Welcome. Spring. 2012.


the Flowers have arrived!

We'll, it was inevitable.  The stomach bug of Taos has found it's way into my home and my tummy.  Needless to say, it hasn't been fun, running too and from my in-laws house to use the facilities, as we are still water-less. 

So, in between the terrible cramps last night, I decided to join the Japanese flower movement... to help keep my mind off the pain.

Since then, all I can do is obsess over this concept.

After looking in on some extremely brilliant gals sites, I think I've figured it out.  Thank you to the lovely Teresa and tireless Lucy of Attic 24 for directing us to the wonderful French gal who crafted a beautiful piece from a Japanese crochet book, Motif-book-vol 4 for sale on etsy .  Lots of inspiration everywhere!!!

Well, I ended up improvising mine in (American) half double crochet, not the double crochet that the others have done.  I don't know why, but I feel that it gives the flower a little more compact-ness and maybe saves a little yarn.

So here were the first couple of go's...  a little chuncky and bunchy...double crochets and a little squishy.

But then I figured it out and have, now, something I'm happy with:

I had a dream last night (I'm dreaming a lot these days) that I did these flowers in embroidery floss.  I used to cross-stitch quite a bit, so I have a little stash of it somewhere in the mess.  I'm thinking that if I got going now, with a teeny-tiny hook, I could be done with a shawl in 10 years... hmmm... I might just give it a go and just see.  Would definitely be a blue-ribbon piece for the county fair...;)

See ya round the (flowery-goodness) corner



  1. I love the colors you used on your flowers! You have a good eye for color, my dear! Sweet of you to mention my name in your blog.

    ((((hugs)))) Teresa

  2. I love the colors you have chosen! This to has become one of my favorite favorite patterns of all time! Ever since seeing them on the lovely Lucy's Attic 24 blog! She has given such great inspiration to many people! Also has linked us to do many more fabulous blogs like yours! Every thing you have done is sooo pretty and your Color choices are wonderful! I use to make every thing in such boring old earth tones till I was introduced to the wonderful blog land! Blogs such as yours has made me want to branch our and explore in the world of Color! Love it! Thanks for sharing your beautiful work and fabulous words! I will definately be following along for now on!


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