Thursday, July 28, 2011

"Country Garden" Heart

This year has given our whole neighborhood a bumper crop of Hydrangeas -- and the most spectacular fuchsia color that I've ever seen.  Of course I had to use this color in a heart loop-pile embroidery.

Add to that the finding of this marvelous dragonfly charm - hidden in amongst my stash of 'found objects' - the heart practically made itself.

Somehow hearts and gardens seem to go together -- perhaps it is a bond with the earth and its bounty that we each have.  While I myself do not have a green thumb, its with delight that I can translate the natural world into stitchery.

"By plucking her petals, you do not gather the beauty of the flower". - Rabindranath Tagore


  1. That is beautiful. I love the colors as well.

  2. ...delightful...

    ...as always :-)))

  3. Beautiful work - thank you for sharing!

  4. Any year we get any Hydrangea flowers at all is a banner year, even just one! This is a unique color, and I'm sure your bushes are beautiful, but I wonder if they can be as lovely as your piece and all the thought that went into it. I want to be your neighbor and benefit from your art and your thoughts first-hand. :)

  5. Beautiful color combination and details.

  6. I love all your hearts. This one is a beauty too. And I covet that dragonfly!!!

  7. I have a friend whose symbol is a dragonfly. Chris, you are going to get me searching the net for punch-needles!

  8. What the heck did I write Chris for?.....Sorry Penny!

  9. The advantage of the stitched variety of garden is that even my "brown thumb" does it no harm!


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