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Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

June 18, 2008
7:13 PM

Post #5123504

These pictures were sent to me in email. I imagine lots of you got them as well. I find them wonderful. I also found a link showing how they are made.
http://www.floralclasses.com/infopage.php?type=shownewsletter&nlid=174

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

June 19, 2008
2:25 PM

Post #5127330

I have seen them now, they are really clever.
Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

June 19, 2008
3:27 PM

Post #5127593

I am going to try this, but with silk flowers. Then they'll last. But, as a cute gift, live flowers would be nice :)
Sallysblooms
South, TX

June 20, 2008
1:40 AM

Post #5130583

That is so adorable. I must try it!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 22, 2008
5:17 PM

Post #5142810

I wonder what Treacle would look like made in flowers? LOL!!

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Sallysblooms
South, TX

June 22, 2008
7:08 PM

Post #5143227

Flowers could not match that cuteness! She is a doll!
Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

June 22, 2008
11:29 PM

Post #5144119

Aww Terri! How cute she is! yup, flowers may not do her justice LOL :D

Cissy
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 24, 2008
5:35 PM

Post #5152861

Thanks, I've sort of adopted her since my daughter has lost interest!
I agree, Treacle would be too hard to make with flowers!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 4, 2008
12:30 AM

Post #5200787

Hi Cissy, Have you seen the Florists review thread by marcia? They are showing a christmas review, there is a gorgeous reindeer made with flowers. Just thought you might like to see it, if you haven't already LOL!

eddited to say it's in the 'feature story' section.

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Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

July 4, 2008
2:02 AM

Post #5201224

Thank you, Terri! I will check it out! :)

Cissy
starlight1153
Seale, AL
(Zone 8b)

July 4, 2008
2:03 PM

Post #5202791

How cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : )

What a clever idea and as a dog lover, doubly cute. Thanks Sis for posting this or I wouldn't have seen it.
Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

July 4, 2008
2:57 PM

Post #5203071

Starlight...I still plan on doing one myself...if'n I ever get the time! LOL. :)

Sis
starlight1153
Seale, AL
(Zone 8b)

July 5, 2008
1:44 AM

Post #5205572

Anybody got an idea how ya might do a tiger, if a tiger is possible. Might be something cute to help as a fund raiser for school scholarships.

I gotta try and make the dog too , but like you Sis gotta find the time. I got the mums growing if they ever flower.

Did see though but you ya leave the starp on around the basket and the floral block or do ya take it off at some point?
Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

July 5, 2008
3:21 AM

Post #5205916

I don't know about the strap. I think, though, that I will probably make one out of silk/fake flowers as a gift, for example. Lot easier to find the flowers at a craft store than real flowers. Just a thought :D

Cis
Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

July 5, 2008
3:22 AM

Post #5205918

As far as a tiger goes, I would imagine very small black and orange mums...as in silk flowers? Hmm LOL
starlight1153
Seale, AL
(Zone 8b)

July 6, 2008
4:57 PM

Post #5212570

I was at the market yesterday and somewoman had a bunch of pinky orange plastic mums for sale for abuck, so i bought them and gonna try with some artificial flowers to see if I cna try it. Gota get some fake leather leaf when i go to the store next.

That way if i mess it up I don't feel so bad cuz ya can alwys use artificial for other things and rewire if ya cut the stems to short
Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

July 6, 2008
8:23 PM

Post #5213527

good idea, starlight! This week I plan on going to the craft store and get the mums, sponge block, ferns and the smaller filler daisy like flowers. There I can get the eyes too! :D

Cissy
ellesgh
Humansville, MO

July 15, 2008
2:49 PM

Post #5262658

hi elle here
have you made any other animal
i sure would like to make other animal
elle
Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

July 15, 2008
2:52 PM

Post #5262680

Not me, Elle! LOL. I got the "ingrediants" to make the silk arrangemnt puppy, but haven't started yet. Geeze, time is so limited! LOL.

Cissy
ellesgh
Humansville, MO

July 15, 2008
5:16 PM

Post #5263371

i got the suff to make it too
but like you said need the time to make
elle
Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

July 15, 2008
7:56 PM

Post #5264118

elle, are you going to use live flowers or silk ones?

Cissy
ellesgh
Humansville, MO

July 15, 2008
8:35 PM

Post #5264303

silk one
Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

July 15, 2008
9:53 PM

Post #5264661

Ahh, good. All that work and a real puppy flower would be gone too soon :( LOL

Cis
ellesgh
Humansville, MO

July 17, 2008
12:08 AM

Post #5270837

the silk one do not work
how is your coming along
elle
Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

July 17, 2008
1:49 AM

Post #5271366

I tried doing the top part but the foam wanted to split. I used the foam for silk arrangments too! I got the feet with filler fern! LOL. Just feet, nothing else...yet!
I might give up for awhile ;D LOL. The picture shows feet only. Try to picture with the rest of the body...LOL

Cissy

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ellesgh
Humansville, MO

July 17, 2008
2:10 PM

Post #5273290

so funnly
i gave up too
lol
elle
ellesgh
Humansville, MO

July 17, 2008
2:12 PM

Post #5273299

any one know how to do it we need help
elle
Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

July 17, 2008
3:01 PM

Post #5273480

elle, I think what makes it hard with silk flowers is the stiffness of the stems don't allow for movement within the foam block. When you need to manipulate the stems, the foam wants to break up. I haven't given up. I just love this idea :)

Cissy
ellesgh
Humansville, MO

July 17, 2008
5:11 PM

Post #5274145

my dh said to wet the foam block
elle
Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

July 17, 2008
7:40 PM

Post #5274835

I might try that. I know you have to for live flowers, but I'm not so sure about foam for silk flowers. Might make them crumble. I'll give it a try. Thanks!

Cissy :D
ellesgh
Humansville, MO

July 18, 2008
2:21 PM

Post #5279121

ok
i might get time to try again
need to help dave but maybe one night
will take picture of my try
elle
Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

July 18, 2008
2:24 PM

Post #5279148

Good, elle! Me too..when I get the time :D
starlight1153
Seale, AL
(Zone 8b)

July 19, 2008
12:51 PM

Post #5284311

What about if we used clay instead of foam? Think that would hold better or not.
Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

July 19, 2008
2:05 PM

Post #5284531

What type of clayk starlight? I'm not picturing it! ...oh another thing I could't find for this project was the floral tape they used in the live demo site. Hmmm

Cissy
ellesgh
Humansville, MO

July 19, 2008
2:42 PM

Post #5284739

i got the tape but can not see how to use it
elle
Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

July 19, 2008
7:13 PM

Post #5286150

elle, I would imagine you would tie around the entire foam and basket to hold everything in place. How did it come? A role? Certain length pieces?

