Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Take Time to Smell the Flowers

WOW! We have sunshine today for the first time in weeks and I spent part of the morning cleaning up the front garden. Three garbage bags of stuff and the front is still not done. Talking about gardens, here's one for you from the hand embroidery network or HEN.

The first piece I ever entered into a show was my Field of Daisies. It was purchased and belongs in a private collection. There are over 100 hand embroidered daisies in the piece. My inspiration came from Valerie Hearder's miniature landscapes course I took as well as the art of Sue Newhouse.
A more recent piece, Calm, an abstract garden, is in California, USA. The background is my own 'fantasy fabric' that I made using free motion machine stitching. A vine is hand stitched across the background and glass leaf beads are stitched in place.


  1. Both pictures are very nice, Judy, but I really love the Field of Daisies!

  2. Love the second one! Beautiful bright colors and such great flow :) Glad to have found your blog!