Happy Holiday Monday!
Joining Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for her wonderfully heartwarming ‘In a Vase on Monday’. Pop over and visit her post and in the comments you can click on links to visit vases from gardens all over the world – and bathe in a flurry of flower petals.
I’m playing with primroses, hebe leaves and hyacinth pips to create a couple of mandalas
I’m caught up in a meditation of mandalas at the moment
This is a paid for pattern: Illusion Mandala designed by Tatsiana of Lilla BjornCrochet.
It made my brain ache the first time I made it and it took me a week to make – but it is a fantastic pattern with very clear instructions and a photo tutorial.
So I started another
All made with Stylecraft Special DK and a 4.5mm hook
I do hope you are having a bright and happy weekend wherever you are
Also joining Cee’s Flower of the Day.
Posted in art from natural objects, Crochet, garden, mandalas, Vase on Monday
Tagged acrylic painting on canvas, crochet mandala, flower and crochet mandala, flower mandala, hebe, hyacinth pips, In a Vase on Monday, mandala, mixed media, primrose
I could only light the candle once inside, the wind is fierce today.
Happy Sixth Blogging Anniversary Cathy!!
This is where the hellebores came from this morning
and the hebe
Other flowers had snowy hats on too
The hyacinth above is my entry into Cee’s Flower of the Day.
Not exactly Easter Island weather
and this dear little pot seems to have a white fluffy stole on to keep warm
Pop over to Cathy’s and see what others have found to pop in a vase this Monday.
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Tagged anemone, Cee's flower of the day, crocus, Easter Island garden statue, flowers, flowers in the snow, hebe, hellebore, hyacinth, In a Vase on Monday, peach blossom, snow
Each Monday Cathy invites us to find something from our gardens to pop in a Vase.
Her vase this week has inspired this post as she used some old glass inkwells.
The bottles in my photograph were found in a bank by my house circa 1974. I had masses more but have gradually downsized the collection with each successive house move.
The ‘vase’ contains hellebores that grow in my roadside border under an espalier pear tree; a variegated arum leaf and some twigs from a pretty little hebe given to me by a neighbour
The bottles sit on a shelf in my bedroom that was in dire need of dusting and sorting out – a perfect candidate for the 17 for 2017 List in which my target is:
“13 – drawers, cupboards, shelves or boxes sorted out.”
The bedroom was created in the roof space
I wanted the sides to be left open to give a greater feeling of space
I had such a battle with the builders to keep this space open. I really like the way it gives the room size, and provides a place to keep the things I love having around me. Like a mini art gallery space. The photos below are looking one way then the other – you can see it had become a bit jumbled.
When the shelf was cleared there were pale marks where items had been
What to do?
Turn to Permaculture : “THE PROBLEM IS THE SOLUTION”
The problem is the effect of light, the solution: make use of this with some leaf shapes cut out of paper.
Maple Leaf shape.
Each time I clear the shelf I will move the leaf shapes and gradually I will have a pattern of various shades of wood – eventually it will look like the dappled light through a maple tree – well that’s the plan anyway.
Also joining in with Cee’s Flower of the Day