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Pansy Garden in Bloom

I finished Laura Perin’s Pansy & loved seeing it come to life. It would be interesting to see this stitched with some silks. Before I take it to the framers, I want to stitch a companion piece. I have the threads ready to go. However, I have a few other pieces have to get done first. Hopefully,  it’ll be done before next spring!


Pansy Garden Breaking Ground

My ANG Main Line Stitchers chapter is stitching various designs from Laura Perin’s Secret Garden Collage series for our spring project. I couldn’t decide between California Poppy, Daffodil, Daisy, and Pansy. So, I bought several & am starting with this one.

I had a harder time remembering to stop for the small squares on the outer border than all the counting required to get the smaller areas outlined correctly! But, it is correct. And, Area 1 is done!

This is the best photo I could get because the colors of the boxes are dark blue & purple with a splash of green. We have been in a deep freeze (for Philly) & thinking about spring helps!

Pansy Breaks Ground


I forgot to post this & since writing that, I made progress on the pansy. This section reminds me of cross-stitch days when I had to pencil off what I stitch as I stitch it. Slows me down but increases my accuracy. Spring is even closer now that daylight saving time is here!

Pansies Blooming