Thursday, 19 March 2015

Views of camellias




 We've been aware of a hint of pink in the top corner of the garden for more than a week, but when we went to investigate we were quite amazed. This camellia bush must have been in flower just before we moved in last year, because we certainly didn't see it then. The pink wool that I bought on Monday is to try a little capture of its finery for my Spring wreath- as yet unstarted!

Below, however, is something mostly finished. Today is Mum's birthday. It's very special to be celebrating her second birthday post-stroke, They have recently had their everything recovered in a most modern tartan- green with brown and white stripes. I used Cute and Easy's camellia pattern and did a 7x10 sleep-under-while-snoozing-on-the-sofa blanket. The wool is Rico merino aran. The crocheting astute among you will realise immediately that this needed another row to finish off the two row repeat! So it's not quite finished, and it's not at all edged!

Mum likes it though. And that's a big relief!


9 comments:

Gill - That British Woman said...

that is just so pretty, no wonder she liked it, I would too!! You did a wonderful job.

Kezzie said...

Oh my! That blanket is beautiful!!! Really lovely. And the flowers aren't bad either!x

Lisa Richards said...

Wow! What a huge project. And very well done! Glad your mom likes it! :) Beautiful flowers in your garden!

Elizabethd said...

So lovely to see the first Camellias. Cornwall is the Camellia county...they are everywhere!

Angela said...

We have camellias in this garden too! Most excited about this

Jane and Chris said...

Beautiful flowers on the bush, and blanket!
Jane x

Pom Pom said...

What a pretty gift for your mum!
Well done!
Have you mailed Mr. Badger? I keep forgetting to ask. Happy busy weekend, friend!

Gumbo Lily said...

Oh my, those camelias are gorgeous. The afghan is lovely too.

M.K. said...

Oh Mags -- that's really beautiful! I'm proud of you -- that's pretty fancy stuff. I'm puzzled by one phrase you said ''they have recently had their everything recovered ..." What is an "everything"? I've never heard that term before.