I am so glad you stopped by my blog! You are now on my list because I follow you but there are so many now that people were getting lost in the shuffle! If I put you right on my front page then I won't miss out....can you believe we're still doing this? LOL! You guys are my social life! I have to try and catch up. Do you still have your horse? TTYL!
How do you do that weaving or wand making? That is really cool. I love your mug rug with lavender and what pretty embroidery....I still do it by hand. That's why you don't see much of mine very often. LOL!
hey SIA... :>)I use to be an avid embroidery nut,,, but my vision has gotten so bad,,, even w/'old lady readers & a magnify glass it's taken the fun out of stitching so I bought a rather inexpensive embroidery machine to achieve the embroidery effect... :>)As for the 'avender wands,,, they require nimble fingers & patience! lol!you will need an odd number of long lavenders... min. 10" ,,,, I prefer to cut 'softer' stems but any will do.tie a piece of (aprox.30") thin ribbon... 1/8 or 1/4 is what I use on small wands, & 1/2 on larger wands... Tie the ribbon at the 'neck' of the stem/flowers leaving the long pc of ribbon hanging.... Then gently fold over the 'stems' over the flowers, I gently press the stems to soften as I fold them over the flowers.Pick up the hanging piece of ribbon and 'weave' (over/under) thru the stems,,, you'll have to manipulate the stems to make them lay over... but once you get about a 1/3 of the way,,, the 'basket takes shape and it's easy weaving from there...Weave past the flower and then tie off the ribbon... Voila! sweet wand.I have heard these called, Lavender Nests, Lavender Baskets and Lavender cages... but the most common name is Lavender wand..It takes a few to get comfortable in making them.. but they make wonderful gifts....hugz
Oh my goodness. I have to make some of those. You know? I only have two lavender plants and one looks like winter almost took it. I hope to get enough to make at least one of those.
Kristina,Lavender plants are pretty hardy,,, When I lived in Spokane, WA., I had over 125 plants and each Winter hubby & I would cut them down to small mounds... the snow actually blanketed them all Winter. The only thing Lavender plants hate... is soggy wet roots... they do best in dry soil..... I truly believe they are a 'No Muss, No Fuss plant'... :>)
How lovely, Grace....you are always up to something creative!!
just trying to keep up with you my dear... lol! & hugz.>^..^<
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