Monday, 18 April 2011

Perseverance

Now let's get one thing straight. As much as I want to be, I am not green fingered in the slightest. With all the best will in the world I seem to terrorise every plant that crosses my threshold into an early death.



That is apart from my trusty spider plant. This poor soul has been on the brink of death so many times I'm ashamed to count. But it always springs back to life with a drop of water and a lot of pleading on my part. So when a friend of mine bought me an orchid last year I cringed. I can't kill a plant that is a gift - that would just reveal what a neglectful plant owner I am. I lavished love on my dainty orchid for the whole summer. But when it's last petal dropped and it looked like a sorry excuse for a twig, I worried and hid it on a windowsill where said friend wouldn't see it.

My family laughed at Christmas 'Terrie, it's dead. Chuck it.'

But oh no, I persevered and hoped.

And look.


 The wonders of nature have rewarded my perseverance. Now I should go and read up on how not to kill my feisty orchid and it is on my to-do list. But for now I am just feeling smug that my twig is turning into something beautiful.


The blanket project is also making progress. I have a long way to go but I'm loving joining this circles up. I realised that I haven't told you the pattern yet - It's Flowers in the snow from here. Isn't it just a m a z i n g ? The whole reason I started this project was because I loved the way the white made a pattern as it joined up - but as I can't work out how to do the corners I have settled for a normal granny sqaure round. It still makes the colours pop. And I still love it.

Have a gorgeous Monday!

4 comments:

**Anne** said...

Beautiful crochet Terrie. I hope you post a photo of your orchid when it flowers. :)
Anne xx

Crochet dude said...

what great colours cant wait to see the end product

Victoria said...

I keep watching our orchids in great hope that something will sprout. Well done you. x

Sara said...

So so pretty! Flowers in the Snow. A perfectly colorful idea. :)