Monday, June 17, 2013

A Different Kind of Gardening

Here is the kind of gardening I did this spring.  Unfortunately it took a long time for it to warm up and when it did it started to rain LOTS!  We have had nearly 9" or rain in the month of June and we are only mid way through.  So what do you do when it rains??  You stitch of course.  I stitched these for my dear friend Carol as part of an exchange.  It is a design that was published in The World of Cross Stitching Magazine January 2013.  It is designed by Belinda of Blue Ribbon Designs.  I stitched it on 30ct Parchment and used the recommended threads.  It is featured as a sampler but I chose bits and pieces and created a pincushion and scissor fob.

 
Near the stitching nest sit many WIPs.  I am tying to get some stitching time in but work and life are getting in the way.  I spent the weekend priming the deck for painting.  It is a long and tedious task but needs to be tended to.  The best thing was that the weather was perfect for it.  Sunny, dry and warm.  I hope you are all enjoy some time outdoors with a bit a stitching thrown in.  Thank you for stopping by and Happy Stitching!

24 comments:

Catherine said...

I would say that your friend, Carol, is one lucky lady! What beautiful finishes!

Dawn said...

it's lovely

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Love how your garden grows.

Koala said...

Hello Nataly, it is a lovely gift for your friend! I've been reading your blog for a while, You have a lot of beautiful things here! Have a nice day, Natalia (Koala)

butterfly said...

Beautiful stitching , love the design.
We have just painted our decking to, we used a big roller on the end of a broom handle, it is so quick and works great. hugs.

cucki said...

It's so sweet x

Jan Gartlan said...

Lovely x

P.J. said...

What sweet pieces! Very nice. We have just started to see growth in our garden.

Bekca said...

Isn't it annoying when life gets in the way of decent stitching time?! Beautiful finished pieces for Carol, so darling. Best wishes.

Chris said...

What a beautiful gift for Carol. Such wonderful summery designs. So glad that you had some nice weather!

Maggee said...

Those are just lovely Nataly! You picked nice parts of the sampler to make into a cushion and fob! We got a garden in, but the weather has not cooperated at all! Either it is scorchingly hot (in JUNE!!) or there is too much rain. Again, today, it is rain... and tomorrow and Thursday... Sigh! Odd weather this year! Again, beautifully done! Hugs!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

What wonderful creations, Nataly! I love both the subject matter and your stitching and finishing (always superb!!). What a lucky lady Carol is! Off to see if I can find a copy of the mag and then copy your interpretion!

Melinda said...

Easy way to grow a garden.

They look lovely.

:)

Vickie said...

Those are really great. I have been getting work done outside too. =)

Ranae said...

A fabulously gorgeous set
I love it!!

Penny said...

Carol is very lucky to receive such a pretty gift! I think I must be in the same rain path as you - lots of rain lately. :)

Ellen said...

Beautiful finishes,love them!

Hugs,

diamondc said...

Positively lovely and refreshg.
Catherine

Shirlee said...

It's beautiful Nataly!

Marilyn said...

Oh, that is soooooooooo pretty.
Marilyn

Patrizia Valle said...

enchanting.....I like very much
Pat

Aurelia Eglantine said...

That's the best kind of garden to grow - one that's everlasting and never needs tending, LOL! Such a cute finish and wonderful gift - the little bunny fob is so cute!

Brigitte said...

Oh Nataly, what a lovely design you stitched here. And the finishing is so beautiful, too. Thanks for sharing the mgazine where it can be found. I'll be on the lookout for it.

Stitchinowl said...

Very pretty! I bought that issue a few months for that BRD sampler. I love the way your smalls from the larger pattern turned out.
Carolyn