A rose by any other name ....

Saturday, September 1, 2012

I love roses!  When we lived in a much cooler climate where it was ideal for growing this beautiful flower, I had quite a few in my garden:


The sub-tropical climate where we live now is not really suitable for growing roses, and our lifestyle is such that I need to have a garden that doesn't need much water or TLC, so there are now no roses in my garden. That doesn't stop me buying fabric with roses on it! And talking about rose fabric, I had better let you know the winner of my giveaway which included some of the lovely Butterscotch and Roses fabric line!

The person that Mr Random.org chose was


Thank you to everyone who entered the Giveaway.  It was so lovely to receive all your delightful comments.

And still on the rose theme, one of my recent designs "Coming up Roses" can be found in the latest edition of Patchwork & Stitching Magazine:



 It's a rectangular vintage-style doily with embroidery, a few beads, some colouring-in and some lovely cotton lace:


It seems that I have had a real penchant for roses lately!!!  Just because I can't grow them, doesn't stop me from stitching them!  I have had a real craving to make LOTS of them - pretty roses, sweet little roses, silky roses, pink roses, lavender roses, apricot roses, tiny rose buds - you name it and I've been doing it!


I went on a search for my tin of silk ribbon and I haven't been able to stop!


 I even bought some more ribbon while I was on holidays! 


I wonder how long it will take to get it out of my system??????

Of course I've been working on some other quilty projects during the daylight hours but have been looking forward to the evenings when I can sit and make roses to my heart's content!

I hope you've enjoyed my rosy pictures!

Happy stitching,
Val