Cis
starlight1153
Seale, AL
(Zone 8b)

July 21, 2008
2:49 PM

Post #5295702

Not sure what kind of clay it is, but I know when I took a floral arraging class of which I had the most pathetic arrangements of anybody. We were making some sort arrangment and we had this green clay that we stuck on think it was called a frog and then stuck th eflowers in it.

Wonder if somethign like that type of clay might work.
Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

July 21, 2008
3:15 PM

Post #5295822

Oh I know what a frog is. It would have to be tall like the demo is in order for the "puppy" to have all his parts LOL. I just might give up on this for awhile until I can find the time to do it up right! LOL. What is "find the time" ? :D

Cis
ellesgh
Humansville, MO

July 21, 2008
3:21 PM

Post #5295849

i got the tape
it come in a roll
it hot so i will try to make it
today
elle
cross your fringer
Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

July 21, 2008
4:56 PM

Post #5296388

elle, I have all fingers and toes crossed...and one eye too ;D

Cis
ellesgh
Humansville, MO

July 22, 2008
7:11 PM

Post #5302665

well here is the front and the next is the back which i need idea for elle

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ellesgh
Humansville, MO

July 22, 2008
7:15 PM

Post #5302686

here is the back need help to finish it
any idea
elle

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Sallysblooms
South, TX

July 22, 2008
9:57 PM

Post #5303456

I can't see it well in back but you could put the back of the doggie's behind there.

It is precious!!!!
starlight1153
Seale, AL
(Zone 8b)

July 22, 2008
11:24 PM

Post #5303911

Elle.. He is so cute. :-). Ya did real good.

If ya make another one, take pics steps by step, so we cna see what ya did and what ya used.

Ya maybe ya could put some more mums for like a fat body how like when they sit and , cut out a small tail from felt and glue that on.
ellesgh
Humansville, MO

July 22, 2008
11:33 PM

Post #5303950

here is a side view
my dh said to add enought green thing and fill it with flower
elle

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Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

July 23, 2008
12:00 AM

Post #5304094

elle, that is precious and wonderful!!!! I cannot remember. Did you use phone flowers or real ones? For the back, just put in more flowers/fern/filler flowers! You did so great! Congrats on that cute face!!! LOL.

Cis
ellesgh
Humansville, MO

July 23, 2008
2:26 PM

Post #5306857

they are silk flower
elle
ellesgh
Humansville, MO

July 23, 2008
4:25 PM

Post #5307458

here it is
it done
elle

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Sallysblooms
South, TX

July 23, 2008
6:44 PM

Post #5308066

Precious! You did a great job!!! What a wonderful gift that would be.
JeanK
Deland, FL & Hot Spr, AR

July 23, 2008
6:57 PM

Post #5308109

elle -- congrats on a great job! I like yours better than the "model." I am having a luncheon for the ladies on my block in about a month--think I might get one done if I started on it immediately? Using fake flowers, of course.
Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

July 23, 2008
9:26 PM

Post #5308747

Oh Elle!! That is wonderful. I love his little butt with a tail!!! So darling! OK OK. Give us some detail about the rear end :D..Also, what about the foam pieces? Two? One: Foam for silk flowers or foam for live flowers? Detail please!!!

Gee, I gotta get mine done!

Cissy
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 24, 2008
12:30 AM

Post #5309578

It looks great Elle, you did a good job and it is adorable!

terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 30, 2008
1:22 AM

Post #5340953

Hi Cissy, Have you made your puppy yet? lol!
Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

July 30, 2008
2:03 AM

Post #5341203

Terri! Actually, I got some more supplies to do it. I will probably start working on it in a few days. I decided to use a better basket to hold "puppy" more securely. As you saw in that picture, I have his front legs/feet but no body! LOL :D

Cissy
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 31, 2008
12:22 AM

Post #5345985

Hi Cissy, Is the new basket a different shape to the1st one?
Glad you got more supplies, hope it works out! Are you using foam for artificial flowers? I don't think it crumbles like the green foam for fresh flowers.
Elles puppy needs a play mate so hurry up. LoL!

Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

July 31, 2008
2:35 AM

Post #5346779

LOL Terri! I've been so danged buy with my puny sad garden! Yes, I will be using foam for artificial flowers Actually, I have the stems cut on the flowers, ready for inserting in the foam. I have got to do this probably early next week. Friday is a wedding. My 77 year old sister in law is marrying her 78 year old boyfriend. They've known each other for over 50 years LOL.

Elle's puppy is adorable. He'll soon have a playmate!!! :D :D

Cis
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 31, 2008
9:24 PM

Post #5349958

Oh that is lovely news Cissy. Wish the Happy couple many Happy years together! Have a wonderful time at the wedding, are you a bridesmaid? or did you get a new hat for the occasion? Have fun!
I guess we can wait until next week for the puppy. LoL!


Sorry to hear you are not happy with your garden, is it very hot where you live?

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Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

August 1, 2008
12:58 AM

Post #5350729

gee, I meant to say danged BUSY, not buy LOL. My garden is an container garden. I have no grass just hard dirty clay. I am trying to dress it up with containers LOL. Not a bridesmaid. A witness only. They are getting married in City Hall. Her best friend is standing up for her. Her son is standing up for her fiance. Her brother and I are witnessing it. LOL.

