Okay, I think I may have exhausted my crochet mojo for the moment.  It all began with a wee flower from the book of joy.

That I played with and added to until it turned into a wee paper weight that did the rounds of the rock pools in Merimbula.

Which made me imagine a cushion of flowers.  Ooooh!  So rich and colour-filled and textured!  Simply must!  I began with yarn I had in the stash but soon felt compelled to add a few more from the lovely Wondoflex.

Which left the family room table submerged beneath a tide of colourful wool.  The first few days, it looked festive and exciting – everytime I walked past, I felt compelled to pick up the hook and crochet a few more petals.  Then it began to bug Julian a little – he didn’t say anything but I could see it in the way he pushed his books and drinks and ipad into them – that dear man is so very tolerant :-)  Then, finally, it bugged me and this morning, with the last of nine flowers crocheted, I pulled a canvas shopping tote from the car, shoved all the remaining balls in and hid the bag in the corner of the spare ‘oom.  It was such a relief.

Thank goodness the next step in the making of this marvellous cushion involves a wee bit of quilting and sewing.  Maybe even some prairie points.  We’ll see.  Could be too much.  This is a line I have trouble identifying.

{ excuse the blur – almost no light left & still using the outdoor zoom lens since the death of the nice indoor lens in JANUARY but I wanted to prove to you there were nine! }

What do you think?  Prairie points in matching colours for the cushion’s edging instead of piping?  Yes?  Too much?



a flurry of flowers

4 thoughts on “a flurry of flowers

  • November 13, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    What about a thick french knitting cord of different colours. I guess you’d have to knit it with a piece of rope going through the centre of your knitting nancy to give it more stability and you could then make a cute twist on the corners. Prairie points or even scollops would look good too. Love that paper weight, wonderful colours.

  • November 14, 2012 at 4:50 am

    Dear Lily, more is more when it comes to hand made treasures! Use the prairie points, use the piping on the closure, applique some strategically placed leaves around the flowers. Colour is king when you’re living the bohemian life. Ps The other day. I thought of a new term for you – instead of being “hard rubbish collectors” couldn’t you be “curbside archeologists?” :)

  • November 14, 2012 at 7:14 am

    I love “curbside archeologist”!

  • November 15, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    Beautiful flowers. Will make a gorgeous cushion. I think the idea of the cord in your knitting nancy is a goodey : -)

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