Sunday, March 1, 2009

Wishing Spring might come soon


I awoke to snow this morning. Flurries intermittently appeared during the afternoon. Now, at 8 p.m., it's started to snow again. Enough already--this winter stuff is getting old!

At least on the Cape, winter is still in full throttle. But I'm dreaming of days ahead, when my little crocuses start popping their heads through the still-soggy ground, hoping an itinerant chipmunk doesn't need a snack.

So, if you were wondering where I get the inspiration for some of my designs, now you know! This crocus was stitched in long stitches with DMC #5 perle cotton, with a background of DMC floss and Kreinik #12 tapestry braid.

4 comments:

Love to Stitch 99 said...

Anne,

I really really love this design and the colors are just yummy (big grin)

Pierrette =^..^=

Possibilities, Etc. said...

I love the crocus - our paper whites are just now fading. I guess over the years they got used to Texas heat in the winter. We are already using AC - but you've lived in this state before. The egg is beautiful.

Miss 376 said...

Gorgeous-we have loads of crocuses and snow drops out here. Really gives you a lift

Terry said...

This is really pretty and we have them coming out all over the place here in the UK, just a shame they do not last long. We also have lots of Snowdrops popping up as well.

A delightful hint of Spring