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What Delilah Did presents Secret Garden Embroidery: 15 Projects For Your Stitching Pleasure by Sophie Simpson (Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., 2015)
What Delilah Did presents Secret Garden Embroidery: 15 Projects For Your Stitching Pleasure by Sophie Simpson (Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., 2015)
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What Delilah Did presents Secret Garden Embroidery: 15 Projects For Your Stitching Pleasure by Sophie Simpson (Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., 2015)

What Delilah Did presents Secret Garden Embroidery: 15 Projects For Your Stitching Pleasure by Sophie Simpson (Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., 2015)

Photo: Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.

What Delilah Did creator Sophie Simpson's Secret Garden Embroidery: 15 Projects For Your Stitching Pleasure (Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., 2015), is an enchanting stitchery guide with projects inspired by the flora and fauna that fill the author's secret garden. Using a range of techniques, Simpson demonstrates how to stitch birds, bees, blooming flowers, and other colorful, nature-inspired items.

What Delilah Did is the work of designer, stitcher, and writer Sophie Simpson, who started the company in 2010. After her success at the Best of British Open Call, she now sells her work through her website and blog, and in Liberty, London.

What aspect of nature are you most inspired by? Be sure to answer this question in the comment section below if you are interested in this fabulous giveaway. Comment submissions must be completed before midnight EST on August 7, 2015. The winner will be randomly chosen, contacted via email, and announced online shortly thereafter. Good Luck!


Comments (135)

Carly_Sue Carly_Sue writes: I love everything about to embroider flowers, animals, woods, trees, etc. I love the alphabet with flowers, vines, entangled around the fancy letters.
I especially love birds..would love to embroider them on a fleece jacket. Wish you would display something like this on your internet sight.
Posted: 2:55 pm on February 9th

Carly_Sue Carly_Sue writes: I love everything about to embroider flowers, animals, woods, trees, etc. I love the alphabet with flowers, vines, entangled around the fancy letters.
I especially love birds..would love to embroider them on a fleece jacket. Wish you would display something like this on your internet sight.
Posted: 2:55 pm on February 9th

seanbell3 seanbell3 writes: Well done..Keep it up..
Posted: 1:24 am on October 30th

Jenny_Wren Jenny_Wren writes: Very beautiful! I really haven't done much embroidery since I was very young, but this could be used as a flourish for a collar or between buttons! I may have to give this a try sometime soon!
Posted: 6:06 am on October 8th

EmilyBint EmilyBint writes: Oh, this is so cute! Such a lovely vintage design. Too bad that I missed the giveaway...
Posted: 5:21 am on September 1st

RuthieQ RuthieQ writes: Babbling brooks, wild flowers, birds, dragonflies, trees, and bees all inspire me.
Posted: 2:03 pm on August 13th

jcanyon jcanyon writes: I have wanted to do some embroidery lately and this book would be just the thing to jump start my interest. I love the exotic flora and fauna too.
Posted: 11:20 pm on August 7th

eviej eviej writes: Mountain vistas & phenomenal cloud formations
Posted: 10:50 am on August 7th

Ellida Ellida writes: The layers of pattern fascinate and inspire me. Looking up through the green and brown of a tree to the blue of the sky above, and in wintertime all the intricate patterns made by bare twigs and branches. Colour combinations too, like the amazing red of berries on a red currant bush against the bright green of the leaves.
Posted: 5:42 am on August 7th

Sans6 Sans6 writes: I am inspired by flowers in particular, especially our Australian native plants.
Posted: 9:46 pm on August 6th

AliceEliza AliceEliza writes: I am most inspired by the many colors in nature - sky, plants, birds, insects, water, and animals.
Posted: 7:13 pm on August 6th

HeyGirl HeyGirl writes: All the intricacies of nature fascinate me but the perfection of flowers tops the list. All of my senses are stimulated. It amazes me that the form and design of a flower is replicated over and over again as if expressly for our enjoyment.
Posted: 11:53 am on August 6th

LnZ LnZ writes: I have a "squirrel proof" bird feeder just outside my breakfast area. I also have two hummingbird feeders for those frenzied friends and love to watch the squirrel acrobatic antics as they try to get to the "squirrel proof" feeder!
I enjoy my morning cuppa watching the yellow and purple finch, cardinals, downy woodpeckers and even nuthatch and wrens.
Posted: 10:24 am on August 6th

