I decided a few weeks ago it was time for me to practice making flowers again. Why? It’s spring… and my sister’s birthday. Now y’all know i’m not really the floral type so it was definitely more for the latter reason than the former. My much, much older (ANCIENT actually!) sister Frances just llllooooovvves flowers. And not just any flowers – BLUE flowers.
I have no idea what it is with her and the colour blue but she just ADORES it! And not just any blue: deep, rich royal or cobalt blue. Nope, no pastels, sapphires and turquoises for her, it’s gotta be dark blue and it also better be covered with flowers. Anyone in her life understands that to be with her is to be surrounded with varying shades of deep blue… and flowers. Lots of them.
So considering how often she used to beat me up, i learned decades ago to stop arguing (despite not really caring for the colour blue or flowers) and just give her what she wants… or maybe it’s a need?
Not very many people could get me to sit down and just make blue flower beads over and over again over several torch sessions but for her…well ok… since i KINDA like her… a bit (plus she could keel over from lack of exercise any day)… i figured i could squeeze out maybe one… or two. or three. plus a few bracelet beads. But that’s it. i’m done. No more blue flower beads for me!
(p.s. Her birthday was April 2nd and yes, through her wrinkles, grey hair and doddering i could tell she was very pleased. I think she even let go of her walker for a moment.)