Wednesday, August 24, 2011

One Flower Wednesdays

WOW it's been 3 weeks since I posted. With having the grand kids from Winnipeg and Calgary coming for a visit, gardening, camping and just generally being busy with summer, I haven't sewn much. I did do 3 more embroidered centres.  I used patterns from Diana Lampe's book Embroider A Garden, that I borrowed from he library. Liked the book so much I bought a used one from Better World Books, through Biblio.com. Although a different title (Embroidery From the Garden), I am sure it will provide lots of inspiration. 
Speaking of Better World Books, the shipping rate was so low, $1.97 to Canada, I almost can't believe it. Check them out at BetterWorldBooks.com.
Better World Books is a for-profit company with a social mission where every purchase you make helps to change the world.

 I also got 4 more flowers added to my quilt, total is 40 now.

Looking around the garden this morning, I found this huge Bumble Bee, busily visiting the sunflowers. I'd have to guess it was well over an inch long.
One last picture of this cute mini fuchsia 'Aretes Upright Maria Landy'. The flowers are only an inch long.

12 comments:

Sheila said...

Your garden is really pretty , you have made quite a few hexies and they look wonderful together . Love your real flowers too and that is one large bee !Thanks for the info on the booksite , will check that out . I think I also borrowed that book from our library .

ria vogelzang said...

Wow, that's an enormous Bumble bee........!!!!
And I just love fuchsia's....... :))
Beautiful picture!
Your hexa-flowers are cuties with those stitcheries.
Enjoy the grandkids!

Quilting Chemist (Danette) said...

Love the embroidery on the hexies.

Your quilt is coming along nicely - it's beautiful!

Stray Stitches said...

Your embroidered centers are gorgeous!! And your garden is growing beautifully. Wonderful pictures of the flowers and bumble bee - thanks for sharing :)

Erica said...

Love your embroidered hexies! I've thought about doing something like that eventually.

Roxanne said...

Your flower centers are very interesting. Nice work!

501 Quilt Blocks said...

Your embroidered centers are stunning!

Maria said...

Beautiful embrodiered Flowers.

Love the photo of the Bumble Bee

Karen said...

I will have to explore Better World Books, the price sure is right! How nice the flowers look with the embroidered centers. And, what a big bee!!!!

Hilachas said...

Your garden is lovely. I'm going to embroider a few of my centers also. Thanks for the idea. I also like how you're putting your flowers together :)

Gerda Hartman said...

Wow, lovely flowers.

Karen said...

Your flowers are lovely with such amazing stitchery in the centers that set them off so well. Love your flower pictures and the bumblebee!