Hope to get puppy poo all done nextie week :D

Cis
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 2, 2008
12:05 AM

Post #5355948

puppy poo LoL!
What have you got growing in your containers? Please show us some pictures, when you get a minute lol!
Enjoy the big day, it's not everyday you hear about 77/78 year olds getting married.
see you nextie time!
Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

August 2, 2008
4:45 AM

Post #5357193

Terri, it was a lovely little cermony. The clergyman was fantastic. Lots of couples getting marrie. It was an assembly line. Lot of same sex marriages. Another one, the bride was about 8 months pregnant. There there was us LOL. I was moved to tears the moment the clergy opened his mouth! ::sniff:::

Loved it :D

Nextie week, puppy poo! ha ha ha
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 2, 2008
10:32 PM

Post #5359901

Funny old world we live in these days, anything goes! So glad everything went well, sounds like you had a great time.
Did you get any wedding cake? Lol!
Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

August 3, 2008
12:07 AM

Post #5360217

Actually, no. We went out to dinner and skipped desert. They we went to the old folks home...kidding! We went to their house after dinner and toasted with champagne. It was really very cool :D
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 3, 2008
1:14 AM

Post #5360482

Old folks home LoL! like your sense of humour.
Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

August 3, 2008
2:45 AM

Post #5360804

LOL Terri...well-ah, guess starting tomorrow or Monday, I will work on puppy poo :D
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 3, 2008
3:09 AM

Post #5360924

Yeah right, I believe you. LoL! poor puppy poo waiting for his head all this time!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 4, 2008
11:39 PM

Post #5369079

Wonder if puppy poo is made yet? LoL! Hi Cissy!
Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

August 5, 2008
12:03 AM

Post #5369176

ACK! No way...however, I am starting it tomorrow :-PpPp!! Hi Terri!! heeheheheeee ARF!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 5, 2008
12:09 AM

Post #5369212

I'll be back !!!!!!
Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

August 5, 2008
4:15 PM

Post #5372060

Well, I got started, but I can't find those darned eyeballs! Gotta get some more. I hope to post a pic later today! ::::running with scissors to craft store:::: :D
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 5, 2008
7:45 PM

Post #5373042

TOday?!! WoooHOoOOo... don't run with scissors my dear!
Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

August 5, 2008
9:13 PM

Post #5373349

Ok :::::slowing putting down the scissors::::

::::throwing hands up:::: see? empty! LOL

Sooo, here are two pictures I took. I did not take a picture of the back. Why you may ask? Picture this: On Hollywood set, the front of a building looks real. However, the unseen back of the building is a hollow shell. That's how my puppy poo is!

So, for Elle and Terri

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Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

August 5, 2008
9:14 PM

Post #5373354

Different angle (being careful not to show back lol

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 6, 2008
12:43 AM

Post #5374357

Cissy! what a great job, you made an ADORABLE PUPPY ... three cheers... hip hip..hurray!
He is so cute, love the little nose.
I would love to show him off to everyone in the local cafe, they all loved elles!!! and he was so popular in the window.

So, what am I going to pester you about now that puppy poo is done? LoL!!

I admire the way both you and elle stuck at it and made such a good job of them. Thanks!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 6, 2008
2:08 AM

Post #5374815

Don't normally do deliveries but I think you deserve a cuppa! LoL! Hi Cis.

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Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

August 6, 2008
2:25 AM

Post #5374886

Terri! OMG! First, thankie for comment on my puppy poo! AND, thankie for the lovely delivery!!! WOWEEE, I love it! How clever of yooooooo!!!
Hugs n warm poopies..er, puppies!

Cis lol
ellesgh
Humansville, MO

August 6, 2008
2:58 PM

Post #5376692

ooooooooooo
what a dog
i love his nose or her
it better then my
where did you get the eye and nose
elle
Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

August 6, 2008
3:33 PM

Post #5376851

elle, both of our dogs are a success! I have NO rear end for mine. Yes, I could fill it up in the back, but I got lazy! YOur's has a butt and tail! LOL. They eyes are two black buttons I found at home. The nose is a piece of black material. I hot glued them all.

I found the project to be more complicated than it looks :)
ellesgh
Humansville, MO

August 6, 2008
3:51 PM

Post #5376935

it sure was
the hand bag seen to be hard
i need to know what size from to use
elle
Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

August 6, 2008
9:26 PM

Post #5378085

What handbag, elle?
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 8, 2008
1:28 AM

Post #5383932

These handbags! Hi Cis.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 8, 2008
1:30 AM

Post #5383941

elle is making one and I might if I get around to it. LoL!

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Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

August 8, 2008
2:59 PM

Post #5386103

omg Terri, that takes talent! :::::looking around for mine:::: I highly doubt I could do this one. This is for "LIVING" flowers, right? Mine don't live long enough to make them into a basket! LOL.

It'sa darling idea. I will save the directions for a time when my black thumb has at least a tinge in green ;)
ellesgh
Humansville, MO

August 8, 2008
4:20 PM

Post #5386439

i am going to make silk flower i hope
we got a festival going in sept
i going to have a set up
bear,candle ,flower arrangement,and anything eles i can make
it go for 3 day
elle
ellesgh
Humansville, MO

August 8, 2008
4:36 PM

Post #5386491

hey
i got these rabbit feet
i need cap to make luck rabbit foot
does any onr know where to find them
elle
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 8, 2008
11:36 PM

Post #5388074

Greetings!

elle, it depends on the size of handbag you want to make.
1 whole block for a big bag.
3/4 block for medium bag
1/2 block for small bag.

Cissy, it can be made with artificial flowers and greenery. or Fabric, dried flowers, or a mix of whatever you've got!


Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

August 9, 2008
3:29 AM

Post #5389076

Thanks Terri. Gotta think about this one. I spend a lot of spare time trying to build a garden LOL. It's a terrific idea though. Elle, I do hope you will get those rabbit feet caps and chains. I googled for them. Had no luck. :(
ellesgh
Humansville, MO

August 9, 2008
2:41 PM

Post #5390352

thank-you
you both are so helpful
elle
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 12, 2008
7:45 PM

Post #5404959

Hi Cissy! Hows that garden coming along???
Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

August 12, 2008
8:17 PM

Post #5405063

Welllllllll I am in on a break. This is third day of digging in the clay. If I had you know what to sweat off, they'd be gone. I have one half of it done with flowers in...mostly from my containers. I amn tired of containers. I kept putting this off because I knew it would be hard. I will be 62 on Saturday. I am getting OLD ha ha hah, but to answer your question, it is slowly taking shape.

Gotta get back to bustin' my...hump, cuz that's all I have ;D
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 12, 2008
8:51 PM

Post #5405177

pictures pictures Please! fun to see a garden in progress!!!!!!!!!

