Unplanned Theme

A couple of days ago, as I was messing around with grubby dishes in the kitchen sink and looking out the window into the garden, the bouquet on the windowsill in front of me registered in a new way.  I bought these flowers about ten days ago (and they’re still in good shape, which is fine with me as they were a bit spendy) because I loved the intense colors at this time of year when the cloud cover is low and the light is so murky.  Here they are ~

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Remind you of anything?  If you read my previous two posts (maybe more — I forget), these colors should seem familiar.  I don’t  know why it took me so long to notice; I can only plead considerable distraction on the homefront by the exigencies of looking after two dogs, two very elderly cats (one of them sick), and a husband whose physical and mental facilities are diminishing.

So here’s a look at the latest Lobelia scarf, now finished except for the final beaded hemstitching ~

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This the one that a customer commissioned, woven with a soft blue-violet bamboo yarn in the same elaborate pattern as the first in this series.  It looks striking without being bold, which I believe will suit her nicely.

Tomorrow, I’ll do the finishing on this one, then get a good start on weaving the fourth — and last — piece in this series.  It’s likely to be my favorite, and will refer marvelously to that bouquet in my kitchen.

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6 thoughts on “Unplanned Theme

  1. Fran Abel

    This is what it reminds me of xxxf

  2. Stunning…and nothing unusual in taking days to realize that the flowers and weaving were the same colors. I had taken a photograph of the unusual run of pinks in my yarns back in the days when they were one of a kind, when I realized why they occurred; there was a line of pink peonies all across the front of the house right under the yarn in the photo. I wasn’t oblivious subconsciously.

    • Yes, it’s interesting to think about where inspiration comes from; certainly it’s not regularly at a conscious level. Which suits me fine — I enjoy surprises like noticing that bouquet in a new way.

  3. Wanda Williams

    This message to Ann. Been a while, so can’t remember whether there’s an “e” on the end of your name. I so enjoy your web site! Looking at your creations are heartwarming, exotic and beautiful! I, too, have the privilege of looking after an aged, sometimes forgetful hubby. I feel blessed to still be here together. We do have two adult children here on the East Coast who are beautiful in spirit, mind, and quite helpful in caring for and about their aged parents :)

    Sent from my iPhone

  4. Wanda Williams

    Sent before I finished message. Ha! Needless to say I have a few technological challenges :) let me know if you get this email Ann. I miss seeing you and Jon. Though we haven’t seen you in a long while, you both leave many cherishing moments that are dear to us both. Love, and good wishes for a new beginning to the new year. Wanda and Walter

    Sent from my iPhone

  5. Margaret Elwood

    Oh yeah, baby!

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