Tuesday, June 4, 2013

FLOWER SPEAK and a GIVEAWAY!


This giveaway is now closed.

Well here I am on the last day of "Saying it with Flowers" 
Lots of FLOWERS
Nationwide Insurance Garden, Columbus, OH
Thanks to Mdm Samm at Sew we Quilt  and 
Carol over at Just Let Me Quilt
for a "blooming" good time.


If you haven't looked at my garden tabs then
click here to see my FLOWERS.
I have faerie gardens also...click here

Swing with me at my pergola (a gfit my hubby built me) 
The purple clematis and climbing hydrangea 
are two of my favorite FLOWERS.

Gordon Garden - Pergola and Swing

I love FLOWERS so much that this is my 12th year as a volunteer at 
Inniswood Metro Gardens in Westerville, Ohio.


Stylin' in a volunteer  shirt - Entrance to the Garden, Rock garden and don't you love the Giant Ant.  
He was part of the David Rogers "Big Bugs" display  in 2007. 



I have a "bag" full of FLOWERS for you today.
  




If you like this "Peekaboo Chevron Tote" pattern 
It is a freebie over at All People Quilt.  Just click here!  


A FLOWERY GIVEAWAY
 42 piece Moda Charm Pack
"OH MY" Open to every FLOWER lover!



Now here's some colorful flowers!



Is there a FLOWER garden near you that you enjoy?
Leave me a comment telling me
the name of the garden and where it is.  
I will draw for a winner on Wednesday 6/5.  

Be sure to hop over and see the FLOWERS 
my fellow gardeners have on tour today.  





104 comments:

  1. What a beautiful flower bag! No flower gardens near me, sad to say. Thank you for sharing.

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  2. Hello, your bag is very cute, I like it,
    Greetings from Germany .
    Your want to know a flower garden I like ?
    First is it my own big garden :), than are here in Germany many other parks, like "Landesgartenschau".

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  3. beautiful bag! Sadly no flower gardens near me.. although I do enjoy the fields full of blue bonnets when they are in season.

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  4. Great Bag!!! I'm sure there is a wonderful flower garden nearby but I don't have a clue where...I do love my friends' flowers...she has quite a green thumb.

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  5. Your flower bag is so beautiful. And your garden with flowers everywhere is wonderful. Thanks for sharing and being part of this hop

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  6. Well, I live in Oceanside California which is right next to the Carlsbad Flower Fields! It's gorgeous when it's in bloom! Google it!

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  7. So pretty this bag is. Thanks for sharing
    Frederika

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  8. Your bag is almost a match to your beautiful garden...love that pleat

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  9. Love your tote, and your garden! You must have a very green thumb! Thanks for the chance!

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  10. Love the tote. No big garden nearby but wonderful friends where I can smell the roses to my heart's content. -- or the lilacs -- in bloom now.

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  11. Beautiful bag! No flower gardens near me that I know of, unfortunatly. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway vickise at gmail dot com

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  12. Very nice bag, Kathy. Your gardens are also lovely.

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  13. Love the bag!

    We have the Duke Gardens in Durham, NC. They are beautiful!

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  14. Loved seeing your garden, flowers and so much color! The tote is awesome and makes me think I may want to sew something other than a quilt (did I really say that?) Thanks for sharing; I enjoyed it all! (ps, don't enter me in the giveaway; I have too much fabric)

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  15. I love the bag. Very pretty. No there is no garden like that around here. It would be nice especially when trying to do my garden. Thanks for the give away.

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  16. I'm not aware of any flower gardens near me. I wish there were because lately I've been taking photos of flowers and using them to make notecards.

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  17. Thanks for the link to the tote bag. Our local community college has a garden that I enjoy: Johnston County Community College Arboretum, Smithfield, NC. And thanks for the chance to win.

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  18. Thanks for sharing the link to your darling bag!
    I love to visit the rose gardens in St Cloud MN.

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  19. Love the bag with the added 3-D flower on it. The gardens are beautiful too.
    The closet garden is a half mile from my house. It's a xeriscape garden using only plants and trees that use little water. Some are flowering trees and shrubs and some flowers there too like false sunflowers.

