Saturday, November 28, 2009

Roses and thank you.

Thank you all for your sweet messages.
It really made me feel glad to know that I have so many caring and kind friends.
I had my Doctors appointment on Friday and he said that everything looked fine but took another swab, just to be on the safe side, so hopefully I will get the results in about 10 days, so I will keep you posted.
I will be so glad when this is all behind as the non Ladylike poses are not nice.

David Austin Rose ~ Mary Rose.

I really adore the old fashioned David Austin roses.
This is one of my favourites as it has the most delicious fragrance and the flowers are of attractive loose patterned formation and has the prettiest, strong rose pink colouring.
When I was pruning the roses back in July, one of the cuttings I put into a pot with soil and now I have started another plant. Do you ever do this when you are pruning your roses?
Very easy, I might add.

I am having a relaxing time ~ I did some Christmas shopping yesterday. In the big department shop where I like to shop, they were having 25% off, for the day, so that was a good time to put away a few Christmas presents.
Also Victoria got the results for her Bachelor degree in the mail and she has passed, so one very happy daughter. We celebrated yesterday, by going out to lunch, which was really enjoyable.

There is still time to enter my giveaway, which I will be drawing on Monday, so please leave me a comment and I will add your name ~ thank you.
I hope that you are having a wonderful weekend.



  1. Dear Carolyn, what wonderful news all around! The photos are just lovely!

    It sounds like you had a wonderful day shopping and lunch with your beautiful daughter!

    I pray that the results will be good!


  2. Hi Carolyn,

    I'm sure everything will turn out well sweet friend.

    Your roses are gorgeous, the color is divine.

    Yippee for your daughter, such wondeful news.

    Enjoy your weekend!

    Love and hugs,

  3. Hi Karyn,

    Thank you so much for visiting, having a sweet friend like you is the best.

    Thanks dear Marsha, great to have you as my blog friend. It is always lovely to hear from you and your kind words.


  4. Hello Carolyn, What a wonderful day you had. Congratulations to your daughter on her degree!! And I'm so glad things are looking good. I'll keep praying for good results on the swab test.

    I need to start Christmas shopping too. I do some shopping on-line, and some in the stores.

    Lovely rose, the color is so pretty!! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!

  5. Thank you Carol.
    Yes, all the hard work, weekends and late nights has paid off for our daughter.
    Shopping online is a good thing too.
    I will do some of that too.
    Good luck with your Christmas shopping.


  6. Carolyn, I've never tried this with my roses, but I will now.
    Congratulations to your excited she must be!
    You made me laugh talking about the unladylike not fun!

  7. Wishing you a very peaceful and happy weekend

  8. "everything looks fine" sounds pretty darn good to me..

    hugs, V

  9. Good to know everything went well, I thought of you (in the ladylike manner). That is one of my favorite roses....
    That wonderful scent!
    How nice!
    Your daughter must be so happy and you too!!!
    Margaret B

  10. Hi Carolyn;
    Good thoughts coming your way. I'll be back to visit again soon. Stop in any time!

  11. I am quite relieved, but still keeping my fingers crossed for good test results. And WAHOOO for Victoria! Congratulations!

    Mmmm, I can almost smell that rose from here. I've never tried to root a rose cutting before, but I've heard of caning, where you bend a cane down to the soil and stake it. It will apparently grow more roots at that spot.

    Ah, shopping. Yikes, off I go!

  12. Phew the challenge is over. Carolyn my dear friend I do love the placemats. Did you make them yourself. I remember doing them at school. They are gorgeous and will make my table look brighter and cherry especially now we're having a few summer days.. Hmmm it was during the week!!
    I'm glad you've been back to the Dr. My friend had that problem earlier in the year and hasn't had any monthly since! So hopefully it might be the end for you too. Luv and hugs KJ

  13. Another hurdle jumped! Congrats to your daughter too. I've never tried that with a rose clipping, I'll have to try it. Have yourself a wonderful weekend!

  14. Hi Carolyn!

    I am glad all seems alright from your visit at your doctor. Fingers crossed the exams will give the same answers.

