Tuesday, March 2, 2010

BASKET OF ROSES


This is what I stitched for my March brides Tree SAL, the theme was- Flower or Flower Basket -representing  good wishes, beauty in the home. The basket is cross stitched from a very old chart, source unknown using one of Jane Van Kuelin's hand dyed tencil thread, and I have filled the basket with bullion Stitch Roses, stitched with perle 12.
I hope all the pieces I stitch for this SAL will have special memories for me.
My mother taught me to stitch these roses as a teenager, many years ago and so This piece brings to me memories of her and how much she loved  her garden.

4 comments:

Annie said...

Beautiful job on the roses. I used to do that stitch with Persian yarns on some needlepoint pieces back in the day. Looks harder though with the thin thread. That is a real treasure!

Carol said...

Amazing roses, Lee! I remember doing bullion stitches years ago when I dabbled in crewel embroidery back in high school. I hope you'll post a photo of all of your Bride's Tree SAL ornaments when you're all done with them...

Cinnamonstitch said...

absolutely beautiful, thank you for sharing your talent

Chris said...

The roses are beautiful. Your mother left you a great legacy :-)