"How beautiful a day can be when kindness touches it" - George Alliston

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Monday, June 14, 2010

peaceful garden embroidery

there is something so peaceful about stitching - slowing having a picture come to exist on the fabric in front of you.

i have had a flu the last few days - we were meant to travel to melbourne for the long weekend, but i was too crook to contemplate the long drive there and back with the little human. so we have put it off until the school holidays.
this has meant lots of time for stitching as my lovely hubby has taken care of the little human a lot of the time for me. lovely to sit in the warmth of the heater, under the blush quilt, and just quietly stitch.

i love having something that you can just pick up and put down - and two stitches is working towards something bigger. a good reminder when being mum to the little human!

at the moment, i am working on an embroidery for my mother in law's 59th bday (yes, she of the 60th quilt). she lost her beautiful garden in the water restrictions of the last few summers, and has had to plant a completely drought resistant garden.
she misses her flowers and mostly her hydrangeas - so a permanent, unwaterable stitchery was called for :)

it is well on the way to being finished!
the pattern is from a needlecase that i made a few years ago, and i always thought it would look lovely as a framed piece. i guess we will see!

pugs and snotty kisses

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