Earlier this year, a wonderful Ravelry friend asked me to design a shawl for her. This is that shawl and this is the story behind it in her own words:
When my husband bought our place right before I met him, he didn’t know that he had an heirloom rose on the property. It turns out that this rose grows wild here, in SW Mississippi. By wild, I mean it grows in the ditches beside the fields and cow pastures that we live among. Every year, it gets bush-hogged along with the other “weeds”, and yet it comes back, full and beautiful, every spring. I looked it up, and it was called the “Seven Sisters” rose. It dates from the 1800’s! I transplanted a few pieces to my front yard. When Ray started working for us about 14 years ago, he asked me if it was something called the “Seven Sisters.” I said yes, we talked, then went on about our business. The next time he came, he brought me 2 new “Seven Sisters” rosebushes! He told me he had to ask his Mom (in her late 70’s) first, because (get this) the bush he got them from had come from his Grandmother. Who got her start from her Grandmother! A beautiful, hardy, rose, it blooms once a year. It got it’s name from having so many shades of pink to red that someone thought it looked like seven sisters…all beautiful, all a little different.
Join me on my group Kyla Hurst Designs for all the chat, pics and camaraderie while we make our Seven Sisters bloom.