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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.

6 comments:

Barb said...

Your flowers are beautiful....what a cute hat pin....

Pat said...

Lovely irises. You did a good job on the pincushion. Your flowerpot arrangement is lovely and will prettier and prettier as summer goes on and the flowering plants mature!

Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail said...

Pretty hat. Nice blog!

veena krishnakumar said...

lovely pin cushion

Andi said...

Your irises are beautiful! Wow! I've never seen any so tall. I like your little pincushion, too. I have a hat pincushion that was my great-grandmothers (fabric, not crochet) and I have never seen another.

Pat said...

Your work is most beautiful, my dear friend. Love those "purty kitties". Thank you for sharing. Happy Quilting!