Monday, December 10, 2007

...more crotcheting amongst the flowers





So many beautiful colours in the garden. My last epaphitic cactus flower came this week. A lovely white/yellow. Each year I intend to mark them as to the colours of the flowers, and each year they come and go, and I decide to let it be a surprise the following year. The flowers are SO spectacular but very short lived. So I like to enjoy every moment.



A special friend is having a birthday this week and had promised to make her one of my special crotchet bags. They are just so addictive. Now I've done another one, I want to do yet another one. I can't help myself. I think the most exciting bit is getting it out of the washing machine at the end of the washing process.





From this big holey creation ... to...this...



I just love it!





As the weather is warming up, I am needing to mulch the garden, so have bought some pea straw at the weekend and have been busily tucking in my little plants and having a great time out there. I don't understand why some people don't like the look of pea straw. I think it looks so nice on the garden and the plants are so happy. There are big clouds about tonight so I am hoping for a shower of rain.


Chick Chick is continuing to grow each day. She had her first night outside on Sunday night, and although she was a little scared, she found the perch and was still there in the morning, so she is out of the laundry at night now, and almost all grown up. The other chooks are still getting used to someone new in thier world, but she will continue to grow, and what they don't know, is that she will be bigger, as the others are Bantams! It takes 2 hands now to pick her up now and her feet are HUGE.

12 comments:

Jodie said...

chick-chick will be boss chooky in no time!
I just know that your friend will love her basket- the colours are perfect!

Jenny said...

Your flowers will thank you for the pea straw-I like the look of it too. Hmmm how many crochet baskets is that now?? I haven't got one on the go at the moment but will definitely do another one they are so addictive-I love the colours of your latest one. Chick Chick sure has grown quick quick!!

Kate said...

Chick chick has some lovely new feathers now. I'm glad that she(?) has spent the night outside now. You finished that basket in no time!

Chookyblue said...

hey we are definitely on the same wave length....fab pics.........oh and of course chicky if growing heaps........in no time he will be a chooky........but not blue......

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Oooo love the colours in that bag and your flowers are so pretty. Look at your chick, he'll be that Crowing Rooster before you know it.
Ha ha ha

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

That bag is amazing! I'm so pleased you took the before and after shots! Chick chick seems to be thriving - lets just hope she is a girl chicken and not a boy!! Otherwise your banties will be wise to worry! lucy x

Leanne said...

Soon Chick chick will be all grown up. Once again lovely photos of your garden I am also a fan of pea straw. Love the basket.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Annie, your flowers are beautiful and I LOVE that bag you made. And of course chick, chick is tooooo cute.

Bren said...

Annie you have a very reciprocal relationship with your plants - you clearly adore eachother! Absolutely beautiful photos.

Donna said...

AWWWW I'm lovin' that crochet bag Annie - great...another craft I've become addicted to!!

Deb said...

Gorgeous flowers, crochet bag & such a sweet little Chick :-} - a lovely blog!

Kate said...

Love the before and after pictures of that bag - it looks great!