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A traditional holiday plant -with a twist

the 'twist' is yarn!!

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I always buy one poinsettia for the season. Well, at least one. What I'd really like to have is have one planted outdoors!! I've seen 'em growing 'wild' along the roads in Old Mexico, I've seen 'em in yards in Florida. I've even seen one huge one in the Alamo Grounds in San Antonio....but I've never had any luck getting the ones I buy in stores to survive planted in the ground outdoors. I did come close to success in Tucson, they actually bloomed the following year, but then, for some reason, they perished. I was told by the horticulturalist at the plant nursery that the ones they sell in America are hybrids. Well...pffft!! Why don't they sell the 'real' stuff?!!! LOL

Anyway, over the past week, I took my passion a bit further and finished a crocheted scarf of poinsettias. I think, in time, I will make one of the 'traditional' reds. But for now, I thought [since I had a few scraps of leftover yarn that needed to be used] I'd make one to match my winter coat color. The coat is a pale magenta, the yarn is close to matching and with the black I used to frame the poinsettias, the yarn looks very similar in the magenta shade of the wool in the coat. Without further ado...the finished scarf---


  1. What an awesome bright scarf, Anni.I love it.
    Have a lovely Christmas week ~
    TTFN ~ Marydon

  2. You do great work! And this poinsettia won't drop it's leaves like mine always do.

  3. One of these days you must teach how you do these precious things

  4. What a beautiful idea for a winter scarf!
    Happy Holidays~

  5. That's very pretty...You've been busy.
    We could never plant them outdoors here because of the winter temperatures..I've never kept one over a year although I knew someone who had huge ones she'd had for years and they bloomed each year.
    Have a good evening.
    Mama Bear

  6. Hi Ann,
    That is just lovely. My mother did embroidery but I never learned and I regret that. I hope you have a wonderful week!

    Mine is here if you have time for a visit.


    Happy RT,

  7. Gorgeous!

    Happy Ruby Tuesday.

    Mine's here.

  8. The crocheted scarf is so lovely!

  9. Happy RT!

    XOXO Lola:)

  10. Anni what a beautiful scarf!!!
    How long did it take to make it?
    I really like all the different colors too.

    Well done would you mind sharing the pattern?

    My big project this year was a surprise gift for my daughter and son in law....which
    I'll post after Christmas. HA!!!
    Hugs Madi and Mom

  11. Oh, my...this is amazing, Anni..I love it and didn't realize that you crochet, too. You are a lady of many talents!!! :)
    hugs, bj

  12. it's really pretty, the patterns are wonderful

  13. That is a beautiful scarf. I wish that I could make something that beautiful.
    Have a great day.

  14. Congratulations ! they came out very nice !! I have no patience for such things !

  15. I like poinsettias also. never have seen them along the room or Outside.
    Ruby Tuesday-shopping time.

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  18. You did a terrific job!
    Stopping by and following your blog from the F.M.B.T blog hop...
    Have a happy holiday season!

  19. Great job! Love your beautiful poinsettias!
    Thanks for sharing;o)

    Have a beautiful day****

  20. Oh Anni, it's gorgeous! What a unique idea, to make yourself a poinsettia scarf. I love it!! I've never had any luck keeping a poinsettia plant going after the holidays are over, it always dies on me. I do everything they say to do, even keeping it in a dark cool place but nope, doesn't work for me. Of course we can't grow them outside over here, they'd die of shock from the cold! lol xoxo

  21. Is that a Jim Shore ornament? I just bought myself the latest Tinkerbell Jim Shore ornament:-) Whew, I'm glad that Xmas is okay to use because I've used it often! lol

    Got your Christmas card yesterday, thank you SO much for it:-) xoxo


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