JKsews JKsews writes: I am transfixed by the beautiful, fluttering butterflies.
Posted: 10:13 am on August 6th

sewold sewold writes: I like the birds because of all the colors - also flowers and butterflies. I've done more applique recently but I do like embroidery (when the light is right!) This book might inspire me to get back to that.
Posted: 9:40 am on August 6th

Marie68 Marie68 writes: Bees inspire me. They are the so hardworking and productive and without them we would lose so much of the beauty in a lives.
Posted: 5:07 am on August 6th

CrystalPgh CrystalPgh writes: I love birds. I have a thistle seed feeder in my back yard that the goldfinches love.
Posted: 4:06 am on August 6th

mommer mommer writes: I am inspired by the subtle shades of colors found in nature.
Posted: 8:29 pm on August 5th

heartycat heartycat writes: I used to do a lot of embroidery and have lots of remaining floss. I haven't done it in ages, but I still keep the floss in hopes of starting again. This would be a great inspiration for me to get going!
Posted: 8:04 pm on August 5th

barthbears barthbears writes: All the beautiful spring and summer flowers!

Posted: 6:37 pm on August 5th

AliCB AliCB writes: Flowers and birds are my inspiration - along with beautiful sunsets!
Posted: 4:40 pm on August 5th

susanna susanna writes: One of my favorite aspects of nature is wintry scenes. The bluish tinge of color to snow at twilight, red berries clinging to an icy black branch, the deep dark green of pine trees.
Posted: 3:03 pm on August 5th

island_girl island_girl writes: Hmm, it's hard to pick just one. I love how all living things, plants and animals, can bring out ones creativeness. But if I had to pick, it's flowers for their beauty.
Posted: 2:53 pm on August 5th

user-4911958 user-4911958 writes: I am most inspired by rain. I love the soothing sounds of gentle rain, and the excitement of thunderstorms. So much fun to cross stitch during those times.

Posted: 12:48 pm on August 5th

user-4217865 user-4217865 writes: The purity of the embroidery takes my breath away. I am reminded of the woods I used to camp in in Virginia as a child. They were filled with nature and as the seasons flowed, they changed with them. The honey bee, a symbol of hard work creating beauty, is captured on a web of gold thread to bring delight to our eyes. What a wonderful book.
Posted: 12:37 pm on August 5th

Inawillis Inawillis writes: I love nature the way every year the garden starts a fresh, I like to look up close to flowers see inside a fox glove, an orchid, any flower is worth a closer look. I also love the different moss and lichens, I find it all inspiring, nature is amazing, how plants die and come back to life, bigger and better.
The birds bees and all the insects where would we be without them.
Interpreting it all into Embroidery is a wonderful hobby to have.
What Delilah did in the secret garden looks inspiring too.

Posted: 12:02 pm on August 5th

CAS48 CAS48 writes: I definitely love flowers.
Posted: 10:35 am on August 5th

tlz tlz writes: I am most inspired by the wheel of the year, the beauty of changing seasons in the garden: the bright air and emergence of blooms and creatures of spring; the exhilarating color and earthly abundance of summer; autumn’s crisp contrast with cozy warmth in anticipation of winter’s dreamy slumber.
Posted: 10:20 am on August 5th

valkata valkata writes: When I o to a place in nature, I am rejuvenated and refreshed. I love the peace and restfulness that comes to me in nature.
Posted: 10:05 am on August 5th

Philastein Philastein writes: I am inspired by flowers. In embroidery, flowers last a lot longer than in real life. I do not have a green thumb, but my embroidered flowers look pretty good, do not wither or shrivel up and do not need a lot of upkeep.
Posted: 9:58 am on August 5th

MelKeiHen MelKeiHen writes: For me, it's leaves mainly, and birds, too. I love to draw and stitch leaves.
Posted: 9:17 am on August 5th

eclecktic1 eclecktic1 writes: I am inspired by the colors of the sky.
Posted: 8:59 am on August 5th

user-895259 user-895259 writes: Nature in its purest form knows exactly which color scheme is complimentary, and adds the perfect combination of textures to create interest.
Posted: 8:20 am on August 5th

grandma_cher grandma_cher writes: Definitely flowers!
Posted: 7:11 am on August 5th

