Good morning!!!! Today is Saturday, and I must go to the fruit and vegetable market......would you like to come with me??? we leave at 6 am!!!! because....I like my fruits and veggies....really fresh!!! Well, before I go to the market, I am posting more instructions for you to make a "St. Patricks green rose!!!! I thank you my dear friend Gloria for letting me know......so...to all the Irish people all over the world: Happy St. Patricks day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Now, you came to see the instructions...did´nt you???? well, here they are!!!
13, Now that you are happy with the center, and you have turn your twizers at least 6 times, you can thread your hand sewing needle, and make a few stitches, and secure this center by passing the needle thougt the base of the center rose. Make a knot and cut, to continue making the rose. Now you can take the twizers out, and clip them again on the base of the rose, keeping it very firmly to continue the rolling.
14. It is time to start rolling on the part of the organza strip that has been "gently......very gently gathered",
15. If you feel that is too gather, unroll the rose, and push the base thread. You will not loose the first part, because it has been secured with the stitches. Belive me....it is worth it to secure the rose base every time we feel that is looking just the way we want it. This will give us the security, that if we have to acomodate the organza many times, our previous work does not get lost. It is looking lovely, isn´t???
16. Now that the rose is growing, I change the position in my hands, and I am working with the rose betwen my figers in my left hand (the twizers are hanging still), and with my right hand I have taken the organza, and put it around the rose. That gives me the chance to see how is coming along. OH NO!!!! my organza strip is finished!!!!! and my rose is not!!! what do we do???? Secure it with a few stitches....yes!!! but....no more fabric...what should we do????
17. Do not worry!!!! Just go back to cut another strip of fabric, but...this time I am cutting it 3 inches wide all of it......why???? because I do not want a rose bigger that 5" diameter, but you can make them any size that you like. I give you my permision.....jajajajaja!!! Actually...3 + 3 is 6...but the rose curls, so the end result is going to be 5.
18. Now, againg to the sewing machine, to do the green edge in zig zag, and do not forget the thick embroidery thread that goes inside.........most important!!!! Remember to pull gently the edge that you are embroidering to get that wavy shape.
19. Now our second strip is finish, all gathered and ready to continue with our......lovely...green....rainforest rose!!!....for St. Patrick´s of course!!
20. Again, I pinch the center bottom of the rose with the twizers and put them between my fingers in my left hand, and very gently I start taking around the second strip of organza.
21. Actually, I did not use all the strip, I ended up cutting it when I saw my rose the way that I wanted it. For this rose I use 1 strip 60 " long and the other one 45". Now, I squiz the rose in the way that you see in the picture, and make sure that all the finishings at the bottom are tidy, because we have to secure the last part of it. Get hand needle with good amount of double thread ready for our next step.
22. Look very close the way that I am securing the bottom of the rose. You do not need to pass the needle through the whole base....because....we secure our rose between 2 and 3 times and this is our last bit, so we just make stitches all around our rose base and we do not worry for the little mess that we have coming out of the center of the rose.....all that is going to be....chop-chop-chop...nicely cut away.
23. You see??? we are chop-chop-chop ing away the excess of fabric. We do that after we finished securing the base of the rose.
24. Now you can see how tidy it looks the botom of our rose, and also very well secure. I will say that we are.....about 1/8 of an inche away from the stitches.....1 or 2/8 " is enough.
25. It is time to give air in between the layers of organza, and also separe it them for 2 reasons: 1. to make sure all of them are well secure. 2. To fluf up the last layers!!! You will not be able to do this with the center of our rose......it is very close and tight!!!
26............Wait a minute!!! this rose is not finish!!! close, but....not quite jet!!! Now....are you please with your work??? was it worthed the patience that we put in it??? Remember my dear friend: God gave us talents to be well used, that is why it is so important, to make the best efford that we can in every thing that we do.....
Tomorrow, I will finish this rose for you, and in the mean time.....why not to share a cup of coffe with me??? for sure I am back from the market by now......So my friend, let me wish you a Glorious day, full of smiles!!! Me....I just thank God for the oportunity to be here with you!!!