Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Spring is in full bloom these days, and nothing smells as delicious as frothy lilac bushes.
Which prompted me to pull out a favorite design that I've only offered as a cyber class -- until NOW, so everyone can enjoy the stitching process of creating your own sweet-smelling lilac piece!
This is a small piece (7.5" x 7.5") done on Santa Fe Sage Green 18 ct. mono canvas to give it a cool feel that makes all those luscious lavender blossoms POP. Watercolours 064 "Pale Lilac" is used for the variegated "lattice" that forms the background grid and you can see what a soft, lovely watercolory wash it gives to the piece...
What's really fun about stitching this project is making lots of small, medium, and large lilac blossoms - all done with simple stitches, but using different types of threads (floss and pearl cotton with a dash of metallic ribbon). Here's what the piece looks like up close... and see if you can pick out all the different size flowers:
Sweet, huh? So if you love lilacs and want to have them hanging on your wall (or on a pillow) year round, please mosey on over to my website to see all the ordering information for this sweet-smelling LILAC TIME design... And don't forget to stop and smell ALL the beautiful flowers growing around you, wherever you are these days!!