Thursday, 9 June 2016
stitching in the garden
It must be summer, my "summer playcloth" has come out of the storage. If you have been following my blog for a while, you will know this project - it comes out only in the summer, when it is warm enough to enjoy stitching in the garden.
The plan is to fill in each block with a different embroidery or applique, or something like that.
I have also included embroideries from women of Afghanistan (Afghanistan Initiative ), and from South Africa ( Tambani Project ). There is no particular plan or pattern here, I make it up as I go along, that's the fun of it.
At the moment I am playing with Shishas.
I am not sure where it will go from here, yet.
We have been having some good summer weather for about a week now and the best place is our little garden.
Last week I finished another block for Chateau Hexagon,
The garden has really come alive now,
A box arrived this week from Wildegoose Nursery , with several new viola plants.
Chelsea Flower Show 2015 - one of the exhibitors I saw on TV were a lovely young couple, who won Silver Gilt Medal that year, for their lovely violas.
I went straight online, but so did many other people; I managed to get this pretty blue one, which gave us a wonderful show all summer.
This year I got my order in early, and today I planted all my new violas into pots.
I will show you the progress as they grow.
This beautiful viola is one our last year's finds and already in flower this year.