Thursday, November 14, 2013

Roses Are Red...To Blanket You With Warmth, Right???!!!

      It's no surprise to anyone that reads my blog on a regular basis that 'I LOVE FLOWERS'!...especially colorful flowers!! :-) And I also LOVE poetry! That's why I have to show you the crocheted afghan I made more than ten years ago...and tell you the story about 'why' I'm showing it to you! ^_^
      Here goes!...Hubby and I moved back to Massachusetts, from Connecticut, about fourteen years ago. And shortly after we were here, we set to work on planning a big 25th anniversary party for ourselves. ^_^ Well, not really for ourselves. It was more for our friends that have been there for us throughout our marriage.
      We hired a caterer to make a gourmet sit-down meal. We bought souvenir centerpiece gravy mugs for each table...with colorful painted roses on the sides, and with fresh flowers arranged inside. :-) We made a video to show, with music, of all of our friends and the fun times we've had together.
      We made four specific music tapes, with interchangeable levels of dance music and meaningful music. (we did this mainly so that no one had to spend a lot of time manning a DJ booth or something. ^_^) There was softer...Kenny to play throughout the meal even!! :-) Our friends loved our choices. But of course they would!...we know them so well!!! ^_^

      Draped across a large black piano, inside the special place we rented for our party, was a large handmade poetry, and color inspired, afghan blanket...that I made myself just for this occasion! :-) I wanted it to be a little piece of me that someone got to take home with them. :-]
      But who would get it?! O_O ...What I did for weeks beforehand was sit down on the couch, every day, with my crochet hook and a lot of good old movies at the ready, and crocheted different color yarn roses, and then made them into key chains!...around 100 or more of them!!!...or at least I think it was that many.The details escape me at this moment. It could've been more!!...but I made one rose keychain for every single guest!! :-)
       In among all the, blue, gray, green, white, etc...was one black rose....ONE! And at the end of the night I asked who had the black rose...which my guests didn't know was the only one. ^_^ ... Side story: The person who originally had the black rose wanted another color, and had traded it with another one of my friends by the time of the announcement! Oops!!! LOL

     Needless to say, she was NOT happy!! ^_^ And she wasn't happy because the owner of the black rose also got to take this 'baby' home!!!...

      It had been draped across the piano all night, with friends asking tons of questions about it! ^_^ Long story short....Well, not short anymore! ^_^ ...My girlfriend that is moving away to Florida in a few days was the one who won it!! :-] ...

      She called me a couple of weeks ago, wanting to give it back to me now. She's moving to Florida where it's totally hot all the time, and she thought that I would get more use out of it....Between you and me, I think my blanket is becoming sorta like the 'sisterhood of the traveling pants' jeans!! LOL (If you haven't seen the movie, click this link and see the Youtube trailer for what it's about. LOL) 
      I got the message, my friend...and I LOVE You too!!! ;_; And I'm gonna miss you terribly too!!!!...Now I have to find someone else to hold onto my 'baby' for a while! :-) Look out, friends! It may be YOU!!! ^_^
      In the meantime, I'm off to finish my studying for the meeting tonight, and get some breakfast! :-) First....poetry!!!...MORE poetry I mean!!! LOL...

Ode To Flowers

Ode to all loved flowers,
whatever color, shape or form.
You enthrall with sheer delight!
At other times, make my heart warm.

Whether photographed or made,
growing tall out in the yard;
In a vase or porchside planter,
or just naturally unmarred;

Please know you always make me smile,
and lift my mood when I am down.
The world would be a different place
without a lot of you around!

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