"The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest."

Thomas Moore

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Inspired...

Yesterday whilst shopping for fresh fruit and vegetables I bought myself a splendid bouquet of pink and white roses.
Roses do not fare well in the tropical summers, but in our winter they come into their own and I make it my habit to buy a bunch every second week. Only ten dollars for ten stems - such a blessing...

Their pretty colours inspired the thread choice for my new "sleep tight owl" stitchery...

I love the softness from the pink, white and green palette these winter blooms display...


...and that reminded me of a poem I wrote in 2009 for the centre of my "Bouquet" quilt.
I thought I'd share it today as a photo which you can save to your computer or pin to your Pinterest page.


Are you inspired by colour?



18 comments:

  1. They look like they smell beautiful! enjoy your day x

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  2. gorgeous, girl! my favourite! xxx :o) love how the blog looks...its perfect! I need lessons! xxx

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  3. Such a lovely post, thank you for sharing.

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  4. Roses are so gorgeous. Pink and white ones are my favorites. A lovely bouquet.

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  5. Gorgeous !!!! The roses !!!! The stitchery !!!! The poem !!!!

    xx

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  6. Lovely roses! Great colour scheme for your owlie!

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  7. Oh what beautiful Roses. sew nice to spoil yourself ...

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  8. Delightful roses and a pretty poem! :) x

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  9. I bought a bunch of flowers yesterday and as I sit here I can smell the gorgeous smell of the roses it makes me so thankful

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  10. Beautiful poem...You were a poet and I didn't even know it...Those roses are so pretty....

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  11. Beautiful poem...You were a poet and I didn't even know it...Those roses are so pretty....

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  12. Gorgeous roses and stitching- my favorite colors :)

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  13. The sleep tight owl stitchery is cute. Love the colors.

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  14. Yes, but rarely pinks. =) I love the owl, however, and the roses are gorgeous. That is a nice price. I usually get mine at the grocery store, too, but it's a bargain at a florist to get a dozen red roses for $30. Actually, I usually shop in the day-old flowers, as it were. I often find mini-carnations there for a very cheap price, which is about my budget. =) I have to mini red ones blooming on the back porch and I had two yellow ones out front, but they are gone until next time. I should probably flush them with epsom salts and make them be prolific. =) I like the one with the sort of ruffly petals in your bouquet.

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  15. Beautiful roses Jenny and yes! colour is my greatest inspiration. I love the work of Ruth Issett and also the paintings of Mark Rothko. I am always drawn to the colours of flowers and the brighter the better! xx

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  16. Mmmm, I can smell the beautiful frangrance from here. They really are rather pretty. LOoove your owl.

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  17. The roses are beautiful. I like pink and white roses. I have never cared for red roses though. Yellow roses are my favorite. I carried three on our wedding day and each of my bridesmaids carried one. It was quite simple. Yellow roses were my maternal grandmothers favorite also. After Jim and I moved away from my hometown whenever I sent her flowers I always made sure that there was at least one yellow rose. When flowers were delivered to her she always knew when a bouquet had come from me as there would be at least one yellow rose. It was my signal to say I love you.
    Your owl looks lovely. My mother collected owls. Maybe some day I will embroider it up just to put in a prominent place so I can say a prayer thanking Abba every time I passed by for blessing me with the mother he did. I miss her so. That doesn't seem fair to say on your blog Jenny. I had her for 35 years. You only had yours for three. I'm so grateful you had your Nana.

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  18. Love your gorgeous roses, and stitching, and poem - lovely post sweetheart.

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