Friday, May 21, 2010
Flowers and Hats
There are lots of irises in the backyard because they were my mother's favorites, I think. Their scent so so gentle, but beautiful.
In either the February or March issue of Martha Stewart Living magazine a garden craft was featured which you may have seen. Martha towered clay flower pots, and I liked the look so tried it. I can't seem to get a good picture of it, but I am happy whenever I look at that tower of flowers; pansies, allysum and snap dragons.
Nima from Made to Treasure offered a pattern, upon request, to crochet a hat pincushion. I finished mine today. It's cute. The challenge is to give the hat a personal twist with how it's decorated. I used lace because I didn't see anyone else using it. But they are all beautiful. I just noticed one with ricrac and little flowers on it. If I can think of another dcorative option, then I'll make another hat. The challenge is open until the end of May.
The weather here seems to have finally settled into a more seasonal pattern, so I planted things like tomatoes, dahlias, marigolds, zinnias and some other flowers. I am going to try growing scallions for the first time this year. If they do well, I am going to plant onions and garlic in the fall.
God Bless You.