Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Garden Love stitchery

It’s been a busy few weeks full of appointments and special birthdays to celebrate!  One of my dearest darling friends celebrated her 40th, then my two kids had their 8th and 16th birthdays respectively… within three days of each other.  It will be the only time in history that Rosie will be exactly half of her brother’s age… and literally half of his size as well!  I wish I could show you but Rosie has decided that she doesn’t want me to put photographs up on my blog, so I respect her wishes.  But gosh they’re cute!

Just this week the weather in Melbourne has turned a full 360 degrees and it’s mild and warm with the occasional peek of sunshine glimpsing through the clouds.  I’m getting out in the garden this afternoon to do a spot of weeding before Spring arrives in all its glory and everything shoots up like a rocket!

Which leads me nicely on to today’s subject of my garden themed stitchery that is featured in the current issue of Inspiring Country Threads (Vol 14 No 5).

Garden stitchery 4

Garden stitchery 5

Garden love 1

I used a mini charm pack for this project, a range called Buttercup by Joanna Figeuroa, Fig Tree & Co. for Moda.  I love the soft muted tones, they make me feel relaxed and cheerful!

Garden stitchery mag 1

I’m off to mow my lawn!  I can’t start the mower myself so my DS is going to do the honours for me.  I really LOVE mowing grass.  I enjoy weeding too – but my back doesn’t quite agree with me – I have to keep telling it to shut up and be quiet!!!

Okay, so am I a wee bit crazy or do you talk to your bodies as well?!!! *&%#!


margaret said...

a lovely design, you Aussies are so lucky with your beautiful magazines, recently discovered the country threads one and sometimes treat myself but unfortunately it is not sold in the shops but have to buy on line so cannot see what is in it in advance. Did get 4 back copies at the festival of quilts earlier this month.The suppliers should be at the K & S show in november so will check your edition out then, should have arrived by then

Tatkis said...

Such a lovely stitching and finish!
I need to get this issue :)


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Adorable stitching!
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Sue Niven said...

lovely stitchery Vikki! Happy Birthday Week, Just lovely. I am loving that spring is on it's way. All the best always.

Sandi said...

Spring seems to have arrived early here too - lots of flowers around already. Love your sweet stitchery.

Chris H said...

That stitchery is just gorgeous!
I wonder if I can find that magazine here? Might try ...*smiles*

Allie said...

Well happy birthday to your babies!!!! Oh Vikki your stitchery is GORGEOUS - love the arbor, the little bird with the flower, you are brilliant! Enjoy getting outside, we're finally getting some cooler weather here but the wasps and hornets are ferocious. They know their time is short and they're not happy about it, lol. I don't get outside much, but usually have a hornet hanging out by my leg or hair if I do....eek. I look forward to spring again, and autumn hasn't officially started yet!

Chris H said...

Hey Chick, I have hunted near and far and cannot find that magazine here in New Zealand, or ONLINE. Is there any chance you could get me one? I am totally happy to cover your costs... I just love that stichery pattern of yours!
Chris H

Chris H said...

Hey Chick... I found one and have ordered it from England! Whoop, can't wait to get it. Thanks for being prepared to find one for me. {{{HUGS}}}


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