Thursday, August 30, 2012

Zinnia

 

DSCF0905aI was just sitting here the other day, watching Green Acres and trying really hard to keep working on this when I noticed how much it was starting to take on the qualities of other things in the house.  That Laura Ashley Christmas candle, the tea saucer, the zinnias on the table. And it’s not the first time it’s happened.  I am so intrigued by myself right now.  I must be so influenced by the things I’m looking at, just whatever’s there in front of me, that it sneaks into my design choices and I don’t even know it’s happening.  Wow.  Somebody do a psychological study. 

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I was admiring the zinnias and thinking about how those colors are kind of the perfect palette, all those pinks and oranges; salmons, geraniums, limes, butter yellows, olives.  How much I love zinnias.

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What else was there to do? Pattern here

19 comments:

  1. This is the perfect little block for a zinnia. The colors are right up my alley. Are you starting a new blanket?
    It is fun to see how we are influenced by the things around us. I'm going to pay more attention to that next time I start something new.

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  2. Bom dia, que chique essa manta e as flores de crochê que lindas. Tenho tanto resto de lã, vou fazer uma manta. Obrigada pela inspiração.
    Tenha uma ótima semana.
    Anajá Scmitz
    Minha vida de campo

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  3. lovely colors on your flower squares!

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  4. you are so right - they are beautiful colours! xxx

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  5. I love zinnias and the other plants. I love your blog! Congratullations!

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  6. Gorgeous colours, thanks for sharing the pattern.
    Ali x

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  7. They are very pretty what will they be I wonder.. A cushion? Blanket?

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  8. I love Zinnias - and those grannies are beautiful!
    Claire

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  9. They are gorgeous so you really had no choice, I believe it was out of your control. Love the blanket.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  10. Those zinnia squares are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing the pattern :) Nature puts the best colors together doesn't She? Have a lovely weekend, Helen x

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  11. Yes, zinnias are really lovely flowers! And what about your crochet flowers? Pillow?
    Have a nice weekend! Jolana

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  12. Love all those pretty colors. Everything you make always turns out beautifully! Have a great weekend. Tammy

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  13. Ha ha! We are all products of our environment, I guess.

    I'm loving that blanket. The colors are so fun. I always have a hard time committing to colors in a project, but you do it so beautifully!

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  14. I recognise that pattern (I only made 180!) but yours are millions of times nicer in the colours you have used and workmanship. I think you are right, you're serenaded by your surroundings!

    Fiona x

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  15. You chose the most perfect colors. I'm happy just looking at them.

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  16. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!! Love the colour selection and thank you for the pattern link. Must add that to the list of to-dos.

    Have a fab week hon,
    Leah
    xx

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  17. What wonderful colors! Seeing all these pretty flowers makes me so happy! :)

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  18. Your eye is seeking out just the right colors because your blanket is turning out just beautiful! I love zinnias too, the real ones and the ones you just made! Thanks for the pattern link! :)

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  19. Thanks for these beautiful photos, so warm and cozy! Love that colors, blanket, grannies... :-)

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