A Garden Doily
Time for another doily fix!
Yes, I finally finished this lavender doily that I started a while
back. This one will be a gift for a friend that just
celebrated her 50th Birthday.
We've been friends for 40 years!
This pattern is from Book 5 of
A Year of Doilies.
It was the first time I've ever worked the
"popcorn" stitch with thread.
I love the texture this stitch creates.
In this piece it makes me think of grapes or lilacs.
Then, while I was out in the garden one day,
I saw this!
An artichoke plant.
I've really never seen anything like it, have you?
I mean, is this the same artichoke that we buy at the store and eat?
I didn't realize they were so pretty.
This bee was SO busy, he wouldn't sit still for me to get a
shot of him. Look at all the pollen on him!
So, tell me what you know about this plant.
I'd love to know more about it.
Well, now that I've finished this piece, what's next on the
I still have other projects that I haven't completed, so maybe I'll
finish one of those.
After working with small thread, sometimes I like to
switch and work with yarn for a while.
I'm off to enjoy the rest of the long Labor Day weekend.
We are still enjoying lovely weather, so it's
back outside for me!
Sending good wishes your way,
I love these flowers too. They are so unusual.
Goodness! Your crochet skills seem to be growing!! =) Wonderful!! =) xo
Disneyland uses blooming artichokes for landscaping in Tomorrowland. If I remember correctly, everything growing in Tomorrowland is edible and beautiful at the same time! =)
Love your photography!
Love also your artichoke plants and yes those are the ones we eat - we grow them in our garden here and that is exactly the gorgeous flower. We eat the hearts of the plant and they are divine!
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