Eleven weeks ago today I had foot surgery. I thought I would be walking in a shoe and driving a long time ago but that hasn't happened yet. I see my foot doctor every two weeks and he has a strange sense of humor so I thought I would make him something to match his sense of humor.
My foot doctor's nurse is also my orthopedic doctor's nurse and she's a sweet heart so I thought I better make her a pen too. The flowers on this pen are from an old cane that I made two years ago. I put another tiny screw in the side of the pen so I could put a jump ring and the HOPE charm on the side. This one also has a magnet with beads attached to it.
I found the purple African Violet at Lowes and it was tiny and pathetic and almost dead. It was the lat one left so I thought I would give it a home and see if I could save it. The white one was from Ace and didn't look good either when I brought it home. They over watered it and the leaves are just now getting healthy. I put them in a north window which is on my kitchen table so I eat breakfast with them every morning and they are looking wonderful. My grandma and her sister always had beautiful violets and I could never get one to grow. I found some special pots for violets. The top comes out and you fill the bottom with water and they drink from the bottom. I think that's the trick. I'm trying to grow another one in the middle with cuttings from the purple and the white one. There won't be a place to eat on the table if this keeps up.
A Weekend in Grand Forks, BC
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