Thursday, 19 December 2013

Further along the floral garden path...

Twelve years ago when Diana Lampe's book (Embroidered Garden Flowers)was first published,  I attempted one of these floral garden wonder-pieces and it ended up consigned to the rubbish bin.   I vowed never to try again.   Now I am ever so glad I kept the book as this piece is working out -  sufficiently similar to Diana's to make me happy.   This is to be a gift so a slightly skewed part-portion snapshot is all I can show you at present.   I have added Agapanthus, English Primrose and Periwinkles to the mix.
Today at lunchtime I made a trip to the Library for the first collection of Christmas Holiday reading.   Besides this I have downloaded 10 eBooks from the Library collection and five from Kindle so I feel safe knowing I will have plenty to read over the holiday break.   I plan to make a final trip to a different Library branch on Monday and collect some more as over the summer they allow an extended borrowing period of six weeks.
If re-creation is the true definition of holiday I am set for success as I plan to sew some new dresses, get active in my garden, read these books and stitch and stitch and stitch.   Oh yes I forgot, a couple of new cones of yarn arrived from England so I will be knitting another summer cardigan too.  Do you wonder why the HD3QBEM asks if I realise I only have three weeks off work and not three months??


3 comments:

  1. I'm sure you will make good use of every minute of your vacation.

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  2. Wow Margaret, you're going to be busy. It's great to have so many lovely things to do that you enjoy, I think we crafters are lucky in that respect. I love your floral piece, it's the kind of needlework I admire greatly.

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  3. I have both the books, but never had the courage to start stitching those flowers. They look so complicated! I intend to take embroidery classes in 2014 so fingers crossed I'll have enough skill to then give it a go :)

    I already have a list of things I plan to do during the break... it involves lots of stitching!

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