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Anne Marieke

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Sampler aux Bouquets & Scottish Flowers

First of all thank you for your lovely comments on my recent trip to Orkney.

Here is my progress on Sampler aux Bouquets by Jardin Privé
I started in the middle stitching Sampler aux Bouquets II, and I will add I and III to both ends once this part is done.




The colours Nathalie chose are so pretty!



And for those nature and Scotland lovers out there, here are some flower images I took last week whilst staying in Orkney.


This is the path down to the shore from our self-catering house. Unfortunately I did my legs in because of some flower or grass growing there. The rash has now developed into allergic vasculitis :o( But his means lots of sitting with legs up and therefore lots of stitching!



Thrift and wild orchids (I believe Northern Marsh Orchids) growing on a ledge near Brough of Birsay:



Detail of the beautiful wild orchid:




Lupins growing by the side of the road near the Hoxa tapestry gallery:








And foxgloves, which seemed to be growing everywhere:



I hope you enjoyed these wild flowers. Next time I will share some amazing Orkney sunsets with you.


Happy stitching.

10 comments:

Ag said...

Great photos ! I love this flowers, but in Greece i am not lucky to have them -lupins and floxglows ! Ag

Yvon (jioya) said...

Wederom prachtige foto's van de natuur en je borduurwerk, daar zijn de kleuren echt heel mooi van.
Veel plezier ermee.

Groetjes Yvon.

Joysze said...

Those are wonderful pictures, Anne Marieke, and I love the color of your sampler. :)

Gabi said...

What a beautiful sampler Anne Marieke. Thanks also for the gorgeous pictures from Scotland.

David said...

Love both the sampler and the wild flowers ;-)

Giovanna said...

Lovely start on the sampler - it's a really pretty project. Thanks for sharing the pics of the flowers, they're beautiful! And I hope your legs will be ok soon.

Elaine said...

Such a pretty sampler and your pictures from Orkney are beautiful.

Rennie said...

Wat een prachtige foto's. Je hebt vast genoten. Wat een mooi project zeg. Gaat het een beetje met je allergie?

Nancy in IL said...

Anne, Sampler aux Bouquets is a beautiful start! I love this design, and your photos of the Scottish wildflowers are wonderful!

SueT said...

Hi Anne Marieke
Your stitching is great, it's going to be a lovely sampler.
Love your photos from Orkney too, looks as if you had some good weather!
Sue T