Because it is Bead Table Wednesday,
because it is Spring,
because I love Spring Flowers,
because I am still not over my SBS Wire cover high,
and, most importantly,
because you all totally rock,
I would like to give a special reader an assortment of Czech glass beads to create your own "Spring Flowers"!
All you have to do is leaf me a comment (get it? I kill myself!) and answer this question:
"What is your favorite Spring flower?"
I will choose a random comment on Saturday morning (April 2). Make sure you include contact info! I will choose an assortment of beads from my stash...enough to make a couple pairs of earrings or pendants.
I love all flowers, but my all-time, forever, favorite Spring blossom is the daffodil! My Mama always had a yard full of them...I don't remember ever having crocus, so the dafs were always harbingers of Spring. We called them "buttercups" and I still do, even though I know that an actual buttercup is a totally different flower. Mama had lots of varieties..the simple ones you see on the roadside, really ruffly double ones, bi-color, white ones, and paper-whites. One year after she died, I dug some up to bring home with me to plant in my yard, and the bulbs had been there so long that I had to get help to dig them out. Every year when my meager collection blooms, I kick myself for not having planted more the previous autumn....this year I am definitely going to do it! Sadly, I don't think I have any more of those heirloom ones from Mama. I need to make a trip back down south to raid my sisters' yards!
Here are a few I picked yesterday...pretty, aren't they? They are in my favorite McCoy vase (another addiction of mine). I should have taken the photo somewhere else, though, because my milkglass cake plate is distracting :)