    Please tell my congratulations to Victoria!

    Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos of roses. They will add some sun to my day.
    Here it is raining, which might not get many people motivated to go to todays Christmas market, to which I was wise not to register (I was too cold there last year).

    Lots of hugs to you and your hubby and Victoria,

  15. Carolyn, I have had a house full of people for Thanksgiving and my computer time has been very limited! I am SO glad the news from the doctor was good and SO happy for Victoria! Two good reasons to be thankful and I am celebrating with you! Hope you have a fun weekend...without too much shopping :)

  16. Hi Sares,

    It really does work and I was so pleased that I could grow another from the cuttings. You can do it with hydrangeas too, as my sister gave me one of her's and it grew.

    Thank you Sophie, for your kind words and I will pass on the message to Victoria.

    Many thanks Susan and glad that you had a good Thanksgiving dinner with your family. Time spent away from the computer is good, I know this and spend too much time at it myself.

    Thank you Gypsy Purple and I hope that your weekend is going great.

    thanks Vee, good to have your visit.

    Hi Margaret,

    Lovely to have your visit and your kind message.

    Hi Bella,

    Many thanks for your visit and your kind words and I will pass on the congratulations to Victoria.
    When you are pruning the rose, make sure you have a little nodule and then it will just make a new plant.

    Hi Karen,

    Thanks for your visit.
    I did do the screenprinting on the placemats and glad that you like them. Now all we need now is some Summer weather to enjoy.
    It does seem to be a common thing, and I have had other friends that have had similar health issues. I am sure that I will be ok.

    Thank you Donna, I will come and visit tomorrow, I should be in bed now.

    Hi June,

    Thank you so much for your visit and it is always so lovely to hear from you.
    Do try and propagate your roses, as it is really fun having another one grow, from the cuttings.


  17. Glad to hear that all is well. I still need to go in for an exam and mammo but keep putting it off. Congrats to your daughter. Wishing you a wonderful day. :) Tammy

  18. Sounds like lots of good news at your house, Carolyn! I feel confident your results will be good and congratulations to your daughter!
    The roses are truly lovely!
    Big hug,

  19. I hope everything will turn out well, darling! lovely photos.
    and what great news about your daughter- congrats!
    have a lovely weekend, xoxo

  20. Oh what a lovely time! The pink rose is gorgeous! I'm so glad you had a nice visit!
    Happy Pink Saturday!
    Hugs, Lisa

  21. Oh my goodness, Carolyn, your David Austin rose is gorgeous. I had several of them before we started a major construction project at our home. I'm hoping some of them survived their transplant. If not, I guess we'll get to have fun picking up some new ones.

    Congrats to your daughter-you must be so proud!

    Finally, good luck with the labwork. You know, that's what I do in my "real world". I'll keep a good thought and a prayer for you.

    Have a lovely weekend!

    Hugs from me to you,

  22. That's good news. Take care of yourself and enjoy your weekend! I know how proud you are of your daughter! How great!

  23. Hi dear Carolyn, I'm soo glad all seems OK with your visit, you're in my thoughts and prayers for a definitive good result!
    Your lamb is sooo cute! Congrats on your 200th post too!

  24. Carolyn, I am so glad that everything is good so far in your diagnosis...It will continue to do so...I know it in my heart! :) I love the pitures, especially the first one with the roses and pearls in that antique weathered box...what was the box used for? Sorry, I always love to know if there is a story behind beautiful old things :) I am going to try that with my roses when I prunes them soon...great idea...I have honestly never tried you get alot of flowers and good sizes? I know, from a sucker that I let get big, just to see if it would did...and they were teeny tiny lil blooms...Be well sweet friend :) Besos, Rose

  25. Hi Monica,

    Many thanks for your kind words, lovely to have a visit from you.

    Thank you Diane and I hope that you are having a good weekend.

    Hi Judy,

    Many thanks for your visit.
    I hope that your roses transplant ok and that you will have them growing again in no time.
    That is interesting that your profession is in the laboratory - such an important job.

