I cannot count my day complete
'Til needle, thread and fabric meet.
~Author Unknown

Sharing a common thread with those who love the art of hand embroidery

Monday, July 7, 2008

Hibiscus time

Going into the nurseries at the local stores can be so inspiring! The Hibiscus plants are every where and in such brilliant colors! I always seem drawn to the pink ones!{: I had an Hibiscus plant a couple of years ago. It did well at first and then died. Do any of you have one. How do you care for it? Is it an inside or outside plant.
I did different stitching on this towel with different pinks and greens. What is your favorite Hibiscus color?
A closer look at the stitching. You can click on the image to get a better view.{:
I did something different to this towel. I ran a blanket stitch all the way around and then on the bottom edge, I crocheted an edging. I have stitched so many of these little towels and I always give them away to visiting friends or family. I keep thinking I will someday have some stacked up to sell,..... maybe one day. The joy I get from giving them away can't not match the dollar mark!{:


Pam said...

They are just beautiful, Kathleen- how I wish I could do things like that; I really admire your talent.
Hope you have a wonderful week-

Linda said...

Hi Kathleen, hope you had a happy 4th.

This towel is so pretty and I really like the extra touch of crochet....pretty, pretty.

I've never had a Hibiscus....all I know is they have a gorgeous flower...I'm really fond of the coral/orange flowers....hard choice though. Hugs, Linda

Lea of Farmhouse*Blessings said...

I had hoped you would post some of your stitchery today. I like how you added the edging. Very pretty.

My favorite hibiscus is the pink. Its so beautiful. I don't have one ... yet!


Anne Fannie said...

I love Hibiscus plants. I have a HUGE one that is white and I have one in a pot in my patio that is bright red. I noticed they like alot of water and not full sun. The other day one caught my eye in the nursery, it was hot pink. I think I need that one! You can also buy them from Burpee online. I love your stitchery work. Very pretty!

Farm Chick Paula said...

Oh that's just gorgeous, Kathleen. I really love the colors! And the blanket stitch is my FAVORITE... I love doing machine applique and using a blanket stitch around the edge. The crochet is a beautiful little detail... those towels will truly be a treasure to the lucky person that gets one!

Janera said...

Just ran across your blog and enjoyed the visit. Your work is beautiful, and I also enjoyed the sewing machine post. I have one very similar to it as well as a newer one that doesn't make nearly as nice a stitch as the older machine makes.

Anyway, you mention the wind and dirt blowing, so I expect we live fairly close to one another. I'm in West Texas, too.

Come and visit anytime.

Jane Smith said...

I have a Hibiscus that's been in our front yard (west side of the house) for several years. It dies back, every winter, & comes back twice as thick every spring. It's sort of a scarlet red, but the main thing is to get one listed as a hardy variety. I just water it when the leaves start wilting.

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Hi Kathleen,
This is beautiful! You do such wonderful and detailed work. The colors you chose are perfect and the edging takes it all up a few notches. It's PERFECT! I'm sure your friends are more than thrilled to receive these hand done towels from you: They're treasures!
Patricia :o)

Ps: I planted a small, pink hibiscus in my front yard. It doesn't seem to like it when it gets windy, but it's doing ok for now. I'm new to the San Antonio, TS area, so we'll see how I do with gardening.

Kathleen from Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Thank you everyone for your sweet words! blessings to you all, Kathleen

bee'nme said...

Hi Kathleen!

I found your wonderful blog through Patricia at Vintage Linen Treasures and I am delighted!! I LOVE, I mean REALLY love your work...wow!! I just sat here staring at your morning glories on your sidebar...I love mg's so much, and your design and handwork is just incredible!! I would buy them in a heartbeat! I hope you can someday fulfil your dream to have a shop...an Etsy shop first perhaps..then later a full blown brick and mortar place...hey, with God all things are possible..and He does give us the desires of our heart!

I've bookmarked your site and would love to add it to my blogroll soon if you won't mind...?

Glad to have found you!

Hugs and Blessings,
Becky S.