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Friday, 27 January 2017

kingfisher cushion - The World of Cross Stitching 252

Subscribers have already got their copies of the latest issue of WOCS so even though it only hits the UK shops next Tuesday (I think), I can now show you pictures of this lovely kingfisher I stitched last May - yes, 8 months ago! :O Usually, we don`t work this far ahead, I think I only got this one so early because it is part of a quartet of `birdy cushions` designed by Amanda Gregory. As I happen to know her on Facebook - and I happen to NOTHING about botany -, I asked her to tell me the names of the flowers featured on my cushion, so that now I can look all knowledgeable and say: I hope you like the marsh marigolds (top left - oh and btw these grow in or near water *looks up from notes*), the reed mace (top right; these are often mistakenly called bulrush - may I just add, I would NEVER make that mistake! 😝). The mauve flowers are violets (which even I knew - yay, go me!) and the yellow ones in the bottom right corner are primroses (I thought these were the marigolds, just shows you how much I know about flowers).
So here they are, all these lovely blooms and paisley motifs, surrounding my gorgeous wee kingfisher. I really enjoyed stitching this picture, I love projects where you can get on `chunk by chunk` and as you`ll see from my mini-vid, the colour blocks are just so that you can get quite a lot done in five hours, which is always a good morale-booster when you work on larger projects. Hope you like this and the other 3 cushions too, happy stitching! :)



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4 comments:

  1. Beautiful cushion, Laura! It's so nice to have learned something about the nature in the process, too. ;)
    I would never mistake those flowers for anything else, either... I would not know their names in the first place, though. :)
    Happy stitching!

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  2. Thanks, Katya! 😊 Haha, my point exactly: I`d never mistakenly call the reed mace `bulrush`, either - I`m on the level of `Oh, so the leafy stick is called reed mace!` 😂

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    1. You do put a smile on my face when reading your blog Laura :) And I'm pleased that you are learning the flower names and passing them on to others!

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    2. I`m trying to learn them because our walks with the wee man are becoming a bit monotonous, with me only being able to point out fir trees, roses, tulips and grass. The best is when my mom is here because she knows all the Hungarian folksy names for every plant, so when we come back from a walk, first we have to Google these and then (usually via the Latin name), we can find what they`re called in English... which then I promptly forget. 😏

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