Kainga, where Roses bloom, life is lived at a gentler pace.Living Simply, doing all those good things like stitching, gardening, cooking and reading.

Monday, May 18, 2015

"Eclosion de rose/Blooming rose."

Hello,

Yesterday I put the final few stitches on the large flower of the "Eclosion de rose" cross stitch.


This was a free pattern from the DMC site.


The blooms do look very realistic.


Can't wait to get this one framed.


 I had a "happy moment" this morning. I received a lovely rose themed Mother's Day card from Bobbie Lynn.


It is now next to my sewing machine so I can admire it some more, then I will use it as a bookmark for my rose books. Thanks so much Bobbie Lynn it was lovely to receive some mail sent with love.


 The olive pickling is an ongoing process at the moment. This lot is from the tree down the front. Had to do a ring around for big containers.


 I finally got the hems done on the little premmie dresses which I made last month. They have been posted and received.

Pink Seduction has to be one of the best roses for repeat flowering and the blooms lasting a long time in the vase. These blooms were picked at the beginning of last week and are still going strong.

It was so lovely to stay inside on the weekend and listen to the rain falling. The garden and tanks certainly needed it. Couldn't put a spade into the ground on Friday now it is all lovely and soft.

This week I will be working on another rose themed project. This one is from my pre blogging days. There has been a long wait for this UFO to be finished. Have you got any/many projects hiding in your home?

Happy days.
Bev C


23 comments:

shez said...

Hi bev oh i love your stitched roses,so beautiful and boy you sure have been busy,so glad you got a bit of rain xx

Patricia Lewis said...

Beautiful Rose..:)) So pleased to hear this morning WA had rain... what a blessing..

Karen S said...

Beautiful work on your cross stitch and also lovely to see your gorgeous flowers.
Great that you got some good rain, too.

marina said...

such beautiful flowers of the real and the stitched variety.
Looks like there has been a heap of olive production at your place.
the premmie dresses look so sweet.
Looking forward to seeing this hidden ufo project.

Maria said...

Such a beautiful rose stitchery,Bev...absolutely gorgeous! The little premmie dress look so cute...you've used lovely fabrics for them. That's quite a lot of olives that you bottled up...well worth all that effort :-)

Clare - Aimetu said...

Beautiful roses - I'm looking forward to seeing them framed :-)

Christine M said...

Your stitched roses are beautiful, Bev. They are going to be lovely when framed. Hugs, Christine xx

Jeanette said...

Love the cross stitch roses. So beautiful. A lot of olives you have, they look so yummy. Hugs,xx

Fiona said...

those cross stitch roses are just lovely... so delicate... glad you got some lovely rain. How clever to pickle your own olives, I bet they are yum
Hugz

Mylene said...

The blooming rose looks gorgeous, congrats on finishing it.
Lovely card received and you sure been busy with those olives.
Happy week.

Kim said...

Aah yes....too many UFO's lay lurking in the depths of my armoires, in anticipation they will, one day see the light!! Love your rose cross stitch, Bev; it is lovely. Those premmie dresses are so sweet. How pretty they look all in a row! Enjoy that soft digging!!

Maria said...

WOW your cross stitched roses are beautiful.. Will look gorgeous framed. Are you running out of wall pace yet? You do sew many fabulous cross stitches.....

Hmm! UFOs I know there are many lurking in my cupboard best I don't look. LOL

Barb said...

Your roses are fabulous and those little dresses are soooooooooooooooo cute!!

Julie said...

Gosh your rose x-stitch is beautiful Bev, As are the roses from your garden. It always amazes me what a long flowering period you get over there from them. Those little dresses look just like dollies dresses.

Astrid said...

Love your cross stitch roses! Beautiful! You have been busy inside and outside the house. Very cute premmie dresses. Time for some yard work here today. Have a great week!

Lynda said...

I love your cross-stitched roses - they are so pretty. Your Pink Seduction roses are beautiful. Love the tea towels - great idea.

Nat Palaskas said...

The rose cross-stitch looks beautiful Bev. Your olives pickles look yummy. I have green olives almost ready. I should get organised and gather them - Hugs
Nat

Monica said...

Congratulations, Bev, nice finish! And some beautiful photos, too. :D

Cheryll said...

Your roses are GoRGeoUs Bev...and I bet the scent is divine too.
Love the cross x roses too and YES they are very realistic looking! xox

Michelle Ridgway said...

Beautiful blooms both real and stitched. Quite a bounty of olives there.

Tarnyia said...

Beautiful cross stitch Bev... love the colours, it is going to look so gorgeous framed xxx

Manuela said...

Wonderful roses.
Greetings, Manuela from Germany.

Wendy said...

Everything is lovely on this post Bev, beautiful cross stitch and gorgeous roses too!