Stitch-a-Garden SAL

Apologies for the late arrival of this post, I’ve been glossing all day! We’ve got two new settees arriving on Wednesday so I thought it would be a good idea to decorate the lounge beforehand. When I unexpectedly had a weeks annual leave it was too good an opportunity to miss, so I’ve spent the past week emulsioning walls and ceiling and today I glossed all the woodwork. Glossing is not my favourite part of decorating, but it’s done…just the rest of the house to do!!

I’ve been painting during the day and sewing at night time, mainly embroidering two pieces I’ll post about next week. Friday night I suddenly had a bit of a panic that I hadn’t done anything on my garden embroidery, even more of a panic as I actually thought it was Saturday night!! So, two evenings work and I’ve made some progress. This was my garden three weeks ago…(and three nights ago!!)

My first bit of stitching was to turn that wandering stem into a meandering clematis, I then decided the main bed was full enough and turned my attention to the pond area. In the exuberant foliage in the photo below there is a pond!!

There are no seasons in this garden so I have the bright red flowers of the late summer flowering crocosmia next to the late spring flowering iris, I have the bright blue flowers of the brunnera which flowers in spring, next to the summer flowering geranium and rogersia…I do like a bit of artistic license!!

The pink flowers with yellow centres are going to be the wild roses I have along the back fence. As they’re very simple five petalled roses I tried to do them with a French knot in the middle and petals from little straight stitches, I stitched one (on the left) before I changed my mind as they were going to come out too big. I’m now surrounding the yellow French knot with a few stem stitches which is better size wise, though it doesn’t have the simplicity of a dogrose, I think it will have to suffice.

The big leaved green plants are hostas, once I’ve done the roses I might add a few alchemilla mollis or geraniums along the pond edge and then I’m almost done.

I feel I’m making good progress really with my garden book, I have quite a few pages stitched now so I’m starting to plan how I’m going to put it all together.

This SAL is organised by Avis of Stitching By the Sea, we each post our progress on our chosen progress every three weeks, so please follow the links to see what everyone 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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14 Responses to Stitch-a-Garden SAL

  1. Cathie J says:

    I like the latest flowers that you’ve stitched around the pond. So pretty.

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  2. teamwilsun says:

    I love all of your flowers — I especially love how you added blossoms to the meandering vine — it’s like watching spring bloom, but in stitchery.

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  3. Sharon says:

    Great progress for panic stitching 🙂 you really did make great progress and those flowers – so lovely 🙂

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  4. claire93 says:

    well done on getting some stitching done at the last minute ^^

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  5. It sounds like you had plenty on your plate without SAL stitching LOL. Well done for making progress again. Enjoy your new settees 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  6. rutigt says:

    Your garden is very beautiful!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. kathyreeves says:

    I just love this, and it gets more lovely every update. You are an artist Margaret!

    Liked by 1 person

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