Spring has sprung and the weather has been beautiful. Hope you are enjoying great days by you too. This is our week for sharing new ornaments with a garden/flower theme. Hope you like the two we picked to stitch.
RJ - I chose Sweet Violet by With Thy Needle and Thread. The pattern was much too big for an ornament so I made some changes. I only stitched Violet, her sheep and the flowers to the right of her. Everything on her left I did not stitch. I also left off the pretty checkerboard lawn and the top border. By subtracting parts of the stitch, it brought it down to ornament size. I added Fleurs to the top right side because she would be going on my French tree.
|Here you can see the cute purple buttons and the watering can charm plus the great little fabric patches|
The purple wool for the flowers was not available any longer on Country Stitches so I found these really cute purple flower buttons and they did the trick. Mary sent me small pieces of three coordinating fabrics that worked perfectly at the bottom. The fabric all the way to the right is seersucker and too cute for words. There was not enough for the back so I used a purple polka dot fabric and then chose a polka dot ribbon up at the top for the bow. I used over dyed threads I already had from another project to stitch Violet because I don't use purples very often. They worked out well.
|Here's a closeup of the three fabrics that go so well together. I just put a X stitch between the seams and added a small silver watering can just like the can Violet is holding.|
by With Thy Needle And Thread
40 ct. flax linen
over dyed threads I had on hand
buttons and charm
Mary - Garden Pleasures by Little House Needleworks is my new stitch for June. It was a pleasure stitching this for my sister who is a wonderful gardener. Unfortunately, I made the mistake of trying to frame it myself. I measured twice and still made a mistake! I cut the right side too short for the frame and the fabric barely fits and it pulls unevenly. So, I am on a quest for a new frame that is smaller in size so I can re-frame it. Has this happened to anyone else?
|She is such a sweet gardener who grows such lovely plants. This was a enjoyable stitch!|
by Little House Needleworks
30 ct. linen
called for threads
Have a great stitching week. Hope to see you next week for our June Styling with Stitches project. Mary and RJ
Where flowers bloom so does hope
Lady Bird Johnson