Monday, March 29, 2010
Still on the subject of roses--I'd rather not think about the weeds, though I did spend several hours yesterday phoning and visiting hardware stores to get myself some serious weapons against my kikuyu grass invasion. As I was saying, roses:Here's one of the pink candy-striped roses from my garden--sorry, it does have a name and I can't think of it. Below you can see another bloom draped in the silk ribbon I dyed in its honour. It--the ribbon--is on it's way to my friend D who will manipulate it with her skilled hands and needles and turn it into an image of a rose. At least that's what I'm hoping. Of course she may prefer to pat it and keep it as a pet for a while or turn it into something else altogether. In any case, its been fun to make the match. There's another 20m or so of silk ribbon in my sink dyed a gradation between "plum" and "galah". It's proving to be a challenge to rinse well, since I really had too much dye in the pot. I've had it soaking overnight and also boosted the water with some vinegar, so I'm hoping it will come clear soon.