KraftyKatKid KraftyKatKid writes: I take inspiration in flowers and butterflies. My favorite is when a beautiful yellow butterfly lands on my deep blue hydrangeas, the color combination is breathtaking.
Posted: 4:29 am on August 5th

lorrainem lorrainem writes:
I am most inspired by the colors of nature coupled withthe textures.
Posted: 2:04 am on August 5th

Insydd Insydd writes: I am greatly inspired by the interplay between sky and water, whether it be ocean or lake, sunny or rainy skies, summer or winter.
Posted: 1:02 am on August 5th

gr82trvl gr82trvl writes: The inspiration in nature is endless.
Posted: 12:59 am on August 5th

LisaBinSD LisaBinSD writes: Nature inspires color choices, stitched quilting patterns, or texture on fabric. A tangle of tree branches becomes shapes in thread. River rocks help shape applique. Nature is ever surprising the eye with its unexpected beauty.
Posted: 12:48 am on August 5th

TraceyR TraceyR writes: I love to work in my garden and use the colors to inspire me in my knitting and crocheting projects.
Posted: 12:22 am on August 5th

cupcake1028 cupcake1028 writes: Nothing inspires me more than watching my toddler chasing birds and squirrels to play with!
Posted: 11:55 pm on August 4th

tbsnyder tbsnyder writes: I love for my needle crafts to reflect my love of nature. Thank you for this giveaway opportunity!
Posted: 11:53 pm on August 4th

callyria callyria writes: I'm inspired by the never ending variety of shapes and colors of flowers in my garden and the hummingbirds who flit about the blooms.
Posted: 10:40 pm on August 4th

user-2022666 user-2022666 writes: I love embroidering insects, particularly dragon flies.
Posted: 10:13 pm on August 4th

Andysmom Andysmom writes: I am always inspired by spring blooming bulbs like wild tulips intermixed with Glory of Snow, Grape Hyacinth and tiny daffodils. Then when lilacs and other spring blooming shrubs and trees kick in with more blooming bulbs, it is like the world is waking up. The colors, the fresh air and beautiful blue skies are all the inspiration I need to get me thinking.
Posted: 9:52 pm on August 4th

skiss skiss writes: bees and spiders and dragonflies! they all get a bad rap but are so vital to keeping the mosquito population down. I would like to embroider them on a friend's wedding quilt
Posted: 9:30 pm on August 4th

Grandmaria5 Grandmaria5 writes: This would be a great book as I love birds and it will give me an opportunity to embroider some.
Posted: 9:14 pm on August 4th

Carol47 Carol47 writes: Birds, bees, summer flowers. They all inspire me! Would love the book!
Posted: 8:38 pm on August 4th

seemless seemless writes: Trees, birds, landscape, all of it.
Posted: 8:29 pm on August 4th

Carmens Carmens writes: Nature everytime, forests and flowers , shapes and colors.
Posted: 8:20 pm on August 4th

3feathers 3feathers writes: The color book of nature inspires me. It's amazing how nothing in nature clashes! Flowers, birds, fur coats on animals all are clothed in eye pleasing coordinated colors and textures. How can it not inspire!
Posted: 8:15 pm on August 4th

Vikichek Vikichek writes: My own garden, the gift of a man I've never met. There was an old house near where I live. It had been the residence of one of the first families to settle in the area; they were nurserymen and surveyors. Most of the family had moved elsewhere, and the two elderly sisters who were left finally sold the place to an engineering firm, which had planned to use the building for their office. But it was too far gone. So the house stood empty, and the garden around it went wild. I saw it as I rode to work every morning. I tracked down the name of the owner, and called him to ask if I could have some of the perennials. He said, "Take what you want." Peonies, irises, daffodils, daylilies, other bulbs--a whole garden! I've always shared these plants when it was time to divide them--I owe that generosity to the world.
Posted: 8:05 pm on August 4th

skywater skywater writes: The ever-changing seasonal colours of nature all year round are what inspires me - from the shores of the Great Lakes to the forests of the Rocky Mountains.
Posted: 7:59 pm on August 4th

rosemaryschild rosemaryschild writes: I live in southern MS where wild flowers of all shapes & colors grow all year round. I collect pics of them as this is what inspires me.
Posted: 7:58 pm on August 4th

