In a more spring-like vein, I don't think I've ever posted yet a photo of my completed "Violet Sampler" from The Drawn Thread, stitched with silks on one of the most beautiful pieces of coloured linen I've ever had in my hands. Not the best of images, but it gives you some idea (I'll be taking it in for framing this month). It has a several glass pale amethyst hearts, as well as a gold-toned dragonfly charm (we're hoping that it won't be too long before we see dragonflies outside again....)
The verse, from Alfred Lord Tennyson's In Memoriam, reads: "Now fades the last of winter's snow, And thick by ashen roots the violets grow."
The "quick stitch of the month" is My Pink Rose, from Blackbird Designs - a small piece (probably for a pin-cushion or pillow) that was fun to do on a polka-dot linen:
In the meantime, enjoy a cup of tea - perhaps some Irish Breakfast in a shamrock teacup. And as usual, I love to hear from readers, either in the comments section or by email. Till later .....
Dianne in Canada