Tuesday, February 17, 2009

"A Dozen..."

...from my "Sweetie"...
They are absolutely gorgeous...and make my heart smile.
Mmmmm...:)

"If I had a rose for every time I thought of you,
I'd be picking roses for a lifetime."
~Swedish Proverb

"I once had a rose named after me
and I was very flattered.
But I was not pleased
to read the description in the catalogue:
no good in a bed,
but fine up against a wall."
~Eleanor Roosevelt

17 comments:

Anita Davies said...

Margaret your roses are beautiful, I especially love that bud!

I saw your postcard yesterday, brought back memories of a great project and the start of our wonderful friendship :D I didn't comment because I am fortunate to own some of your beautiful work already and, however tempting, would love someone else to have that pleasure.

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Had a good laugh at the Eleanor Roosevelt quotation !! As ever, a delightful piece of work.

I have sent you a BLOG AWARD, which I know you need like a head cold, but I just could not leave you out. Please check out my today's post.

rachelhoward said...

Wow Margaret, that's absolutely stunning. Beautiful, sensitive rendering of the rose, and the design on the left looks almost fractal - they go together so beautifully.

Wow.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

What beautiful roses Margaret. I giggled about Eleanors quote. As Jar Jar Binks would say "how rude". tee hee..

winna said...

So today you gave me a smile about Eleanor and a "ooooooooooohhhhh" moment admiring your roses---thanks for that gift!

soulbrush said...

lovely, like the second quote (of course i would). you have asweet sweetie.

yoon see said...

Your Valentine roses are so beautiful and gorgeous. I feel like picking one:)

Sarah Ketelaars said...

wow! i love this. beautifully drawn and stunning colours. you are really skillful. the eleanor roosevelt quotation made me giggle too. lovely blog! Thanks for sharing :)

marianne said...

Fabulous painting! And such a romantic gift from your husband. You made a loving post of it which nice quotes!

studio lolo said...

Aw, this makes my heart smile for you!

This was the first VD in 22 years that neither my husband or I said Happy Valentine's Day until the end of the day. We must have other things taking up brain space :(

Kate (Cathy Johnson) said...

Gorgeous, Margaret!! I'll bet they smell heavenly.

But I got the BEST laugh from your Roosevelt quote...

3rdEyeMuse said...

What a terrific honey. :)

Your rose is truly stunning.

Claire M said...

What a delight to find this latest entry. The roses are beautiful, the lace edging and decoration is exceptional... and the quotes are great too. I got a chuckle out of the last quote. CONGRATULATIONS again on your anniversary and thanks for sharing your artistic reflections.

Claire M said...

oops -- I meant what a nice Valentine!!

Jules said...

Oh! Now you've really outdone yourself. This rose is just beautiful. Wish I had you skill! just lovely use of colour.

Lindart said...

Wow! How beautiful! Roses are so hard to do (for me anyway!) You captured it perfectly! I also love the doodling (? if that's what it is) around the edges. Wish I could do that!

Sandy said...

Gorgeous work on that rose.