Thursday, October 27, 2011

The Last Hurrah!

Design - "Boo Sampler" Flora McSample kit
Designer -Lizzie Kate
Fabric - 28 count Lilac Cashel linen
Fibers - WDW 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 14 October 2011
Completed - 26 October 2011

I'm pleased with this stitch.  I like the unusual colors of fabric and fibers used to create this Halloween piece.

On Sunday afternoon my Sister and I went down to her Dahlia Garden.
With a forecast of frost in the near future, she wanted to pick some bouquets.

I think her "Persian Carpet" Zinnias were without equal.

Here's a look at the lovely autumnal bouquet.

I think they are quite striking against the deep purple garden bench.

There was still alot of color in the Dahlias Garden on Sunday.

This is the Dahlia bouquet my Sister put together.

It turned out to be a The Last Hurrah as we had a killing frost Monday evening.  It was lovely while it lasted!


Siobhán said...

Wahoo!! Congratulations on the finish! What beautiful bouquets! We haven't had our first frost yet--I expect it will be soon.

butterfly said...

What beautiful stitching and i love all your flowers.
Thanks for sharing.

Carol said...

Such a cute finish, Beth, and I like how you put your name in there. Oh, those flowers are still amazingly colorful--ours are long gone. No frost here yet, but I've heard the "s" word murmured as a possibility for Halloween!

CalamityJr said...

Love that finish - you're right about the unusual shades making it unique.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Congrats on the finish! It looks great. I love the bouquets too. They are just so happy!

Mindi said...

Great finish! I'd been following your progress on it, and ever recognized the pattern until I went searching yesterday.

Melanie said...

Great little finish!!! :)

LoriU said...

OH Boo Sampler is SOOOO cute! Another one that the picture on the pattern does not do it justice! Congratulations on the finish!

Mouse said...

ooo well done on a beautiful finish :) and gorgeous flowers and they really do pop against that purple don't they :) love mouse xxxx

krayolakris said...

Gorgeous! Love the lilac bench too!

Penny said...

Cute finish! What gorgeous flowers with such beautiful colors and pretty garden bench too.
We are expecting snow this weekend ~ I can't believe it, so that's probably it for my flowers. :(

Lois said...

What a cute finish! Love the dahlias.