Come Fairies, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind, and dance upon the mountains like a flame!
~W.B. Yeats

Had I the heaven's embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,

The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet.

But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams...

~W.B. Yeats

Saturday, August 27, 2011

The Garden Plot Thickens...

Here's what I've stitched so far. This is like...part 4(?) of 12, so far

Iris Garden

Can you imagine how wonderful it smells here?

I can. My sister and I took a trip all the way to Salem, Oregon in the spring one year just to see the iris' bloom. lol

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Garden Plot

I've been stitching away on The Garden Plot Thickens. I changed her dress from the original design (isn't that what we all do?) haha

I also changed the green out to a darker one. The one I received in my kit just blended right into the fabric.
I notice some of the colors are quite pale, but not so much once there is a white background behind them.
Oh, and she didn't have a face in the original. So I added some eyes (instead of lines that were meant to look like her eyes were closed) and some lips and eye brows. lol She needs to be able to look around! I gave her a pensive, kind of concerned look. I used regular sewing machine thread. I also used sewing thread for the tiny blackwork on the inner part of her dress.