Thursday, September 5, 2013

Flowers Everywhere

 Taking this photo after just coming out of air conditioning, I had an impressionistic shot of my hybrid tea rose called Rio Samba. The lens was fogged! I rather like the effect - no filters required!

 Close by, I have petunias and lantana in the same hue - looks like they were cut out of the same dye lot!

 And as the fog cleared, the exciting Rio Samba came into view. One of the most exciting features about
this rose is that there can be yellow and orange blossoms at the same time AND the flowers change color as they mature. It's one of those things in my little patch of sun close to my mailbox.

And my favorite is this magnificent sunflower which I bought as a mature plant at Trader Joe's. It provided weeks of joy as each bloom came open at a different time. Surely my favorite flower ..... or one of them.

And More flowers blooming from my crochet hook - as my bear/bunny sewing gear is packed away while we are having fun with renovations, I can grab a ball of yarn or thread and a hook just about anytime. This flower is done in what has to be one of my favorite (well, I have a lot of favorites) colors of yarn - called "Chicory" and is one of Knitpicks Pallet yarns. You can find it along with over a hundred other colors I've also been working with their crochet thread and you'll see that in a moment or two.

Here's one in the color called "Columbine" and is in the Wool of the Andes lot from Knitpicks.

I found a pattern for a little girl's purse and thought it was really big enough to hold just those things one needs for a quick trip to the store. I used a yarn that I can't identify as the label when missing.

and then we found two beautiful blues - one was a Pallet yarn (that's a fingering weight) and another darker blue that Kim had bought in Pittsburgh in a sport weight.
and they looked great together!! I will line the bag in a wool felt, I think.

and finally: though it has no bear to wear it yet....
fit for a wee princess, I've just finished this bluebell of a dress made of thread in two luscious colors of blue. There are two ruffles under the main skirt. I LOVE it!!! I have already started one in red for the online Christmas show!!
Wishing you all bouquets of flowers of every kind!!! My favorite!!


Kays Kids said...

I was admiring your beautiful flowers, thinking they look so special, when in to view came this picture perfect bluebell dress. It is so beautiful. I love it.

Donna Griffin said...

Thanks, Kay!! The original little dress pattern is meant for a christening dress and is done in all white. The first one, as in any pattern deciphering took more time that the ones which follow. The red dress is really pretty and I'm trying to decide what color ruffles to add at the bottom. At first I thought green for a traditional Christmas dress, but I'm leaning to darker red or white - so that the wearer can use it to celebrate more than one holiday!