Friday, November 7, 2014

The last Blooms of Summer--(introcucing my new knitted wrap collection)

'tis the last rose of summer,
        left blooming all alone;
                   All her lovely companions
                                  are faded and gone."
                                                               Thomas Moore

the last of the summer blooms--
fading more every day~

 in the sunlight,
on this last warm day--
their colors are still lovely

pinks, reds, purples, 
vibrant colors in nature's beautiful hues~

fragile stems reaching 
for the warmth of the sun,
not knowing that
tonight comes the frost~

my latest knitted wrap collection

trailing vines
covered with beaded flowers
in a variety of textures and fabrics

exquisite blooms,
each one unique and beautiful~
created from vintage fabrics,lace,crochet pieces, ribbons

 tiny beads
sewn in place to accent
 every bloom

they trail across a beautifully knitted wrap~ 
a remembrance of the last
blooms of summer

knitted from a variety of soft and warm
acrylic threads
surround yourself with exquisitely
soft luxury 
and beautiful blooms

scattered here and there~
tiny pearl like beads are clustered
to form delicate,tender

the wrap measurements are
78" length
24 inches wide
the wrap can also be worn as a
 chunky scarf

 tiny knitted leaves,
also intricately beaded,
are blooming on the vines~

this beautiful wrap is the first 
in my new "Blooms" design~
over the next few months there are more to come
in this series

this exquisite wrap 
is listed here
in my ETSY shop

Some updates~
My next post will be the official "Grow Your Blog" post -- more info coming in that post along with the party badge!

Do you have any plans for the winter?Do you want to travel with me? The Gardener and I recently returned from a 3 week trip to Canada where we drove the entire Gaspe peninsula.  There are no words to describe the beauty that we experienced.  Truly, it was the trip of a lifetime~

4000 photos later....
Starting in January, travel with us as I take you all along on this photographic journey to a place that National Geographic has described as the "third most beautiful drive in the world".  We will start in beautiful Quebec City and then journey eastward, along the St. Lawrence river and then later, along the coastline of the beautiful Chaleur Bay(known as one of the most beautiful bays in the world.) Scenic vistas, lighthouses, national parks,.... I will share the entire journey with you all.