Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Color Stitching Color Gardening

Design - "April" (Baubles)
Designer - Sam Sarah Designs
Fabric - 28 count Zweigart Newport Natural / Cream linen
Fibers - GAST & WDW - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 14 May 2014
Completed - 19 May 2014

Hmmm...Eggs. Well yes it is 'Easterish' but also kinda' sorta' works with my May theme of birds. I messed up the color of the center egg and that meant that I had to mix up the colors of several of the other eggs. So this is a unique one-of-a-kind finish!

It's time for another Garden Party over at An Oregon Cottage
Yesterday I got to visit a neighbor's garden.

She is a true Plant Artist.

She designed garden and sited each and every plant.

She has an eye for color...

and texture...

and the unusual like these orange Meconopsis.

A Dogwood and fern play off of each other with interesting form and color.

A Podophyllum - you can see why they're familiarly called May Apples.

An airy Thalictrum.

Every plant plays well with its neighbors.

She delights in big leaf Hostas.  

Here's an unusual Vibernum.

And Dogwood

And a display of Rhododendrons.

The Poppy is 'Patty's Plum'. Such a lovely color.

GREEN!

A very pretty Verbascum.

So many pretty plants and a most generous gardener too.
She shared a clump of her variegated Iris with me!

One year ago today my Mom and I visited the iconic British Museum and Russell Square. 

9 comments:

cucki said...

Sweet colors x

Margaret said...

Such a pretty garden! Don't know how you gardeners do it. I have trouble just watering the lawn. lol!

Melissa said...

What a gorgeous garden! I love that Patty's Plum poppy!

I have been catching up on your posts. Such a treat at this time of year to see all the birds, all the blooms all the lovely farmer's market goodies. I loved seeing the eagle mom and baby!

Mindy said...

Wow, that IS a gorgeous garden! Thanks for sharing the photos!

Shebafudge said...

Gorgeous stitching! Those eggs are so cute.

Gorgeous flowers as well. xx

Barb said...

Your egg design looks great. Sometimes a mistake looks better than the original. What a beautiful garden, thanks for sharing the photos.

Pam in IL said...

I needed a walk through the garden today! Cute egg finish.

Derek Yarnell said...

Some beautiful work and plants in there.

Maggee said...

I see nothing wrong with your egg finished piece! It's so cute as it is... whatever you improvised, worked! Lovely tour of your neighbor's garden. The Plum Poppy really jumps out at me, lover of all things Purple! Hugs!