Almost a month ago I promised Ellen, the Rec Director for the nursing home where I volunteer, that I’d deliver twenty flower pins this week as an early Mother’s Day gift for the ladies who take part in Rec Activities. After a closer look at three rose pattern candidates, I decided to go with Travel Blooms (minus the loop) and got to work.
This project was rather deceptive in that the crocheting went very quickly – the rose pattern is only one row long and the leaf, one round –
but sewing the three parts together and adding the pin was quite fussy and time-consuming. Of course, the five extra rose pins that I crocheted for myself, the two receptionists, the crocheting aide, and the gift shop volunteer, why those didn’t take any time at all! lol.
Now, I know that I could have saved alotta time by hot gluing the pins on, but sewing looks so much better and, I think, will be more durable.
Each Crochet Corner lady picked the color rose she wanted
and then we helped each other pin them on. Here’s mine.
Because of privacy issues I can’t share photos of the ladies’ happy faces, but suffice it to say that right then. . . I was not thinking about how much time it took to sew those roses together!
Rose colors that I recognize: Red Heart Super Saver ‘Shocking Pink’ from Sandi of MD and RHSS ‘Petal Pink’. The lightest green leaves are RHSS ‘Tea Leaf’.