Monthly Archives: February 2015

Blue Roses for a Blue Lady

For some reason the words to the song “Red Roses for a Blue Lady” kept going through my mind as I worked on this ensemble; only I had the title wrong.  I thought it was “Blue Roses for a Blue Lady”.  Funny, huh?

I wasn’t even born when this song was first released in 1948, and when it became popular again in 1965, I was very young.  I do remember hearing it, although, I have no idea who the vocalist was when it was being played on the radio.  For some reason, the song’s melody and the (wrong) words have stuck with me all these years.

Although blue roses are not found in nature, they would be so beautiful if they were.  In 2004, a white rose was genetically engineered to make a blue rose, but it is more of a mauve color than a blue color.  Roses that look like blue roses are actually made by dyeing white roses.

My Little Darling Gina loves her new spring ensemble featuring a print of sky blue roses.  Yes, they don’t exist in nature, but who cares.  This fabric print is so adorable in blue.  I know my grandmother had pillowcases with blue roses.  I might even have a couple of her’s in my linen closet.

There was just a hint of red violet in this print to pick it out and add some extra color to this springtime ensemble for the Little Darlings.

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After I wrote this post, I went looking to see if I indeed had a blue rose pillowcase from Grandma.  Look what I found!

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Busy-ness in the Studio

Yesterday was a typically busy day in my studio.  The pretty snowfall prompted me to start taking a few pictures and I found myself picking up my camera on and off all day long.  Thought I’d share with you a few pictures from my day yesterday.

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The early morning snowfall didn’t amount to anything, but was it was so peaceful to watch the snow float down to the ground.

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Later on the sun came out and cast some shadows onto my newly knitted Little Darling sweater drying on the blocking board.

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I finished up a little dress for Kaye Wiggs Millie and enjoyed a mid morning “cappuccino” in one of my favorite mugs.

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Another sweater made it to my blocking board today.

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My cluttered desk got cleaned up in the evening.

I had a most productive and typical day yesterday.  Today, I plan on embroidering sweaters, or starting to anyway.  I don’t think they will get finished today, but I will try.

Wishing you all a productive day!


A Little Somethin’

Here’s just a little somethin’ to keep Amelia Thimble warm during these last weeks of winter.

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