Quilting, Farming, Variety

Friday, July 7, 2017

In Spite of Neglect,




I've had some beautiful flowers, among grasses, weeds, and tree saplings.  This is a white Stargazer Lily which has grown taller than me.  Each "stem" has from three to five big buds, making it very heavy and prone to be blown over by the wind when it rains.  So ~ I've tied it to a tree branch; a person does what a person has to do.

To answer a question from Chip Butter on my last post (she asked how I learned to crochet):  forty years ago a teacher at the local high school, held a class for those interested in learning to crochet.  I attended and learned to make a ripple afghan.  It was something learned that I have used over and over and enjoy so much.  Many times I have wished I could thank her for giving her time and knowledge to teach this class, and wonder how many of those attending the class carried the passion for crochet like I have.

Have a blessed weekend,
Charlotte

15 comments:

  1. Oh, how beautiful! I love it! And, it seems, the bees do too!

    There it is again ~ "Good teacher, good student." I think I would have been more motivated in a class with others. Somehow, I think your teacher probably recognized your talents, even on the first day of class.

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  2. We have crunum lilies blooming like crazy and so tall. Sometimes I have to wrap one of the long leaves around a bloom to keep it upright.

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  3. What a pretty flower. I am happy you are giving it some TLC. The grass is much greener in your neck of the woods. We are not seeing much green here. Water has been restricted to only twice a week and the temperatures have reached 100 degrees. I am trying to keep a few blooms alive in two potted plants. I enjoy seeing your pretty views.

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  4. My place is more weedy than yours yet I'm still getting a few tomatoes and blackberries each day, some kale when I want it, and the onions are finishing up. We'll do better next summer when we are fully recovered, right, Charlotte?

    My mother knew how to knit, crochet and quilt, she learned from her mother's mother. I learned mostly from books, and I had interest in it because of seeing my mother do it all those years. She didn't have enough patience to teach me, but when my daughter got interested in crochet, she figured out a way to show her how, as she was a "leftie". I was grateful that she took that challenge on, as I was lost in how to help.

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  5. How very beautiful, Charlotte!

    I've forgotten how to crochet, and the books haven't helped me at all. But, I envy those of you who do. I did learn at one point how to knit, but never finished an afghan I started; it was like I didn't know how to finish it. It ended up being about ten feet long and narrow! LOL

    xoxo

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  6. Your flowers are lovely! I read once that life is like a pie. To make us well rounded, we have many 'slices' of input for many sources that influence us. I do send out a quiet thank you from time to time, to some of my 'slices' for guiding me along.

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  7. Your lilies are amazing, I had one idea they could grown that tall. Must be your green thumb.

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  8. Very pretty. I have orange lilies and tiger lilies, the ones that grow along creek banks and various other places. I got my tiger lily start from our old family cemetery, which has many, many of them growing on the outskirts of it.

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  9. Gorgeous flowers. You're green thumb certainly shows with them beauties.
    I enjoyed your story of how you learned to crochet. My Mom taught me the basics of crochet. I'm like you, it's a joy to do and eases my mind. It's a wonderful craft to have a passion for.

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  10. Lovely flowers. Sadly, I never learned to crochet. I have always regretted that. Maybe one day.

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  11. I think I am hopeless learning to knit or crochet. The folks teaching just go too fast for my not-nimble fingers to work with them.

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  12. Your flowers are very pretty! It surprises me sometimes how well some of my flowers do even when I give them no attention at all--maybe they are better off that way. Haha! :)

    My mom taught me to crochet when I was a little girl. I haven't done any for a while now, but I did quite a lot when I was younger. I never did get the hang of knitting, but I do enjoy crocheting.

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  13. Such a pretty lily! I love the story of how you learned to crochet. I bet your teacher would be so proud to know you learned well!

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  14. How wonderful to hear the story of how you learned to crochet! Such a beautiful flower!

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  15. Someone taught me the ripple design years ago and made 14 afghans. No seems I want to do again
    and forgot how :)

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