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Sunday, 3 June 2012

Nellie's Garden Revisited

Hello! Here we've had a lot of rain in the last week. We were starting to rust! However, it was really good for getting back to stitching and I can breathe a sigh of relief that this sampler is now Done! Yay! Hooray! 

Here is Nellie's Garden Revisited by Homespun Samplar in all her prettiness!

I used mostly the called for fibers, substituting only a little bit. I made small changes in the two pots of flowers and substituting a made-up name "Nellie Garten" for the designer's name. I thought of putting my name in but I liked the name "Nellie" and then added "Garten" as that's German for "garden".  I put in the date "1881" because that was the house number of a childhood home. 

I am very happy with it but I now don't want to stitch alphabets for awhile!!! 

Now onto my real "garten". Although we had lots of rain this last week, the plants are all parading in their glory. I have some amazing rose bushes full of blooms. I will give you a peek and show you more next week.

This next one was taken just before the heavy rain came. I had to push aside some branches as these were hidden inside the rose bush. Oh so pretty, like a painting! This one is "Strawberry Hill", a David Austin rose. 

This next rose is not as prolific but oh so pretty - Double Delight both in its appearance of two colours, and the surprise of a delicious fragrance! Aromatherapy! 
We have a huge trellis of this purple clematis that amazes us every year! Plants are often amazingly resilient and they try to be faithful every year!
It's heading into Sunday evening so that's it for this post! Thank you for visiting and I hope you've enjoyed both the garden on linen and the garden in bloom! ;-)


What's blooming in your garden?

39 comments:

Glenna said...

Oh, what a treat to the eye your blog was today! The glorious flowers and the equally glorious Nellie's Garden. Thank you!

Elizabeth said...

Love your sampler - I am amazed you stuck with all those eyelet stitches for the alphabet! I would have gone cross-eyed ;) Your flowers are beautiful - I'm eagerly awaiting my for my lilies and hydrangeas to bloom!

Carol said...

When I graduate to stitching big girl things rather than my usual smalls, I want to be just like you, Melissa :) You always pick the prettiest colored samplers. I just love this one--especially that fun alphabet.

Glad your garden is doing so well--love the Double Delight rose. I'm sure your plants are welcoming the rain...

Have a great week :)

Annette-California said...

WOW Your sampler is Gorgeous! You are amazing to have stitched all those eyelets. But it obsessively is worth all the work you put in to it - Spectacular. Strawberry Hill is so pretty now I want to see if I can find this rose and plant it in my garden. LOVE ALL your FLOWER photos...Thank you for sharing:) Made my Sunday.

Laurie in Iowa said...

Nellie's Garden is beautiful. Congrats on your finish.

Deborah said...

Nellie's Garden is lovely! The colors are beautiful.

Lennu said...

Both your gardens are beautiful! I love the sampler, the colours are so soft and pretty. What beautiful flowers, I so enjoy seeing photos of your garden.

It's raining here and nothing's blooming yet in our garden, except some daffodils :) But summer will reach here too. Soon, I hope.

Stitchesbyme said...

so beautiful, love it...

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Stunning flower photos, our roses aren't nearly ready to be out yet. I would think at least another month yet.

Irene said...

Lovely sampler and your roses are gorgeous. To answer your question,what's blooming in your garden? Weeds and more weeds !!

P.J. said...

Congratulations on your beautiful finish. Super cute! Your garten is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing the blooms.

milly said...

Hello

Your sampler is beautiful!
Gorgeous flower pics too - I'm patiently waiting until my roses bloom!

Margaret said...

Wow, so pretty! I'm not sure I even know this design, but I love it! And your flowers--- gorgeous!

Chris said...

Beautiful finish Melissa! I have this chart somewhere. I think I might have to find it and move it up in the stack.
Lovely garden pics.

Meriem said...

quelles jolies couleurs, bravo

Katrina said...

What a pretty finish!!!! I have this chart in my stash :-). Love your flowers too.

Giovanna said...

Beautiful sampler, and beautiful flowers - well done.

Julianne said...

Congratulations! It is really pretty.

Nicole said...

Beautiful finish, Melissa!! Congrats!! :)

Deb said...

Your flowers are just beautiful. And so is Nelly's Garden!! Very, very pretty colors!

BrendaS said...

Nelly's Garden is beautiful! Love the colors.

Nice pictures from your garden too. Looks like everything is blooming wonderfully:)

Solstitches said...

It hardly seems a minute since I was admiring your new start and you've finished already!
Your sampler is so, so pretty.
I love the design and I love the colours.
Your garden flowers are equally as lovely.
Margaret27

Just Me and My Shadow said...

Congratulations on your beautiful Nellie finish and oh my goodness, your flowers are gorgeous.
Chrissie

Karen said...

What a beautiful finish! i just love the colors in this one.

Happy stitching...

Karoline said...

Nellie is gorgeous, congratulations

Your garden is looking lovely

Sharon said...

Gorgeous finish and your flowers are beautiful.

Veronica said...

Oh, she's gorgeous! Congratulations on such a pretty finish. I love the colours of this sampler.

Your garden must be quite the sight. The Double Delight is very unique.

Hugs,
Veronica.

Catherine said...

A beautiful finish ~ love the colors!
And it's always a treat to see your pretty flower
pictures!

Mindi said...

Beautiful finish, and I love how you decided to add your own special personalization.

Lois said...

This is such a nice one from Homespun Sampler and the changes you made work perfectly. Loved seeing some of your gorgeous flowers. I do have buds on my roses but with all this dull (wet) gloomy weather it will be another week or two before they're in flower I think. Beautiful clematis too!

Melissa said...

Hi There! I'm a new follower :)

Another Melissa from the opposite end of the country, beautiful (and wet...) Newfoundland :)

Love the finish - simply beautiful!

Looking forward to seeing more.

Happy Stitching

Melissa

stjohnsstitcher.blogspot.ca

barbara said...

Oh my goodness I love it!!

Siobhán said...

What a fantastic finish!! It is so pretty--and I love the photos that you took of it. Your flowers--oh my gosh! I'm jealous. We have had so much rain in the last week that we don't have much growing but weeds, weeds, and more weeds!

pat said...

fantastic you sampler...very good
ciao Pat

valerie said...

Congratulations on your finish! Nettie's Garden is lovely and I like the personalizations you chose. Beautiful flowers...esp. the purple clematis!

Mary said...

Hi Melissa
So pleased to see your restart on Elizabeth Savilles and can't wait to see your progress on it. This is a beautiful piece and will probably always be a favorite with me despite the angst of altering the chart to make it symmetrical. I decided to swap out Elizabeth's name and replace it with my daughter's name but as she wasn't sure about that it remains unfinished. I must get back to it.
Your garden looks absolutely wonderful - I could almost smell the perfume from here. Amazing photos too. Thanks for sharing.
Mary

Brigitte said...

I'm short of words to tell you how much I love this little sampler. It's gorgeous with the lovely flowers in the vases and basket. Just beautiful.
Your own flowers are beautiful as well. We have Clematis in our garden as well, and roses but they aren't blooming yet, it just was too cold these past weeks. And my favourite roses which had such a lovely pink colour froze during one cold night in spring. And so did my hydrangea, my favourites. So it's time to buy some new ones.

Lynn said...

Nellie's Garden is sooo pretty! You've done a wonderful job on this one. Congrats!

Suzanne said...

Nellie's Garden is a such a beautiful sampler, you did a great job with changing things up a little.

Love the garden, I miss the flowers now it's winter here.