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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Crocheted flowers and a pair of hawks

Have you ever been so obsessed with a project that you totally lost track of time? I'm sure it has happened to everyone. These crocheted flowers are the reason my eyes are burning this morning. I stayed up till 2 am crocheting flowers last night. When I get so absorbed in a project, I just don't know when to quit. One of my dear customers (and friends) who is also the mom of Baby, the cat in my Pet Costume Contest last month, wants me to make her some flowers that she can use to make her barrettes. She likes wearing matching flowers with her outfits, which is only understandable, and I enjoy to crochet, so it all works out. I never use patterns for my flowers and just make them up as I go. Sometimes the outcome even surprises me. It's kind of fun doing it that way, plus it gives me a chance to use up some of my specialty yarn that I don't use very often. My customer specifically ordered also dark colored pedals to go with her various outfits and not just bright ones, which I will be making more of later. As I hurriedly walked back inside from photographing these flowers, (it is a very windy and chilly morning) something made me turn around. Look what I saw, sitting together on a bare branch of the crepe myrtle.

Look closer: Aw, winter love! Aren't they beautiful?

I know now that they are two red-shouldered hawks cuddling (because a dear blogger friend has taught me that.) I love observing and learning of wildlife! There are so many of these magnificent creatures here. I see them all the time when walking down by the lake. They look so dignified and proud. I just love them! No matter how hard I try, or how late I stay up to do it, I can never match nature's beauty!


Beyond All Measure said...

Awesome photo! I have never seen too halks together before! They are usually so territorial. Love the flowers too.

Renee said...

Doris how beautiful your flowers are. I especially like the pink and grey.

The hawks are gorgeous.

You must have an absolutely wonderful time dear one when you do get to have all of your family around you. I hope that happens some times.

Love Renee xoxo

Julia said...

Those are two red-shouldered hawks cuddling! How awesome of a picture is that!! Well done. :)

Now what about a toddler girls beanie with one of those flowers on it??? I have just the kid who could use one. Could you make it?

Annie said...

Lovely flowers. I know what you mean about getting lost in a project, I do the same thing with my porcelain and painting. Love the hawks! Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog. Spike is better! XOXO

Annette F. Tait said...

they are very beautiful indeed Doris! great photo you took and so glad you had the urge to see who was wathching you!
the flowers look lovely as well!

Kerrie said...

I LOVE your bright cheery flowers and then as I went down the page I gasped at the hawks sitting side by side. Fantastic shot Doris!! My youngest dau. lives near Dalton, GA and she loves all the wildlife she sees,too. Thanks for visiting my site and nice comment! kerrie

Kerrie said...

Me again-ha! Yes,the yarn I used for the stripe and the pom-pom had a little silver thread running through it. So pretty. Thanks for your encouraging comments since I consider you THE QUEEN OF CROCHET! ♥ Kerrie

Silke said...

What cool photos, Doris! Those hawks are amazing!! And I love the flowers you crocheted! I especially love the pink flower!

Thanks for visiting my blog again. ;) Winslow is a mixed breed from the shelter - he's the best dog! Only medium size - 65 pounds. What are you knitting for your custom order? It's so relaxing and calming, isn't it?!

Hugs, Silke

Samantha G said...

the hawks are so cute together!

Beautiful flowers! I love when you start a project and do it on the fly and aren't entirely sure what the outcome will be... I think it really helps to challenge the creative process sometimes and use your imagination! :)

Bearly Sane said...

You've been busy! Lovely photos of the Hawks as well. I love how you enjoy the outdoors and post all the photos you take.

Unique2wh0 said...

Pretty flowers!! Beautiful hawks :)

Denise Marie said...

Oh my, you blessed girlie you. I cannot even imagine seeing a pair of hawks together on the same limb.

love your yarn work too. blessings on your weekend.

Renee said...

Oh darling friend, have a good weekend.


Anonymous said...

YAY! I'm in LOVE LOVE LOVE with these cute little flowers! They're even better than I could imagine. You're so creative & SO SO talented. Hoorray for Doris!!!!

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