Friday, February 28, 2014
It's wonderful living in Phoenix this time of year - warm sunshine, blue skies, and flowers, lots and lots of gorgeous flowers! The fruit trees are blossoming and the bougainvillea's in full bloom. This is when I load the patio and yard with pots of flowers and enjoy them until they wither under the summer heat.
If you're someplace where the flowers haven't quite made their comeback, take a tour of some great fiber flower creations I've come across recently. And two of them have tutorials to brighten up the end of winter!
Ellen Lindner's Blessings Underfoot reminds me of warm late summer afternoons. Be sure to look at this on her website where it's larger and easier to see all the great quilting lines she has going on in it.
I love this gorgeous embroidered flower spray created by Penny Berens and her mother in the late 1950's or early 1960's. It not only makes me think of spring, but of spring in a slower, gentler place. You can read about it on her blog here.
If you're tired of waiting for real flowers to appear, start making your own! Synnove Olava Gleditsch has this crochet flower pattern tutorial available on her blog here. I can see a lot of these attached together for a spring pick-me-up scarf!
And Judy Hartman has a tutorial teaching us how to create this sweet little bouquet of daffodils. Check it out here.
Happy Creating! Deborah