25 the Anniversary Pattern

25th-anniversary-rug

I ‘ve decided on an anniversary pattern and it will be geraniums.

Why geraniums?

Well they are hardy, like you have to be if you have been in business for twenty five years.

They are a simple plant, no fuss, and there they are from May to early November, showing up everyday, still blooming. Sometimes I forget to water them, other times the rain pours on them. Either way they manage with just a little bit of attention.

They also remind me of how I see a community. I want to be the person who chooses to plant geraniums to make their community a little prettier. Somehow geraniums remind me of the importance of giving back. It is such a simple thing to do and it reminds me that small things matter a great deal in a community.

You’ll notice the four white houses in the background of the pattern. They are there to represent community. When I moved my business into town , one of the things I decided was that I would commit myself to the community. It has been good to me, and I must try to be good to it. Building and supporting my community is an important part of  my everyday life.

So is beauty. I love to see the storefronts in our downtown in full summer bloom. It makes coming to work, walking the street, and driving by a little sweeter for everyone.

I think of geraniums as an old fashioned flower. It is traditional.

But it isn’t meek. It is quite showy. And I kinda like that about them. Plain but showy. I relate.

So this is a very simple pattern but it is meaningful to me and part of my celebrating twenty five years.

We have listed it on the online shop here.

4 thoughts on “25 the Anniversary Pattern

  1. hookingrugs February 4, 2017 / 4:27 pm

    There is a video on YouTube about how to use the Cheticamp Frame that I made. Have a look. You can also find it on this blog, Deanne

  2. Fran. Dale February 4, 2017 / 11:30 am

    My favourite flower, too. Plain but showy? I can’t claim showy for me, don’t think! lol

  3. Laurel Haynes February 4, 2017 / 10:19 am

    Years ago my husband ordered a hooking stand from you for a gift to me. I have been away from hooking since then but am anxious to start again. However I do not know how to use your stand. How to attach the backing to it is my question. Do you sew extra material to the backing? Please help I have an urge to use the stand after watching you sitting up straight and enjoying being the relaxed hooker that you are.

  4. Helen February 3, 2017 / 7:45 pm

    Lovely, meaningful choice to celebrate an important anniversary. I love geraniums!

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