18 June 2013

Floral Inspiration

I have spent most of my free time this week working in the garden, everything is starting to flower and I finally feel like summer is on it's way. I did manage to take some time out to go to my monday embroidery class, I am really enjoying it, especially working with all the wonderful threads. This is my progress for the last two weeks, there will be a gold work spider at the end of the dangling thread :)
This week Sophie showed me some basic silk ribbon stitches.
I have planted lots of old English Roses in my garden, the smell is incredible, this silk one will be a nice reminder when they are over.
Wouldn't this clematis also make a wonderful embroidery? I plan to try and add a couple in variegated silk ribbon to the bottom of my heart next week.

14 comments:

  1. Ooooh, that's gorgeous, Elaine! Beautiful embroidery.

    Lovely flowers in your garden too. Finally things are starting to flower, although not yet our hydrangeas.

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  2. The stitching looks lovely on the linen background - enjoying seeing the progress

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  3. Oh my goodness you HAVE been busy working on that piece. It looks stunning, Love the white star daisies. Cheers Glenda

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  4. It really feels like summer, looking at your beautiful embroidery. Your work is lovely!

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  5. Wow, your embroidery is gorgeous!

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  6. Your heart is gorgeous!

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  7. Gorgeous embroidery.

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  8. Such beautiful embroidery!! You have done a lovely job with it.!!

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  9. Beautiful flowers, both real and stitched!

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  10. Your embroidery work is beautiful -- I can't wait to see the finished piece! Enjoy! :)

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  11. Your embroidery looks amazing.

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