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Friday, January 21, 2011

The local stores have their rose bushes out for display..............

and I found myself wanting to buy one of every color! I am slowly, ............and I do mean slowly,.................creating a flower garden that I am hoping will stand the test of time. Roses are one of the kinds of flowering plants that I am incorporating into the garden's design.
Where would we be without the beauty of roses? 
They wave to us in the warm spring air,  

they are our most welcomed guest at our dinner table. Who can resist china adorned with roses?? I know I can't!

And for me..................how can I not stitch them................constantly! Embroidering roses is a way for me to .............garden inside!
 I want to share this pattern with you today. Just click onto the photo to get it to enlarge to copy. 
  Pale pink and salmon roses always tug at my heart....................I think I will chose the colors that are in the china in the previous photo to embroider this design..................
How about you? What is your favorite color in roses?
Deep dark red?............Vibrant yellow and orange? Maybe the elegant white?
I would love to hear!


8 comments:

Mildred said...

Hi Kathleen, What a beautiful and uplifting post! Oh, I love roses. We "inherited" many from the previous owner and my favorite is a bright yellow rose. Can't wait to see your embroidery piece. A blog friend recently sent me a cross stitch of roses that her daughter made; it's in shades of pink. I hope you will have a very nice weekend.

Pam said...

Beautiful roses. Thanks for the pattern. I may just have to get out my needle and embroidery floss.

Have a nice weekene.

Julie Harward said...

Thanks for your visit. I love roses too...in every color! :D

Annie said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving the nice comment.

Your blog is filled with beautiful things. I've just been thinking of doing some embroidery on muslin. Thanks for the lovely rose pattern.. that might be just the thing I need!

papel1 said...

Its hard for me to pick a favorite color of roses. And I love the wild ones too. I think I like the shades of pink.
Judy

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

There is something so beautiful, gentle and strong about roses. They appeal to all of our senses. I'm so glad you're adding them to your garden.
Patricia :o)

Ps: Thank you for your sweet comment you left on my blog. You always make my heart smile.

RoseMary said...

I to am blessed to have a rose tea set. My husband just got it for me yesterday for my birthday.
I love this blog, I will be back.

seanymph said...

For real roses Im in love with Double Delights. I love the creamy white edged in a reddish pink edging. Otherwise i love soft pink roses or lavender.

Whether real roses or embroidered tho, I tend to go for those kinds of colors.