Last night I put together some threads for a little piece of stitching to go in the project bag I have in my handbag. I started stitching whilst waiting for my physio appointment and finished it this evening! It’s only about 2″ tall, so there wasn’t a lot of stitching but I’m pleased with the result.
It’s a little simple flower design which was among the mystery bundle I bought from Sookie Soo on Instagram, ideal as a little embroidery for my garden book.
I decided to make it into a geranium psilostemon which is one of the bigger geraniums, it has deep magenta flowers with black centres. I’ve got a couple of plants by the patio, I had a huge one where the gate opens but last year I decided it had outgrown it’s spot so I moved it elsewhere and just left two of it’s babies which had moved onto the raised bed.
The big one used to billow out onto the path and through the gate so when I stitched another Sookie Soo design earlier in the year with a garden gate on I embroidered it with the geranium behind…
For the flower I stitched the petals with long and short stitch in two shades of DMC thread with black French knots for the middle. The leaves I sort of adapted fishbone stitch to give the shape of a geranium leaf, even if the size is totally out of proportion!
Todays embroidery will hopefully go on the same page with a bit of crazy patchwork to bring it all together…
Your garden is beautiful!! I love your embroidery. I’ve been following your progress on your garden embroidery, it’s just lovely. Hugs,
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