A couple of weeks ago, pictures of Colorado Columbine flowers on my blog promoted an offer from Danielle to send me some seeds from her blue columbine plants. I agreed to send her some Texas Bluebonnet seeds in exchange. I was expecting an envelope of seeds only, so imagine my surprise when a box showed up instead. Inside were the promised seeds and more.
Beautiful wool roving hand-dyed by artisan Susan Hensel.
And the most amazing needle-felted columbine made by Danielle herself. She said she modeled it after one of my pictures.
I love this flower so much! It's displayed on my computer desk where I can admire it often and be reminded of my trip to Colorado, the mountain wildflowers I saw there and friendships that begin in the most unexpected ways.
Danielle blogs at One Day at a Time. She's looking for the perfect pattern to use for a beautiful skein of laceweight yarn and has turned her quest into a contest. It would be great if you could stop by and share your ideas.
This weekend I went to my favorite yarn shop, Twisted Yarns, to search for just the right extras to go with the bluebonnet seeds I'll be sending to Danielle. I was very excited to see that they have started to sell roving. Of course, I couldn't leave without adding to my stash.
Roving by J. Knits, 100% Merino Wool, Iowa Colorway