Sunday, August 13, 2006

I think I underestimated this part

Finally... it took me a very long time tonight to fill in this little part of the garden, which is only 1/4 of Part 8 of Mystery IX... I have to do three more of these this month. Martina is using a variegated silk for the background, so all of those individual x's are very time consuming. So.... is that what artichokes look like? I thought I had seen one before, and it sure didn't look like these purple things - LOL! I will have to research that now! I apologize for the overexposed photo - yet again - I stitch until late and then have to take photos indoors in a finished basement, with not the greatest lighting - sigh. **I did find an artichoke website, and they showed a purple one! OK... now they look legitimate to me.
Daylily: Decatur Cherry Smash (with a visitor)

Stitched on today: Mystery IX

12 comments:

Isabelle said...

Wow! That Part 8 is really lovely! And the picture of the Daylily is breathtaking :)

cathymk said...

I remember when my previous boss brought artichoke flowers in to the office - I just couldn't believe the colour or the smell (kind of like honey). They certainly added interest to the back room.

They look beautiful stitched!!

Heather said...

I believe the flower is known as the artichoke thistle. The artichoke made it to the map when Marilyn Monroe was crowned Artichoke Queen in 1948.

Just some useless information there for you Carol.

Your mystery is looking great though.

Sue said...

I love the variegated background. It adds a lot to that corner.

Your flower is lovely also. I like this bug better than the last one.

zoeandcooper said...

Congrats on finishing your first artichoke. It took me a lot longer than I expected too! I do like that it ties us back to some of the colors in the center of the piece.

Allen also asked if that was really what an artichoke plant looked like:) I didn't know either!

Michelle said...

The artichoke looks lovely! After seeing so many triangles - it's nice to see something different on this piece...now I have to get back to my triangles. Only 6 more to go....ugh! Your Daylily photo is beautiful!

Karoline said...

Your artichoke is lovely Carol and the picture of the Daylily is lovely

Susimac said...

Its looking great. I love the day lily and friend pic very much - I haven't forgotten your wee parcel, I'm going to send it with the NRR.

tkdchick said...

Lovey artichoke!

Wow that picture of your daylilly is stunning. Its a shame mine are all done now.

Kip said...

Wow thats looking superb I love Chatelaine! Oh and I have giant artichokes in my garden and boy do they get big!

AnneS said...

Dunno about the artichokes, but I looooove them stitched - those corners are really pretty :) And a HUGE congrats on getting Kingdom Sampler finished - it looks wonderful! :D

Jenna said...

It certainly is a beautiful piece of garden, even if it takes a while to stitch. I think it's worth it, don't you? :)