Tuesday, August 23, 2016


Design - "August Stamp" (Flip It)
Designer - Lizzie Kate
Fabric - 28 count Light Mocha Cashel linen
Fibers - GAST, WDW, and DMC - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 14 August 2016
Completed - 20 August 2016

This was a fun stitch.  Love the bright sunflowers.  I ran out of WDW 'Curry' and had to wait to get another skein that was complimentary.  It all worked out.

After breakfast, Parvati spends an hour or so checking out her world.  

She went nose to nose with a doe the other morning, and even ended up 'popping' her in the nose a couple of times!

I thought that since I'd stitched a couple of sunflowers, it would be appropriate that they take center stage. 

To be honest I am 'borrowing' these - they belong to a neighbor's garden that I spied over the fence when I was keeping Pickles the Cat company.

They had at least two different kinds of sunflowers.
Pale yellow and a brighter yellow. 

I heard lots of goldfinches, and expect the birds will devour the seeds when they ripen.

There is something iconic about a sunflower.

I am amazed at the size of the leaves on these plants.

August and sunflowers go together like chocolate and peanut-butter!


Le trame della Galaverna said...

Oh wow beautiful photos and stitch

Vickie said...

The August Stamp is so cute Beth. :) Parvati is very brave. Wow.

Justine said...

I love your sunflowers which match your stitching perfectly! Never tried peanut butter with chocolate. Sounds nice.

Barb said...

The sunflowers are just lovely this time of year. Your stitched one is so pretty and cheerful.

Christine said...

Your stitched sunflower is lovely, I really like the use of the little buttons to give texture to the centres

Pull the other thread said...

Love the sunflower finish. A gorgeous fluffy kitty, so pretty surveying the territory.

Carol said...

Just love sunflowers--especially as Summer fades into Autumn. Your little piece is darling, Beth. I've done the same one and have it in my bowl of sunflower stitching :)

Maggee said...

Love the sunflower stamp! Very nice! I have not seen many sunflowers growing in the neighborhood... Been a weird year... very wet. Hugs!