In a Vase on Monday: Winter Colour

My hellebores are not open yet, so I have nothing but a dried allium flower to share this week. I picked it in the summer before the petals had completely dropped, and the hint of pink is still vaguely there…. if you squint a bit and use your imagination! But as you can see from my other ‘vase’ full of yarn scraps, and from the homemade crocheted doily, I am making the most of the winter months to be creative indoors instead of out. πŸ˜ƒ Crocheting is where I get my colour ‘fix’ when the garden and sky are grey. πŸ˜‰


I am linking in to Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for her Monday meme. I am a bit behind on looking at blogs this week, having been distracted by a delicate pink scarf, a shrill woolly hat, a soft wavy blanket and other colourful crocheting projects that are in the pipeline. 🧢😊🧢 But I will be catching up soon!

Hope you have some colour in your world this week!


41 thoughts on “In a Vase on Monday: Winter Colour

  1. I’m impressed by all your crocheting projects. I love the yarn in a vase. I wonder what the birds would do with yarn scraps if you passed some of them along – I’m imagining birds nests in spring throughout your garden with colorful bits of yarn woven into them πŸ™‚

  2. Wow – your vase of yarn scraps looks wonderful, so artfully filled! And allium seedheads always look stylish. How interesting to hear about your crocheting – Sandra of Wild Daffodil in particular will be intrigued to find out more. Your little lustre vase is very pretty

      • I have not either; but my former neighbor enjoyed floral design, and had been doing so for a very long time. Some of those old dried flowers from decades ago adapted to spray paint nicely, for situations in which particular colors were important.

  3. I am sure your crochet is a soothing activity, with patterns and repeats often mimicking the structure of flowers. The vase of yarn is a real eye catcher.

    • Thanks Noelle. I do find crocheting relaxing and calming too.. I have been listening to podcasts while crocheting which makes me feel I am being really productive doing two things at once! LOL!

  4. Beautiful way to enjoy yarn scraps, Cathy! Do you use the pieces to make things? I love your crochet creations, esp. the doilies. It makes sense to do such projects in winter. I used to quilt and knit until my hands started hurting. Now I mostly enjoy reading. πŸ™‚

    • Hi Eliza. I will probably use the scraps as stuffing, as I have done in the past for Christmas decorations or gifts. πŸ˜ƒ But they look so pretty on my top shelf! I like to have several crochet projects on the go so I don’t get bored. My hands are a bit of a problem these days too, but I do take days off and read in between too. So many projects and so many books….. If only there were more hours to the day! πŸ˜‰

    • Well, I never thought I would be able to crochet when my sister first showed me how, but I persevered because I wanted to make crochet flowers! (My first ever projects! LOL!) It really isn’t hard at all but I prefer using thicker yarn as I am all fingers and thumbs when making lacy doilies!

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