Don't go over doin' it, at your age now Cis, LoL! saturday eh? What kind of cake would you like???????
Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

August 12, 2008
9:50 PM

Post #5405360

I would like a cake that says "happy 23rd birthday" HAHAHA...I can do pictures...but after it cools down. I am now finished sweating for the day :-P :D lol
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 12, 2008
10:04 PM

Post #5405409

Have a breather, You're still a youngen! We celebrated elles birthday a while back, she's your senoir!
Do you have any plans for your Birthday?

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Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

August 13, 2008
12:18 AM

Post #5405971

OMG! That is a beautiful elle cake! Ya know, its very hard these days to be YOUNGER than someone! Happy Birthday Elle!! :) :)
Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

August 13, 2008
1:42 AM

Post #5406331

Ok, Terri, you asked for it! LOL. I'll preface the pictures by saying this is a garden in the works. What you are about to see looks baaaaad. But digging up clay to very hard. I use only a shovel and my right food, hands gloved in ...uh, gloves. Pruners to cut the old tree roots growing UNDER THE CLAY ARRGGHH LOL. I left off some of the flowers I plan on taking out of contaners to plant. The pictures of my plants in the ground are the ones I have done in the last 3 days.

The last picture is of three of the containers I am repotting in the ground.

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Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

August 13, 2008
1:43 AM

Post #5406332

More

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Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

August 13, 2008
1:44 AM

Post #5406342

more, remember you asked! Ha!

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Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

August 13, 2008
1:44 AM

Post #5406347

This one shows the hard clay dirt I finally managed to break through.

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Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

August 13, 2008
1:46 AM

Post #5406359

These two Coleus I picked up today at Orchard Supply. They are so gorgeos. In my hard clay, it is mostly shade. These two beauties better survive! I planted them with the utmost care and soil amendment :D There's a gaping hole between them. I have no idea why lol

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Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

August 13, 2008
1:47 AM

Post #5406364

okay, last one. These are 3 of my several containers with flowers I plan on putting in the ground. It got too hot to finish today. Tomorrow's another day ::whew::

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Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

August 13, 2008
1:49 AM

Post #5406377

I lied...this one is of my standard schnauzer, Gunny. He supervised the work and gave me a paws up :-) I asked him to help, but he said supervisors supervise...hellllo-oh. :-P

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 13, 2008
2:02 AM

Post #5406462

LoL! I'd offer to come and help but your supervisor would probably chase me away!!!!!

Looks like you are really getting on with the work there in tough clay conditions. It's going to look fab all planted up.
Are you going to put down some mulch? to retain moisture and improve the soil?
Will the coleus survive the winter outside where you are? they are indoor plants here mostly. Lovely coloured leaves, great for arranging!!!!!! JOKE>
Keep up the good work Cis. Thanks for showing me how it's taking shape. Keep me updated won't you? LoL!
Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

August 13, 2008
2:12 AM

Post #5406518

Terri, yes they do overwinter here. I have several coleus that are in pots. I have a strawberry jar. I am going to take cuttings from my coleus and plant them in the strawberry jar. Oh I forgot, the coleus I do have in pots are cuttings I started this past winter...indoors. This is the plant they came from :) The Gerber plant is with it. Both are in a planter box.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 13, 2008
2:20 AM

Post #5406568

What a lovely coleus plant and so big! That's a good idea with the strawberry planter, maybe I could do that with some coleus and have them indoors. Nice sunny gerbera too!
Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

August 13, 2008
2:29 AM

Post #5406668

Well, the strawberry jar will be a work in progress. I read how to do it with coleus cuttings right here at Daves. Probably in the Coleus section...? LOL. Anyway, supposedly I am to fill pot with soil up to the first opening, then put some soiless mix and stick in cutting from the outside into the hole...and so on and so forth. Of course for the first few days, the colues will wilt and THEN I hope will pop back up. We'll see...
Sally_OR
Eugene, OR

August 13, 2008
5:20 AM

Post #5407189

Nice garden you're going to have, good job. I work with clay too (arrggghh) and agree mulch helps a lot. When I have old mulch I always put it on an area I'm trying to work up. It's worked wonders!
Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

August 13, 2008
5:27 AM

Post #5407201

Thank you, Sally! Yep, mulch is on my list of things to get. In fact, I may pick up a bag to get started. I do plan on putting in the rest of my plants tomorrow. :)
ellesgh
Humansville, MO

August 13, 2008
5:52 PM

Post #5409285

hi all
can not do garden this week we are canning
i will reture making thing went we are done
elle
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

August 14, 2008
1:32 PM

Post #5412735

Sis-e - Happy upcoming Birthday! Looks like a nice work in progress. Your coleus are stunning. I have been following the same coleus thread and plan on taking cuttings from a few of mine this year to propagate inside for the winter. I have even though of taking a few cuttings from a few stray plants I have seen around work, do you think that is okay?
Looks like your clay is nasty - how much amendment have you had to put in with it? Mulch may help to keep the moisture in as am sure the clay sucks every bit of it up. I have one area that was a lot of clay, I made the mistake of mixing in sand, and well go figure it turned into the equivalent of cement. Steve had to till it all again and we had to start over. Good thing we all enjoy a hard day's work.
Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

August 14, 2008
3:04 PM

Post #5413130

Omg about the sand/cement. Gee, I am glad I didn't do that. All I did was add perlite and vermiculite to help with drainage to each hole for a plant. Then, don't ask me why lol, I added to each hole, a hand full of seed starter mix and a pinch of root hormone (just because LOL). Then I lifted each plant out of container and set in hole and add the soil from the container, plus new bagged soil. So far so good, but it's been only a day for the section I was working on. The section I did 2 days previous is doing very well. So far, no shocked (gasp) plants.

I don't have a rototiller. Our yard is hard, but it is very small as well. I am proud of what I have done, but have to do a "wait and see" thingie-bob ;)

Thanks for birthday wishes! How sweet...um sweet 62 for meeeeee. Yayaya, social security at last LOL
ellesgh
Humansville, MO

August 14, 2008
3:23 PM

Post #5413230

hi all
here what we did all day yesterday
we done canning unit
tuesday
elle

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Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

August 14, 2008
3:45 PM

Post #5413327

Yayay Elle, looks wonderful! I have never canned anything in my life. I applaud those that can do it. :)
ellesgh
Humansville, MO

August 14, 2008
3:54 PM

Post #5413372

i did not know how until i got marry
to a country boy
elle
Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

August 14, 2008
4:51 PM

Post #5413674

LOL Elle! Too late for me!
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

August 14, 2008
5:00 PM

Post #5413704

You have been busy elle. We used to can but could never eat all that we had and a lot was often wasted so now we are big freezer folks and put most everything in those seal a meal airtight things and into the freezer they go.
ellesgh
Humansville, MO

August 14, 2008
5:18 PM

Post #5413779

hi
we freeze too
elle
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 16, 2008
10:36 PM

Post #5423815

Happy Birthday Cissy!! Have a great time.

