Skip to main content

Friday Smiles

Well, I've been either too tired or too tardy to join in the last few Friday Smiles and do you know what?  I've really missed it!  It is so good to think about the week and pick out something good, something to make you smile.  To be honest I've probably needed to smile more over the weeks I've missed but that is the nature of my illness.  We battle on.

These little beings have made me smile a lot.  They are garlic chives.  I'd not heard of them until a recent series by the Hairy Bikers, and seeing as garlic is my second favourite flavour (behind chocolate of course!) I thought I'd have a go at growing some.  It is odd that something as small as a seedling brings me so much pleasure!

Linking up at Friday Smiles.


  1. I love seeing new life too...and I will add you've been missed so it's good to have you back.
    Annie x

  2. Hi Laura,

    I wonder if they'll have the pretty blooms that chives get? Spring is a time of renewal so it's no wonder they bring a smile to your face. Take care of yourself!

    Happy Friday,

  3. I love to see all the new growth in Springtime too. x Jo

  4. Glad your Garlic Chives (never heard of them before) are growing.

    Hope life treats you much better hun.

  5. how does it go? ... from tiny acorns a might oak can grow...or something similar......

  6. Garlic chives are a very nice herb. We've grown them, and you'll love their tasty flavour.Glad you're joining in again.Great.

  7. Isn't nature wonderful. I shall have to look out for these. I have noticed on my return today that my sweet peas are about 3" high - they were only just peeking through last Tuesday!

  8. There's so much I agree with in this post Laura...chocolate and garlic (not together obviously) and growing seedlings.
    I've got some seedlings currently growing on my window ledge and they make me smile every time I look at them too.
    Such promise all within such a tiny wee things.
    Don't you just love spring?

  9. Hi Laura. Your Chives made me smile too. It is so exciting when seedlings suddenly appear. Take care of yourself. Marion x


Post a Comment

Thank you for taking the time to comment.
I love to read your messages...

Popular posts from this blog

DMIO: Teach Me Something

A few weeks back I made a dream catcher.  A few readers asked if I could show them how I made it, so, here is my attempt at a tutorial! First up weaving the web. 1. You'll need a hoop and some ribbon/thread/yarn on a bobbin. 2. Attach the ribbon securely to your hoop. 3. Take your ribbon over the top of the hoop... 4. and up through the loop you've just made with the ribbon... 5. so you have a cross over. 6. Continue steps 3-5 until you reach the knot. 7. Now instead of going over the hoop you will crossover the ribbon 8. and through the loop you've just made to give a crossover. Continue on in this fashion until you get to the middle. You need to leave a hole in the middle as this is where the good dreams get through!  They then run down the tassels/feathers/any other hanging decoration and on to the owner.  It should look something like this.  You'll need to play around with your tension until you get a firm web. Now for the tassels - I like to

Scrap It OFF! Design Team Reveal & Anniversary blog hop!

Hello there, welcome to my stop on the SpiegelMom Scraps anniversary hop .  Six years running her business - congrats Jody, here's to the next six! You should have arrived via Claudia - I love her collections and can't wait to be able to buy them rather than print my own.  Or you can start the hop at the beginning here . I have a layout celebrating SpiegelMom Scraps and my DT position with them using the fabulous Raspberry Daisy Dream sequin mix . You can grab the cut file I made to use for yourself.  I have a few others here too. I am delighted to be staying on the team for another term - stand by for more sequin-y goodness.  I have plans for more jewellery, cards, art, gift wrapping/Christmas goodies, and of course lots more scrapbook pages. Your next stop on the hop is Rachel .  Happy Hopping!! Thank you for spending your time with us today! I'd love for you be in the running for the prizes that Jody is giving away on this blog hop, so be s

A Poe Quote

So I've been trying out art journalling for a while but had nothing that I wanted to share, until now. I was inspired by The Bears Challenge and picked this quote to base my page on. "If you wish to forget anything on the spot, make a note that this thing is to be remembered" I got some paints out, some spray mists too.  I used my fan brush, my fingers and a cotton rag.  I got messy, satisfyingly messy :) The letters are some old letraset vinyls that were my Aunt's.  When we cleared my Grandparents house I couldn't stand the art goodies to go to waste.  I saved them because I knew one day I would find a use for them.  They must be 40 years old but are still perfect.  (I sometimes look at things I get today and think they won't still be good in 5 years let alone 40!) I don't have the complete alphabet so there are some adaptations... c's became o's, E's became t's, w's became m's.  I magicked a k from a P!  Some