Saturday, May 9, 2009
Malabar Farms Afghan
I have been wanting to make a Granny Square afghan for quite some time now, but have been waiting for just the right color inspiration. It came while touring Malabar Farms.
White for the clusters of wrought iron grapes that encompassed the front porch.
Lt. blue chosen for a daughter's bedroom. My favorite shade.
Green. The signature color of the house. I now refer to this color as Malabar Green.
Pink, Mary's favorite shade of Iris for her flower garden.
Red for Louis' passion for his beloved Malabar Farms. He would win the Audubon Medal of Freedom for his pioneering work in soil conservation. France would award him this highest honor for introducing the growing of fruit trees in the country. He would be gifted an entire set of original Audubon lithographs which now grace the walls of every room of the house.
Yellow for a proud rooster that filled me with glee!
All of the colors together will forever remind me of this most special house filled with the colors I love best.