Friday, 15 April 2011

                                          Spring is here!

These photos of Spring blossoms were taken recently.  They are so pretty against the blue sky, real wedding inspiration.  I am so looking forward to The Royal Wedding to seeing the dress. I am sure Catherine Middleton will look stunning.  On face book for the British Monachy there are updates on the wedding plans.  Fiona Cairns is making the wedding cake and McVities a biscuit cake to a family  recipe requested by Prince William for the reception.  We will be eating  cake too that day as part of the celebrations.  In keeping with the wedding theme I have been  experimenting with a few embroidered flowers on some shell pink silk dupion and have posted a little picture here. I do so love bullion roses they are best worked with a milliners needle as it has a long shaft for the wraps of thread.  There are two needles in the picture the other is a crewel needle if I remember rightly I have used  it for the french knots and the leaves.
Enjoy your weekend :)


Quail said...

It's been awhile since I was anyone's first blog comment! Your blossoms are...awesome!

Debs said...

Lovely pictures. The blossoms look stunning against the brilliant blue sky.
Your embroidery is so pretty, what are you going to put it on to, Sally?

Shoreham Cottage Gifts said...

Well I was thinking perhaps a headband or a little drawstring bag.

Shoreham Cottage Gifts said...

Also a thank you to Quail for your kind comment looking forward to hearing from you both again.