I started off ok but then I go haywire. I have never had this amount of trouble with a pattern before, so yet again I have improvised to get to the end result..which I am happy with as a birthday present for my dear girlfried of over 60 years! The yarn is a cotton 8ply from Spotlight and the next one I make I shall just design it myself and hope for another good out come. Thank you for looking at these super big market bags of mine.
That is beautiful! Everything you make turns out magnificently! BTW my little nearly 8 year old grand daughter still takes her crocheted Dora to bed with her! So glad you made/designed Dora and posted those instructions for me!
Gorgeous orchids. I used to have many different orchids, but apart from the cymbidiums like your beautiful purple one, I loved the spider and tiny bush orchids. Lots of work involved to keep them looking magnificent like yours are. I am currently struggling, to nurture 2 bromeliads....fingers crossed😀
Now that is a thought Betty!! 😉😉😉😉
How beautiful...I was thinking to turn it up-side-down, and it would make a lovely hat....
Yellow clivias ! How beautiful!
What a lovely response..thank you so much. I have very fond memories of my mother who loved gardening and roses were her favourite too and she spent many hours with her roses. Her favourite was one called Just Joey..a gorgeous pale orange with the most beautiful perfume. When my neighbour's mother passed away I gave her a JUST Joey to plant and I see today it is an absolute picture. Every time it flowers she says it reminds her of her darling Mum who likewise adored her rose garden too.
Your post brought back beautiful memories of my grandmother working in her rose garden, Her favorites were the Peace roses and her name was also Christine.
Lucky you! Have a fabulous time and I hope that you know, that we Aussies are delighted to be included on your trip!
No I don't joke! He came from a family of wife abusers. His stepmother told me shortly before I got rid of him words to the effect of ,"he will mellow as he gets older. George did (his father)" so she told me to hang in for the sake of the children! I had broken teeth, courtesy of one bout with him, but as he started assaulting my daughters also he had to leave before I killed him! Pretty simple to me...but his shock and his tears at me breaking his elbow was one of "you have never hit me before". He never ever slept soundly after that and put a lock on the bedroom door to protect himself... from me! It was the best thing I ever did, to bundle his clothes in garbags, chuck them out on the lawn and get a Locksmith in to change all the locks! Happy days thereafter! And I was never THE WIFE OR THE MISSUS at any point in time!
Oh please tell us you were only joking when you said, your husband punched you in the mouth.
No Susan, not at all. No private conversations here and I am so glad that these roses have brought back those happy memories for you.
We used to have that rose which sadly is gone now forever. It was my favorite. It was like having a different rose every day or couple of days. It's beautiful. Thanks for the memories. I hope I haven't jumped into a private conversation. I apologize, if I have. I just couldn't keep from commenting on a beautiful memory for me, and my husband, too Susan
It is too beautiful and yes please I would truly love it as a gift!
Yes youngie I do. My little grand daughters went home to their mother today (last day of school holidays) and they insisted on this doilie being on the table all the time they were here. They helped pick these roses and "can't believe our eyes how perfect they are Yin Yin!" Let alone all these colours on the same bush at the same time too!
Peace is definitely a beautiful rose and I see you have them sitting on your new doiley.
Thank you. The perfume is.. mellow... I would say... not strongly scented, but divine! I used to have a Pappa Milan right next to it, which was a deep, dark red and highly perfumed, but it died off completely 5 years ago. In comparison, that one was very distinct from the more gently, perfumed Peace rose.
PRECISELY! As though I was just a piece of baggage or a possession! NEVER!
If DH suddenly called me 'the wife' or 'the Mrs', I'd wonder where on earth my lovely husband went and the stranger came from! I call him my hubs or hubby to others. Don't know what he calls me when speaking to others, I'm not there to hear it! The Mrs or the wife sounds condescending...
My husband just brought these in to me! All off the same bush...Its name is the Peace Rose (developed after WW2) and it flowers first in dark pink, then...as the flower ages, it changes to orange pink, salmon pink and finally yellow! It has a huge flower too, about 5 inches across and is a prolific flowerer. I put it in the ground in 1969 and it has never looked back. There is another 40 odd buds on the bush at the moment. I Love it!
First flower at the bottom
Day 3 flower, losing colour to a pink/yellow
Day 2 a Salmon pink colour
Some even into orange colour as they age!
Oh yes! Had 25 years of it before I hit back and broke his elbow..when he started assaulting my girl's. He was on his own for the past 30 years and died a miserable death this past June. The scales of justice have to balance at the end of our lives I used to tell him and God had something very special in store for him! He got it back in shovel fulls in his dying and death phase! Amen!
I hope to God that you are no longer married to someone who would punch you in the mouth!! I put up with someone like that for 10 years but finally said "enough"!!!! He tried to kill me after we split up, but he did his time, and we both moved on....me to a wonderful man who I've been with for 35 years!!!