Design - "Summer Hive" (Black Sheep kit)
Designer - Ewe & Eye & Friends
Fabric - 32 count Cream Graziano
Fibers - DMC
Started - 1 February 2003
Completed - 13 September 2003
This is another framed piece from my Bee Collection. It first glance it appears pretty straight-forward, but it has several speciality stitches. The entire skep is made up of "long" stitches rather than cross stitches. The base has Rhodes and Smyrna stitches. The center of the sunflower is stitched over one (rather than filled with French Knots).
Yesterday's weather was much improved so we were able to have our neighborhood picnic! In the morning though, it was easy to see traces of the rainy Saturday.
This bunny was eating raindrop covered grasses.
Raindrops on grass-seed head
Raindrops on grasses.
I'm trying to find information on identifying meadow grasses - thus far - no no avail. But I continue to search.
Rain / dew on meadow grasses.
The Chipmunks are getting pretty brazen when I bring out the sunflower seeds!
Parvati was pleased to have the sunshine return.