Thursday, May 26, 2016

Cross Stitch and Flowers

Hi there cloud friends!  I just looked at my header, I had better get busy and change it quickly! Oh well, tomorrow will have to do.  I have some cross stitch and some very pretty flowers to share.  All is well here, our 80's are gone and the very typical cool damp weather has returned, my garden and I are very happy.  I have really enjoyed stitching on the vine next to the big house.  I had to do lots of careful counting but I was ready for that after all the house stitching.  I'm also showing you the bag that I sent away to Faye at the "Carolina Stitcher."  She did a beautiful job changing my simple design into a fun bag!  As I have told you before, finishing is not really my thing so the bag was just a bit too much!

 Here we have Barbara Ana's " Mary Pepper". Notice the pretty gold color on the top.  The entire bag is lined with the same gold fabric.  It matches the stitching so well.  I can't wait to put some bittersweet in it this Fall.  Thank you Faye for the wonderful work!

 I totally changed all the colors on the vine except the green.  The DMC colors were not to my liking as charted, so I switched. Some are DMC and the others are Gentle Arts.  I first chose the GA Gingersnap and then coordinated  the other two orange colors to it.

 It's almost as big as the house!

 These are my DH's alliums.  He planted them last Fall .  They are about 5 inches across.

I will close with this lovely peony!  Thanks so much for joining me today. Have a terrific Memorial Day week-end if you live here in the US.  Please take time to remember why we celebrate this day.