Almost Fully Bloomed…

Our hydrangea is finally showing us it’s color. Soon it will be fully bloomed.

I made 2 trips to Canada this past week. My first trip was full with a reunion of the girls from Mennonite Girls Can Cook. It is rare that the 10 of us can all be together but we were able to pull it off on Wednesday of last week. We enjoyed a full day together with great food and fellowship. Tuesday and Thursday sandwiched all 10 of us together on Wednesday with smaller gatherings. Hearty slices of time with a wonderful filling in between!

Fun little gifts kept coming out at our different gatherings. Here are the gifts I brought home across the line…

Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul. Proverbs 16:24

Friends are the flowers in the garden of life…

This description for this gift made me smile!

A fun basket of treats on my bed from my hostess Marg. Marg brought all of us a special treat from St. Petersburg, beautifully woven napkins. My gift to the girls was not confiscated at the Border…

Bags filled with lavender. I’ll be staying in the U.S.A. this week but am looking forward to a soccer game with the English Premier team Chelsea vs. the Seattle Sounders on Wednesday.

I’m linking up with Mary for Mosaic Monday.

About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

22 thoughts on “Almost Fully Bloomed…

  1. Your hydrangea looks like a twin to mine. I’m loving those fresh blooms….they smile!
    I also laid out all my little gifts…..we were all treated and spoiled well.

  2. What a fun week and what a gorgeous hydrangea. I would love to have that variety. I’m thinking for hydrangeas to really be happy at my house I need more shade. Our HOT sun is so hard on them. WOW, that is a fun one though. I might have to go find that and add it to my mail order for next year if I can. Joy to you!

    • When I planted this hydrangea from a pot my girlfriend gave me they were bright pink. The soil content changes the color of hydrangeas, I’m told.

  3. Your hydrangeas are gorgeous. I love the color too. Purple is my favorite for flowers. Lavender scent is so relaxing, lovely gifts. Sounds like a wonderful time with your friends, glad you were all able to get together. Lovely post and photos, thanks for sharing.

  4. I’ve been so enjoying my hydrangeas this past week. The wait is always worth it! And making the effort to get all 10 of us together is always worth it too! It was such a good time.

  5. We both made hydrangea mosaics this week Ellen! 🙂 I was amazed by mine this summer –they have grown the best of any prior year.

    The MGCC summit sounds like to was a success, and all the gifts you exchanged were wonderful! The bags of lavender you presented must smell so good and i love their pretty embroidered bags.

  6. I love your post Ellen. I need to go backwards and do something similar to document it for myself. I looked outside at my hydrangea and it looks much like yours. I think we must have similar soil since the color seems to be impacted by soil conditions.

  7. It was one full packed fun time week, getting together, and cooking up a storm. Now you will enjoy the Sounder game…Was an honor to have you stay at our house.
    The wonderful gifts and goodies bring fresh memories to all of us of a special connection.

  8. I did the same thing yesterday.. laid out my gift and took photos. I am sad that now we probably have to wait another year before we are all together again.

  9. I have the first hydrangea blossom on my blog – your’s are a lovely shade. Do they bloom all summer? Mine go right until frost. They’re so pretty and easy to care for.

    Love those lavender sachets – I may have to try that with my lavender plant this year too.

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