I hope you like your present, it's a plant for your new garden, Happy Gardening and Happy Birthday!


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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

August 17, 2008
1:10 AM

Post #5424479

Nice touch come on over to the cafe and see the rest of your gifts and party favors Sis E.

Check out what Terri has put together for you, now don't be bashful!!!!!!!!!!!
Candee

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/887601/
Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

August 17, 2008
2:24 AM

Post #5424772

Terri!!! Weeee-doggies! Thankie so much. They are beautiful!!!
ellesgh
Humansville, MO

August 17, 2008
5:41 PM

Post #5426912

here a brithday basket it have honeysuckle sence
elle

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Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

August 18, 2008
1:07 PM

Post #5430263

Oh elle, thankie so much! It is adorable!! Sorry I didn't respond earlier. I was gone all day Sunday at the state fair! :D
ellesgh
Humansville, MO

August 18, 2008
2:07 PM

Post #5430377

did you have fun
i love to go to the fair
elle
Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

August 18, 2008
2:51 PM

Post #5430497

We had a wonderful time. Spent the entire day at the farm animal section. We watched the Black Angus judging event. We saw tons of pigs, goats, sheep and cows/bulls, rabbits of all kinds, chickens, deer, llamas, alpacas, pot bellied pigs. The list goes on! Had a great time!...and horses too!
ellesgh
Humansville, MO

August 19, 2008
10:09 PM

Post #5438117

here is a puppy head
how do you like it
elle

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haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

August 20, 2008
5:19 PM

Post #5442039

Elle, that is so cute love the addition of the hair bows, didn't notice that on your first one?
ellesgh
Humansville, MO

August 20, 2008
9:24 PM

Post #5443167

no it not you got to put something there so you can see the ear
this is just his head
elle
haighr
Hagerstown, MD
(Zone 6a)

August 22, 2008
11:51 AM

Post #5451163

Well it is just adorable looking up at me so sweet and innocent.
ellesgh
Humansville, MO

August 22, 2008
2:24 PM

Post #5451775

thank-you
i am making thing to sell at our humansville fall festival
went i get it set up i will take a picture
elle
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 9, 2008
7:58 PM

Post #5770862

Hi Cissy, Hows it going being 62?!! How are you? How is your garden looking?
Haven't seen you around these parts for a while, hope you are keeping well.
Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

November 9, 2008
8:16 PM

Post #5770920

Hiya Terri!! Yep, I am still around. Garden this time of year not thre greatest, but it will be when spring comes again. I've been hanging in the Crafts and Decorating and Artisans...showing off my "painting" Christmas gifts...hehehe, wanna look? Of course you do!!

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/921541/ and
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/921332/
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 11, 2008
5:41 PM

Post #5778409

Well Hello Cissy!!! Nice to hear from you. Of course I wanna see!!
Looks like you have been busy, love the candles, they are great presents!
What paints are you using, on your paintings? the colours are so vibrant and beautiful. Keep up the good work.
Thanks for sharing! We need to get some Christmas threads going here on cut flowers!!!!



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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 11, 2008
6:53 PM

Post #5778685

P.S.! Love the watering can and bucket set, it's gorgeous Cissy!
Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

November 11, 2008
7:25 PM

Post #5778811

Hi Terri and thank you! For the galvanized bucket set, I used Folkart Outdoor Acrylic paints. No water is used. Colors are vibrant and that set can be used outdoors w/o degradation at all. If not going outside, regular acrylic paint can be used too.

For the candles, I used Folkart Enamel Acrylic paint. Regular acrylic won't stick for long LOL. But first...and this is for glass and galvanized tin as well, you need to rub down with rubbing alcohol first. This gets rid of any oils on the surface ...particularly on candles. Unscented is best, but scented can be used. Just remember to use the alcohol first. Those candles can be burned too :)
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 11, 2008
7:31 PM

Post #5778825

These are all lovely Christmas gift ideas Cissy, well done!
What you makin' next?? lol!
Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

November 11, 2008
8:06 PM

Post #5778914

WElllllll, I also paint on glass. I painted on some glass vases and will give away for Christmas as well. :) That's it for me. I am so much more I have painted...mostly practice pieces like birdhouses, etc.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 11, 2008
8:47 PM

Post #5779075

Very nice, Talented creative lady!
Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

November 11, 2008
9:40 PM

Post #5779267

Thanks, Terri. They are gifts for like my sister in law, hairdresser and nail lady...oh, my Curves work out place LOL
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 12, 2008
12:20 AM

Post #5779949

Like it!! curves work out place, sounds cool. Nail lady? are you a REAL gardener??? haha!
Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

November 12, 2008
12:38 AM

Post #5780031

Terri, you believe how good this lady does nails. I have those acrylic ones. I wear gloves or not and they never get wrecked. When I worked at the library handling many books a day or at the post office as a clerk, handling mail and packages every day, my nails never got bad or broken. :D :D :D!! heehee
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 12, 2008
12:44 AM

Post #5780053

Wow, I've never had my nails done!!! maybe I should treat myself one day? I'm sure it would feel really weird with false nails, can't imagine it. LoL
Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

November 12, 2008
1:24 AM

Post #5780270

Well, at my age I need false nails. These gels/acrylic nails are are just wonderful. My hands (at least the nail part) looks great. They are hard, to be sure. I have only two things I treat myself to now that I am retired. Nails and hair. Hair not false, just colored heeheeeeee
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 14, 2008
12:59 AM

Post #5788105


Ohhhhhh Cissy! You sound very glamorous Darling. LOL!!!!!!
Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

November 14, 2008
1:42 AM

Post #5788296

Why, soitenly, Terri! :D
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 22, 2008
12:06 AM

Post #5817415

ok stan or is it ollie?!! What have you been up to Cissy? spill the beans!! Have you made anymore precious gifts? Have a nice weekend!
Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