LJM55 LJM55 writes: I am most inspired by the colors found in nature. Who needs a color wheel when nature shows us everyday what colors go together? The brilliance of the colors surrounding us is simply awe inspiring.
Posted: 7:45 pm on August 4th

RV_Heidi RV_Heidi writes: I love wild flowers and bugs, well, just about everything in nature..
Posted: 7:38 pm on August 4th

idosew2 idosew2 writes: The play of light on landscapes inspires me
Posted: 7:38 pm on August 4th

Sewolsen Sewolsen writes: Nature is the beginning of all art. I do both machine and hand embroidery, this is a book that I know I will love.
Posted: 7:16 pm on August 4th

GottaStitch GottaStitch writes: I am inspired by the waves in the ocean. Each one is different and has a character of its own just like the pieces we stitch. Each one is unique and special!
Posted: 6:54 pm on August 4th

user-2459797 user-2459797 writes: It is too difficult to say what part of nature inspires me most. The Hudson River in the morning twinkling from early sunlight on the waves, or the bluest sky, greenest trees, whitest puffy clouds in summer. Maybe the fall color of leaves on Clausland Mountain, or the crocus popping up through the snow in late winter. Too much to say. Even if I don’t win, I am glad to think of all that I have to be grateful for.
Posted: 6:51 pm on August 4th

user-4790291 user-4790291 writes: The colors of nature inspire me-the changing leaves, the sunset, the colors of water--all are so beautiful
Posted: 6:29 pm on August 4th

pkkreations pkkreations writes: I love all of nature as it shows the awesomeness of our Almighty Lord Jesus Christ Who created it all!
Posted: 6:29 pm on August 4th

j47cats j47cats writes: I love to do hand embroidery and am always inspired by birds and butterflies which of course flutter around te many flowers in our gardens. Sure would love to win the book.

Posted: 6:20 pm on August 4th

user-981341 user-981341 writes: I find inspiration in leaves of all shapes & sizes from The time there brgin to unfurl in the spring until the fall to the ground in the autumn. Also love the delicate insect chewed skeleton leaves.
Posted: 6:04 pm on August 4th

fozie fozie writes: Always always always fascinated by the bees...I can watch them for hours. Thanks for this giveaway...the book looks amazing.
Posted: 6:04 pm on August 4th

celkalee celkalee writes: What a great gift this would be! I am in the process of coloring the Secret Garden coloring book. Love it!
Posted: 6:01 pm on August 4th

duchick duchick writes: What I love most about nature is the changing seasons. I live in the Midwest and get a good dose of all 4! The trees change color, the weather warms and cools, birds come and go, storms are sometimes frightful, sunrise and sunset are glorious! It's all good.
Posted: 5:49 pm on August 4th

GolferJim GolferJim writes: Wild animals and exotic birds provide a vast array of shapes and colors.
Posted: 5:44 pm on August 4th

buttonlush buttonlush writes: Definitely flowers from the bud to full flower and the interesting form some have after the petals are gone.
Posted: 5:31 pm on August 4th

user-974852 user-974852 writes: I LOVE the combination of flowers and birds or butterflies! They always fit in well with any decor. It would be great to have your book too!
Posted: 5:27 pm on August 4th

Ruth63 Ruth63 writes: I garden in New England and the MidAtlantic--often bringing plants from one place to the other. It is always amazing to me to see the variation in how the same things grow in the different places as well as from year to year. And what whilelife my garden attracts. So it's always a surprise and always interesting.
Posted: 5:21 pm on August 4th

betsysmom betsysmom writes: Fall leaves near rushing streams, water falls, and the moon all are things I love. Can't resist mushrooms either.

