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Monday, September 15, 2008

Flowers I Have Sown/Sewn


My hybrid bougainvillea is all set to light up my life!

My fading blooms next to the Masai lady. I used wild grass blooms
from the marsh as fillers.

Fast growing plant, this Jatropha. In a day or two the tiny petals
will open. I've placed it next to an (earthen) container water-
garden.

The reigning Princess of my yard!!


"Embroidery has a natural affinity for flowers. It can also,
of course, represent nothing at all." ~ Chris Rankin,
Splendid Silk Ribbon Embroidery 1996

Really I don't dislike to cook, but what you cook is eaten so
quickly.When you sew, you have something that will last to
show for your efforts.~ Elizabeth Travis Johnson
The Complete Book of Sewing For Children

7 comments:

Carla said...

I very much enjoy your blog! Your bougainvillea is beautiful, as is your arrangement, and needlework! Just beautiful!

perennialgardener said...

Not only is your garden beautiful w/the glorious pink Bougainvillea that I envy, but your embroidery is very pretty & creative.

Roses and stuff said...

I adore your embroidery! So beautiful!
/Katarina

tina said...

The embroidery is great as are those quotes. I am very interested in your earthen water garden. Looks pretty cool. Do you grow lotuses in it by chance?

walk2write said...

Kanak, you really make the world more beautiful with everything you do. Your family must be very proud of you. Keep amazing us!

Anonymous said...

Kanak,lovely cross-stitch-reminds me of my needle work in the pre-historic ages!But seriously amazing embroidery!

Kanak Hagjer said...

Thank you all for your lovely comments. These are all Ondori designs--that make you want to pick up your needle and thread again...and again!

Tina, the container water-garden is a recent addition. Of late I've been scouring earthenware/ceramic shops and I got this one. I've planted a lotus which seems to be adapting quite well to its new environment. My earlier post titled 'Nocturne' has a photo of this container.