“I’m a lousy gardener.  I can never tell the soil from the dirt.”  –Woody Allen

I’m not the only creative person in my family, not by a long shot.  My mom is an avid gardener and the other day she sent me a photo of the flower box she made:

The box was made with an old wooden box my dad got at a garage sale.  She sanded it and hammered in the loose nails.  Next, she stained it with a yellow water-based stain and wrote the words with a black permanent marker.  She then sealed it with a water-based sealer.  For the legs, she attached an old TV tray she got at a flea market and removed the clips.  She painted the legs with a flat black paint and attached with clips she’d previously attached to the box.  Voila!  A nifty and very cute flower box.

And speaking of flowers, I had to show a photo of the gladiolus on my balcony:

Definitely bonita.

My mom is also a very accomplished crochet artist.  Here is a photo of an afghan she recently made:
I think it’s gorgeous, and she picked a great color.

I’ve never made an afghan, but I’m thinking it might be time for me to give it a try.  I prefer knitting to crochet (especially since I’m not that great at crochet) so maybe I’ll design and knit one this winter.

3 Replies to “Que Bonita!”

  1. Antoinette says: July 2, 2007 at 3:00 pm

    Well, you don’t see me crocheting any blankets like your mom! I can do baby hats, scarves and jewelry. I’m by no means proficiant.

  2. Holly says: July 2, 2007 at 7:44 am

    Actually, Morgan crochets too. In fact, while she was down here last weekend she said she’d tried, but just couldn’t learn to knit. I just don’t think she gave it a chance though, ’cause it’s really no harder than crochet. I need to get more proficient with crochet. I only use it minimally for finishing off knit projects.

  3. Antoinette says: July 1, 2007 at 7:05 pm

    ALL the women in your family are amazingly crafty and talented. This is true. John still sleeps with the afgan your mom made him when he was little every night. It’s sweet.
    I think it’s funny how your mom and I crochet, and you and Morgan knit. Go figure!

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