Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Purple Heart, Frosty Morning

Design - "Purple Heart"
Designer - Ewe & Eye & Friends
Fabric - 32 count Purlpe Iris linen
Fibers - Anchor - 1 strand over 2 threads
Started - 23 February 2013
Completed - 25 February 2013

What a fun heart to stitch!  I love the color of the fabric and the bright pink and purple floss.

This morning dawned with a frosty sparkle.

This morning dawned with a frosty sparkle.

I find the frost serves to delineate shape and form of the most mundane of objects. 

Now the sky is still gray, but it is very mild.  Let's go for a walk.
This time of year the mosses and lichens dominate the landscape.
Once the Ash trees get their leaves, the look along the banks of the creek will be very different.

It is fascinating just how many different kinds of lichens festoon the trunks and branches of the trees.

I think this is Cetraria Orbata Lichen (Cetraria orbata-Thallus).  It Ranges British Columbia to California, inland to Montana in low elevation moist forests.

This is Xanthoria Elegans Lichen.  An orange/rust color it stands out.

We have lots of Lungwort Lichen (Lobaria pulmonaria) in the forest. 

Most of the Hazelnut catkins are a gray/green, but this group is brick red.


Giovanna said...

That's another lovely heart. Love all the different lichens.

Margaret said...

Love the heart. So cool to see all the lichens. And the frost! So pretty!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

We got up to a frosty morning this morning and it's been the most beautiful sunny day. I do like your heart stitch, the colours are so appealing.

cucki said...

Lovely heart x

Mouse said...

oooo well done on getting the heart stitched up so quick and love the different lichens you found too :) love mouse xxxxx

Pam in IL said...

That heart is adorable. You had frost, we had an additional 2 inches of snow on top of the 8 inches we got yesterday and it's snowing again.

Melanie said...

Lovely heart. :)
I love mosses and stuff. Creepy fun, don't you think? They look very otherworldly here too, with the frost.

Anna van Schurman said...

Let me know how you decide to finish it. I've had this one stitched up for years and it remains in the fuffy pile. I enjoyed stitching it too!

Maggee said...

oooh, love the Purple Heart! All those colors go so well together--it is perfect! My favorite colors! Nice walk today...the frosty picture is the best! Hugs!

Barb said...

Another very pretty heart design. Love the walk. You know how much I like moss and lichens!

Siobhán said...

What a pretty heart! I loved the walk. The frost makes everything so magical.