Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Flower Garden

So great is my love for flowers, especially roses, that no matter what else I am working on I sometimes have to just create a little bloom in the midst of everything else. When I do this and don't have an actual purpose for the flower I just knit or crocheted I always add it to this wonderful, heavy glass jar that was a gift from a friend years ago. I think it originally had a candle in it. I like it better with my hodge podge flower garden growing inside! 
Just like my little cottage garden outside, this one is forever changing. I am constantly putting in and taking out. It's so nice to have a fresh supply to go to when I need to pluck a flower to embellish a hat or bag or even a tea cozy.
 
Flowers are just one of those things that keep me inspired.
And like many of you, my pattern source grows continuously. The first place I look to for a pattern for beautiful blooms is one of my favorite books ~
100 FLOWERS TO KNIT & CROCHET
BY LESLEY STANFIELD
It was a gift from my Dad a couple of years ago. Once again, Thanks Dad!
 
"Just living is not enough...
One must have sunshine,
freedom and a little flower."
Hans Christian Andersen
 

15 comments:

  1. What a cute place for all your flowers until you find a spot for them. You could change out the colors for the seasons. :)

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  2. Ohh! Love your hodge podge flower garden! That books been on my list for some time, I bet its great! I have the Crochet Bouquet book. I posted a few photos of the sampler progress if you want to see them.

    P.s. I Love the lacy look of the pink one and the cream color reminds me of a shell from the beach! Beautiful crochet!

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    1. Thanks Sweet Sarah! The cream one does look kind of like a shell from the beach!

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    1. Yes, the pink one is knitted. But I'll be honest, I prefer to crochet flowers. It's much quicker and I usually like the lacy look of the crochet better.

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  4. These are so lovely! Keep adding to your garden!!

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    1. Thanks Deborah! I will! It's actually a bit depleted right now. The cream one is last nights addition.

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  5. How pretty! You did a beautiful job! Shari

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    1. Oh...now I am following your blog! I thought I already was...so sorry for that! It's a lovely place to visit!

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    2. Thanks Shari! And thanks for following. Funny thing is ~ I thought you already were too!!! :)

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  6. They look beautiful!


    grtzzz
    Angeline
    www.mijnplekkie.tk

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    1. Thank you so very much Angeline! I appreciate it :)

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  7. Those knitted flowers are so pretty! what a clever way to use up leftover skeins of a beautiful, yarn, for sure.

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    1. Thanks Julie!
      Yes ~ it is good for bits and pieces of leftover yarn. And it really is nice to have a stash of flowers to go to when I need a blossom to stick on something.

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Danette