Monday, July 16, 2012

Garden pictures and wip

 I have an embroidery wip update to share and also a few garden pictures.  First the garden pictures! This gorgeous red rose:  {hybrid tea - Ingrid Bergman}.  I love this rose bush, it blooms beautifully every year:  


Some ripening cherries...these are pie cherries - not at all sweet - but so delicious in pies.


Some sweet peas: These smell so good!


My embroidery wip: remember this? I took out the stitching on the tomato and am now doing a split stitch using six strands of floss.  I like the look much better.  I finished the mushroom in the tan floss {thank you everyone for your help in the mushroom color choice!}


I like the green I have been using for the carrot and the tomato tops.  It is dmc 906 - I am nearly out of this color and I can't finish this until I get some more.  I could use one of these beautiful shades of green but I really like the 906...


I am still working on my tea towel and will post pictures soon!



9 comments:

Karen said...

That is such a beautiful rose! Your embroidery looks great, I often use the split stitch in my embroideries, too. It will be nice to see your vegetable stitchery when it's done!

Cath said...

I need to know what a split stitch is to satisfy my curiosity?? Lovely embroidery and photos of the garden. That rose is stunning!

Jennifer Rodriguez said...

Beautiful! I really need to use the split stitch more..

Very crisp and perfect - lovely!!

big B said...

Thank you Karen! I will definitely post a picture of this when it is finished!
Cath - Thank you and thanks for reminding me about the split stitch. I just updated this blog post to include a link to my split stitch demonstration (from when I learned how to do the split stitch). Just click on the link :)
Hi Jennifer - Thank you! It is a fun stitch - and really quick to do!

suz said...

the tomatoes are looking good! I understand about the green floss. While I adore the color green, there are a couple I like best and have several skeins in my bin. The rose is beautiful - how can you not love something called Ingrid Bergman!

JennyPennyPoppy said...

Your rose is absolutely beautiful!!! I don't have any roses blooming but my sweet peas are as well. Very nice stitching on your tea towel :)

big B said...

Hi Suz :) Thank you! I love green too and I am always amazed at how many different shades there are!
JennyPennyPoppy - Thanks! I just love sweet peas too - I am growing these in pots and they seem very happy, I am cutting blooms every day - so fun!

Bits of Stitching! said...

Lovely rose, cherry tree (mmmm, cherry pies are my fav.) and sweat peas!
The wip is coming along nicely... I really like the mushrooms. I totally understand the need to have the perfect/fav. shade in order to complete a project. You would not be happy if you substitute... ;-).

big B said...

Hi Monika - Thank you!