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  20. Love the fabrics in your bag Kathy and thank you for the link. I have a lovely Australian native sensory garden near our home which I love to visit. Thanks for the chance to win this flowery pack. Sharyn :)

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  21. Your bag is beautiful! I'm fortunate to live near, and be a member of, the Tower Hill Botanical Garden in West Boylston, MA. It's a wonderful place.

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  22. Great bag! The Botanical Gardens, St. John's, are near me.

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  23. Such a gorgeous bag! Here, we have nature on our doorstep, one big flower garden!

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  24. Usf botanical garden at the usf campus in Tampa. Worth seeing.

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  25. Beautiful bag, so glad you shared it and the flower pics!

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  26. Great bag - and the flower is the perfect finishing touch!
    One of my favourite gardens is Heligan in Cornwall!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  27. Love the bag. Unfortunately, I don't live anywhere near a flower garden. Thanks for sharing.
    bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  28. Great projects...I love your flower on that wonderful bag!! We have a beautiful garden in St. Andrews, N.B/
    Don;t remember the name of it though

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  29. I don't have a garden but I do have a Succulent Garden on my windowsill which I foolishly adore. Reminds me of the original "Journey to the Centre of the Earth" film because it has plastic dinosaurs in it!

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  30. We have a desert botanical garden by the zoo. Still beautiful. Your bag turned out great!

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  31. Beautiful flowers and tote! There is a botanical Garden in Owensboro Ky that is very pretty! Cheekwood Garden in Nashville Tn. is a really nice place to go!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  32. Your bag is sew cute ! I may have to borrow that idea for some gifts ! Closest public garden to me is in Fort Worth...1 1/2 hours away.

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  33. Gorgeous bag :) I haven't been yet but Kew Gardens are about 45 minutes away from me and I plan on visiting this summer :)

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  34. Love that bag and the flower on it...too cute! Those gardens are so gorgeous. The closest thing we have to that is the Bellagio Hotel and their beautiful flower displays. Thanks for hopping with us! :O)

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  35. Beautiful bag! My own garden is pretty sad...more plastic toys than flowers, I'm afraid. I do love visiting public gardens though.

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  36. Your purse is so beautiful. Love the fabrics you chose. We have Longwood Gardens near us in Kennett Square, Pa. We love to go and see the flowers in different seasons.

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  37. Beautiful bag. My favorite flower garden is right here at my neighbor's house. She has the most beautiful flowers.
    campbellamyd at gmail dot com

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  38. Your flowers are beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  39. I love the twist of that flower on that bag. In my hometown of Grand Rapids, MI, we have the Frederick Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park -- http://www.meijergardens.org/

    Another garden, we have enjoyed visiting is Hidden Lake Gardens which is about 2 hours SE of Grand Rapids, in Tipton, MI. It is run by Michigan State University -- http://hiddenlakegardens.msu.edu/

    We hae alos enjoyed visting the WJ Beal Botanical Gardens at MSU in East Lansing, MI, which is about 1.5 hours from here -- www.cpa.msu.edu/beal/

    I have also visited the Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales, FL -- http://boktowergardens.org/

    Susan
    senstrings (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  40. We don't really have any lovely gardens here but an absolute favourite is Kew gardens in London. Lovely bag, and thank you for a sweet giveaway.
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  41. Morton Arboretum, has the bug display going on right now here is Lisle, Illinois. It is wonderful. There are gardens at Cantigny in Wheaton, and It is beautiful.
    Your bag is so pretty, great job.

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  42. I like the flower garden outside the Assiniboine Park Conservatory in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Lovely!

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  43. We have the beautiful Oregon Test Gardens which is full to bursting with magnificent roses! Thanks for hosting, I love your project! pbstrand@msn.com

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  45. Sorry---I messed up with my first attempt. They are working on making a botanical garden on the museum grounds in my area of Calhoun County, Alabama. A garden that I have actually visited in the past and impressed me the most if Belingrath Gardens down near Mobile. This was before we even moved to the state.

    I love that purse! Great fabrics and what a cool dimensional flower you put on it. THX for including the link!

    THX for the chance at your lovely giveaway. That charm packfabric is going to make someone very happy!

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  46. Your flowers are gorgeous and your bag is just darling. I love the fabric you used on it.

