Patty, you hit it right on the head. And the rest of you, I freely admit these happy flowers could look like a whole variety of things that are orange :). Thank you, all, for throwing in your ideas (both here and on Facebook) — it was fun to see! Keep reading to see where the idea for this blanket came from…
Where I live, it’s about time to start some seeds indoors.
Now, I’ve started lots of seed by direct sowing (and I’ve got my dependable favorites), but only a handful of times have I gone to all the effort of starting seeds indoors to be ready for planting out in May. The first time was when we moved to Michigan from California; I was an eager new gardener. And I was well-rewarded because, with beginner’s luck, I had chosen…marigolds! Not the dinky annuals you get at your big-box nursery, but luscious 3′ tall plants, full of gorgeous, golden pom-pons of yellow and orange. They earned a very warm place in my heart for treating me so well.
This large throw is just right for napping under while dreaming of the summer garden. It’s also great for cuddling under to watch Oscar-winning movies as they come out on DVD. And it’ll wear right into summer as a picnic blanket. (Popcorn grease or sub-sandwich mayo will wash out in the gentle cycle of your washing machine. Felted wool is pretty hearty!)
“Winning Marigolds” (56″ x 76″ )
This blanket has already gone to a good home.