As promised, I am posting the sunflower pattern for those of you who would like it.
For flower center (sc are worked in the back loop to give the flower center ridges)
Round 1: ch 2, 8 sc into 1st ch. Mark start of round with a contrasting thread.
Rounds 2-3: work 2 sc into each st around, move marker
Round 4: 1 sc, 2 sc around, move marker
Round 5: 1 sc around, move marker
Round 6: 1 sc, 2 sc around, move marker
Round 7: 1 sc around, and end round with 1 sl-st into 1st st. of round.
Work flower center twice. Then sandwich the wrong sides of the circles together and crochet together with sc brown.
Petals: Using a yellow attach yarn to one sc of the flower center,
*(2dc, 2trc, chain 3, sl st in 2nd and 3rd ch from hook, 1tc, 2 dc) all in same stitch, ch 3, sl st into next sc of flower center, - Petal made!
chain 3 and repeat at *, continue in this matter all the way around flower. After the last petal chain 3 and attach to beginning dc.
Now the fun! do a chain stitch with a tapestry needle and a bright green at base of petals around flower. I chose to put a pretty button in the center, but several small buttons would also look great.
With this little sunflower you can do so much, it is great attached to a granny square. The brown base can be filled with fiberfil to make a great little pincushion!
As you can see above, I have created a little wall hanging which also includes little birds!
Scotty's Place had the cutest little birdies she had been making which caught my eye; I was able to find the pattern on ravelry, so I got it. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/bird-applique-2. It's a very nice upload!!! I did them in black to make the little crows.
It's been quite a week here. HOT, for one thing. Miserably hot. Work has been busy and a bit on the insane side! So, once I get home in the evening, I change into some cool and comfy and decompress in the a/c with my yarn at my side! Friday I did get to the thrift store at lunch and found a couple treasures.
I am so ready for Fall!!
I have been getting a lot of questions about this blanket from my Happy Hookah Goodness posting.
That's about it for now. Phoebe says to tell everyone to have a great week and stay cool!