First off, I want to thank all of you who entered my giveaway. I love thinking up ideas for them and then to see all of you who love the idea....well it's very satisfying for me.
I have a friend who lives in the hill country of central Texas who sent me these stunning pictures of the blue bonnets in full bloom. I can't imagine all these beautiful flowers laid out in fields so that it looks like a blue carpet. Such lucky people who get to enjoy these.
Then Jenn, who knows how much I admire her embroidery, decided to make me this stunning pincushion for my birthday. Every side has a different flower on it that has been stitched in silk on a silk background.
She also included a little beehive on the top and scattered some honey bees thru out the designs. And then to top it off, she couched gold around each of the panels.
I love how this turned out and I thank my lucky stars I have a daughter who is this talented and has decided to share that talent with me. Thank you Jenn.
Remember me posting awhile back about ordering some fabric from Nina and her enclosing two of her hand dyed threads. Well I used them on this Jardin Prive design and I think they turned out stunning.
It's been stitched on 32ct. off white linen and the whole time I was stitching this I kept seeing a pincushion. As you can see, that idea just didn't last long and I decided a needlebook/scissor keeper was a better choice.
As you can see from the picture above, there are two pages for your needles and a pocket for your scissors or whatever you decide. I loved stitching this design but I have so many of these types of books that I've decided to put this one in my store. So if you are interested, you'll find it there.
My next project is in the newest issue of Cross Stitch and Needlework. It's called Phlox Box by Ink Circles and I'm stitching it on a Picture This Plus linen with a HDF silk. It's very different and once I get some of it finished, I'll post an update picture.
I hope everyone has had a great weekend so far.
Blessings as always,