The sun has started to shine outside and it's feeling much more like spring. The teens even mentioned swimming in the sea the other day (although I noticed that they didn't actually swim). So it's time for a new spring pattern, a flower gardener.
This is probably the most complicated pattern I have made. I don't want to make the stitching too complicated but there is just more going on in it, hopefully, once it's finished, lots of flowers!
I was test stitching flowers last week along with a bit of fern stitch, a fun thing to spend my time on :) I should point out that I am absolutely not a gardener! We do have one house plant that my lovely daughter gave me on Mother's day, I am trying my hardest to keep it alive. I love flowers, plants, weeds, vegetables... I love drawing them and stitching them but I am just not a gardener. So I have to let others do the hard work while I just draw, stitch and eat the fruits of their labour.
and now I am working on the first stitching draft. I was aiming for this to be finished by the end of the month but I can feel April creeping up on me and I'm not so sure that it will be!
I have been asked about her cheeks. I use faber castell polychromos pencil crayons if I add colour to the faces. They are oily so go on nicely and stay there. I think if you are in USA the prisma color pencils are very similar in quality.
I am panicking a little about the fence as I'm not quite sure how I'm going to stitch it but I'm sure it will work out in the end! And hopefully look like a fence!
I am loving having lots of lovely soft colours sitting on my work table but I also think bright colours might work well for this pattern too. It may change a little before it is finally a pattern but she will be a flower gardener and there will be lots of flowers, and a watering can. I love watering cans, they remind me of my childhood, perhaps that was my job in the garden!
Just a quick note, my blog has been behaving a little oddly and closing comments before I can reply to them! I am not sure why but if you have commented and not received a reply I am sorry ! I have read the comments and always love reading them and usually replying to them! I will try to sort the techy stuff out