Two years ago, my cousin and I planted the tree you see blooming in the back. I am so proud of it. It is a Flowering Crabapple. We also planted a Flowering Bradford Pear in the back yard, but the blooms are almost gone from it.
The Lilac bush in the front was only a twig when I planted it at the same time. The Cherry tree was here when we bought the house, but George just cut it way back. We didn't think it would bloom this year. Now, if you knew me well, you would know I NEVER work in the yard. It is amazing these things grew. I would have to say thanks to Louise.
When I got home today, this package was waiting for me. It is a blog giveaway I won from Carolien, who lives in Holland. Her blog is listed on my friends list, in case you would like to visit her. She makes the best apple pie and just invited me to her house when I get to Holland to share her pie again. Yummy and I will be there.
This is the kit I won and it is just so nice. I have to take it out and look at it closer, but oh my, it is very nice.
Now, I feel sooooo bad that she went and bought all the thread to go with this kit. I know from Heidi that DMC thread is very expensive in Holland. I would have bought the thread and still felt very lucky. How can I thank you enough. I am just not sure yet, but I bet I will think of something when I next visit Holland. It is a wonderful gift and I do thank you very much Carolien.