Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Redwork Lyrebird

Do you like my redwork Lyrebird pattern?
I have stitched this lovely lyrebird on linen and framed him in white.
I forgot to include this pattern in a previous post!
It is featured in Country Threads magazine (Vol 14, No 5) (just after my profile)  :)

Sandi xXx
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Monday, September 23, 2013

Mystery Flower

I had a mystery flower come up in my garden.

In the back of a drawer, I found an old packet of mixed cottage garden seeds, when I was having a tidy. It was way past its' use by date, but I thought I'd give them a go, and sprinkled the whole packet over the garden bed.

Just a couple of seedlings came up....and (sadly) only one survived!

Not seeing a flower like this before, (I didn't keep the seed packet), I googled 'pink cottage garden flower', and sure enough, after a bit of scrolling, there it was.
- a Corn Cockle! 
Apparently, these are found growing among the wheat in Europe.

Cheerio for now,
Sandi xXx
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Friday, September 6, 2013

Thank You Country Threads Magazine

I can't believe it!
That's me on the front cover of this month's Inspiring Country Threads Magazine!
I was so excited (and a little daunted) at being asked to be featured in the mag. I am so pleased with the way it turned out. :)
I would like to send out a big thank you to Danielle Tebb (Editor) for all her wonderful advice and encouragement she has given me since I've been contributing to the magazine. She is a delight to work with.
And also thanking my gorgeous friend, the very talented Sandrine Marsh of ImageInCafe Styling & Photography  for the fabulous portrait shot for my profile. Sandrine has a way of making you feel at ease when taking your photo. We had lots of fun 'on location' in my garden. 

Ooh, and there's my latest project (above my head) - a Lyrebird stitchery. You know, I have only ever seen a lyrebird once - very fleetingly - running across the road when on holiday in Victoria......lol!

And being Friday afternoon, I will have a little celebratory glass of something bubbly!
Thanking you all, dear friends and readers,

Sandi xXx

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