Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Peacocks and Fuchsias

I'm proud as a peacock! 
It took a month, but I finished "Peacock Spot Sampler". 
I especially like the Eyelet stitch detail that forms the peacock's wing.

The piece also uses Double Leviathan and Smyrna stitches.

Design - "Peacock Spot Sampler"
Designer - Ewe & Eye & Friends
Fabric - 36 count Summer Khaki Edinburgh linen
Fibers - Anchor
Specialty Stitches - Double Leviathan, Eyelet, and Smyrna
Started - 3 July 2010
Completed - 2 August 2010 

Allison Patricia

I'm also proud of my fuchsias!  Our front porch is north-facing so does not get alot of direct sun. That makes it a good spot to grow shade tolerant fuchsias. I've been a fan of fuchsias for decades now, it part, because my previous garden was very much a shade garden. Now though I do have lots of sunny spots, I still prize these lovely plants. In the last several years there have been many new introductions, lots of them frost tolerant too. Each year it seems I grow a few old favorites, and try out several of the new selections. Here are some that I'm growing this year:

Violet and White


Double Otto

Unknown (no tag)

Magellanica alba

Eden Road


Santa Claus

Miss California


Jim Muncaster


natalyK said...

I also love fuschias. They attract beautful hummingbirds to my deck area. I love your peacock sampler finish. The colors are great and the stitching is beautiful.

Alea said...

Your fuschias are beautiful! I love your sampler, now I have the itch to do some handwork!

zentmrs said...

Gorgeous fuschias! They are some of my favorite plants.

Athena at Minerva's Garden said...

Beautiful fuschias! I had a 'Double Otto' but managed to kill it. If I get another one, I will plant it in a large container, I think, instead of out in the garden.

Deborah said...

Wonderful fuschias! Your peacock finish is beautiful.

Jami said...

Your fuschias are lovely! I just can't get them to grow very well, they always dry up on me right about now...

Thanks for sharing at the Tuesday Garden Party!