Monday, May 14, 2012

Trip to the Garden center

Yesterday day was Mother's Day. I'm not a Mother except to three rascal dogs, so no big outing for me.  My sister was busy packing things away getting ready for her friend to move in with her.  My sister in law was sneezing away with a bad cold, and my Mother was out of town with my other sister visiting my Grandma so really no real Mother to spend a Mother's Day with except my friends here on the Internet.  Now Fiona is a Mother, but all she really wanted yesterday on a gray rainy day was to sleep in her new cushioned doggie bed and a nice brushing.  So Chris & I decided to go someplace where you can walk about fragrant trails without getting soaking wet.  We went to our favorite garden center, Straders, on Bethel and River Road.  As soon as I walked out into the green house, I just knew I had to take pictures with my iPhone.  The colors were just amazing. 

I'm working on trying to come up with some ideas for my Beading for a Cure project that is a charity that is near and dear to my heart.  I wanted to make a traditional doll this year and have settled on an Asian doll pattern by Leslie Molen.  Leslie does not allow people to sell dolls made from her patterns unless they have contacted her.  I asked Leslie, and she gave me permission to use this doll for my project.  I have the beads from the kit, and the doll pattern, but not a clue on the color palette for the doll's clothing.  Now after spending an hour strolling around the garden center here in Columbus, I've found some ideas to help me on my final fabric decision so I can start this project.  I think about colors and how to manipulate them into pleasing eye catching finish.  Thank goodness that I don't have to struggle with color wheels or books on color trip to the garden center will help me find those colors that appeal to me & hopefully to others next year when this doll will be auctioned off.  Sometimes just a simple walk can give you so many ideas.

1 comment:

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

OMGosh, I can certainly relate to this post. Not the mother part, but the flower/color inspiration part. his is the time of the year that I can't seem to stay away from the garden centers. I buy, come home and plant then make a list of what to get next and fight back the urge to go back that very same day.

I am 100% sure that you will come up with exactly the inspiration you need for this very worthy cause.
xx, Carol