Bird song, ripe fruit in plenty,
Bright multicoloured tulips
and fragrant roses.
We were fortunate enough to live in Kyoto a few years back, and one of our favourite places to visit when we lived there was the Botanical Gardens. No matter what the season, it was always beautiful. We still visit Japan frequently, and always make sure to revisit the gardens when we are nearby.
On our last visit there in the Spring, we were astonished to see a wonderful display of tulips. The gardeners had been busy planting several thousand bulbs, and there was an incredible variety of different flowers on show. Some were modern varieties with multiple petals and almost looked like rose-buds.
And that was the inspiration for the FFCT Wrap that I wrote about in my last blogpost. It is now one of my favourite patterns... It has just the right degree of warmth when I need it, and when I look at the design, I can see the rows of tulips in front of me in the gardens.
For more details about the FFCT Wrap, please see my blogpost here, and to purchase a copy of the pattern, please click here.
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