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.