Posted: 5:21 pm on August 4th

fitch fitch writes: color is definitely what inspires me most from nature. When I have a hard time choosing a palette I look at what nature has put together.
Posted: 5:21 pm on August 4th

rhodeanie rhodeanie writes: I am most interested in the birds. They have amazing colors! So much fun to embroider!
Posted: 5:19 pm on August 4th

lashtx lashtx writes: I inspired by natures constant renewal. We see fire as a tragedy, nature sees it as an opportunity to renew and refresh. Even when we thought that the eruption of Mount Saint Helens was absolutely devasting to the environment we have had the opportunity to see nature in action, reclaiming the land. Nature is powerful, majestic, delicate, fragile and beautiful all rolled into one...what more could you ask for.
Posted: 5:13 pm on August 4th

TaniaHansen TaniaHansen writes: I love the symbol of working bees. The repetitive pattern of bees wax and all the flowers it takes to make a hive successful. These past years with hives failing I'm more and more anxious to see bees return to my garden and more careful to tend it to make sure they come back.
Posted: 4:47 pm on August 4th

user-3100531 user-3100531 writes: I'm inspired by the renewal of life in nature--it ebbs and flows: birth, life, death which nourishes more birth....
Posted: 4:16 pm on August 4th

sohaute sohaute writes: I adore the surprising shades found on just one bloom of flowers. It always inspires me to sew that color combination.
Posted: 4:14 pm on August 4th

ckach ckach writes: This book not only has great technique but lots of ideas for using the designs. I would love to sneak a few of the squirrels and bugs onto my craft and clothing designs such a cute surprise for the wearer.
Posted: 4:13 pm on August 4th

Corrales Corrales writes: Oh how I would love to win this book!! I belong to a hand stitch club and we're always looking for techniques for stiching. We are all avid gardeners and love to play in the dirt. Thanks for the opportunity.
Posted: 4:10 pm on August 4th

user-4906050 user-4906050 writes: I am awed by the many different trees we are able to enjoy and use as inspiration for many crafts.
Posted: 4:03 pm on August 4th

kds54 kds54 writes: I am amazed at the varied number and combinations of colors and textures in the natural world. I would enjoy the chance to use these different combinations in my work. I am hoping that the lessons and examples in this book will improve my work and give me a " jumping" off point.
Posted: 4:01 pm on August 4th

ReikiRee ReikiRee writes: THis summer, I've really been inspired by the interaction of all the 'bugs' in my garden. The bees, hornets and wasps share the birdbath, yet are mortal enemies elsewhere in the garden. Hundreds of tiny wasps, bumble bees and other insects swarm around the fennel, yet they aren't bothered when I pinch a flower or two to add to our salad. Not one of these tiny creatures seems the bit perturbed by my presence or actions. I jsut find it all fascinating, probably because I have slowed down over the years and am now more of an Observer in my garden, rather than a Do-er.
Posted: 4:01 pm on August 4th

midwifecg midwifecg writes: Growing plants: flowers, shrubs and trees never cease to amaze me. My grades are my therapy and refuge. Like the old adage, God is truly in my garden.
Posted: 4:01 pm on August 4th

TracyF TracyF writes: I am inspired by the colors in nature!
Posted: 3:53 pm on August 4th

MamaChamp MamaChamp writes: Birds! I love birds and have started to incorporate them in my bead embroidery.
Posted: 3:51 pm on August 4th

ItzMeSandraD ItzMeSandraD writes: I am inspired by just how everything fits together perfectly in nature. Everything has a time and place in nature. The chripping of birds soothe me as well as a gentle breeze on a crisp Autumn morning.
Posted: 3:49 pm on August 4th

user-4308218 user-4308218 writes: I am most inspired by the interactions between colors and textures. I always notice how something feels not just that it looks a certain color. I am a very tactile learner. I want to touch everything. I love hand embroidery because it blends my need to work with my hands, create textures and combine beautiful colors.
Posted: 3:47 pm on August 4th

Katie Katie writes: Birds inspire me the most but almost all aspects do also, wind, water, rocks, leaf shapes, invertebrates (even spiders), the colors, volcanoes, even natural disasters.
Posted: 3:45 pm on August 4th

corkpop corkpop writes: My favorite thing about nature is variety....the variety of trees, if birds, of flowers...etc. You never get tired of observing.
Posted: 3:42 pm on August 4th

