Now I have discovered some of these neat things to stitch, I have just designed and stitched a small zigouioui, the design has a wreath of flowers made with closter blocks, chain stitch leaves and beads.
I stitched this one with red flowers as a christmas decoration.
It could be stitched with pastel shades for the flowers and fill with lavender for a gift or made as a pincushion not a hanging.
Back stitch round the design area first. The graph shows one section, turn it to repeat the other parts.
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Visitors to the cottage come through the gate from the drive and in spring are greeted by the lovely fragrances, first of Daphne bholua, followed by daphne ordora 'rubra' and 'alba' and still to come Daphne burkwoodii, but missing this year has been the gentle fragrance of the Australian bush,Boronia megastigma.
I have meanwhile picked sprigs of the lovely scented blooms from it and placed them around the house, near my computor and by my stitching chair. Boronia flowers keep their scent long after they have been dried.