November 22, 2008
12:11 AM

Post #5817433

Neither, Terri! "soitenly is from The Three Stooges, Curly to be exact! LOL. This year, besides painting glass vases and candles for Xmas gifts, I decided to hand paint their Christmas Cards as well. Hey, that was fun! LOL
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 22, 2008
12:19 AM

Post #5817465

LoL, it was funny anyway!! Hey good idea! how about starting a christmas thread with your goodies?
I'd love to see your cards for inspiration. Don't say you sent them already?!! It's always nice to hear from you Cissy!
Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

November 22, 2008
1:28 AM

Post #5817661

No, haven't sent them. These are for the family at Christmas, so they are given in person. I'll take a photo of one or two. I have software that I print out words and a graphic here and there, then I paint something on them to dress them up. First time to do this, but they turned out OK. Will post pic later!
Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

November 22, 2008
1:42 AM

Post #5817729

Ok, Terri, the cards look better in person. This just gives an idea of what I did. While the paint was wet, I put gold or silver glitter on them as well. Here's a couple of examples

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Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

November 22, 2008
1:43 AM

Post #5817734

Second one. Both of these pics show the front side of the card. A matching envelope (not shown) has the same pic on it...painted with glitter sprinkled on.

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Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

November 22, 2008
1:44 AM

Post #5817738

This is the inside of them. The next two pictures. :) You ought to see all the glitter all over the house!

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Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

November 22, 2008
1:45 AM

Post #5817740

Last one. Thanks for the interest, Terri! You're sweeet!

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 22, 2008
2:19 AM

Post #5817856

Ohhhh they are all lovely! The second is my fav with the glitter flowers and the christmas tree one.
These are very special cards Cissy, I'm sure the family will love the personal touch!
Sweet eh? owwwww is my name on your christmas card list then?? lol!
Thanks so much for sharing the photos of your lnspirational cards. I love glitter!!
Your fine work has started to get me in the Christmas mood!
Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

November 22, 2008
3:00 AM

Post #5818029

OOoooOOooO thank you, Terri! They all have glitter, but the camera didn't get close enough except for the second one. I think I will do this on birthdays, too. I't real enjoyable and I found an acrylic paint that either doesn't or does very little in the way of warping the card stock. That's important :)

Happy everything!! heeheee
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 22, 2008
3:24 AM

Post #5818116

I'm going to look for my box of glitter tomorrow!!!!
Yes, warping is no good...not good .. no no

Happy everything to you too and goodnight!!

watch out for glitter in your bed. teehee.
Sally_OR
Eugene, OR

November 22, 2008
4:24 AM

Post #5818236

Hi Sis_E...butting in here to say your cards are beautiful. And I would like to ask what software you are using. Also the paint that doesn't warp. I've used water colors and water pencils, with mixed success. Would be interested in the brighter colors of acrylic.
Thank you...Sally
Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

November 22, 2008
5:40 AM

Post #5818351

Hi Sally! Thank you for your comments :) The acrylic I found is called Kaiser. I found them at my local scrapbooking place called Scrapbook Island. There is a little teeny warping, but certainly nothing bad at all. The paint is in large tubes and quite a variety of colors. I use brushes made to paint on wood or paper. The brushes are Plaid Folkart made for the Donna Dewberry One Stroke Painting method. :) HOpe that helps, Sally!
Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

November 22, 2008
5:41 AM

Post #5818353

You funny, Terri! LOL
Sally_OR
Eugene, OR

November 22, 2008
6:11 AM

Post #5818404

Thank you Sis_E. That's a great help. I think you meant the software is Plaid Folkware...right.
Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

November 22, 2008
4:24 PM

Post #5819325

Sally, The software I use the print the cards is Greeting Card Factory I purchased at Staples. The paint brushes I use to paint by hand are the Folkart brushes made by Plaid. They can be found online or at craft stores like Michaels. Folkart also makes acrylic paints, but they warp paper too much. That's why I like Kaiser paints. The flowers you see on the cards are hand painted using the folkart brushes made to use on paper along with the Kaiser paints I found at Scrapbook Island store :)
Sally_OR
Eugene, OR

November 23, 2008
6:43 AM

Post #5821742

Thanks, I misunderstood. I'll be off to Staples soon. And I'll check Michaels, I know they have Folkart paint but don't remember seeing Kaiser, but it's been a while since I looked. We do have a Scrapbook store, not the same as yours, but I'll try there too.
Thank you again, Sally:-)
Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

November 23, 2008
4:34 PM

Post #5822562

Sally, Michael's doesn't carry Kaiser...I only found it at the scrapbook store and only by a fluke. :) It's called "Kaiser Acrylic Craft Paint"

Sally, here's what it looks like http://www.scrapbookmegastore.com.au/prod436.htm

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Sally_OR
Eugene, OR

November 23, 2008
6:12 PM

Post #5822833

Thank you Sis_E. That's a FUN place to browse! I'll still check locally at the scrapbook store, nice to have a backup source.
Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

November 23, 2008
6:16 PM

Post #5822849

You are welcome, Sally. I found an array of colors at scrapbook place. :)
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

November 24, 2008
12:54 AM

Post #5824107



Have a great creative week Cissy!
Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

November 24, 2008
6:58 AM

Post #5825092

Why, thank you, Terri. You do the same, ya hear? :D
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

December 3, 2008
1:47 AM

Post #5852685

Hi Cissy, I found my glitter and dressed up a pineapple!
I had the same trouble as you getting the glitter to show in the picture.

Have you made my Christmas card yet? LOL!

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Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

December 3, 2008
2:38 AM

Post #5852853

Wow Terri, how delightful!! Christmas in Hawaii! Your card? what card? Ohhhhh, THAT card! Uh, no LOL
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

December 3, 2008
3:50 PM

Post #5854384


Lol Cissy, what have you been up to? Have you started putting up your decorations yet, tree?
Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

December 3, 2008
5:12 PM

Post #5854668

Terri, you know what? You are too sweet. You always have time to ask about people here on DG. :-) I am doing great, thankie very much! Y, tu? LOL. No, no decorations yet. Soon LOL. :)
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

December 8, 2008
1:00 AM

Post #5869017

Thankie Cissy! As long as I'm not 'bugging' you.
I like fun interesting people and you are one of those !