    We have a Gardens of the World near us that is beautiful.

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  47. What a cute bag :) There really isn't anything as elaborate around me as your garden but I'm hoping to, in time, create a haven in our huge backyard!
    Thank you for sharing and for the chance :)

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  48. Your bag is so pretty. i love the peek-a-boo effect. There are no gardens in my little town, but there are some beautiful old houses with some beautiful flowers in their yard. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  49. lovely bag... we have the International Peace Gardens here in ND

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  50. What a darling little tote bag! You have a fabulous yard... I am so jealous! :-)

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  51. Such a great bag, I love this fresh green color!!!
    Great job, thanks for sharing

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  52. Love your great bag. The closest flower garden, other than all my lovely neighbor gardens in town is 45 miles away in Wichita Kansas, The Botanical Garden.

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  53. Hi Kathy,
    I love your bag and plan on checking out that pattern. I can see why you volunteer at that garden, it is beautiful. Great picture of you sportin your volunteer shirt! I like to go to our local city park, it is very pretty, mostly flowering trees and azaleas.
    Have fun
    jan

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  54. Your bag is just beautiful! Love the colors you chose. The closest garden I visit is my backyard.

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  55. Your bag is just plain adorable! I love it. I also enjoyed seeing your flowers. Thanks for sharing all.

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  56. I don't have any gardens close to me but I I love your bag:)

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  57. I love the tote bag and I am not really by any big flower gardens either. My mother has a very lovely flower garden though!
    (smjohns63 at yahoo dot com)

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  58. Lovely bag! My favorite garden in my own little yard, though it is a small and occasionally weedy scrap patch. I do like to visit and wander the trails in the New England Wildflower Society's "Garden in the Woods." They have a website ... http://www.newenglandwild.org/visit/Garden-in-the-Woods ... enjoy ... :) Pat

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  59. Kathy your gardens are amazeing. i am so jealous you hav ea climbing hydrangea. I have allways wanted one of those. I do have a small purple hydrangea I planted last summer. When we moved here 2 years ago their was nothing but shrubbery by the house and a overgown tangle of forest. No flowers at all. I so miss all my beautiful flowers I had at my other home. Your bag is beautiful.. Great fabric you chose for it. What a fun hop this has been.

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  60. Oh that bag is BEAUTIFUL! Great job.
    The gardens are wonderful, I love flowers, here in Maine my lilacs are finally blooming and that lovely smell is in the air! Love it.
    Thanks for sharing your project.
    cheers
    maggie
    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  61. Beautiful flowers!!!
    Just discovered that in Georgetown Texas there is a Poppy garden. It was right in front of the bldg where the quilt show was:)
    Great bag too!!!!

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  62. Love your tote! Thanks for the link.
    Other than my garden, not sure of pretty public gardens where we now live. In the Chicago area is Morton's Arboretuem which is quite lovely and in Sydney there is a beautiful botanical garden.

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  63. Looooove your garden!!! and your tote...I have added it to my To Do list :-)

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  64. Lovely flower bag! But I love you're garden even more! Beautiful!
    Here are now the rhododendrons at bloom, great flowers! :D
    We have the Rosarium in Winschoten, The Netherlands, I go there every year.
    http://www.rozenvereniging.nl/rozen-algemeen/rosaria/winschoten

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  65. no gardens but the ones i planted the first few years we lived here. thanks

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  66. Cute bag! I love to visit the state's botanical garden but my favorite is my very ecletic back yard! :)

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  67. Your bag is so unique. The added flower really gives it beauty and the center button on the flower matches works in so well.

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  68. I love your flowery bag! Super! Thanks for sharing!

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  69. Nice bag with great fabric choices! I love to walk our Lakeside Rose Garden....often there are weddings to watch too!

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  70. The great Kansas garden by me is Botanica, the Wichita Gardens. This is my third year to volunteer for them. I love it.

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  71. We have the wonderful Powell Gardens just a few miles from our home. It is always so fun. We now are doing LEGO!! http://www.powellgardens.org/
    thanks for a very nice giveaway and chance to win

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  72. Your bag is beautiful! My favourite gardens are in the public part of Landgoed 'De Horsten' in Wassenaar, The Netherlands.
    Our Royal Family's Home is there, though far away from the public part, ofcourse.
    Thanks for offering a chance to win that lovely Charm Pack.
    Cheers!

