Sunday, August 30, 2009

Week Thirty-Five: Sunflowers











It is hard to believe that this is the 35th ornament I've stitched during 2009. September is right around the corner and I'm really looking forward to it. Not only is autumn my favorite season but fall pieces are my favorites to stitch (aside from Prairie Schooler Christmas ornaments!). I thought this one, stitched on 32-ct. sage Jobelan using DMC, Needle Necessities, and Weeks Dye Works fibers, was perfect for the end of summer/beginning of fall. This was actually a pattern for a beaded Mill Hill kit, but I converted it to cross stitch and added a few things such as the little bees and the grass sprouting at the bottom of the fence. The original kit had sunflower buttons so I had to chart some rather rustic looking sunflowers, also. I'm pleased with how it turned out and I think it will be a great addition to our family room.

When spring planting time rolls around, we make sure to plant sunflowers in our garden. They are such a strong, brilliant looking flower and they always brighten my day when I look out my kitchen window and see them. As you can see in the photo on the right, the bees like them, too. And, of course, the birds appreciate all of the seeds as the cooler weather arrives.

I hope you all have a great week with lots of peaceful stitching time! Until next weekend...

10 comments:

Myra said...

Sunflowers just make me happy! Love what you did with the cross stitch, so pretty. I should have planted some sunflowers this year - will add them to my (growing) list of things to plant next year.

Barb said...

35 ornaments! The sunflowers, real and stitched, are fabulous!

Vonna said...

Welll WAAAAHOOO! that's fantabulous :)
And this one is PRETTY!!

Kim said...

Very Pretty and 35 ornaments is such an accomplishment :)

Shari said...

adorable Carol!!!!! I love it! Fall/Autumn is my favorite time of year as well!!!!

~ Stitchin Sweet Sue ~ said...

Hi Carol! Another absolute beauty:)

riona said...

That is quite darling ... a lovely job converting/recharting.

Tracey said...

You go girl! This one is adorable. I love it! I love fall too, it's my favorite season!

Violet Viola Viooltje said...

I ♥ your sunflowers, bird and bees!
I'm as always in awe of your lovely stitches.
I wish I could make mine so neat and even.
Yes!
Toadstools and pumpkins time's are coming!
(at least on our site of the world)
:o)

Cindy's Stitching said...

I loved looking at all the ornaments you did. It's funny but I have been doing a lot of christmas ornaments myself. Are you going to post pictures of the finished ornaments??? Would love to see those. Are you selling any of the patterns?

Cindy - NY