Bluebell ~ a sweetly scented, nodding woodland flower ~ a favorite of hummingbirds and bees ~ also known as harebell, milk-ort, witches’ bells and fairy thimbles.
Spring is agonizingly slow to arrive this year. Instead of thrilling at the first sign of chives, yarrow, and sweet woodruff, I have had to content myself with stitching a little garden of threads in the most delicious shades of apple cider, flax, onyx, dried thyme and brethren blue. And, oh, such a blue! The color of bluebells. Rich enough to delight, but not so bright as to jar the senses. A joyful hue guaranteed to chase away the “I’ve had enough of winter” blues...
Introducing Elizabeth Pickford 1842
A charming reproduction of one of the antique samplers in my collection. Elizabeth Pickford’s little garden row in the middle of her sampler will satisfy your need to see pretties growing when winter is loath to throw off her drab brown cloak. The original is pictured at left above. A fairly quick stitch, the pattern also includes a bonus pinkeep chart! Available under Featured Items (at right). Instant downloads available on Pattern Mart.
“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above.”
Early Work Mercantile Offerings
Visit my Early Work Mercantile page and you will find three pinkeeps that will have you singing the blues ~ in a good way, of course! Two are made from early blue quilt calicos and one is created using select motifs from Elizabeth Pickford’s sampler.
Enjoy the fresh new graphics on EWM as you peruse all the spring-time goods our talented artists have to offer!
Until next month, my friends...
May you find joy in all you do!