Happy Friday! I've been thinking a lot about what to make for this week's free pattern, but I've had cherry blossoms on the mind since I'm working on an event in DC that is centered around the 100 year anniversary of the cherry blossom gift to DC.
I've lived in the DC region for a little over 20 years now and am always in awe of how beautiful the cherry blossoms are around the tidal basin (and equally in awe of the colossal amount of traffic in the area!) Somehow though, I never have captured a picture of them! The only pics I have of the cherry trees in my photo library are these from May 2006, when Jackson and I went on a paddle boat ride. But anywhere you see green in these photos they are cherry trees, and are covered in pinkish blossoms during the peak bloom!
Also - as an unexpected treat, we have a cherry tree right in front of our house! We moved in during the month of June 5 years ago, so it wasn't until the following spring that we had the glorious surprise of the cherry blossom bloom, right outside our front window! (Again, I'm surprised that this is the only shot of the bloom I could find!)
So for this week's free pattern I picked cherry blossoms! This pattern measures about 3.75 inches long. I'm planning to work up this pattern and plan to reverse the pattern for another 3.75 inches to make a bracelet! (If you need the pattern in a larger form, please feel free to email me and I'll send it to you in a pdf or large resolution jpg!)
In other bead work, I realized I forgot to share my cast offs from the Challenge of Music hop. These below are similar to the purple earrings I posted earlier this week, except I didn't do the complete final rounds.
Looking Glass pattern!