LizK LizK writes: I am most inspired by animals in nature, especially the deer that pass through my backyard and that some evenings rest in the grass.
Posted: 3:38 pm on August 4th

lyncharm lyncharm writes: I love vistas - skies, forests, fields, oceans - seeing the variations in colours and textures always get my creative juices running!
Posted: 3:34 pm on August 4th

user-2338276 user-2338276 writes: What I love and find inspiring about nature, is that it's ever changing, always surprising, can never be outdone, it lifts my spirit and sparks my imagination.
Posted: 3:24 pm on August 4th

poufdone poufdone writes: Inspired by the color combinations of animals and fauna in nature.
Posted: 3:15 pm on August 4th

user-1045905 user-1045905 writes: The colours & patterns in the sky, especially at sunrise & sunset : remember to look up!
Posted: 3:07 pm on August 4th

btchywmyn btchywmyn writes: All of nature inspires me, but particularly trees, wildflowers, and insects.
Posted: 12:06 pm on August 4th

Patty88 Patty88 writes: My favorites are Dragonflies and Hummingbirds. The dragonflies eat the mosquitoes and the Hummingbirds are so amazing to watch!

Posted: 10:45 am on August 4th

hojobj hojobj writes: I love all of nature! From insects, plants (especially roses!) to all animals, they inspire me and make be feel at peace. Because I work swing shift, I come home at night and adore the moon in all its phases and the stars.
Posted: 10:17 am on August 4th

slquaife slquaife writes: The things in nature that impress me is the abundance of color and shapes! Geometric shapes are everywhere. The colors are new everyday!
Posted: 8:54 am on August 4th

Amywear Amywear writes: I'm inspired by the sky nearly every day, the industry of squirrels and dragonflies alighting on a rock.
Posted: 8:01 am on August 4th

joanrob8 joanrob8 writes: I love the variation of colors in nature. The ombre of my red cannas and all the birds that sit on my fence every morning. From the black crows to the bright blue jays.
Posted: 7:49 am on August 4th

waflady waflady writes: I have always been fascinated by insects! Where would the world be without them?
Posted: 7:43 am on August 4th

lcuria lcuria writes: I love to watch the birds, butterflies, dragon flies, and fireflies in the summer. I also love the simple beauty of nature. Each season has its own beauty. I enjoy trying to capture that beauty in my work.
Posted: 9:16 am on August 1st

user-5075109 user-5075109 writes: Water in all forms, anywhere. Rain on the roof touches most senses.

Posted: 8:38 am on August 1st

Lady_D Lady_D writes: I love all of nature. God had a purpose for creating every plant, every animal - and they fulfill their purpose beautifully if we let them. Flowers and birds are beautiful, some insects quite fascinating if you study their behavior without causing the critters to act out-of-character.
Posted: 5:10 pm on July 31st

machinemaven machinemaven writes: I have been exploring adding embellishments like this to many things I make. This book sounds like a great resource.
Posted: 10:41 am on July 29th

joanrob8 joanrob8 writes: I used to embroider everything. Then I had children, then grandchildren came along. Now I'm making time for myself and want to start embroider but I've forgotten so much and don't know where to start.
I love embroidering the vines and roses and daisies. I'll need a pattern book like this to inspire me until I start to remember how to embroider again. I could really use this for my sewing library. Hope I win.
Posted: 12:14 am on July 29th

Dlimbo Dlimbo writes: I love the way light causes such changes in the colors of flowers and leaves. Everything looks different at different times of day and different seasons. My favorite time is early morning on my patio with the sun dappling through the leaves.
Posted: 9:45 pm on July 28th

pyns pyns writes: i am most inspired by the song birds I hear and see from my deck. Love those cardinals!
Posted: 8:13 pm on July 28th

Katy_M Katy_M writes: I love leaves and all their varieties :)
Posted: 3:37 pm on July 28th

Meghano Meghano writes: The endless variety and beauty.
Posted: 3:30 pm on July 28th

designs designs writes: I love embroidery and the secret garden. Just two ideas that are perfect together!
Posted: 2:41 pm on July 28th

sewgramms sewgramms writes: I'm amazed at how my flowers manage to stay colorful through the heat and drought.
Posted: 2:31 pm on July 28th

LuvThreadsMagazine LuvThreadsMagazine writes: I am most enamored by how nature builds things.

