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Friday, October 7, 2011

"Petal" is finished.

Hello,

It is nearly the weekend, the week has just flown by. Can you tell me where it went?


I finished the latest piece of crochet called "Petal." Boy did I have some fun with this one!!! I only had enough of the pink cotton to do the outside petals and the first round of the border. I then used the bit of white Coats cotton I had then that ran out. I had a look through my supplies. Nothing that would match. Checked out Mum's supply and some DMC thread matched the white perfectly. You can't see where it starts and finishes. Actually the DMC cotton is so much nicer to work with. The Coats cotton seems stiff after using the DMC cotton. You can see another Milk Jug Cover that I am working on now in the blue dish. Using some DMC cotton for this one too.

On Tuesday I was coming back from the Library and I could see a hot air balloon in the distance and I knew it was heading in the direction of our home. The balloons are usually out in the early morning but this one was out late in the afternoon. I couldn't believe when it landed in a neighbours property just up behind us. How is that for service.


The garden here at Kainga is in full bloom for Spring. These Flanders Poppies are blocking the pathway. With the big storm we had early on in the year things are growing in places that they weren't before which is great.


It won't be long and things will start to dry out. In the meantime I am enjoying the garden. We have had a massive invasion of aphids today. The farmer across the road is cutting the crop for hay. The aphids have decided to call Kainga home for a while. At least the birds have breakfast,lunch and dinner supplied here.

I hope you all have a creative weekend doing something you love.

Happy days.
Bev C

22 comments:

Michelle Ridgway said...

Your "petal" crochet is beautiful Bev and I love that it is two toned. Your garden is amazing and I love to come for a visit.

shez said...

what lovely work Bev and i love it being two toned,beautiful garden,lucky you.

Roseanne said...

beautiful work Bev I do like it a lot.

Michelle said...

Perhaps your week is hiding in the same place as mine;o)
Your garden is amazing Bev! Very beautiful.

marina said...

your doily is just gorgeous!
Love the red poppies spread through the garden they are lovely.

Maria said...

Your Milk Jug cover is lovely and your garden is just gorgeous.

Karen said...

Petal is very pretty. I think the pink and white works very well together. You do a lovely job!
Great seeing the balloons.
Your garden is looking wonderful. The Flanders poppies are very striking.

Astrid said...

OOh! Such a gorgeous doily! Crocheting is not really my 'thing', but I have a 'granny squares' project going on... so I'm not completely zero! :) Lovely garden, I love poppies.

Simone de Klerk said...

Beautiful crochet, beautiful garden!

Maree: said...

Your Petal is so Pretty & I Love your Garden...Great View.
cheers

Sally said...

Petal looks fabulous!!! WOW so good. You'd never know that you used different brand threads and i think the white centre looks perfect!

Sue said...

Love your outdoors photos. Just beautiful. And I really love your crochet petal. That is very lovely. I am taking some crochet lessons as it has always been something I've wanted to learn to do.
My mother tried teaching me when I was a kid, but she's a lefty and I'm a righty and things just didn't work out!

Cheryll said...

Great view of your garden Bev and oh so pretty!
Love your crochet work and the two tones adds to it I think... so well done.

Melody said...

The garden is looking very beautiful. I love it when things pop up in unexpected places. I must get some poppies in my garden, yours are wonderful.
Petal is exquisite.

Robyn G said...

Oh Bev, your crochet is beautiful!
Makes we want to pick up my hooks straight away!
Your garden is looking fabulous.. I ened to weed.. so much rain here.
What do you do about aphids?

Terriaw said...

beautiful day at your blog today! your crochet project is so precious and lovely. I adore the scenes in your garden, especially those poppies. Such a charming flower!

Vickie said...

golly gossh woman that is a lot of work well done it looks totally stunning.Lovelt to view your garden ,cheers Vickie

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hi Bev...your crochet is very pretty, something I can't do!!! Just as well Mum had some matching cotton, you can't tell the difference...How exciting to have a hot air balloon so close!!! Dzintra

Lynda said...

Your garden is magnificent. "Petal" is very pretty too - the pink and white look great.

Margaret said...

My Flanders got pulled out by an over enthusiastic hubby who thought the seeds I planted were weeds coming up, but a few have survived. The red is so good in the garden

Lounging with a Latte said...

Your garden is looking lovely. How exciting to have a hot air balloon in your neighbours patch! Thanks for the tip regarding the citric acid. We will be needing a good tile cleaner soon so might have to buy some!

Bobbie Lynn said...

Hi Bev,
I just love the petal crochet. What a beautiful job you did. Your garden is amazing.
That is a great photo of the hot air ballon too. I was amazing the first time I saw one up close. The are colorful to see. I will not be taking a ballon ride anytime soon. I will watch from below. : )