Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Spring has sprung - a little - in my garden

The weatherman hasn't been so kind today but there are signs of Spring even in  my city garden.
Daffodils, primulas, a solitary freesia and the abundant Lily of the Valley Tree.   Signs of hope that the cold and sunless days of Winter are behind us.


I have finally reduced the huge pile of books on my bedside table and can now see the Ruskin Lace mat that they were covering.   Of course when I next visit the library this situation will be remedied but at least temporarily I can enjoy my stitching!
Hardanger has been on the menu this week and I have all but completed this small coaster.   I have enough linen left on the piece to make another so will do a "matching pair" with different centre fillings.   I know the chart for this was from a Janice Love book but I have forgotten the name.  I am using "Fundamentals Made Easy" for the centre filling.
The colours are not true as the Perle is DMC928 and the linen is called Confederate Grey - no where near as dull as this photo shows.   This was fun to stitch and has helped cure my desire for stitching that is not crosses!  
Tonight will my needle will be smoking as I start coaster number 2.

5 comments:

  1. I always enjoy seeing your non cross stitch work, it is so accomplished. The daffodil looks so odd at this time of year:-)

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  2. I love spring flowers..wish we were heading towards spring and not winter.I do love the fall and cooler temperatures though.

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  3. Glad to hear you are headed towards Spring. Now if only we could be headed towards fall (my favorite time of the year). I just love the beautiful hardanger.

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  4. Glad to hear you are headed towards Spring. Now if only we could be headed towards fall (my favorite time of the year). I just love the beautiful hardanger.

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  5. No! If you're heading toward spring we must be heading for fall. I'm not ready yet!

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