Hello and welcome to the 194rh All About Home Link Party! First I would like to apologize for last week…I completley missed the party due to the sudden loss of my grandmother late Sunday night. Everything last week was a blur and I have been overwhelmed by grief, as well as just worn out from hosting family and helping to plan funeral arrangements. My grandmother was a close friend and her loss is huge in my life. I am truly thankful for all of my friends here in blogland and the celebration of special things that are all about home. My grandmother was a homemaker, crafter, gardener and very creative soul to whom I owe many of my talents. She would definitely want me to keep moving forward and find joy in all of the beautiful things in life, home and family.
Debra and I love all things spring and gardening, so we are thrilled to see what you have to share each week. Here’s what we’ve been up to this spring:
Earlier today I shared a post about the new backyard shade garden in progress at our new home. Here is a special story behind it—
On Saturday after all family had gone home I felt so lost and sad. I had to find something creative to do, so I threw myself into working on building a shade garden from scratch at our new home even though I had no physical stamina left! and was existing on adrenaline stores. I headed to the garden center to look for giant hostas but couldn’t find any. As always, my Mammaw came through, and had just what I was looking for. Let me explain. Later that day, my aunt needed me to come and take one last look through Mammaw’s personal belongings indoors and out.
As it turns out, Mammaw was blessing me even after death. She had left behind two giant hostas outside of her window at her residential home, and as soon as I saw them I knew she wanted me to have them! She had brought them with her from her previous home when she moved eight years ago. They had grown so huge that it took my husband quite some time to dig them up and he struggled a bit to get them out, but in the end we were able to successfully transplant them in our new backyard. She never got the chance to visit our new home, but the hostas will always be a reminder of Mammaw’s love of gardening and her green thumb.
In happier news, last Saturday was my son’s senior prom. Didn’t my he look so handsome with his pretty date? And those flowers! (I designed the bouquet with help from a florist.) Love it!
Debra shared a post on how to create a May Day Floral Basket. So sweet!
Now here are some beautiful features from last week’s party!
Mother’s Day Tablescape ~ My Hubbard Home
Planting and Prepping the Garden for the Season ~ Masterpieces of my Life
Strawberry and Greens Salad with Honey Vinaigrette ~ The Kitchen is My Playground
Thanks for visiting…enjoy!
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Amber,May 1, 2023 at 7:38 pm
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your grandmother…You were very blessed to have her in your life as I grew up without any grandparents…
Thanks again for hosting this charming party every week! I know how much time goes into doing so and I want you to know that it I truly appreciate it!! I hope you have a great week!
Aww, Amber, I am so sorry for your loss of such a significant force in your life. It’s so wonderful that you were able to take her hostas. I have plants in my garden that I named after whose gardens they were passed along. While your garden is now shade, I am converting a large space of my new landscape from once shade to sun. I just rid at least 30 waste bags full of lily-of-the-valley, with only 1 taker among friends, family & neighbors. My post shared this week (#120) is all about my personal May Day! Mayday!May 3, 2023 at 12:39 pm
May you always find your Mawmaw’s spirit with you. 💔