Monday, May 30, 2016

Everything's Coming Up Roses

This morning I stitched up a quick little rose as a gift for a friend.
Which reminded me of all the beautiful roses we saw while in Amman, Jordan earlier this month.
Jordan has a much milder climate than Kuwait.  It was cool while we were there and everything was in bloom.
Roses aren't common here, though I know they can be found in some private gardens.
But really, it is just way too hot for much of the year.
So you can imagine how lovely it was to see so many roses in so many different colors and sizes.
There is simply the rose;
it is perfect in every moment of its existence.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson)
In memory of many, in honor of all ...
Have a blessed Memorial Day.


Lisa said...

The roses are so beautiful. Thank goodness for natures way of reminding us to pause and notice. The rose you made is very pretty. The frame complicated your work nicely. I love handmade gifts. Hope you have a good week.

Teresa Kasner said...

Oh how I bet you loved all those roses! I love them too. Our roses bloomed and are now bereft of blossoms.. hopefully there will be more buds coming on. Enjoy your week ahead. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Susan said...

What exquisite roses, Tammy. Oh my. You must have been in your glory. Thanks for sharing them. Hope you have a good week ahead. Hugs. Susan

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Lovely collection of rose photos. They are such a beautiful flower.

Laurie said...

All the roses are so pretty and so is your cross stitched one.

Createology said...

Roses are so timeless and beautiful. Your stitched Rose gifts are very special. Looks like a really good trip to Jordan that you had..

Gracie Saylor said...

Thank you for a lovely post, Tammy. My Joseph's Coat roses are blooming better than they ever have before much to my amazement. I'm glad you got to enjoy seeing so many beauties on your trip. xx

Mini said...

It's so good to see you cross stitching again.Lovely pictures of the roses. We have been thinking of going to Jordan for vacation this year. Looks like roses must be one of the reasons to go :)

Betsy said...

Your that you stitched looks as beautiful as those amazing "real" roses. Thank you for remembering our Veterans today.

linda said...

It's very pretty Tammy, I love roses too my absolute favourite flower. :) xx

SusanLotus said...

So beautiful photos from Jordan. Magnific roses. And a lovely little stitched gift
for your friend.

I was about to be a citizen of Jordan...
Special and exciting memories I carry with me all my life.
I do NOT like this climate here in Sweden.

But I do like my new familymember. I adopted him from an
animal shelter. His former owner was addicted to drugs and
had too many animals. 7 dogs and four Bengals. The other two Bengal cats
were very dominant towards him and the small dogs annoyed him from what they
told us. So Tarzan is a little afraid and nervous. I hope love and security will
help him to be more brave and just like a Bengal should be: A playing
and active friend.

Hope Jingles is doing just fine. Hope to see him on the blog soon again. :)

Sunshine wishes

Little Treasures said...

My favourite flower!

Mereknits said...

Those roses must have been so beautiful to see in person, the colors are so beautiful. Sending you a big hug Tammy.

Linda said...

Lovely roses! Yes, they do really thrive and love those hot summery days. Mine are just glorious right now. Your little rose stitching is pretty. Makes me think about one that I have hanging on the wall of our bedroom - I made it back when I did such things over 30 years ago in my youth and it's of a pink rose with green leaves and perfectly matches the rose stenciled border in our bedroom that I did many years ago as well. I was just looking at the rose stitching the other day and contemplating how many years have passed since I made it, so coincidentally, I come here and read your post and read about your rose stitching. :)

Just coming back to work here today after my long 4 day weekend, but it makes it more tolerable knowing that I only have these few days and another weekend and only 1 more full week in June before a couple of trip adventures and more time off.

Have a great week!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,
What a perfect post in memory of so many deserving men and women.
Oh, we sure enjoy roses any time they are in front of us. Here in Georgia it is too hot as well and our soil is so poor, plus competing with huge trees.
You always show us life's beauty and I only wish that more people would find those little miracles around them.
LOVE your embroidered rose! A perfect and meaningful gift in that cute little frame.
Hugs and blessings,

Oliva Ohlson said...

Beautiful roses and I can almost smell their scent! I'm so glad you're introducing me to a world I don't know much about (only negative stuff viewed through world news). You take awesome pictures!

Blondie's Journal said...

Gorgeous flowers! How far are you from Jordan? My geography is poor. ;( I do love that you get to travel. What a huge world it is!


Diane said...

I love your post on roses. One never gets tired of them do we? Have a beautiful day,Tammy. Diane

Melanie said...

How wonderful that you get to travel and experience other countries and all their beauty. Must be a delightful treat for you to see all those beautiful roses.

Kim Andersen said...

Im guessing the roses love your abundant sunshine. The climbers are so stunning!

Rostrose said...

I love roses, dearest Tammy!
In Austria they have startet to bloom now (in our garden, too) - and there's a wonderful fragrance everywhere! Your stiched rose is a very nice and pretty gift!
Sending hugs to you,

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Such lovely blossoms! Have a great weekend coming up!

She loves to crochet said...

I love roses, our's are just coming out after getting some hot weather. It's always lovely to get a hand made gift, your pretty rose will be appreciated I'm sure. Hx

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