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................
You have such a beautiful garden to inspire your stitched panel which is looking gorgeous. The arbour is stunning! such a lot of work. I am already looking forward to next weeks update. Have fun. xxReplyDelete
Beautiful and "magical" garden and embroidery !ReplyDelete
Your "doigts de fée" do the work very well...It's always a delight visiting your blog...
Have a lovely week !
Your flowers always looks so beautiful, both the real ones and the embroidered ones. Happy stitching!ReplyDelete
Oh my Kim!! I love reading your posts and seeing pictures of your Heaven garden on Earth, this mini wall hanger is so precious and full os details that shows how is the world around you. Thanks for sharing your paradise. Have a wonderful week.ReplyDelete
I love the surround of those blue morning glory blooms--really nice work on this--ReplyDelete
just beautiful hugs, Julierose
such a beautiful garden, I can't imagine all the work it takes to take care of it.ReplyDelete
How beautiful. Wonderful hydrangeas and adorable artwork. Hugs.ReplyDelete
Thank you, lovely Maristella. Kim XxDelete
You do beautiful work! This is coming along so nicely. Your comment about all the leaves made me think of this site (she recently wrote about stitching up a lot of leaves): https://weefolkstudio.com/ReplyDelete
Beautiful gardens and stitching. I look forward to seeing what prompt comes next. You are always such an inspiration to me, as are your gardens. Happy stitching Kim!ReplyDelete
Your stitchery arbour is amazing and I enjoyed the trip through your outside garden. It inspires me to go out in the cold and make ready for Spring! Have a lovely week :)ReplyDelete
Down the Garden Path is so charming. Your creativity never ceases to amaze me. And the blue of your hydrangeas is stunning. We are in for a cold spell for the next 10 days, so seeing your gardens blooming everywhere is a welcome sight.ReplyDelete
It is looking lovely of course, all that magic in your talented fingers.ReplyDelete
Increíblemente bonito y lleno de color y flores como si fuera tu casa, es precioso Kim. Muchos BESICOS.ReplyDelete
That is a true Secret Garden and is very beautiful with lots of surprises which make it so interesting! Loveliness abounds!ReplyDelete
Both of your gardens are delightful - real life and stitched! I would love to visit each of them!ReplyDelete
Beautiful garden, real and stitched, love the arbour.ReplyDelete
Love your wall hanging , such detail. You really are very talented.
Lovely strolling through your garden, so many beautiful flowers.
Have a wonderful week.
Best wishes Kay c XX
Strolling through the garden at this time of year, Kay, is wonderful. It is abloom with lovely flowers. You have a wonderful week, too. Thank you so much for visiting my little place and blessing my day with your lovely words. Kim XxDelete
You are an artist in plant, fabric and thread. How marvellous to have such talents. You create the most beautiful images. The trellis/arch on your embroidery is the perfect addition to that project. It's away a joy to visit your blog.ReplyDelete
I love the arbour that you made for your project! You are just exploding with ideas and creativity! This is a beautiful piece, inspired by your lovely gardens. How is Pete doing these days? Gail at the cozy quilter.ReplyDelete
It's always lovely to wander through your garden! And your embroidery is just as warm and welcoming.ReplyDelete
How nice it is to visit you, it's like stepping into a dream world... into your colorful sea of flowers. You have to consider that we have snow and it's supposed to rain for the next few days... so it's going to be gray and gray.ReplyDelete
Your beautiful garden and your beautiful embroidery. You did a wonderful job on the tapestry... entering fairyland. Yes, it is nice to indulge in beauty. love hug to you.
Well, I hope those "gray, gray" rainy skies clear up and the sunshine once again glistens upon your snowy landscape, lovely Viola. Thank you for visiting my little "dream" world and sprinkling delight into my day with your sweet words. I must say summertime down here, is akin to a glorious, flower-filled dream. It won't be long though, till I am nudged awake. For I know winter will soon be done with you and will take up residence here. =) Kim XxDelete
I love being able to join you in your magical world. Your garden with all the beautiful flowers, and your beautiful embroidery Down The Garden Path. Thank you for sharing such beautiful pictures and kind words!ReplyDelete
I love seeing photos of your actual summer garden. It is magnificent. That embroidered garden gate is just wonderful. This is going to be such a gorgeous piece.ReplyDelete
Your garden is so full of beautiful flowers every where you look, I love your garden gate too and I like the pictures that show a path, makes you excited to wonder what is down it :)ReplyDelete
Your stitched piece is just as beautiful, I love your touch of lace you have added with your garden gate, so much loveliness to look at. I keep hearing more and more about this slow stitching one of my friends in my group has started to do it also, I looked it up on youtube and oh wow there is so much out there it is overwhelming, but does sound like something fun to do.
Enjoy the next prompt and the week ahead!
Beautiful photos of your gardens, Kim. So nice to see; we have a world of white,ReplyDelete
Love your wonderful artistry in "Down the Garden Path!"
Kim - "stepping into that magical scene" made me think of Mary Poppins and how she and Burt and the children stepped into the chalk picture of the summer fair. Wouldn't it be wonderful I we could do the same, into your garden, from up here in the chilly Northern Hemisphere? Lovely garden and precious embroidery!!!ReplyDelete
Your garden is so lovely. It's still very much winter here, so your beautiful flower photos are really appreciated. It's just brown here. Down the Garden Path is lovely. A tea party and a walk in the warm would be a lot of fun. Enjoy your next steps with this project.ReplyDelete
Totally love all your stitch and glorious gardens. Since we are surrounded here in Chicagoland by ice and snow and freezing temps---your site is such a wonderful trip away!!!ReplyDelete
Oh my goodness, it sounds freezing there in Chicago, Sandi! So happy to beam much colour and summery happy snaps up to you. =) Try to stay warm! Kim XxDelete
Wrapping embroidery cotton around wire - brilliant!!!! I might have to 'borrow' that idea for one of my landscapes.ReplyDelete
So wonderful it would be to spend some time with you and Pete in your amazing garden. I suspect I never would want to leave. Here in Ontario we've had a multitude of dull grey days with precious little sun and you know I'll be glad to see the backside of winter so spending time in your beautiful garden would be a dream come true.