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

Sunday, April 29, 2018

A few years ago...........and a few miles down the road from our home

a large patch of lovely wild, pink, primrose were
growing and blowing in the wild Texas wind......
right on the corner of a worn country road.
I just had to have a few for my flower bed at home! 

One day, while they were still blooming, 
my husband and I went........with a shovel, and a pail 
of wet, soggy, paper towels.......and dug a clump of 
these up.  

Now, every year, they sprout up .......
with the patch growing larger and more lovely...........
 the peaceful worn out country road , where they had been dug up from,  has become a 
heavily traveled road with oil and refinery trucks growling 
their way back and forth.  
The lovely patch of flowers that once grew there
are gone.........killed by the heavy traffic and turmoil 
of the hot road.
I am so glad that  I save just one small clump! 
I walk out each morning.......and see them.........and smile
with the memory of my patient husband helping me
to dig them up .

These lovely flowers, inspired me to  embroider a southern belle 
in her lovely flower garden.......hoping one day
I might have has many pretty flowers in mine!

I think it is actually illegal to dig up wildflowers along the highway........
but this was once a peaceful country road..........in the middle of nowhere.........
and when we pass by that same spot...........now so barren and hard packed............
I think my husband and I are the only ones who knew that
 lovely primrose once grew there.
Who knows how long these flowers will live in the garden here...........I hope at
least until I have passed on.
How about you?   
Do you ever see pretty flowers on a long lost country road
and dig up or pick a few? 

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

The fields and the prairie here are filling up with wildflowers......

giving me much inspiration for my embroidery work. 
A large majority of these flowers are daisies. 
There are several different types of daisy in yellow,
and there are several different types of daisy in 
These are call ox-eyed daisy because of their large centers. 
They have a broad type petal.

These are longer and taller daisies with large button
like centers and slender white petals. 

and I am always drawn to these very tiny white daisies that are only a 
few inches high and the flower is only about the size of a large match head.
They grow in large sprawling clumps along the ground and 
look so cheery. 

So  I decided to work them into my embroidery .
I usually stay away from white thread floss for flowers,
but this really worked for this flower basket.......
don't you think?

There are also other colorful wildflowers growing in 
in abundance and at this moment the air is filled with
their fragrance. 

What is better ......than to take a long walk with the one you love
and to be given a bouquet of wildflowers??
How about you?
Do you have wildflowers popping up around you?
What is your favorite?
I would love  to hear?