    Hi Rose,

    Lovely to have you come by, my friend. The box I will have to show you in a post. It is not actually old I don't think so anyway, but it is quite interesting.
    About the roses - the flower is one that came off the new plant.
    So it is just the same as they normally are but do not know how big it will grow. Worth a try and look forward to hearing how you get on, should you try this.

    thank you very much Barbara, for your kind words.

    Thanks Lisa, the pink rose is pretty isn't it.

    Hi Tammy,

    Please go and have your examinations, then it puts your mind at rest. Thank you for your visit.

    Hi Susan,

    I hope that you are having a lovely weekend too and thanks for your visit and kind words.

    thank you Slices of Beauty.


  26. Thinking of you Carolyn, - I hope all is well with the tests.
    I do love David Austin roses too - I have just used them as part of my wedding assignment for the year. They were a beautiful pink. I really have a very "old" essence in me when it comes to flowers.
    Congratulations to your daughter- how fabulous for her. Wishing her and you all the best. x Suzi

  27. Hi Suzi,

    It was lovely to hear from you and thanks for your kind words.
    I think David Austin roses would be the perfect flower for a bridal assignment. I adore the very pale pink roses too.

    Happy weekend

  28. Carolyn, I completely forgot to congratulate your Victoria for passing her degree. I think that is just wonderful!! My eldest is just now applying for her first job ever, funny how much she has matured since graduating high school just this June, I hoped and hoped...I just didn't know it would happen so fast...but as happy as I am that she is maturing...I am also thankful to still be called mamie :) Kinda takes the edge out of knowing that soon one day, she will be in her own home no longer mine...Besos to you dear amiga (friend) Rose

  29. Carolyn, I've missed so much with this computer upset. I do hope you will be fine ...

    Follow me on my new blog ... had issues with the old one.

    We are having a huge GIVEAWAY ending Dec. lst.
    Hugs, Marydon

  30. Hi Rose,

    That is so sweet of you to congratulate Victoria thank you.
    We are looking forward to going to her graduation.
    They do seem to grow up so quickly!
    Good luck with your daughter getting her first job.
    Thanks again for your visit and I hope that your weekend is going well.

    Hi Marydon,

    So sorry that you have had a computer glitch ~ I often wonder with so many people having blogs all around the world, it is an amazing thing.
    I look forward to coming to visit your new blog.


  31. Dear Carolyn!

    Forget about Ladylike poses :-)
    I'm sure everything will be just fine! Keep us updating!

    Your roses are beautiful!

    Hope you enjoying the rest of your weekend, much love: Evi

  32. Dear Evi,

    Thank you for your kind message, much appreciated.

    I hope that your weekend is going well.


  33. Hi Carolyn...Oh, your roses are lovely. Such a pretty color.

    Congratulations Victoria! You have a wonderful career ahead of are very talented!
    Glad you were able to celebrate and shop...always fun to shop at this time of year. The lights and store windows are always so pretty.

    Have a great weekend!
    Hugs, Nancy

  34. Shopping, doctor, shopping, doctor - decisions, decisions! How thrilled Victoria must be with her results - the warmest of congrats. to your sweet girl Carolyn. Hope you can stop striking those 'poses' very soon.
    Millie ^_^

  35. Your roses are lovely
    So happy to hear about your daughter...........
    Praying for good results
    Love Jeanne

  36. Hi there,
    Good to hear things are going well health wise.

    Thats such great news for your daughter.

    The roses are beautiful, love roses.

  37. I am praying all will be fine with is always hard to wait. I adore roses too...mine always get bugs...I do not have a green thumb at all.Congratulations to your daughter...that is reason to celebrate!

  38. Carolyn,

    Congrats to your daughter on her Bachelors Degree!
    David Austin roses are some of my favorites too and I hope to add some to my garden soon:).

    I will keep praying for you dear friend!



  39. Hi dear Carolyn,
    I know that the waiting is the hardest part, but I'm am sure that all will be fine. Stay positive. I will continue to pray for you. By the way beautiful them. Oh! And congratulations to your daughter. All my best to you and all of yours. Have a wonderful Sunday and a beautiful new week. Until next time.

