Rose Garden Promises

Right now in the middle of winter all most of us have are promises and hopes that rose gardens will again be in bloom to mesmerize us with their sweet scent and beautiful blooms.

In the mid 1990’s I had a rose garden made up of a couple dozen rosebushes of all different varieties and types.  They were my inspiration for my cross stitch designs.  I designed a series of rose bouquets, a series of single rosebuds, a Peace rose bouquet, and a design for brides using some of the pastel roses growing in my garden.  I still have stacks of pictures I took of my roses, but sadly my rose garden is long gone.

These days I get my rose garden fix from public gardens.  In the nearby suburb of Libertyville there is a beautiful rose garden in the center of town.  There is also the Chicago Botanic Gardens which is one of my most favorite places to visit.  I’ve written about it a bit here.  You can visit their site here.  They are even open year round.  I’ve never visited in the winter, but I’ll bet it’s magical.  And, if you get cold there are always the greenhouses.

If you love roses too, where do you go to experience rose gardens?

I’ve just completed an ensemble made for the Little Darlings.  It is filled with promises of glorious roses.

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6 thoughts on “Rose Garden Promises

  1. Catherine

    I love this set! Embroided roses are beautiful!
    It is unfortunately no longer available!
    Have a wonderful week!

  2. Jeanne

    Ahhh Cindy,
    I think this is the sweater you were working on in an earlier post, right? It’s very sweet and I love that print for Gina’s dress! Everything about it is just adorable! You make your dresses shorter than I do, and I love seeing those sweet little legs on your doll. I love how the yarn is slightly variegated…it looks SO soft.
    Very sweet Cindy!
    Blessings, Jeanne

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Hi Jeanne and thank you. Yes, this is the sweater I was working on during our snowstorm.
      I like dresses longer too, but a lot of mine do creep up past the Little Darling knees. They still aren’t as short as some of the dresses I wore when I was little. LOL!
      I have to get more of this yarn. It is my new favorite pink. I love all of the subtle colors in it.
      Have a great day!


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