Monday, July 13, 2009

Monday Hyacinth Update - and Poppy WIP

My poppies are coming along well. I stitched only on these this weekend - I neglected 'Inspiration' shockingly.
Of course, it didn't help that I got sidetracked by a movie on Sunday afternoon. I didn't intend to watch 'Forrest Gump', but of course did...and could not stitch and watch at the same time!
The top area can be easy to misplace stitches as they are mostly confetti stitches of clumps of 2-4 stitches. I'm just picking a colour and stitching it unitl the thread runsout, trying to focus only on that colour within the grid. I don't usually keep WIP photos, but it is nice to see just how much progress is made.

The first bloom on the hyacinth is dying away without ever raising a neck out of the collar of leaves. Perhaps the cold weather is too much for it, despite being on an internal windowsill. The newer hyacinth spikes are growing well. It seems that I'm not likely to have more than 5 blooms out of this pot (so far!)

Have you found the birdhouse freebie? Let me know if you are having trouble.


Cindy F. said...

Your poppies are progressing beautifully! and so is your hyacinth!!

XSLaura said...

That is a very beautiful piece Bronny

tkdquintmom said...

Your poppies are soooooooo pretty! love them.