The daisies on the front panel of this small 4 inch notebook were embroidered in lazy daisy stitch (naturally) in space dyed stranded thread. They are on a needle felted and machine embroidered background.
These hardy osteospermum daisies are originally from South Africa and look more exotic than our native ones but are just as bright and joyful. A good friend and neighbour gave me these from her garden and they love the dry arid conditions by the wall.
This picture was taken last month in July and as you can see my garden is pretty jam packed with plants and flowers. Most of them have been acquired like the daisies above from cuttings from friends and family. This makes them special because when I potter around the garden the plants remind me of the people, so the garden is full of friends as well as flowers.
A selection of gift tags, which were all garden inspired. I had not really realised until now how entwined my stitching and garden are.
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