My neighbor had a birthday yesterday (Happy Birthday, Julie!) and received a bouquet of gorgeous roses of which I am the fortunate beneficiary because she left for vacation today. The fragrance is like a breath of summer – most welcome in our midwest winter weather. I have them on my beading table so I can enjoy them as I work. I seldom work in pinks and reds, but I am inspired by these blooms and have gathered my collection of vivid pinks, corals, roses, and lipstick reds Delica beads. My next beading project will definitely include some of these colors!