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Friday, April 05, 2013

Pink Roses and a Friday Contest

When I was in second grade, everyone in my class made cardboard Easter Bunnies to hang in the hallway of our school. My teacher had brought several books of wall paper samples for us to use, and we were allowed to pick the samples we liked best to make clothing for our bunnies. Mine had a blue dress, a yellow bonnet and lots of pink flowers all over it.  When my mother came to the school for our Easter party, I proudly showed her the bunnies lining the hallway and asked her to guess which one was mine. She immediately pointed at mine and said "This one is yours." I was amazed and thought she must have some kind of special psychic powers that allowed her to pick my bunny out of the dozens on the wall. Years later, when I asked her how she knew which one was mine, she said "It was easy; I just picked the one with all of the pink flowers on it."  
Because, it seems, I have always had a thing for pink flowers; especially roses. 

I would really love to put them on everything I design, but honestly, I do try to use some restraint.
                     But still, I add them whenever I can. 


I guess if I had to pick just one thing that defines my style, I would say that it would be pink roses. I just love everything about them. 

But, it is Friday, so how about a contest? I will give one person their choice of any pdf pattern on my site, bellacrochet.com. 

I will select the winner at random, and send out the patterns in the morning (Saturday.) I will post the name of the winner here, so be sure to check back in the morning to see if you won. 


Also, if you post anonymously, please be sure I have a way to identify you (at least give your first name or a nick name in your comment; I have no way of knowing who is posting.)
To enter, just leave a comment answering this question: 

Do you have a favorite style element that you like to use when it comes to crochet? (Irish Roses, pineapples, textured stitches like popcorns or clusters, etc?)


This contest is now closed. 
Please check back next Friday for my weekly contest.

26 comments:

Pam S said...

I love shells, all forms of shells and if I can add a shell I am happy

Beva said...

I love Irish roses and other flowers. I like crocheting colourful doilies/clothes. I often decorate them with roses, butterlies, leaves.

Vikki Hooks said...

I like front and back post stitching.

Barb Bailey said...

I like them all, but I enjoy pineapples and ruffles the most.

CaraLouise said...

I have just started to incorporate beads into my thread crochet work, and that is pretty cool... nothing too fancy yet, just beads that so far match the thread color but give a bit of 'something different' there... maybe I will get more adventurous one day!

janice15 said...

All your dolies are just beautiful.. with love Janice

Gina Foster said...

Vintage Victorian look. I named my business Rose Fleurs Victorienne Crochet, which means in French Pink Flowers.

Gina Foster
MrsGLFoster@aol.com

jonamc said...

I'm a flower girl! I also love Irish Crochet and think it Iis the most beautiful art form out there. Making those intricate pieces like roses, leaves, thistles, etc. all come together in a piece gives me goosebumps. I loved Kate Middleton's wedding dress and think it's wonderful that she too recognizes this lovely art form. I used to hate pineapples, thought they were very 70's, but through your works Ann have taken a fancy to them. I have collected pretty much all the vintage doily books I can find out there, particularly the floral books, over the years and have a box full of them. I refr to them when looking for a specific flower.

Laurie Locey- llocey@hotmail.com said...

I love to use all different style of stitches. Bullion,Shell,Pineapple,Irish crochet, anything to give the project that special touch.

Unique2wh0 said...

I love crochet flowers of all sorts one of my favorite things to make or add to projects. Right now I am making a Yoda and doubt he will be having any kinds of flower though LOL hmmmm....;-) oh and I Love PINK lots..

Deborah Misfit said...

I love pink and roses too! My favorite roses are the little white tea roses - carried them on my wedding day almost 30 years ago .

My fave is textures for crocheting and I love front and back posts - I think they made something look so unique and feel so nice - especially with a softer yarn! thanks for all you do to adding beauty to the world and lovely things for us to want to make!

Debbie said...

I like to use crab stitch to finish an edge whenever I can.

Judy said...

I love flowers, and also like to use front and back post stitches. Love your blog and your designs!

Debbie Kos said...

I love all type of stitches! I have an obsession with doilies lol!!!!

Gramma Rita said...

For me, I'd say it's all about color. I love working with beautiful colors that make me happy. :)

Thuri Jons said...

I love the potholder with the yellow background, I´m on a granny rush now, and so much would like to make a potholder like that one, it reminds me so of an old potholder my grandmother did and I have been trying to figure out how she did it. Yours is very similar :) <3 good luck everyone, bella crochet rocks :)

more said...


roses!!! any colour just they are
beautiful!!!




jena

jackie said...

I love beads on my crochet and bullion stitch

Anonymous said...

I guess I would have to say pineapples would be mine...

Diane dbbooth@yahoo.com

crochet_carol said...

I have no style as of yet I love so much of everything :)

Anonymous said...

I love Irish roses.
dlm29@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I love colour and crochet roses of any description :) Kaylene

Debi Richardson said...

I love lacy intricate doilies, doll clothes and I love using white with a touch of peach. Delicate and beautiful.

Sherri said...

Recently Ive been in a pineapple mood. I just love your pineapple cross with flowers I cant wait to make that. Be blessed and crochet...Sherri

Anonymous said...

I like Bruges doilies, and doilies with combinations of several different stitches. I also like to crochet beaded doilies.
Cynthia A.

Sheryl Hendricks said...

I like texture crochet, and now that I'm doing a lot of your patterns, I am really enjoying the 3D Look of layering stuff on top of the doilies. I love your flower pattern, it works every time. :)