Two Days in Phoenix

Glendale AZ Civic Center
The IBCLC exam was held at the Glendale Civic Center in Phoenix. It's always strange to me, to drive the 150 miles from Flagstaff to Phoenix and watch the terrain change from relatively cool, pine covered mountains to the hot desert and palm trees! The exam went well, but I have to wait until the end of October for the results!

Applique Cloth
I took advantage of a little extra time the day before and the afternoon after the exam to visit some of the antique shops in the area. I found some lovely little treasures, including this lovely appliqued cloth and two matching napkins, which was a real bargain at just $2! It will go perfectly on the little round table in my living room.

Pearl Top Salt and Pepper
I really love the old heavy crystal salt and pepper shakers with silver and pearl tops, but rarely see them in my price range. How wonderful to find this lovely old set right at a perfect price!

Wheat Pattern Crocheted Cloth
Another lovely tablecloth find was this gorgeous crocheted cloth in perfect condition that is a perfect fit for my table! The wheat pattern is one of my favorites! It just needs properly blocked!

Ladybug Orchestra
The sweet little find that makes me smile the most though, is this tiny ladybug orchestra!



Studying!, originally uploaded by ivoryblushroses.

Pardon my absence! I've been busy studying for the IBCLC Exam, which is this coming Monday!
I hope to be back blogging more regularly after that!

Pink Geranium Basket
These wonderful pink geraniums have been cheering me on all month!


235 Years of Independence!

White and aqua

Wishing all of my U.S. readers
a safe and happy
Independence Day!

White Carnations

With a busy week at work, I haven't been stitching much. I found a lovely assortment of white flowers at the grocery store this morning! Had to share them with you!


There's something about the combination of aqua glass, white flowers and green leaves that simply sings out that it is summertime!

I'm studying hard for the IBCLC (Lactation Consultant) exam at the end of the month, so time for stitching and sketching is sparse. Blog posts will also be a little more sparse than usual this month!