Sunday, April 21, 2013

Scavenger Hunt on a beautiful day…


Here are this week’s prompts:  Happiness, Spring in Black and White, Family or Faith, Fuzzy and Gathering or Provide.
 
HAPPINESS for me is living comfortably in a beautiful place surrounded by nature and great neighbors.  We are so incredibly fortunate.



SPRING IN BLACK AND WHITE.



My FAITH lies in the beauty and resiliency of nature.  Our magnolia that was heavily damaged in a freak snowstorm a couple years ago is once again beginning to bloom.  I stand in awe of nature.



Once again, here is our magnolia showing off its beautiful FUZZY buds.



This is my current WIP (work in progress).  I am making an African Flower throw.  This entails crocheting a bunch of African Flowers and GATHERING them together to make one piece of fabric.  I learned a few things from this project.  First, I never have enough scraps to make a project, which is what this started out to be…a scrap busting project.  So now I have even more scraps to use up.  Second, it is really important to read all the directions before beginning a project.  I know that but don’t always do it.  And thirdly, if I ever make another African Flower throw, I will use the join-as-you-go method, which I would have known if I had read all the directions.  Whip-stitching these motifs together is a true pain.








19 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

very cool afghan! very pretty! love your tulip magnolia, too. and i agree with you on the 'happiness' statement. :)

Sandra said...

love the WIP and i can only imagine the pain of doing that. since i can't whip a stitch at all. love that fuzzy bud

Nicki said...

Beautiful nature shots and I can't wait to see your throw once completed - brilliant colors.

Deanna said...

you quilt is just wonderful...so colorful. love your magnolia macro, an amazing shot & flower!!

Brian King said...

These are gorgeous! I love the reflection in the first shot! Beautiful!

Ruth Kelly said...

It's a lovely throw gathering colors.

Lydia Martin said...

What great images and who k new a daffodil could be so pretty in b/w! I hear yah about now always reading all the directions...it's more fun to just get going!

Stephanie said...

Your throw is beautiful. I am always impressed by people who do such lovely handiwork. I must confess that I still have not learned my lesson of reading directions. Love your fuzzy bud shot!

Chatty Crone said...

I think I love the bud in number 4 - so delicate and gentle. sandie

Debbie said...

WoW...fuzzy bud shot is awesome...

i love your happiness image and agree completely with your definition!!

Mary said...

Your afghan is colorful and gorgeous! Love it.

Love all your pics. I especially like the black and white one. There's something special about it.. :)

Christine E-E said...

your shot for GATHERING is gorgeous. what a treasure when you get finished.

Jan n Jer said...

Nice shots for this meme...love the magnolias..glad they are making a comeback

Karen said...

Your Happiness photo is gorgeous! And I am very impressed by the throw you are working on. It's so pretty!

MEcoy said...

it sure is happy to live in that kind of sorroundings

Janice Trinh said...

Lovely photos. I love those magnolia close-ups. I didn't know they were fuzzy like that. ...smile...

Ida said...

Happiness is such a serene picture.
The Magnolia bud for fuzzy was wonderful.
Your Afghan is so colorful and cheery.

Gracie O'Tripp said...

Really fine photos. I tried crocheting a throw...once, and only once. I did finish it though.

Helma said...

Hello Barbara,

I love your nature photos and daffodil in black / white is also very nice vastgelgd. Also you buds of magnolia I find beautiful. This really enjoy.

Sorry for e late response, but I was 5/6 days without internet.