Thursday, April 30, 2009


I had placed an order from Hammelman's last week for some Sweet Annie and some Lavender and today it arrived.
I could smell the aroma before I even got the box opened - oh my I didn't know how beautiful the Lavender was going to be. It said they came in 3 oz. packages so I ordered 15 of them...I didn't expect the stems to be as long as they are or the length of the flower part....they're just beautiful. They are approx. 20 inches tall.
I would have opened one up to take a picture but they are packaged so nice I didn't want to disturb them.
Oh and the Sweet Annie...this is my second shipment of that - I bought some in October for some projects and still have several pkgs. left. And they come in 4 oz. packages.
I probably will sell them at my home show all tied up with homespun and or some other decorative pretty.
Just thought I'd share this with you along with the post below with the winner of my Give A-way....
Still sewing on orders - hoping to get them all finished in at least a week so I can get back to a normal pace....this was a phenomenal go-round!!!
Hugs, Karen


  1. Oh Karen, I just love the Sweet Annie and lavender. I'll bet those go fast! I want to get some to see in the shop too, there is nothing quite like Sweet Annie is there? Hope you get your stitching done soon and can get some rest. Dawn

  2. Hi Karen, I can almost smell the lavender and sweet annie. Don't you just love them! Good luck on your orders and hope you get a moment to rest soon. Have a Great day!
    Hugs, Bren

  3. I love the smell of lavender. I don't really know what sweet annie is. You need to do a give away with that lavender and then I would hope I would win. Ha!

  4. Congrats to Kathy! I love sweet annie and lavender too. My mom always had lavendar sachets in her drawers with her 'delicates". I love pinching a bit of sweet annie as I pass by mine hanging from my beam.

    Hoping for some down time for you soon!

    hugs, Linda

  5. Karen,
    I can almost smell them from here, LOL. I have sweet annie in every room and I do like Linda ~ I pinch it to get that scent. I love lavender too, this year I'm attempting to grow some. Good luck on your orders, my friend and have a great weekend.

  6. Karen,
    Love the drieds. I'm gonna try and grow some of both in the yard this year, so I can have it on hand just to smell it!
    Have a great weekend.

  7. Hi Karen,
    I shouldn't be on here commenting I should be pulling wallpaper

    Love the smell of both...hope you do find some rest time soon:)

  8. I can just imagine how good is smells, Karen! I've saved that site from before when you sent it my way. I want to order Sweet Annie from them soon.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  9. I love dried flowers. I just know they will go over very well with the home shows.


  10. mmmmmmmmm! I can smell it from here!

  11. Hi Karen,
    I love lavender and I wish I could love Sweet Annie, but it makes my eyes water and my throat sore. The bigger the bunch...the worse I become. Makes me sad because I love the look of it.
    Hope your stitching orders are done things can get to a better pace for you.
    hugs, Cindy

  12. I could almost smell the sweet annie just reading your post. MMMmmmmmm


  13. It's nice to get something in the mail especially if it smells good. I'm waiting on a candle order right now and I can hardly wait. Have a great weekend and rest up a bit!


  14. Hello Karen~I am a newcomer to your blog and I love the pic's of your home, the new dining room floors are beautiful! Also love the pic's in the new Sampler! I just recently purchased some sweet annie and lavender..they do smell wonderful! You sound very busy..hope you are able to get everything done and still have some time to enjoy your Sunday!Warm Blessings~Kathy

  15. I can just imagine how wonderful that box must have smelled as you opened it.
    Do you know if the sweet annie preserved in any way?
    I can't wait to see what you make up with them.
    Hugs~ Birgit


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