Saturday, June 11, 2016

Everlasting Blooms

Last Saturday I was in bed all day with a stomach bag that lasted through Sunday.
Since then, I've dealt with migraines, hip and knee pain, fever and a UTI.  Needless to say, it's not been a whole lot of fun around here..  But thankfully, as of this moment, I'm about 90% better and have been on a crochet flower binge.

 I bought this book sometime earlier this year and just rediscovered it the other day.
So far, I've made patterns 1-3, above.
Pattern number 4.
I skipped around then and did pattern number 9 which is a carnation bud, but it reminded me of this tiny moss rose bud picture I took recently.
For today, pattern number 7 is the bluebell.
I've also made many more roses using the pattern from  Skip to My Lou.
 A red rose in a plastic bottle that has been upcycled with a crochet cover.  The stems for the roses are coffee stirrers that I colored with a green Sharpie.
 Pink roses hanging out on the balcony.
And an upcycled tin can with pretty little roses that I gifted to a friend for her birthday along with other rose themed items.
I think it's safe to say things are bloomin' beautiful around here.

Have a sensational Saturday.

28 comments:

Terra Hangen said...

What a week full of health woes for you, and good to see you are in full recovery mode. The red rose and vase are my favorites, though the bluebells are pretty too.

Mereknits said...

So happy you are feeling better, boy what a week! Love your flowers.
Hugs,
Meredith

Melanie said...

I am so sorry that you've been sick plus having the hip and knee pain. Beautiful crochet work...I especially love those roses!

Sam I Am...... said...

So sorry you have been ill! Sounds like you were bombarded with something very nasty! I hope you are on the mend now. Your flowers are so sweet and I especially like your rosebud....so realistic! Take care sweetie!

Little Treasures said...

Beautiful! Crocheting flowers is what fulfills me the most!

Createology said...

I am so sorry your were not feeling well. Just one of those ills would be bad enough but to have them all is sheer misery. Your ability to bounce back so quickly speaks to your healthy lifestyle of eating and walking. Bless You. Lovely flowers you are crocheting. How fun to crochet so many different kinds. Your garden will be blooming all summer long...right through your hottest heat. So Pretty Dear...

Teresa Kasner said...

Goodness.. you've been having a rough time! Same here! I do hope you get all better fast! I'm glad you're feeling well enough to crochet flowers.. a good way to happy-fy you. I got some sock yarn at the beach.. eek! :-) Our girls are here until Tuesday early morning. Enjoy getting your health back and the pretty flowers you're making. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Laurie said...

Wow! You have been busy. Your flowers are sweet. Sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well. Hope you're back to 100% soon.

Kit said...

Yikes, so sorry to hear you have been ill. When it rains, it pours, right? Glad you are on the mend and I just love your flowers. They are so cute! You take care. :) Kit

Betsy said...

So sorry you've not been well...but look what you've accomplished! Your crochet flowers are lovely and I know that your gift to your friend is much appreciated for the care you put into it. I hope you're completely better soon my friend.
Blessings,
Betsy

Julia - Vintage with Laces said...

I'm so sorry that you had caught such a nasty bug, Tammy. It's good to hear that you feel a lot better and started creating again. Your flowers are lovely and your journal page is beautiful as well.
Have a happy day! :)

Blondie's Journal said...

These are such precious flowers. I love them! I'm sure you are going to create something beautiful!

Feel well soon! :(

Jane

Diane said...

I'm glad you're feeling better. What a mix of unpleasantness!! I love your pretty flowers, each one you make adds to your beautiful bouquet! Blessings, Diane

Jennifer Hays said...

Your flowers are so lovely, Tammy. I really like the variety you've made, they're all different and all beautiful. I really hope you feel better soon, it sounds like you've had a hard time lately. Take care and have a good week.

Lisa said...

So sorry you have been sick. I'm glad to hear you are on the mend. The crochet flowers are awesome! I guess I don't need to say that now I want to make crochet flowers : )

Amy at love made my home said...

Sorry to hear that you have been sick, I am glad that you are feeling better now. Your flowers are so beautiful, lots of crochet joy everywhere!

Preeti said...

Glad that you are feeling better now. Your crochet flowers are beautiful and colorful:)

Rebecca said...

I've never done much with hooks and needles, but I DO know about hip and knee pain. Hope you're healing at all levels and that the new week finds you with fresh energy to take on its challenges and enjoy the blessings...

podso said...

I'm glad you're feeling better--and have your fingers been busy! I love all you've made, and so colorful. The roses at the end are my favorite and almost real looking! Love the bottle with flower in it--cute!

Susan said...

Oh, Tammy. I totally love the crocheted flowers. Fabulous job! You are so clever and talented. Susan p.s. Thanks for all your visits. Love them.

Mrs. Micawber said...

I do hope you're feeling better now - when it rains it pours, doesn't it? (Maybe not such a good metaphor considering where you live, but you know what I mean.) :)

Wonderful crochet flowers! Quick projects are the best kind when you're not feeling well, especially cheery projects like these. I really like those bluebells, and the pansy on the book cover.

Peggy Jones said...

Wow I had that a few weeks ago. Awful. You inspire me with your work. Got to finish up a crocheted square for a blog quilt for a needy person with CA. It is getting hot here now also. Thank goodness no wind and sand like you have there.

Quinn said...

Gosh Tammy, that sounds like a very tough time! I hope you are 100% well now!
Your flowers are lovely, and it is amazing how much can be done and in such variety, just with "sticks and string" :)

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,
You had me puzzled with that stomach bag at first but than I got it; a bad bug you caught. Oh my, what an ordeal that can be at times.
So glad you're up and about again and creating lovely flowers. That bud was really surprising, looking so very sweet.
The roses are cute as well and so cleverly with the coffee sticks, made green.
Sending you hugs and blessings,
Mariette

She loves to crochet said...

I hope you are feeling completely better now Tammy. Crocheted flowers are so cheerful, I wonder what will you use them for? Hx

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

your crochet is always so lovey! I hope this finds you feeling much better

Patty Antle said...

Your crochet flowers would brighten anyone's day! Hope you are better now.

Gracie Saylor said...

So sorry you were ill, Tammy! I admire your flowers and your up cycling efforts. I have made tissue paper flowers, but have yet to crochet any flowers except for a tiny rose I crocheted onto Rose's baby bib several years ago. One day I will have to be brave and try to crochet more :) xx

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