    Hugs and Kisses,

  40. Hello dear Carolyn, very thank you for nice comments! Your photos with roses are very amazing!
    Have a nice week

  41. Dear Carolyn,

    I`m so glad to hear your wonderful news, my friend!! I`m sure, that everything will be all right!!!

    Oh, I LOVE YOUR PICTURES!! Wonderful!! It`s so funny (to me here in Finland) to think, that roses are blooming and stil it`s Christmas time...;)

    Big hugs to you!!

  42. Thank you for visiting Fleurette and I hope that you have a great week.

    Many thanks for visiting Ana and your kind words. Have a lovely week.

    Lovely to have your visit Kim and I will pass on the congratulations to Victoria. I hope that you get some David Austin roses ~ the fragrance and flowers are divine.

    Dear Marge,

    Great to have your visit, my dear friend. Hard to believe that you will be having snow there (must be so beautiful) and yes, we have some roses blooming.

    thank you Millie, it is always great to have a visit from you.
    Many thanks also for the congratulations for Victoria.

    Many thanks Jeanne, I appreciate your kind words.

    Hi Dustjacket,

    Lovely to have a visit from you and I appreciate your friendship. Thank you for leaving me a kind message.

    thank you Koralee ~ I do not have a green thumb either and so often in Summer my plants get too dry and suffer. Yes, it is reason to celebrate with Victoria passing and all the hard work has paid off.

    Hi Nancy,

    Thanks for your visit and I will pass on the congratulations to Victoria. The shop windows and Christmas lights are lovely and the shops are starting to get busy.


  43. Beautiful roses AND
    Congrats on working on your shopping already! You are a brave and smart girl, Carloyn!


  44. Hi Constance,

    Thank you for your visit.
    The 25% sale was a good incentive to start my Christmas shopping, so at least I have made the start.


  45. Carolyn - Thank you for the sweet comment on my glad to have found you too. So sorry about what you are going through with your health...keeping you in my prayers. May your week be filled with many happy moments!

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  47. Thank you Queen Bee and I hope that your week is wonderful too.

    Thanks for visiting, Culture of Indonesia.


  48. Hi Carolyn!!! I send you thoughts and prayers and know that everything will turn out ok....I love the rose...I have a thing for roses...always have...

    Have a wonderful day!!!!


  49. Hi Carolyn
    I just love how you mention the nasty stuff, and then, it's on with the beautiful - those gorgeous roses! I'm sure the outlook will indeed be rosy for you!
    Have a lovely week xx

  50. Hi Carolyn
    I am sure that everything will turn out fine for you.I will certainly be thinking of you. Congratulations to your daughter, wonderful news!
    The roses are gorgeous, such lovely colours. Christmas shopping is certainly upon us and I too have been enjoying shopping for my daughters and my new grand-daughter Katie Rose who is just 10 weeks old.
    Beary Hugs
    Hillary Rose

  51. Your old fashioned roses are lovely. So glad to hear your appointment went well and I'll be praying for an excellent outcome. Have a wonderful week! ~jermaine~

  52. Congratulations to your daughter, and you, you my friend, feel better soon.

    Love Renee xoxoxo

  53. Thanks very much Renee, always great to hear from you.

    Many thanks Amanda and I hope that you are having a great week too.

    Hi Hillary Rose.

    Oh how exciting having your little granddaughter Katie Rose, and the first Christmas with her.

    Hi Jermaine,

    Old fashioned roses are lovely and I adore the fragrance which you do not get so much in modern roses.
    I hope that your week is lovely.

    Thank you very much for visiting Diana and your kind words.


  54. Isn't the traffic just horrendous come Christmas season? :o Well at least, that's what it's like in Metro Manila! We went to the mall yesterday, and it took us three hours just to get there!

    The roses are soooooooo delicately pink and ssosoooooo beautifuuuullll!!!! i love them! may i have one, please? :)

  55. Hi Charity,

    Christmas time can be stressful with so many people about and the traffic.
    I wished I could send over one of these pretty pink roses, to you.



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