Friday, April 11, 2014

Friday Flowers: Southern Gardens


 
 

I'm looking forward to watching The Masters in Augusta this weekend.  I'm planning to do a lot of stitching on several in-progress designs while watching this beautiful golfing event....and while I stitch, I just love getting glimpses of the velvety greens, and most especially, the azaleas and dogwoods in full bloom. 

Recently, I showed you my newest flower collage, AZALEA COLLAGE, which is the perfect piece for this weekend:


But I'm also reminded of an old favorite piece of mine called SOUTHERN GARDEN, which I've hung up in my hallway, to enjoy this spring.  I've revamped the pattern, so the charts are now in color (one is a foundation graph, and one is the flower placement graph):


I especially love the wrought iron fence and gate in this piece....I modified some blackwork patterns to fit for the fence and arching arbor... 


...and the masses of flowers - azaleas, dogwoods, camellias, and wisteria - are created with assorted textural stitches (lazy daisy, bullions, french knots).


   Yummy!  This is one way I get to enjoy those favorite spring blooms just a little bit longer...


So if watching The Masters this weekend gets you in a "Southern" mood for stitching some flowers, please browse my "Secret Garden Collection" at my website: www.laurajperindesigns.net.  And Happy Friday!

5 comments:

Busy Lizzie said...

Beautiful stitching and flowers

susanalbert said...

Laura, so yummy! I donated your design, "Jewel Box" (stitched by moi!) to our Story Circle silent auction--big hit. Thanks for your beautiful, creative work

Evelyn said...

Where on your web site do I find "Southern Gardens"? Lovely piece.

Laura said...

FYI: As it says at the end of the posting, on my website you need to click on the SECRET GARDEN COLLECTION menu to find all the info on the Southern Garden Sampler...

Kajka said...

Heppy Easter