Friday, September 30, 2011

Your favorite flower

Close your eyes a moment and think to your favorite flower. When did you first see it? Do you have a good memory associated with it?

My favorite flowers are carnations. It started in sixth or seventh grade when we were learning about photosynthesis. To make the point about how plants processed nutrients; the teacher placed white carnations in jars of different colored water. For days the classroom was filled with pink, purple and yellow tinged carnations that brightened up the whole room :)

My favorite flower to embroider; however, are fuchsia

I tried to stitch a fuchsia many times; wasting ribbon and feeling generally down on myself. I just couldn't decipher the old embroidery book (and its hand drawn pictures!) Finally; I tried one final time and every thing clicked just right. I feel such a feeling of accomplishment to finish a beautiful fuchsia.

I've tried to take the sting out of the frustration I had by offering up my own tutorial. You can find it here:
Fuchsia Tutorial:
I also offer a full kit with iron on transfers and ribbon on the Etsy shop:

I look forward to hearing about your favorite flowers!


  1. This is beautiful! My bedroom quilt and pillows are decorated with a stitch similar to this. Thank you for sharing and inspiring!