Yet it is the one flower I cannot seem to grow.
I know they grow in my climate, because a dear friend of mine once had them growing along her grounds. That is the first time I saw them and fell in love with them.
Have you ever grown these flowers before?
Whether they are growing in a garden, dancing along in a field, or their beauty is captured on postcards or in books............
I think they hold a nostalgic and graceful look to them. They are what made me realize that the color red was really beautiful in embroidery.
Don't you think so?
I have several vintage designs of poppy flowers, so I decided to create a design using a tall poppy in the center, with a poppy bud on each side. I then filled in the area with small yellow daisies and grass.
I then placed a smaller poppy design on the right side along with more daisies and a few french knot flowers.............
and I then did the same on the left side.
(click on photo for a better view)
I then placed and embroidered this design onto a set of pillowcases. Now the stitch work is done, I still need to add a crocheted edge and perhaps a bottom floral edge.............
what do you think?
How about you?
What was the one flower that caught your attention the last time you visited a garden?
If you have had luck growing poppies.............what is your advice on such?
I would love to hear!