Tuesday, December 5, 2017

summer reigns

A miniature garden at my house is ignoring the seasons.
Summer reigns.
Calico Critters and Playmobil have harvested carrots, beets and lettuce. They've planted and replanted and picked and pruned and packed off the produce. It's a pretty prolific little garden plot.
A few folds and furrows: all felt.
Foliage and flowers and frilly lettuce: all crochet.
Now lest you think me Martha Stewart, I didn't crochet a stitch.
Instead, I foraged.
Long, long ago, my clever sister crocheted a bouquet of flowers and foliage. She arranged them artfully above a crocheted basket. This was all glued in place on a square of countrified gingham....it was the 80's....framed, and hung for many a year in my parents home.
The dust of decades did their sinister work and it eventually languished in a box destined for the dumpster.
Could it be rescued?
I tried tugging the little crocheted blossoms off but the glue held fast. An overnight soak in the sink was all it took.
I used the light green leaves atop felt carrots, and the dark green leaves topped beets. A large double green blossom became a head of lettuce. And a couple rows of flowers finished the garden off nicely. All vegetable gardens should have a row or two of flowers. Brings the bees and butterflies.

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