While adding embroidery (as per pattern) to my Baltimore Album blocks I was wondering ....what are these whiskers on the end of the buds?
So (being a bright spark) I looked in the garden where roses are in flower now. Of course, the whiskers are simplified sepals
While I was out there I checked the Iceberg roses down the driveway ...
...and picked a bunch ...and here are the same sepal whiskers again. Good to know!
It is a nice time for roses at the moment. These large apricot/ yellow ones (Dame Elizabeth Murdoch - an Australian rose) smell divine:
Back to quilting...
Some more stars for the Mary Leggett Star Bouquet - having fun fussy cutting these:
Here's a comparison of front and back - hardly recognisable! The papers are still in - not to be removed until they are securely sewn together with the brown hexagon joiners:
You'll be getting sick of seeing these soon/already - but it is a fairly slow process. At least I am enjoying the journey :)