Saturday, March 10, 2012

Aloha!

This year's theme at the Philly Flower Show was Hawaii!
From the beautiful blue wave....

to the gorgeous orchids...

and the towering waterfall.... 

it was just a rainbow of colors....





You could almost feel the warm tropical breeze!  

So, needless to say, there has been little stitching done in the past couple of days.  I did attempt a little on the bus ride to Philly, but it is NOT easy trying on a bumpy bus ride!
So for the rest of the weekend I will try to put some thread to linen!

I did get something new in the mail though... two Berlin samplers from Sabine.  Her site European Reproduction Samplers is just chock full of amazing samplers.  :)  When I saw the new sampler of the month from Berlin, SG 1812, I just had to have it, and also picked up another, SM 1678, with the gorgeous flowers.  I wanted to have these as a remembrance of my visit to Berlin a couple of summers ago.  I can't wait to stitch them, but first I have to finish some of my WIPs!

I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend! 
Happy stitching!! xxxxxx











8 comments:

marly said...

Gorgeous flowers! Must have been a spectacular show.

Keeper of the Crowes said...

Oh to have been at that flower show with you!! Your pictures are wonderful. Thank you for passing along Sabine's site. With my German anscetory, I feel very strongly that I need to add one of these sampers to my collection!
Linda

merumo said...

What a coincident - I used to live in Hawaii and Germany years ago. And I like the idea of growing a collection with your memories. I wish I enjoyed the needlework while lived in Europe!!

Nicola said...

I have really enjoyed your post, such amazing photographs.

Catherine said...

Your flower photos are beautiful! Thanks for the link to the sampler site. I think I will have to have some of the German samplers as we have German ancestry!

Margaret said...

Lovely lovely pictures! Looks like a great exhibit! I love Hawaii. Nice sampler charts you bought too!

Jan said...

I have just awarded you a blog award. I am not sure if you like these or not but wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your blog. Love your stitching!

Anne said...

What gorgeous flowers! You must've been in heaven!!! I love Sabine's website. Never ordered from her yet, but I do go on there and peer through the samplers for hours on end!!! Can't wait to see your new starts!!