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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of one. I have many hobbies and interests but gardening and rug hooking are my main interest at the moment. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and have been married for 51years.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


If you read my blog yesterday, you know that I lost my house keys when I went to town on errands.

Lady luck was with me every steps of the way  yesterday and I was giving thanks to God on my way home for this as I truly believe that  we should be grateful. I always say that a thankful heart is a happy heart. I was happy until I got home and found out that my keys were nowhere to be found and I had them in my purse when I left home.

Today I prayed to St Antoine De Padue as he's the patron saint of lost objects and I've had incredible luck at finding lost objets in the past and I firmly believe in his help when prayed to sincerely.

Today when I had time I called the Co-op  first as I was retracing my foot steps,  and they had some keys in the found and lost but they didn't had my keys. Then I called the Daily Gleaner newspaper office and  I described my keys and the nice girl at the desk told me that someone found them in the parking lot and had turned them in. They must have fallen out when I loaded those three rolls of paper in the car.

I was so glad and I think that since Kim got her smile back, Lady Luck is smiling on me again.

  My irises are just starting to bloom and this is Cherub Smile

If I recall the name of this bearded iris is Stepping out.

I can't remember the name of this one. but I love it anyway.

I didn't get much done outdoors today except pick some dandelion fluff and water plants as it was rather hot and humid. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.  JB


  1. I'm so glad you found your keys! I have used that prayer to find things too! It really works! Your irises are stunning. I just love these flowers. They make such a statement. I have one blooming now in a gorgeous shade of orange. That Cherub Smile is such a wonderful apricot. Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment on by blog!
    Happy gardening!

  2. I am so glad some nice person turned them in and you got them back. Yes, when Kim smiles the world is just a better place, all of the pieces just fall into place.
    I love all of your bearded Irises. They are just beautiful and I love all of their names.
    Have a nice evening.

  3. Hi Julia,I have never tried that saint. I have tried Saint Anthony with no luck. Beautiful Irises I do love the cherub smile.I am working on a rooster rug a friend gave me since baby is napping.What a relief to find the keys!

  4. So glad you got your keys back. your iris are beautiful I have some but no idea what the names are. It is hot here and hotter tomorrow. But I will take it instead of snow any day.
    have a great day

  5. Those irises are so pretty. I'm happy you got your keys back so quickly. That was lucky! We both had good days :)
    How are the new calves and the dirty little kitten. Poor little guy, I hope he is clean again.

  6. Julia, your Irises are just lovely, beautiful photos. I am happy to hear some nice person turned in your keys, just goes to show there are still honest kind people in this world. Hazy, hot and humid for us tomorrow, summer weather has found it's way to Maine. Hugs, Julie.

  7. So glad you found your keys! The Iris pics are just gorgeous! It's a good day!

  8. Julia ~
    Your irises are absolutely stunning. They are one of my favorite spring flowers.
    Hugs :)

  9. how scary! i really hate when i misplace my keys. i recently found someone's keys while i was jogging on the beach and felt awful. those irises are beautiful! my great uncle in seattle grows all types of irises and i was so amazed by them!


  10. Beautiful irises!

    St. Antoine must have been listening! I'm so glad you have your keys back. Prayer can work wonders.

  11. Gosh those iris are beautiful! Glad you found your keys, have a great day!

  12. Congrats on the keys! Perhaps it really does have something to do with the beautiful smiling iris'!!

    Blessings, Debbie

  13. Hi Julia,
    There's nothing worse than losing keys or a billfold! All is right with the world when you find them again! Glad you and Kim are smiling these days!
    Cathy G

  14. Whoohoo and a big thanks for who ever it was that found your keys in the parking lot!

    Your flowers look beautiful!

    Thanks for sharing

  15. So happy you found your keys. We asked for help from Saint Anthony when my husband lost his wallet the other day. Someone found it in the library parking lot and turned it in. So nice to know there are honest and thoughtful people out there.

  16. Glad you got your keys back.....love that yellow iris....it looks so ruffly and fluffy!

  17. Sounds like a Maggie day to me....lol
    Glad it all turned out good for you.
    Your garden pictures as always are just beautiful. WIsh I had your green thumb

  18. Hi Julia, how are you?
    Wow, you planted those flowers all by yourself? Awesome!
    Tell you a secret, Lady Luck isn't just smiling on you, from now on, she's always with you! :)

  19. Hi Mandy. You are so sweet. Yes I planted those irises by myself. I bought one little plant of each color and they multiply fast and I just divide them and replant them so that I can get more. I hope that you are right about Lady Luck. Hugs. JB

  20. I'm glad that you found your keys. And your iris' are beautiful!

  21. Hi Julia,
    That's fantastic! I'm starting to love gardening! It's so cool!
    Yes! I'm always right about Lady Luck. I'm just always wrong with Mr. Handsome. :P
    Hugs, Hugs. Mandy

  22. Your irises are just beautiful and I'm so glad you found your keys. Thank you again for your prayers for Jordan.

  23. I've NEVER seen such an iris
    as the cherub smiles!
    What a gorgeous lady:)
    And glad about your keys, too:)