Have you got the glitter out of your hair yet? will you have glitter nails done for christmas? tee hee!
Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

December 8, 2008
2:04 AM

Post #5869187

Ya know, glitter is everywhere. Gets up my nose and makes me sneeze.. HAHAHA :D oops, didn't realize gif images don't work here :) I computer generated this pretty "Merry Christmas" for you to see, missy Terri :D

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v287/PCAzimuth/Candle.gif

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

December 8, 2008
2:18 AM

Post #5869223

Excellent! Thank you Cissy it's mine, all mine! Very neat and tidy too, no mess to clear up. LoL!
Love the way the candle flickers, very clever!



Season's Greetings to you!
Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

December 8, 2008
6:14 AM

Post #5869755

Thanks! I just learned to do that today! Merrrrrrrrrrrrrrry Christmassssssss!!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

December 8, 2008
3:50 PM

Post #5870560

Wow! your first attempt is brilliant. Are you going to print some? They would make lovely cards ...
with a little glitter perhaps hahaha!
Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

December 9, 2008
4:39 AM

Post #5873276

gads, the glitter again? LOL. Nah, I am christmased out now :) :)
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

December 11, 2008
3:04 AM

Post #5879967

Hi Cissy! You're Not christmased out already?!! Lol We are just getting started my dear. ho ho ho!


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Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

December 11, 2008
5:04 PM

Post #5881739

Oh Terri, what a beautiful sculpture!! I am bettin' you made that yourself! Boy, the talent of some people!!! Can ya send it my way? :D
ellesgh
Humansville, MO

December 11, 2008
5:22 PM

Post #5881801

here a xmas candle
the front
apple cinnmon scent
elle

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ellesgh
Humansville, MO

December 11, 2008
5:28 PM

Post #5881825

here the back
elle

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

December 11, 2008
6:09 PM

Post #5881964

Thanks Cissy, glad you like it! It's yours if you want it!!!!
Lovely candle arrangement elle, is that glitter you used for the tree?
There's a new thread for christmas designs, how about adding your creations to it? this thread is mighty lonnnnnng now lol!


Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

December 11, 2008
11:58 PM

Post #5882949

Thank you Terri...Elle, very very pretty! Simple elegance is the best!! :)
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

December 29, 2008
12:11 AM

Post #5937337

Hope your Christmas holidays are full of joy and glitter! Hi Cissy, you ok?

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Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

December 29, 2008
4:13 PM

Post #5939631

Hiya Terri! Yes I am doing just fine, thankie :D. Glad all this holiday stuff is over. Now I can just do crafty things for me! ho ho ho ha ha ha heeheee :D ::waving:::
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

December 29, 2008
4:56 PM

Post #5939838

waving back!! lol
Look forward to your craftyness in the new year!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

January 1, 2009
5:37 AM

Post #5950584

Happy New Year Cissy!
Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

January 1, 2009
5:27 PM

Post #5951988

Happy New Year, Terri and everyone!! ::::keeping fingers and toes crossed that 2009 sees us in better financial solvency:::
ellesgh
Humansville, MO

January 1, 2009
6:33 PM

Post #5952327

happy new year every one
elle
Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

January 1, 2009
9:30 PM

Post #5953018

Thanks Elle...the very same back at ya ;)
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

January 13, 2009
11:18 PM

Post #6002137

Hi Cissy, Are you RICH yet? lol, How are you and what have ya been up to? !!!!! Any craftyness???
Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

January 14, 2009
3:10 AM

Post #6003183

Terri, how are you? I am doing fine now that things are back to normal. Surprisingly, no crafts at all. I do want to get back to painting and drawing and crocheting, but no inspirations lately LOL. So, I play on the computer instead. I'll get back to it soon.

Thanks for asking, Miss Terri! :D
ellesgh
Humansville, MO

January 14, 2009
4:01 PM

Post #6004513

hi all
i know how you feel
i did not make much this dec
just do not feel like it
i am waiting for spring
elle
Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

January 14, 2009
4:37 PM

Post #6004690

Ya know, elle, I think it for some of us, weather does have a lot to do with ambition...and for me, that age old thing "age" ARRGGHH :D
ellesgh
Humansville, MO

January 15, 2009
3:27 PM

Post #6008320

hi all
i thing you are right
it is 5 here
i need to go out in it to work
dave had to check all the animal
elle
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

January 15, 2009
3:41 PM

Post #6008381

I think we have the winter blues!! no lol .






ellesgh
Humansville, MO

January 16, 2009
4:20 PM

Post #6012461

hi all
i see a little sun shine
i off the next 4 day
elle
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

January 20, 2009
7:40 PM

Post #6028906

Hi Miss Cissy! Do you know how to make fake 'ice' to put on branches to get a frosted look?
Any ideas??? Hope you are well? I'm getting my mojo back slowly LoL!
Any craftyness going on yet?

P.S. if you don't know how to make the 'ice' please feel free to experiment and tell us your secrets!!
Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

January 21, 2009
12:04 AM

Post #6029815

Make ice? Heck, I don't even have an ice maker in the refrigerator! Making ice, hmmm...short of throwing frozen water, I have no idea.

As far as crafting goes, I am starting to get my decorative painting inspiration...at least soon! LOL. ::waving at Terri::::
ellesgh
Humansville, MO

January 21, 2009
3:39 PM

Post #6031815

hi all
i am going to be doing thing in my green house
cut flower and veg
i will be so glad wend it spring
elle
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

January 22, 2009
1:50 PM

Post #6035595

Waving back at ya Cissy!
I found out egg whites and sugar works, but haven't tried it yet! Good to hear you're getting some inspiration back.

Are you starting to sow seeds elle?
ellesgh
Humansville, MO

January 22, 2009
5:21 PM

Post #6036600

hi all
not yet but we are planning what we are going to do
this summer
elle
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

February 16, 2009
11:35 PM

Post #6148497

Hello Miss Cisssy! How are you doing?? Very well I hope. I'm going away for a bit, just wanted to say hi and I'm thinking of you and bye before I go!!! Take care!
Terri
ellesgh
Humansville, MO

February 17, 2009
5:12 PM

Post #6151357

hi all
were are you going terr
i will miss you
elle
Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

February 17, 2009
6:38 PM

Post #6151731

Terri! WHERE are you going? To prison? Isn't that what grownup tell their kids? ha ha ha haha~
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

March 7, 2009
3:26 AM

Post #6231811

LOL Cissy! They let me out early for good behaviour!!! Hope you have been keeping out of trouble? !!

