Stitching my Garden SAL

I’m still making reasonable progress on my stitching of the patio area of our garden, this is going to be part of a textile book about our garden. This whole idea has been inspired by an excellent on-line course called ‘stitch-a-garden’ by Nicki Franklyn of the Stitchery. Three weeks ago it looked like this…

I’ve since added a couple of rose trees and filled in gaps with trailing blue geranium and the bright pink geranium too, the foliage near the right hand apricot coloured rose bush (called Jude the Obscure) is meant to be a marjoram plant. The green loopy plant in the middle of the top border is meant to be a hosta. I just have the little space in the middle to stitch and then I can move onto the border opposite.

It’s taking a while to do this part of the garden but I do feel it’s coming together now, the other bed at the bottom of the embroidery won’t take as long as I haven’t got a raised bed behind it. Once this one is finished I have another two areas at least to stitch, the amber and amethyst garden and the lawn and pond area by the summerhouse. Hopefully now I know what I’m doing a bit more I won’t procrastinate for quite as long!

This SAL is organised by Avis, we post our progress on our individual projects every three weeks, just often enough to keep me motivated on longer pieces. Please follow the links to see what everyone else has been stitching.


About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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20 Responses to Stitching my Garden SAL

  1. Oh my I am loving this! Really, really pretty!

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  2. kathyreeves says:

    ❤️❤️❤️ This looks fantastic, Margaret!

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  3. anne54 says:

    You have made such good progress, Margaret. It is going to be a delight when you finish it. Can you tell me what stitch you have used for the hosta, the one near the sundial? I think it is the same stitch as the plant in lighter green near the path. It looks like a floppy chain stitch, and I would love to use it in my current work.

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  4. Cathie J says:

    You have added a lot of beautiful flowers in that garden. I would love to see your actual garden in person. It must be gorgeous!

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  5. Sharon says:

    Wow – It’s really such an interesting fun piece ~ loving the progress, I love how it’s coming together

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  6. Laura says:

    Beautiful keepsake, Margaret! Love it! 🙂

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  7. Jaya says:

    After seeing this I’m all the more glad you are staying on in your house! This is a beautiful piece of work.

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  8. When you first mentioned you were going to make this piece I had no idea how you’d go about it. Brilliant!

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  9. rutigt says:

    I love this free hand stitching! It´s looking great!

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  10. claire93 says:

    the good thing about this garden . . . it won’t need weeding when it’s complete ^^

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  11. Your garden is lovely!

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  12. Very Pretty! You are doing an excellent job on this project! Hugs

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  13. Lindashee says:

    That’s such a beautiful piece coming along but you must have a beautiful garden to base it on. I love your interpretation of it. If I was to do this with mine it would just be green grass and three hostas fighting in a corner 😂

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  14. sunnydelaney says:

    I love this piece — it’s so creative!

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  15. Jane M says:

    Beautiful, lovely variation of flowers, shrubs and bushes

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  16. Amazing! I can’t stop looking at it!

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