We've had the most glorious, later summer sunshine this weekend...
...and I spent quite a few hours in the garden. I just happened to stumble across a couple of sweet little plants, begging to come home with me when I was a the nursery the other day and with autumn just around the corner, it is a good time to get digging. It is amazing what a couple of hours of 'scratching around in the dirt' can do. I find it so relaxing and completely loose track of time when I am outside. However, it was not only in the garden that the weekend was productive...
... I also finish the 'White Carnations'. I am not quite sure if that is the name of this piece yet, but finish it I did. I didn't have a much left to do on this project but it still took me a bit by surprise how long even those tiny little things took to embroider.
The challenge of this project is not that it uses a lot of different techniques and tricky stitches - to the contrary, the challenge is in the simplicity. The design might look intricate but the stitches are really, really simply and sometimes simplicity is the most difficult - any little bit that is not right will stand out.
I think it came up ok.
It is times like this that I really wish I had a better camera and was much, much better at taking photos! This gives you an idea, but honestly - it doesn't do it justice.
With new little plants filling in a few holes in the garden beds and a fresh piece of goldwork off the frame leaves me with that nice feeling completion and accomplishment.
Ahhh, what next? - I think a rabbit is waiting.....
I hope you too had a lovely weekend.