Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Jardin January

Our Theme-a-licious for January is to relax in the gardens after the stressful holidays just past. We are to stitch on any piece with flowers or gardens. My Finery of Nature sure fits the bill...although I'm not sure exactly how relaxing it is to stitch ~ I'm too terribly excited about stitching on it! The colors are so vivid on the black Jobelan that every time I have introduced a new color my heart soars.


I'm still learning how to photograph on the dark background and yes, it's linty. But isn't it luscious? It has been quite a challenge to become accustomed to stitching on black and I'm glad to say the frogs are disappearing with practice. I will definitely be stitching more on black after this!

You can see every one's progress in their Jardin January stitches by visiting this link here. You are also welcome to join us the entire year for some fun stitching and some awesome blog prompts!

Thank you for visiting my blog today!
xox

60 comments:

Ann at Beadlework. said...

The dark background is stunning but I don't think I'd be brave enough to stitch on it. I love your new blog header.

cucki said...

Wow your stitching is looking so lovely..enjoy the jan challenge.
LOve cucki xxx

Lei said...

What beautiful stitch work! I love the colors and design you chose. The black fabric really makes your stitching pop.

Ma Teakettle said...

Oh Wow, Daff! Your progress is stunning! I just adore the gorgeous colors against the black fabric, and I am watching you with wide eyes as I have never attempted any fabric darker than "Dark Khaki."
You remain, as always, my hero!
High five on amazing work.
Hugs
Ma

Amanda "Stitcher Mom" said...

Gorgeous work. I love the vibrant colors on the black.

Amanda

Rita said...

Wow! Those colors really pop on the black fabric! Gorgeous!

Margaret said...

It really is just gorgeous! I love the colors! I'm so enjoying watching your progress.

Nicola said...

That looks like it's going to be a very pretty design. Look forward to seeing much more!

butterfly said...

Oh the colours look beautiful, well done looking fab.

Barbi said...

This is an absolute GORGEOUS piece! I know it's hard to stitch on Black fabric, but it's soooo worth it because the results are stunning.

Peggy Lee said...

Do you have any tips and tricks to stitching on black linen? I tried it once and was quickly reduced to tears!
Love how those colors pop on the dark fabric. Just beautiful!

BeachQuilter said...

Stitching on black and enjoying it...I admire you! When I finished one I think was called "Library Cat" (a cat lounging on a bookshelf with cat themed book titles) I swore never again on black! I love your rich colors :)

Michelle said...

Wow lovely x

Michele said...

I, personally, love dark backgrounds as they make the colors so much more vibrant. And as far as for the lint...before there were lint brushes there was taking a strip of masking tape and wrapping it around your open hand and then patting the surface clean. LOL VIVA LA LINT ROLLER!!!!

Deb said...

It is gorgeous. The colors really pop on the black and the finish will be so well worth using that black fabric.

Suburban Stitcher said...

beautiful! everything is so pretty on black :)

Cathy Pavlovich said...

That's very pretty! Thanks for reminding me how cool it is to stitch on black. Now I've got to find a project!
Cathy

catherine said...

loving the colours in this and it looks even more stunning because of the black background
x catherine

Pumpkin said...

Oh Sharon! Those colors just POP! Lovely progress :o)

Shebafudge said...

It's looking gorgeous. The colours look so vibrant.

pandy said...

that's looking so pretty. the colours sure do POP on the black! really enjoying the progress on this one for sure.

Lesleyanne said...

Great progress. It looks gorgeous.

Minnie said...

The black sure does make the colors pop, good job.

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

I have a sampler that is to be stitched on very dark green linen that is almost black in color. I have tried practicing and it's tough. I don't know how you do it.
The pattern is beautiful.

Maggie said...

Your stitches look stunning on the black fabric. I've never tried stitching on anything really dark, must be a strain on the eyes i imagine though.

Mary said...

That border is spectacular on the black!

Mary in MN

Myra said...

It is gorgeous! I have always been hesitant to stitch on black - so hard to see - but yours looks great.

Anne said...

Love this piece! My hubby loves it too and he wants me to try out stitching on black! I love how the colours really pop out!!

geeky Heather said...

WOW! I am LOVING those colors! I totally understand your excitement. Totally acceptable to be excited in the garden rather than relaxing in it, LOL!

Teresa said...

Your piece is just beautiful. Love it on the black.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Ziggyeor said...

Love the work on the black fabric. I'm glad that you're finding stitching on it easier.

Beth Pearce said...

Great progress and it really is looking more beautiful each time!

valerie said...

Wow, the colors look awesome on the black linen. Beautiful!

Mindi said...

Beautiful stitching, and much closer to the garden theme than what I worked on. I had to really stretch the definition this month!

Sarah said...

This is just lovely, those colours on the black is just delicious.

Christine said...

It's beautiful, the colours really sing against the black

Sonda in OR said...

It's really looking great!

mdgtjulie said...

It's beautiful Daffy. I love the way the colors pop on the black fabby. Grats on the progress.

Mouse said...

oooooo i can seee why you are enjoying this sooooo much ...the colours are gorgeous against the black :) love mouse xxxxxx

Shirlee said...

It looks beautiful! I have yet to stitch on black but I do have a pattern leaflet where all the designs are stitched on black. I look forward to giving it a try : ) Blessings, Shirlee

Jan said...

Black may be a PITA to stitch on but it sure makes those colors pop. Just beautiful.

Julie said...

Great progress by you and the other 40 stitchers. Well done to all.

Sue said...

IT looks absolutely fabulous!

Carol said...

I just love your colors on the black, Sharon--how wonderful this piece is turning out :)

Lynn said...

I love how everything looks so vivid on the black! I will definitely have to give this a try. It looks gorgeous Sharon!

Sally said...

Oh wow that is looking so beautiful!

Shelleen said...

Love the colors on that black.

Mary said...

The colors are striking on the black! Love it!

Gill said...

Those colours are absolutely luscious on the black fabric!

Elaine said...

Wow Sharon your stitching on the dark fabric is stunning! Look forward to more up-dates.

Jackie said...

Oooooo... I love it on the black fabby. I've been tempted to start one of my projects on black, but keep holding off.
Theme-a-licious looks to be a nice way to get projects done.
TFS and looking forward to see the progress on this piece.

Brigitte said...

Great new blog outfit. And your garden WIP looks gorgeous with the vibrant colours on the black fabric. Great!

Shelley said...

I absolutely love how the colors POP on this black fabric. I haven't stitched on black in a really long time and it was aida, yuck! I might have to get me some black evenweave and an awesome bright color of floss and go to town :)

Loretta said...

That is a very beautiful piece!!!! I love it!!!

Squirrel said...

Beau-ti-ful! Love how the colors pop on black.

Kate said...

Beautiful stitching. It looks stunning on black.

Suzanne said...

I love how the colours pop out of the black background.

Remy said...

It's purrfectly luscious!

Remy

Meari said...

It looks great on the dark fabric ☺

sheri said...

Totally luscious!