zaterdag 23 juli 2016

blue moon . . .

When I was laying together all the green scraps
for another stitching piece
there suddenly was a blue moon on one of them ...

Well, clearly that was it :
"Blue Moon"
it should be.


(ahhhh ... and that old Blue Moon song from long ago, by Ella or by Billy )

The piece from scratch
(or should I say : from scraps ?)


halfway through ...
working from all sides

And then the finished piece

front                    and                     back

Some more details of the stitching.
Just very simple stitches :
running stitch (kantha or sometimes flat stitch)
and buttonhole stitch


in silk  and cotton or rayon embroidery floss.

Stitching I did outside in the garden,
but when it was too HOT ... I fled inside !

*
B.t.w. garden ...

THIS
is what I'm doing to my New Dawn rose right now :

a severe case of
black spot  !
(I think I'll have to spray, next year ...)
________

But other things are doing great !!!

Perovskia

Thalictrum delavayi

Phlox (Utopia)

13 opmerkingen:

  1. what a beautiful blue moon and love all the flowers in your garden especially the Thalictrum, have never met one in real life (it's too hot to grow them here in Sydney)

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    1. Thanks Mo. Got that Thalictrum from the sister of my best garden-friend, who returned to Australia (after having lived there as a child) The BIG Polygonatum next to the water, was hers too !!!

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    1. Thanks Jokke ... quite your colours, aren't they ;-) ...

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  3. Your moon is incredible beautiful. Love love love it.

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    1. Danke Doris ! ("thanks a lot, Jude" !)

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    1. Dank je, Jolan
      (jij bent óók lekker aan 't borduren !)

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  5. Just found your blog, enjoying it very much. Especially liking your moon piece!

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  6. Oh Els, I just LOVE your Blue Moon piece! Absolutely exquisite! x

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  7. I love seeing how your blue moon came together. It's wonderful! Sorry about your roses, so sad -- we have a huge problem with Japanese beetles here -- they love to eat rose blossoms as well as about a hundred other plants. xo

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    1. Thanks Peggy !
      I hope the rose will be okay again next year (it was very wet here ...) Yes, all kinds of foreign plants or critters can disturb the home-plants and animals ...
      (we think we're so clever to get critters from elsewhere to cure some pest ... and create another !)

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