read about your gall bladder attack and glad you didn't have to have surgery. Take care of yourself but it sounds like you're right on it! These hydrangeas are gorgeous and your header is too. I think you have the option when you load it to shrink it, or you could put it in your photo editing system and ask to reduce the size--but the way you have it lets us enjoy it even more!

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  16. Such a lovely basket of blooms!! The colors are gorgeous. Hope your gall bladder will behave itself! Take care.

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  17. They are so beautiful Pamela...and they do look like they are frosted with sugar. I'm loving your header too, and yes, it's a little overwhelming...but I read in the comments above that someone is going to help you out with it. That's good. Blogger has a bad habit of resizing headers, and if you try to do anything it sulks.

    Jen

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  18. Glad you are feeling better. I do love those particular colors in your drying hydrangeas!

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  19. Both your hydrangeas and your header are lovely! I really like how you have arranged the flowers in your inherited basked. Hope you keep feeling better. xx

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  20. That's a beautiful basket of hydrangeas. So lush and pretty. Where will you place it?

    I am so behind on blog reading and missed that you had a gall bladder attack. Sorry to hear about that. I'm the only one in my immediate family (parents and siblings) who still has a gall bladder, so I've heard how painful the attacks can be. Hope that you continue to feel better.

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  21. Pamela
    You know this is my favorite of flowers!!
    I love them blue, pink, and then dried like yours.
    They look beautiful in your Mother's baskets.
    I'm glad you're feeling better. And the weight loss is a great bonus.

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  22. Those hydrangeas are delightful and the various colors sure do sing!

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  23. I love your header and that hydrangea basket is gorgeous!

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  24. I am so glad to read that you are a little better Pamela. The hydrangea heads look beautiful along with your new header!! xx

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  25. Gorgeous hydrangeas! And I love the header. It doesn't seem too big to me. I missed your gallbladder attack but am glad to know that you are on the mend. Every cloud has a silver lining...so they say.

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  26. Hi Pamela, I just adore dried hydrangeas and your Mom's basket is lovely. I did not pick my hydrangeas this year...now I wish that I had.

    I am so sorry I did not read your post last Friday about your gall bladder attack or infection. I am so sorry. It is good to hear you are feeling better. I had my first surgery on Monday. They did not find anything and I have my left thumb surgery on this coming Friday. Can not wait to get the thumb done. We need a complete winter tune-up....right? LOLOLOL.

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  27. Love the colours of your header, doesn't matter that it is huge.

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  28. sorry to hear of ur sickness. hope ur on the mend. is that some thing that will happen quickly? i guess i need 2 look back & c what missed.

    i love ur hydrangeas. goregous n ur basket. ( ;

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  29. You have certainly ended up with a beautiful basket of Hydrangea...I love all the colors and shades. They are one of my favorite flowers and I love drying them as well....So glad you are feeling better...

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  30. your hydrangeas are so pretty. ...one of my favorite flowers...they are lovely from early summer until dried like yours are.
    Stay well, friend!

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  31. Guess I missed your post that you were't feeling well, sorry to hear that but glad you're feeling better!

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  32. Such a gorgeous basket of hydrangeas. Love the new header too. November is the in between month isn't it ... colourful autumn colours are gone and it's way to early for seasonal photos.
    Good for you on the weight loss. We have been using My Fitness Pal ... getting more exercise and cutting down on portion sizes. Since June I've lost just over 20 pounds and hubby has lost over 50!!!

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  33. I just found you over at Montana Girl's so popped over to say "Hi".
    That header is wonderful !.
    Great display of color and texture with those Hydrangea in the basket .

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  34. Got me choked up...we loved dried Hydrangea, but got hardly any blooms to dry this season. Hydrangeas and Gardenias, were my momma's favorite flowers. Your basket is filled with love~

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  35. Your hydrangea blossoms are wonderful. I missed getting a bouquet this year. I LOVE your new header- such gorgeous photos!!

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  36. Ahhh they look pretty!
    http://saltskinned.blogspot.com.au

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  37. Dear Pamela, I'm so glad you're feeling better. I pray too this never happens again. Your hydrangeas are so beautiful and love your basket. Thank you so much for popping in to see me.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  38. So glad you are doing better! And I am full of envy for your dried hydrangeas! I want some too! You have my sympathy on the header. Trying to do that stuff makes me crazy. My own header is definitely NOT my ideal! Haha!

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  39. Hope your health issue is resolved Pamela dear and that surgery will not be required - although people I know who've had gall bladder removal have fared very welcome and feel so much better!

    Love the header - gorgeous hydrangeas. Mine did not dry pretty colors this years - most dried brownish on the shrubs after all that rain in early Summer. I've had some issues with the size of the banners too - cannot get them to shrink as before - it must be Google parameters. Have you also noticed larger thumbnails now on sidebars? I just spent an age redoing my old ones to match the sizeof the new ones to get a cohesive look! It's really awful being a perfectionist, hahahaha!!!! Must say I do like them larger though - perhaps new readers will enjoy opening them to posts of my travels.

    Take care dear friend - sometimes these health scares are wake up calls telling us watch what we're putting into our bodies, so your new dietary changes are bound to be good for you.

    Love and hugs for a wonderful weekend - nibble just one one piece of chocolate, it's so hard though isn't it!!!!!
    Mary X

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  40. Beautiful! My better half would really like those!

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  41. Hi Pamela, Your hydrangeas dried beautifully – they look like Limelight or Lady Annabelle? Mine are still in the process of drying and fading but I love all stages of these blooms. I hope you have a wonderful weekend – snow or not! G

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