Tuesday, February 3, 2015


“If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.” 
 Vincent van Gogh

I did complete all four pages for Stitching friend's challenge in January, although the deadline is March, while I was free of other commitments it was good having the time to work on them. The last page was for Heather she had chosen NZ trees for her book and I wanted to stitch the flower from one that possibly others would not have thought of, hoping she might get a nice variety in her book. I decided on the tree fuchsia.  I have always enjoyed finding these tiny blooms in the bush. This time the technique I decided to stitch was silk shading and I am quite pleased with my effort on the leaves however after that....think its more like needle painting  as I added extra stitches to complete the flower and buds.  It was not as easy to mount the piece on the required background maybe I should have thought of this and made another choice.

 here is the result of my research and the  design stage

The design transferred to the silk fabric ,

 and a start on the silk shading of the leaf

February is now here and the list of what I would like to stitch is far too long. decisions!  decisions !
 I will let you know later what I decide.


Annette-California said...

Gorgeous!!! I didn't know there were blue fuchsias. Loved seeing your plans for what you made. You always do the most beautiful needlework Lee! I was hoping to hear what Heather thought of her page. I'm sure see was speechless.
love Annette

gracie said...

So very pretty

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Oh, Lee! The flower is so beautiful. I always enjoy stopping by to see your latest piece of needlework. Stunning, as expected.
Happy February, my dear.

Thoeria said...

Wow Lee!! Absolutely stunning!

Vickie said...

You have done a beautiful job with this. I had never seen fuchsias in this color.

Emma/Itzy said...

Very pretty Lee!

Madtatter80 said...

I love this flower and did a wonderful job, I don't know how else you could have appliqued it on. This is a wonderful page to a book that is one of a kind!

Karoline said...

Your pages are gorgeous, congratulations

Evelyne said...

What a great flower, absolutely beautiful!

Have a nice weekend Lee