Hello lovely lovelies♡ Sunday has found its way back to my little place again and here I am chatting once more about not a lot really; excepting of course..........flowers, meanderings in the garden......and a little stitching.
Thank you, lovely lovelies, for visiting my place last week and gifting me with your beautiful comments♡ My little stitched garden has progressed a little. All the wildflowers are now stitched and what seems a gazillion and one little stem stitch leaves. Goodness, the itty bitty leaves took an age. Hours and hours to be precise. =) A garden gate has now been 'built' and an arbour laden with a climbing rose has now been embroidered. The gate is a snippet of lace from my 'dowry of cloth', to which I applied Mod Podge making it less flimsy. For the arbour I wrapped embroidery cotton around wire and stitched it on. I wound plaited embroidery thread around the arbour for the stems; stitching lazy daisy leaves and french knots for roses here, there, everywhere. I woke up very early this morning, hiding in my happy sewing room before dawn broke, to stitch the last couple of hundred laisy daisy leaves in the wildflower garden. =) I also stitched another blue applique flower from a placemat to the top left hand corner to add a more balanced aesthetic.
Last week Karen said in her lovely comment "I think I could actually imagine stepping right into that magical scene". I thought about these words as I continued to embroider this pretty through the week. It is a magical little scene, which I can in my mind's eye picture each one of you lovely lovelies and I, sitting in the cute little embroidered house, looking out the window to the garden beyond, relaxing with a cup of tea....in a pretty tea cup of course....enjoying a natter and many giggles. I can see you and I, wandering around the wildflowers drinking in the potpourri of fragrances as we go, with our feet leading us to the garden gate, where the rambling, climbing roses touch our cheek as we walk under the arbour, sprinkling glorious scents round about us. We would then stroll along down the garden path, stopping here and there to joy in the beauty of the flowers. It might take a while though, as there are many flowers sashaying for our attention, so we would have to return to the cute little cottage, put the kettle on.....again.....and of course chat some more. Wouldn't that be the best fun?? There are many of you who I just know would be kindred spirits♡
Indeed, there is a touch of magic here in my garden which is growing and thriving through these summer days. A magical garden where hydrangeas, sweet peas, roses, dahlias, cosmos, impatiens, snap dragons, gladdies, anemones........all sprinkling magic dust as the breeze drifts by. Indeed, to walk through the numerous garden arches and strolling down any one of the paths does give one a sense of magic to behold around each little bend. Meandering along a garden path always brings me a sense of calm, peace and tranquility......and wonder♡
I had fun embroidering Down The Garden Path wall hanging this week. Though it perhaps doesn't look like it the arbour and all the embroidery took quite a while. The next prompt is being announced this week, which I am looking forward to. I want to start adding details to the top of my path but am still deliberating how I will do this. Hopefully, the next prompt will cause my imaginings to spill out and, as if by magic, find their way onto my pretty. I'm off to visit with all the other slow stitching lovelies over at Kathy's place♡ 'Tis always a joy to chat with you♡ Hoping all is well with you♡ Hopefully, I have sprinkled a little love and beauty into your day♡
Until the next time................