Sunday, July 4, 2010

Embroidery finished


Finished at last.

I really enjoyed embroidering this piece.

The size is ~ 3 3/4 inches x 3 3/4 inches.

This is our state butterfly,
and the flowers are Hamelia paten, or Firebush.
The inspiration was my own photograph taken in the secret garden.
We see these butterflies all the time
flitting from flower to flower
out the scullery window
which is over the sink where dishes are washed.






11 comments:

E. Charlotte said...

Very pretty! I love the nice contrast between the dark black butterfly, and the bright orange flowers. :)

Have a great 4th of July!

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Your Butterfly turned out so beautiful. It looks like the real one. You are a very talented embroiderer Lady!

Susan said...

What a beautiful embroidery piece. You are very talented to stitch this off a photograph. I'm impressed at how much you always seem to accomplish.

GrannySue said...

How beautiful. I love to embroider but I'm not nearly as talented as you.

NanaK said...

Flower Lady - That is a beautiful embroidery piece. To be able to create that from a photograph is a true talent. We've been missing the zebras around here. Last summer they were quite plentiful so maybe soon they will return.

gld said...

I love this one! An original in every way. Beautiful.

Cameron said...

That is so beautiful! You're so talented.

Balisha said...

Very nice work. I used to do crewel embroidery, but I never tried to do it from a picture....always a stamped pattern. By the way...I love to come here and listen to your beautiful music.
Balisha

aims said...

Very beautiful indeed FL! Your stitching is so even - I can almost see the tranquility it brings you while you are sitting doing it.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

It turned out so pretty!

Patricia said...

Beautiful!