There is a simplicity/efficiency/beauty to everything (unlike women's separates at some national retailers - no names, no names).

Posted: 1:26 pm on July 28th

Lawana55 Lawana55 writes: love the Secret Garden... love any nature setting but especially if its by the river or creek
Posted: 11:28 am on July 28th

TwoOverTwo TwoOverTwo writes: I love flowers, butterflies, bees, birds, squirrels, i.e., whatever shows up in the backyard. I love to embroider, too.
Posted: 10:26 am on July 28th

Leesy Leesy writes: The contrasts in color and texture is what grabs me. I'm not a "form" person, I'm a texture person.
Posted: 10:01 am on July 28th

classicsinger classicsinger writes: I am inslpired by the multitude of shades, for instance green, which appears in so many shades in nature. Capturing those subtleties in painting is one thing, accomplishing the same thing in needlework is truly fun.

Posted: 8:39 am on July 28th

toucan2k toucan2k writes: I have the coloring book and postcards. I love to embroider. The diversity of creatures and creations in nature inspire me to create beautiful replicas.
Posted: 7:50 am on July 28th

dabogens dabogens writes: I like the seasons. The browns and oranges of fall, the starkness of winter, followed by the profusion of color that is spring and summer.... The changing of the birds...
Posted: 7:30 am on July 28th

Rebecca2 Rebecca2 writes: This book 'Secret Garden Embroidery' looks like an interesting book. I would like to create one of my own with tiny flowers, insects and birds!
Posted: 7:12 am on July 28th

wolfkit wolfkit writes: I love the multitude of colours our [Australian] birds have and living in the 'bush capital' means I get to see many of them every day. I do miss the dragonflys I used to see though but have images of them around the house to remind me of their iridescent and inspirational wings.
Posted: 12:07 am on July 28th

user-5430734 user-5430734 writes: I am most inspired by sunsets and sunrises.

Posted: 10:51 pm on July 27th

Tiggersmom378 Tiggersmom378 writes: I love flowers, birds and trees.
Posted: 10:13 pm on July 27th

chelosunny chelosunny writes: Being a swimmer, I am mesmerized by water in all its forms such as ice, rain, snow, and steam.
Posted: 8:37 pm on July 27th

SheilaAnn SheilaAnn writes: I am inspired by all of nature. Every season has something special to it. Trying to recreate something from nature is always a challange but worth the effort.

Posted: 8:36 pm on July 27th

sewing60 sewing60 writes: I love roses and many other types of flowers. I am especially found of butterflies and dragon flies.
Posted: 8:18 pm on July 27th

mgrant7209 mgrant7209 writes: I love to see how other people interpret what they see to how I see animals and plants.
Posted: 8:14 pm on July 27th

shreya_l shreya_l writes: Book looks interesting, it'll be fun to create the flora and fauna of the garden around us.
Posted: 8:06 pm on July 27th

shreya_l shreya_l writes: Book looks interesting, it'll be fun to create the flora and fauna of the garden around us.
Posted: 8:06 pm on July 27th

franden644 franden644 writes:

I live to flower, tree and shrub garden. I have a BBB garden. Birds, bees and butterfly garden. I am a millionaire while gardening and it is my main source of exercise.
Posted: 7:02 pm on July 27th

Tamaraw Tamaraw writes: It's amazing to see all the "impossible" things that nature makes possible from birds to bees, plants to trees and so on. Possibilities are endless.
Posted: 6:44 pm on July 27th

Janshomesewing Janshomesewing writes: Big open blue skies. Nature is beautiful subject in all its forms.
Posted: 3:32 pm on July 27th

RushW RushW writes: I love the birds and squirrels which live in our backyard. We sit on the back deck and watch their antics almost every night.

Posted: 1:55 pm on July 27th

vermontsnuggery vermontsnuggery writes: Vintage embroidery as well as gardens, flowers and birds.

Posted: 9:18 am on July 27th

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