Sunday, May 11, 2008

The Poppy Lady

It is Sunday morning and since we are leaving for a short trip to Holland this coming week I thought I would let all of you know what I will be taking along to stitch during the loooooong flight.

The last time we were in Europe was 1 1/2 years ago (DD was here last November and DS this past Christmas) so you can imagine how excited we are. Of course we are looking forward to seeing other relatives and friends again too. DS will be flying in for the weekend so we get to have our whole family together for a few days.

Without further ado, here she is - Walter Crane's 'The Poppy Lady'.

'The Poppy Lady is warm and sensuous, representing the hot colours of a midsummer cornfield and hinting at lazy afternoons dreaming in the sun. Morpheus, bringer of dreams, is symbolized by the poppy.'

Oh how I wish you could see the wonderfully vibrant colors of this piece. Once again I am stitching 1/2 on 32 ct white opalescent lugana (my favorite fabric at the moment).

And here is the wonderful book which the pattern comes from.

DS and I are both big Jugendstil fans and last year for my birthday I received this great book of patterns from him. Right from the start I knew that 'The Poppy Lady' would be the first design I would stitch from this book. After starting it I also know that 'The Daffodil Lady' and 'The Anemone Lady' will not be far behind.

Also coming along on the trip is 'Sense and Sensibility' which we are currently reading for our RAL. I am looking forward to finishing it by the time we come home so that we can go out for our S&S lunch.

Before I sign off I want to wish Juls and the others attending this coming weekend's stitching retreat at her house a grand time. I wish I could be there but will be thinking of all of you.