Rose Cowl scarf crochet pattern: This new designs by Valerie Baber is now available at www.valeriebaberdesigns.etsy.com Inspired by beautiful rose gardens designed on a contemporary scarf cowl base. This designs can be made with or without the roses. A nice easy design perfect for any wardrobe. Made with worsted weight yarn. Other new crochet patterns also available on my Etsy store.
In my Garden this year I decided to plant various colors of tea roses and other favourite flowers of mine. I have decided that I am addicted to tea roses. They are so beautiful and unique with so many colours and types to enjoy.
I am back on my blog and will continue to post a variety of things I enjoy and make here. I am currently dealing with Arthritis and have decided I need to change my focus and have more FUN.
While sitting my deck this morning having a coffee to start the day off right I noticed a garden surprise mixed within my herbs. I couldn’t believe what I saw. You see I am not the best of gardeners by any means, but every year I try and try again. There is nothing better than success after trying a task over and over. Even better when you didn’t expect the outcome. So here is it….. Marigolds! Yes, they are growing aimlessly amongst my herbs and flowers. Thing is I didn’t plant any this year! Surprise, there they were! The best part is they are growing where my other flowers keep dying because we have had a lot of wind this year and it is breaking my flowers. I have replaced them twice already adding new ones to take the space of the ones lost. Tis why I am so excited that out of the blue (or in this case orange) these wonderful Marigolds popped by for a visit to replace the space I had once again lost flowers from wind breakage.
Gardening is a hit and miss hobby and I am so happy to see a hit out of the park this time with the surprise Marigolds.
To add to this moment of gardening bliss I noticed the snap peas I planted have actually been fruitful! I am in utter shock as I have tried growing tomatoes here for 5 years with success only one of those years. The weather is not always dependable and my lack of a green thumb doesn’t help. I decided to ditch the tomatoes and try the snap peas. The snap peas add a double surprise today and have decided to grow! Here is my first bowl of these delicious garden delights.
I was seriously thinking of knitting a garden full of wonderful produce instead of planting them. I figured I could knit and crochet a bumper crop! It is nice to see that my thumb might have a bit of green after all. I am inspired to try some garden knitting and crochet in the future. Maybe it is how I will warm up the winter days thinking of next years garden adventure. Who knows what will pop up next year. What’s in your garden of delights?