    Jeanneke, Dokkum, The netherlands.

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  73. Cute flower bag - love the fabrics you chose for it!! I admire the flower beds of my neighbours - both ladies are experienced and have an awesome green thumb!

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  74. Kathy,
    your bag is beautiful!
    Thanks for sharing and the chance to win the lovely fabrics.
    Bente

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  75. My favorite flower is the bleeding heart...but I have such bad luck growing one! Love your bag!

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  76. I live near San Francisco, and in the Golden Gate park they have a beautiful rose garden. Of course it is seasonal, but when it's in bloom, it is gorgeous! Your bag is just delightful. I love the flower you made for it!

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  77. Beautiful garden photos and I really love that bag. Lovely fabric! There's no flower gardens here where I live but there are some in the Denver area. The Butterfly Pavilion is a lovely place.

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  78. I live in Schenectady, NY and we have a municipal park, Central Park, that has a wonderful Rosé Garden. Thanks for asking, you reminded me the roses should be blooming about now.!

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  79. The botanic gardens in Hagley Park, Christchurch, NZ are lovely in spring; they're nice now in autumn too though.

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  80. Oh, what a beautiful bag! I love it! We have Allerton Park in Monticello, IL near us. They have beautiful gardens.

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  81. The flower bag is just darling. And that charm pack has some lovely flowers in it. I live in AZ. so the only flowers that really grow here are cactus. Thank you for sharing.

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  82. Love your Projects!!! Great job!!

    I live in Mansfield, so we like to go to Kingwood. Is still nice there...love the flowers...& Peacocks! Beautiful!!... But it's beginning to not be kept up as in past years...sad for sure.

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  83. love your bag and thanks so much for the link to the pattern. Great job.

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  84. Beautiful bag, I live in Stratford Ontario and they are all over the place here..

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  85. There is a very nice botanical gardens in Omaha, NE about 35 miles from me, it is The Lauritzen Gardens.

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  86. Love your bag. You chose wonderful fabric. I like to bike during the summer and see all the flowers gardens in the neighborhood.

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  87. I love your garden pictures and I love the bag! Thanks for sharing. My favorite flower garden is in my front yard - it's just a few pots with geraniums and mums, but I tend it with my three-year-old granddaughter, so it's special.

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  88. That big azalea looks just like ours. I love beautiful flowers, and I wish they lasted all summer long.

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  89. Lovely bag. I live in a small town, we do not have any flower gardens.

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  90. Spectacular bag!
    We have some beautiful gardens in Toronto - Edwards Garden and Allan Gardens. Beautiful to wander through in the summer!

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  91. Your bag is beautiful. I love the design and the fabrics you made it with. I enjoy garden tours, we have a town called Snohomish nearby and they have a great garden tour of private local gardens each summer that we try to get to.

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  92. oh my that is so darn cute!!! thanks for sharing! I don't think there are any flower gardens near me. i shall have to google it

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  93. Great bag! Thanks for showing. Love your flowery garden too.

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  94. Like your bag. I love flowers, also, but hate to try to keep the bermuda grass out of the flower beds. It is almost a losing battle.

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  95. The flower garden I love is my sisters house. She loves her flower beds and it shows makes it very easy to give her birthday presents.

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  96. Fun bag. We have the Sarah P Duke gardens near here. Best place for flowers pictures.

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  97. Love the flower tote, thanks for the link to the tutorial!

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  98. We have a beautifully curated park near where my mom lives that I like to visit in the summer.

    Next year I'm hoping to have my own flower garden, though.

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  99. Super flower bag, lovely tribute to "say it with flowers" :-) Lots of flower-gardens around here in Oslo, Norway, my favorite one is called "HAGELAND" ( land of a garden) ! Thanks for the link.

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  100. I don't have a garden near me that I like, but I do like going to the Sacramento state capital rose garden

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  101. I'm late to the party, but better late than never. Cool purse and a lovely garden.

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  102. What gorgeous flowers! Your bag is equally beautiful!

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  103. Thanks for sharing the link to the bag pattern :) Your version is very beautiful!

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