Saturday, May 31, 2014

Primitive Bouquet Finish


This is Primitive Bouquet by Jardin Prive which has been lurking around in my stitching bag for quite some time. I would stitch on it whenever the mood struck and now its finally finished. I stitched it on my favorite neutral linen Creme Brulee by R & R Reproductions, this was 32 count and I used the recommended hand dyed threads by Nina (which if you haven't used are very nice) It did call for one DMC but I subbed Soot by GAST for the grey color you see. I am not sure what will be done with this one, framing perhaps...I sort of went through a like, dislike, like period with it. I am not sure why because I love the flowers and leaves.  The initials highlighted are S and G in homage to my maiden name of Green, plus I just liked the shape of the G better than the L :-)

I wanted to leave you with a favorite picture of mine from my recent cruise. This was taken on St. Thomas Virgin Islands  where I was blessed  to spend my birthday this year. This was taken by me from one of the higher points of the island. That is the Carnival Liberty we were on and this picture reminds me of a postcard every time I look at it. St. Thomas and San Juan, PR were both gorgeous places.
Here is one more because I can't resist leaving you with this picture of this beautiful butterfly. My cousin and I went into this little place called The Butterfly Garden and out back they had this area with butterflies floating around, some even came and landed on us and as you see were were able to get up close and take some really pretty pictures. I have more, but this is one of my favorites.
 

Thanks for all your sweet compliments on my needlepoint piece, I agree with you all that Sherri is awesome. I hope the rest of your weekend is beautiful and blessed!

xoxo


15 comments:

Mii Stitch said...

Lovely finish and pretty butterfly!!

Chris said...

Sweet finish Sharon! It is always so nice to have a finish. That is a great pic of the ship. It should be a postcard. Lovely butterfly too.

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

That picture sure does look like a postcard! It looks like a slice of paradise!
And I love your sweet primitive finish :)
Sweet!

Ranae said...

Pretty finish
Oh, I love that blue water and sky, lucky you

Pat Matejcek said...

Sharon love your sweet finish! Adorable! I love the little bunny!! Your vacation snap looks beautiful!!!! I am missing Jamaica already... Vacations are the best but over way too soon!

Marexstitch said...

Beautiful holiday shot! I hope you had a wonderful birthday Sharon. Pretty finish.

Pull the other thread said...

Stunning finish. I love the colours in this piece. Lovely photos too.

Penny said...

A pretty finish! I've been tempted to try Nina's threads. What a beautiful place to spend your birthday!

Christine said...

Congrats on your beautiful finish and thanks for sharing your 'postcard' pics! That butterfly is gorgeous!

Julie said...

Beautiful finish.
Your picture of the ship could be a brochure picture to sell the holiday, its wonderful.
Amazing butterfly, how lovely to get so close up to them.

Karoline said...

Lovely finish and it looks like you had a wonderful holiday

Margaret said...

What a pretty finish Sharon. I love the fact that you used the "G" for your maiden name. In our hearts we will always be that girl/woman.

Beautiful picture of the ship. Makes me ready for another cruise too. That is my favorite way to vacation.

The picture of the butterfly is stunning.

Looking forward to seeing what you will be stitching on next.

Brigitte said...

This is a very pretty finish, Sharon. But I know, sometimes we have projects that we love but not always. BUt when they are finished they are usually loved.
Great picture from your cruise.

Margaret said...

Love this finish! And wow on your friend Sherri finishing that needlepoint piece for you! I love the colors in it! The pics from your vacation are lovely!

Lelia said...

Charming stitching ;however, the butterfly photo is AWESOME - wow!