Sunday, March 24, 2013

A Rosy Adieu

"...So long, farewell
Auf Wiedersehen, goodnight
I hate to go and leave this pretty sight
So long, farewell
Auf Wiedersehen, adieu
Adieu, adieu
To you and you and you.."

An excerpt from an old song from the soundtrack of a popular movie of all time, The Sound of Music, one of my family's favorites! (My family loves musicale movies that my kids, even in their early adult age, still enjoy watching.)

In my heart, I sing the song to two dear colleagues to whom we said our farewells. I wasn't present during the send-off party, instead, I gave each one of them a rose bag/luggage identifier very much like what I made in the past (see my two previous posts about roses and rosebuds, Rose Buds as Identifiers and Rose Garden) only that this time, I used the Granny Rose pattern of Astri from Apple Blossom Dreams. But instead of making granny squares with roses at the center, I just followed the pattern for the rose. Astri's granny rose pattern doesn't require sewing at the center while turning the petals around to form the flower. Her picture tutorial is very easy to follow.

See the original rose from Apple Blossom Dreams on the left and what I made on the right.
        Photo from Astri's Granny Rose of Apple Blossom Dreams                       My finished product

Mine is made of variegated pink and purple (with blue) yarn. I gave this rose to Mae Ann because she likes pink. I'm so glad that she took a very nice photo of this rose which she immediately uploaded in Facebook :) So here it is...
Photo courtesy of Mae Ann
I will feature the yellow rose I gave to Eleanor in another post. Watch for it! 

Happy Sunday to all!
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  1. Thank you so much for the link and kind words!

    What a wonderful farewell gift for you colleagues. I like that musical as well!

    Have a fun rest of your weekend!

    1. Thank you for your comment, Astri. Happy Easter!

  2. Now I've got that song in my head, lol! But it's o.k., it's a good song.

    I love what you made, so pretty and the colors are exactly what I would have chosen if it were mine! I wear a lot of pink and blue and purple. It must be fun to make things with your hands!

    Thanks so much for linking up to "Making Your Home Sing Monday!" :)

    1. It was great joining your link up! Thank you for crossing over!

  3. What a great idea to make crochet flowers for the luggage! I will thibk of that the next time I travel...
    Thanks for the visit to my blog :-)

    1. Thank you Ana for coming by. I love your site, too! I wonder how I can follow you?

  4. Garden Chef! So glad to see you at Crochet Happy this week! I'm beginning to feel like we are friends..and that makes me very happy :)
    Thank you so much for linking up. I hope it brings you new readers..I know it will once the Link-Up grows.
    Happy Weekend...Tracy

    1. Thank you, Tracy! I feel the same esp whenever I read your posts at FB. Happy Easter!

  5. I love this idea, and they look fabulous! Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent this week. Have a wonderful weekend.

  6. Very cute! Thanks for linking up with Eat. Pray. Love :)


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