Garden of Eden
by The Goode Huswife
I used the recommended DMC floss, with a few additions of my own. Here are the other colours that I used - WDW Baked Apple, Celadon, Confederate Grey, Chestnut, Havana, Purple Haze, and DMC 3773 which I used for the center of the tulips. I stitched this 1 over 2 on 35 count WDW "Linen" linen. I sprayed a bit of "Distress It" on the linen before I started stitching.
I love how it turned out! I used the recommended DMC floss as the basic palette, but added my own colours here and there to just add a bit more brightness to the design.
I finished stitching it last Saturday and it took a few days to figure out what to stitch next. I will show you my current WIP, but first, a few other things.
The next photo is art imitating life, or vice versa. I had snipped some astrantia flowers for the vase, then noticed how similar they seem to be to this Blackbird Design finish - the name escapes me at the moment.
Here is another purple-y flower - a butterfly fly bush so aptly named as it attracts butterflies. Usually we don't get one as striking as this one that visited us last week (when the sun was out!).
Now, I have to show you this new acquisition - this wonderful bunny pincushion was made by the very talented Cathy at The Cheswick Company. When I saw this post from Margaret, I wanted a neat pincushion too! I love how this bunny turned out.
As I have said before it took me days to figure out what to stitch next. Then I remembered that I wanted to stitch designers I haven't stitch before, or for awhile, so I browsed through my Prairie Schooler and decided since I am in the Garden mood, there are a few band samplers I would love to stitch!
And Guess What? I am trying stitching on 40 ct! I can see why people would love it as the stitch comes out so delicate. However, my eyes are warning me this is not something they will allow me to keep doing!
This one is the Birdhouse sampler from the Garden Samplers book. If you have stitched this one, you'll notice that I have made a big boo-boo in the bottom right corner. However, instead of frogging I will somehow fudge-it! We'll see how it turns out!
Thank you for your lovely comments on my last post, and your helpful advice re planning the trip. I have gotten more information so we shall see how things end up!
I hope you are having a good summer. I hear either it's dreadfully hot, or like here, too cloudy and wet! Whatever the weather, Daisy and Julius enjoy chilling out on their window seat! Thanks for visiting. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and have a good week ahead!