So , for the lady gathering flowers in her pretty cottage garden , I took out and re stitched her blouse a Primrose yellow , as is quite clear on the Briggs Leaflet .
She also has a white bonnet , which will show up more when I fill in the porch .
And then , after all I said about saving the best bits to last , I couldn't resist embroidering her little gossiping friend !
On the leaflet it looks as if there is a third figure leaning over the gate , but after scanning it in and enlarging it , I can see that it is just delphiniums and lupins ,which are purple and blue French knots , the sweet pink roses around the porch, are Raised Rose Stitch .
I remember very little of last year , recovering from a big op and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder , I found it so hard to sleep and it makes me feel very .frightened .
Embroidery with lovely soft crewel wool is very soothing and helping it to fade away . Indeed Briggs created and gave out crewel kits for convalescing , wounded service men during war times .I often wondered what a soldier must have thought on being given an embroidery kit to do !
Along with gardening , I,m finding it is remarkably calming .
Another time I will show you one of these kits . A Briggs Jacobean Crewel Cushion panel that I have tucked away .
Any how ,It is pouring down with rain here in Mullion and what I was going to say was , how this picture is making me look forward to hopefully a glorious Spring and flower filled Summer .
" You pick yourself up ...dust yourself down ..and start all over again ! "
Sometimes I have to unpick stitches and start again too .