I don't really mind hot weather but with the 12th day in a row over 40 degrees Celsius (104 F) in Adelaide it is fair to say I do start to look forward to a cool change. My poor veggie garden is surviving (just) but looks strangely like the tent city at some groovy music festival.
Not very flattering really. But underneath is a cosy little haven, the plants are hanging in there - gasping for air, but hanging in there none the less.
Embroidery and heat doesn't go well together but sitting idle is not really my strong point - my fingers itch. Besides I was dying to try these fabulous colours for my little flower sampler.
|Part of the 'Elephant Festival' range by Shelly Penko on Spoonflower|
These are prints from Shelly Penko's 'Elephant Festival' range on Spoonflower that first gave me the idea - how can you not want to dive in to these amazing colours? I have ordered a piece of the 'Elephant Festival Flowers" (left) which I plan to use when I make the project up into - something. Just short of 13cm (5") tall, it is a good size for a journal cover perhaps?
So, positioning myself directly under the ceiling fan, I sat out to just stitch a little bit, just enough to try those glorious colours... then a bit more... and a few more stitches... and then I only really had a tiny bit to go so...
...I finished it (yes it had cooled down enough to venture outside by then). I just love, love, love this colour scheme. It is not a colour combination I in my wildest fantasy would have picked, but it was such a joy to stitch. In fact I am quite certain that a much larger project could be on its way!
However this on is small, partly because it is designed for a one day workshop. So, it needs a name - any suggestions?