Monday, December 27, 2010

The Year End Wrap Up

2010 was the year of the Sweet Pea for me.
I only discovered this plant in 2009 when I saw a whole fence covered with the most beautiful flowers. Last winter I read about the plant and bought seeds on line from both the USA and England.

In the spring I planted my first sweet pea pots. I didn't get a whole fence line of flowers but I did learn a lot about these seedlings. I was just hoping to grow some of the different coloured flowers for an idea I have. This winter I'll be working with the many photographs I took throughout the summer.

I completely forgot that I had placed some of the flowers in this press. Since I was photographing tiny bouquets I wanted to keep those cuttings. Pressing them was the perfect way to reuse them.

I opened the press yesterday and have some gorgeous pressed flowers to use in my projects.

These beautiful flowers bloomed right into the fall.
I'll be creating another Sweet Pea experiment next year!


If you have some time today, here are some crafty blogging links to enjoy!

About Family Crafts
Check out the current make-it-over craft challenge! Do you have a snowman craft to share?

Aileen’s Musings
New Project Announcement–Every Inchie Monday A “small” personal challenge….an inch a week is all we ask!

Carmi’s Art/Life World
Carmi sews up an elephant using a vintage cigarette card pattern.

Craftside-A behind-the-scenes peek at a crafty world
This week at Craftside there are a whole bunch of Holiday Goodness Giveaways that include a Boye Electric Ball Winder, Deluxe Rotary Cutter and Embosser, Deluxe SideWinder, The Crochet Dude tools, and of course wonderful and inspiring craft and design books; pop over to leave a comment in all the posts to get yourself in the running!

Cross Stitch at About.com
Print your Free 2011 Cross Stitch Calendar - use it to track stitching events, appointments and more. Keep track of how many days you stitch this year too.

Eileen - The Artful Crafter
“Merry Christmas to All and to All a Good Night”. Read Eileen’s tale of her first magical Christmas birthday in Mexico.

Mixed Media Artist
Cyndi shares the steps as she begins to assemble a small quilt using her own hand painted fabrics.

2 comments :

Pretty Things said...

I just love old-fashioned flowers!

Irene said...

My neighbour grows a whole fence line of sweet peas. I love them. You go girl. They are wonderful. Awaiting anxiously to see what you do with them.