Sunday 29 March 2009

March Challenge

Its "reveal day" for the March Challenge at the Stitch and Stash forum. This month the choices of design were from The Work Basket, and it seems to have been a popular choice as there are lots of finishes in the album this month. I chose this Quaker Tree design. It is stitched on 28ct "Bay Leaf" jobelan in Gloriana silk "Topiary", which is a fantastic colour like a slightly smoky rainbow, and I finished it as a glasses case.

And in honour of the start of British Summer time, here are some pictures of spring flowers in my garden, and Spike enjoying the sunshine, (and displaying the "bits he hasn't got anymore" to the world)


Clare-Aimetu said...

I love your stitched piece, and what beautiful flowers, spring is definately here :)

Mylene said...

Your march challenge finish looks lovely, Christine.
Beautiful flowers you have in your garden, mine were only a few crocuses at the moment.

Elisa said...

Gorgeous finish and I love the thread colour you used!!
Pretty flowers too

Stitchingranny said...

A pretty little design and I love the colour you used Christine.

Daffycat said...

OMG Kitty porn!

Wonderful finish, that thread color is yummy!

Julie said...

Love the challenge piece, a very clever idea.

Tummy rubs to Spike. Spring has certainly sprung for you, lovely flowers.

Sally said...

Lovely finish Christine. Love the colour you used.

Your flowers do look pretty. I've got quite a few out now.

Ranae said...

Wow! What a beautiful finish. love those colors.
Those flowers are gorgeous colors too.
Spike sure loves the outdoors with that nice weather.

Karan said...

Fab Challenge piece - just love the thread colours. Great pics too - so nice today it tempted me out into the garden & spotted the tulips are budding. :0)
ROFLMAO @ Daffycats comment.