This project is also from SnB (you’re going to be seeing a lot of that). This one was made for one of my co-workers and it is huge! Instead of using one strand of Lion Brand Cotton like suggested, I used two strands and increased my hook to a K. I love the size and was tempted to keep it for myself, haha. I’m really proud of the lining. I’m not much of a sewer, so this has been really good practice at hand sewing and I think its not too bad. I did make a FBB for myself but it is much smaller and in a violet color. Very cute for going out.
Please excuse the ugly office chair.
On a non-craft related note, I wanted to talk about this plant.
My little monster gave it to me for mother’s day. Anyone who knows me knows I have a black thumb. I usually kill any plant within a matter of days…even a cactus that I over-watered once. I’m talented that way.
When she gave me this plant, it was very small, with one pink bloom and came in a small plastic pot. I stuck it on the windowsill and watered it when I remembered. About 2 weeks later, the bloom died and I thought the inevitable was coming.
Boy was I wrong. Even though the bloom died, the plant kept growing! I switched it to a bigger pot that Pi and I painted on mother’s day. It kept growing and in June sprouted another bloom. You must be wondering why I’m babbling about this, but really, this was amazing to me. Not only did I not kill a plant, but it was thriving!
When we moved in September I was pleasantly surprised to find that our back porch has plant hangers. I threw the plant in there and forgot about it for the most part (we had rain, so it didn’t need watering). This plant must love the sun because in less than two weeks, it now has 3 full blooms and has sprouted a bunch of buds. It leans toward the sun and has grown even bigger.
This really makes me happy! I’m keeping a close eye on it now because the weather is cooling down and I want to make sure I bring it inside before we get a frost. The days have been in the 70s and the nights in the high 50s/low 60s and so far it is doing fine.
There must be something wrong with me because I have a bigger sense of accomplishment with this plant, than when I earned my master’s degree.
My winter mission is to keep this plant alive.