Hi elle, I went to visit my Mum and Dad up north in Liverpool. missed you too!

Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

March 7, 2009
8:07 AM

Post #6232489

ROFL Terri! Welcome baaaackkkk! Did they give you !00 lbs and the clothes on your back? LOL
ellesgh
Humansville, MO

March 7, 2009
3:24 PM

Post #6233435

hi
glady you are back
hope you have fun
did you get any picture
elle
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

March 7, 2009
7:45 PM

Post #6234392

Hi Cissy, not quite LOL! Has your garden started coming back to life?
Hi elle, It was nice to see the family and have a change of scene.

I started a new thread for March 2009 in the garden, I have some pictures from my Mums garden to put in there. I haven't taken any pics of my garden yet! Hope to see your gardens as they start growing and any projects you might be working on. LOL!
ellesgh
Humansville, MO

March 7, 2009
11:38 PM

Post #6235221

hi all
here are some picture of someseed we plant indoor
elle

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

March 7, 2009
11:55 PM

Post #6235284

Well elle, you are ahead of me! I haven't started any seeds yet. What have you got there?
ellesgh
Humansville, MO

March 8, 2009
12:19 AM

Post #6235385

hi
more
elle

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Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

March 8, 2009
3:42 AM

Post #6236268

Very nice Elle! Yes, indeedy. We've had so much rain in the bay area of California that things are popping up I didn't even know I had! Something that had died awhile back came to life again...no, not my husband...a long ago dormant plant ;D
Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

March 8, 2009
3:43 AM

Post #6236274

Terri, got a link to the new thread? This one is kind of long in the neck LOL
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

March 8, 2009
1:56 PM

Post #6237249

LOL Cis, glad the hubby's still going strong!!!
Soz, cant do links, but it's called March 2009 in the garden .. on the cut flowers and floral design forum.
Hope you find it, will be nice to see whats popping up in California! What is the plant you found?

This thread is VERY long in the neck, but it's been the only place I could find you. LOL!

"do you know the way to San Jose" remember that song?!!!

Have a sunny Sunday!


ellesgh
Humansville, MO

March 8, 2009
3:04 PM

Post #6237473

hi all
we have thyme,sweet morgoran,rosemary,
catnip,4 kind of tomatoes,and 2 kind of pepper and 4 more of differed thing
now for the outside
pea,and beets
raining andsunny today
elle
Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

March 8, 2009
6:24 PM

Post #6238221

Elle
Here is link to Terri's new three "March 2009 in the garden"

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/960143/
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 25, 2009
1:19 AM

Post #6734432


Hi Cissy, Long time no hear!!! Hope you are doing ok?
Whats your lucky number? I have saved a sunflower plant for you in the sunflower contest!
Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

June 28, 2009
7:23 PM

Post #6750055

Terri, what makes you such a nice person? hmm? My lucky number is 23 ROFL! I am doing good. Planting here and there. Right now the weather is way too hot to be outdoors except in the evening. It's about 97 degrees...yesterday was 100. Wow, poor plants need extra care in the evenng to survive the next day!

How are you doing beside being an amazingly nice person? :)
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

June 29, 2009
2:56 PM

Post #6753565

Hiya Cissy! nice to hear from you. Lucky number 23 has your name on it, will show you a picture soon.. lol.
97 degrees wow! We have a heatwave going on here, yippy! it's 82 today and the hottest day of the year so far.
Hope your plants will be ok,Take care!
You're nice !!!! LoL!
Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

June 29, 2009
4:18 PM

Post #6753968

Thanks, Terri...For me, 82 is HOT too. Today, it's going to be another scorcher...but tomorrow and the rest of the week, temps will slowly lower, thanks goodness. I do not like temps abover 72 and then there has to be a cooling breeze. Man, if I controlled the weather, I'd be a happy camper...and gardener...and...and... ;)
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

July 30, 2009
1:31 AM

Post #6882744

Hi Cissy, LoL reading the last post, we haven't had any warm weather since then! BUT...

da da your Sunflower is flowering Yay!

Hope things are cool with you?

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ellesgh
Humansville, MO

July 30, 2009
3:07 PM

Post #6884650

hi all
how are thing
it cool here
doing out side work as we can
elle
Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

August 4, 2009
11:54 PM

Post #6907792

Terri!! Thank you!! I haven't been to Dave's for quite awhile. Been real busy~ How clever you are putting name on a tag like that :) I love it!!...and I am saving it! ha!
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 5, 2009
1:35 AM

Post #6908264


Hi Cissy! You are welcome my friend!
I've kept your sunflower on the plant, it may get more buds! Good to hear you are busy, you must be ok then!

Hi elle, I cut your sunflower like you said to, there are more buds growing already.
Next time you come to the cafe for a cuppa I'll bring your sunflower arrangement in... lol.

It's too cool here for me, I'm still waiting for summer to arrive LoL, I like it warm and sunny.

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terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

August 16, 2009
10:54 PM

Post #6954157


Happy Birthday Cissy! Hope you are having a great day and enjoying yourself!!

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Sis_E
(Cissy) San Jose, CA
(Zone 9b)

August 24, 2009
3:18 PM

Post #6982791

Gee Terri, thank you so much! I just completed another year older but not deeper in debt. I'm a good girl ;) Except, I haven't been here for awhile!!!

Thank you for your kind birthday wishes. 63 and counting! LOL
Elijablue
Wheaton, IL
(Zone 5b)

September 16, 2009
3:25 AM

Post #7069176

I'm looking to make a baby lamb flower arrangement in a bassinet for a friend's baby shower, similar to the puppy flower arrangement. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to make a lamb?? What flowers to use?
ellesgh
Humansville, MO

September 16, 2009
2:03 PM

Post #7070081

hi
i hope some one find it
i would love to have one
elle
terriculture
london England
United Kingdom

October 28, 2009
1:22 AM

Post #7215343



Hi Cissy, my 63year old friend .. lol!! Hope you are doing ok and busy with winter crafts ?!!! Remember I said I was going away for a while? well I'm still 'away' lol!
Take care
Terri

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