Friday, 26 July 2013
My garden is packed with inspiration at the moment. Firstly it's buzzing with insect life, loving the settled warm weather. I can't remember a better year for butterflies. We started early in the year with cheerful yellow Brimstones, always a good sign and the number of species has just kept growing. Red Admiral and Peacock are easy to spot, but I'm even beginning to be able to differentiate between the various 'brown' ones like Gatekeeper and Wall.
Secondly there's an abundance of flowers, some newly opened, some already turning to seed. We did a lot of replanting last autumn and the investment has really paid off. Time now to use some of this floral inspiration in my stitching. I'm going to start with this helenium. For some unaccountable reason I'm drawn to use satin stitch. I hate satin stitch. I have a very bad record with satin stitch. Nevertheless, I'm tempted. This could end in tears!