Saturday, August 20, 2016

Anniversary Flowers; Crochet Class A Winner

I was asked to do flowers for a one year anniversary party.  The invitation stated "help us celebrate one year of marriage and 157 years of birthdays".  Isn't that cute?  I love, love stories that happen late in life.  
I do not know Mel, the husband well, but I do know that my friend, the bride, her first husband died several years ago and they had a long and happy life together.  
All the time I knew her, she was a busy, busy single lady working for our local city government and was also Mayor of the town.  She is still busy, but now she has a loving husband to be with her wherever she goes.

She wanted the flowers to look similar to the ones I did for her wedding.  I went back into my photos to see and tried to do similar but even better!!!  

She has been so supportive of our farm from the very beginning when I started and it was a real honor for her to ask me to do the flowers for this one year anniversary.
They were fun to do because she likes all the colors I like too.
You will notice my green chalkboard.  It is an old school one and has a ledge at the bottom for chalk.
I had lost it for almost 6 months and finally located where I last left it at a Wellness/Farmer's Market job.  I am so glad to have it back, it is one of my favorite chalkboards that I use for our produce sales and flowers.
After my flower order, I had a "Learn To Crochet A Granny Square-It Isn't For Grandmas Any Longer"-class.  There is a great deal of preparation to my classes that most people don't even realize.  I have to make sure I have patterns; all the supplies needed like crochet hooks, yarns, instruction materials, comfortable setting; food; good lighting.  There is always a little nervousness just before the class as I want to make sure my students get their money's worth and have a good time too!!!  But what a great group of people that attended, so excited to learn.  

This class, I decided to try and keep everyone at about the same level as we learned how to crochet the first row; then the second row, etc.  I think sometimes if someone has a little more ability or skill, they move ahead faster than the rest.  And some people feel that they may not be capable to do the tasks.  
Almost everyone finished a good sized granny square and by their last round, they weren't even paying attention to the pattern.  As it happens to me, when I teach the classes, I sometimes forget to take photos.  So I only have pictures before anyone arrived.  Boo hoo.  Maybe when a few students finish up their projects, they will send me pictures of their finished work and I will post in another blog.

This year I decided to enter a few of my flowers in our local county fair.  I am almost embarrassed to say I am in case I don't even place.  How can a flower farmer not even win a flower show??? So there it is, it is out there, I will have some of my flowers on display next week.  I hope I can report a 3rd or 2nd place in a couple divisions.  We shall see, it has been so darned hot, everything is really struggling, even the sun flowers have some droop.
I hope you have been having fun in your 2016 summer. Leave comments if you are enjoying the blog.  Love to hear from you.


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