Monday, February 15, 2016

GBBD: Snowflakes, Deer and Hyacinth

The another GBB day is here but my garden is under a white blanket of snow. I'm not hoping that any flower or tree is green. During last rainy and cold days I was engaged in needlework. I've before written that I wanted to embroider a new decorative pillowcase for a living room cushion. Although a beautiful pattern "Scandinavian pillow" was found but there was no time for embroidery and I started it before Christmas. 
Now I finished my cross stitching and suppose this cushion will remind me of cold wintry days.




I placed the new embroidery on another cushion to imagine how a pillowcase will look like. The pattern consists of snowflakes in the center and in corners and 4 pairs of deer on white background. This embroidery is made on canvas, cotton floss in 3 threads.


Meanwhile I have blooming inside now, hyacinth forcing is going well, roots grew up in glasses of water after 12 weeks of cooling. The little buds have soon appeared and I feel their fragrance.


Do you have success in hyacinth forcing? Do you like needlework or knitting in winter time?

48 comments:

  1. Hello dear Nazezda!
    Such a beautiful pillowcase you made!
    Lovely pattern!Beautiful collage of the hyacinth!
    I like knitting in the Winter!
    Have a happy week!
    Dimi...

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    1. I've seen your knitting, Dimi, it's lovely!

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  2. Beautiful hyacinth! I like the colors.
    I like cross stitching, when I was a little girl I always made some embroideries to spend the time during the holiday.

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    1. It's a pretty hobby, Endah, I'd like to see your cross stitching.

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  3. Oh your needlework is gorgeous...and no I have no forced hyacinths but I want to try next year!

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  4. I usually buy hyacinth bulbs so I can enjoy their fragrance but I won't do any needlecrafts. Your pillow is lovely!

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    1. Glad you liked my needlework, Tammy.

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  5. These are wonderful embroidery ! You did an excellent job, Nadezda !!
    Greetings

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  6. What a beautiful cross stitch work you have made, Nadezda! The pattern looks complicated, you must be very skilful.
    Your hyacinths look lovely and fragrant. :)
    Is Valentine's Day celebrated in your country?
    Have a great week ahead!

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    1. You're right Sara, this pattern was enough difficult to realize it. Valentine day is celebrated by youth people, it's become a holiday only some years ago.

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  7. Your cross stitch is beautiful. I've done it in the past but haven't picked it up for a while and I'm not sure why. I don't force bulbs in the winter but I sure love looking at others. Mostly I'm thinking about the delicious fragrance you must be enjoying. I live to garden outside but there's no gardening to be done out there for another two months at least. So, I'll keep busy quilting and reading.

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    1. I love your quilts Judy, they're beautiful.

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  8. Your pillow is very beautiful Nadezda. I have never tried forcing hyacinths. I think maybe I'll give it a try!

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  9. Being male in mid thirties I'm no good in knitting! :D But I enjoy fine work done by others. Your's beautiful!
    Regards forcing bulbs, I feel that it is not natural process for them and I enjoy them most in garden at the right time.

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    1. I love hyacinth and tulips to March 8th, Tistou. It's feeling of spring arriving.

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  10. We used to grow hyacinths like this at school. At the moment I have a bowl of them perfuming the bathroom.

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    1. Oh, I can imagine, Sue, they have nice fragrance.

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  11. Tu cojín te quedó perfecto Nadezda, me gusta mucho el azul y el punto de cruz ;)
    Los jacintos están preciosos!!
    Besos.

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    1. Estoy contenta que te gusto mi trabajo tan largo y dificil, Laura!

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  12. Hello Dearest Friend.
    I really like the hyacinths winter season.
    Nadezda, your pillow is lovely.
    Greetings.

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  13. I do neither Nadezda, sewing in particular never did come easy and I used to hate doing it in school. You pillow is lovely, very classy.

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    1. Glad you liked my embroidery, Angie.

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  14. No flower in my hyacinth yet! Groetjes, Hetty

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  15. How wonderful embroidery! I like every kind of handycraft, but haven't done embroidering quite long for now. Should do. :)
    I am usually too lazy with hyacinths - I buy them in pots with knobs from shop and afterward plant outside, sometimes they manage blooming 1-2 years later too.

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    1. I do plant the forced hyacinths after blooming in my garden as well,Köögikata. Usually they flower the next year.

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  16. I enjoy hyacinths and usually plant a few in pots, leave them outside and bring them in when they start to grow. They've already started here so the first couple of pots came into the greenhouse yesterday. Your needlework is beautiful. You are very lucky to be so talented. No needlework or knitting for me but my mother was an avid knitter so I still have many sweaters she made me that keep me warm in the winter.

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    1. Sure your warm sweaters remind you about her, Peter.
      I see you cool the bulbs just outside and then bring them in greenhouse. As our winters are more colder than yours I have to cool bulbs in any place with temps +6...+10C (40..46 F).

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  17. Preciosos esos jacintos. El punto de cruz me encanta. Besitos.

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  18. Your blue embroidery looks lovely. I'm afraid I do not much of knitting or embroidery anymore, my fingers don't like it, they are too harsh by gardening too much and digging in the dirt without gloves (stupid). You have some pretty hyacinths. I also grow them on glasses, but you will know already from my blog.

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    1. Of course, Janneke I always see your forced hyacinths and admire them. I'm happy you liked my pillow.

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  19. I've never forced hyacinths but I have grown them in containers outside. I love the scent. Maybe next winter I will get some for forcing.

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  20. You are a very creative lady, producing outstanding work both in- and outdoors. Your embroidery is gorgeous.

    About marmalade: yes, of course you use the peel. Cut it as thick or as thin as you like (I like thin cut); peel gives the bitter flavour. Marmalade without peel can be bought in the shops but I don’t like it. It is too much like jelly.

    I tried to find an email address for you, without success.

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    1. Thank you Friko for your recipe, I will cook orange marmalade.

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  21. Your pillow is just lovely. I haven't done cross stitch, but I do needlepoint and have made a number of pillows myself.

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    1. I'd like to see your needlework, Jennifer, sure they're lovely!

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  22. Your needlework in gorgeous and I think I can smell the aroma of the hyacinths!

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  23. ✿‿⎠
    O bordado é uma doçura mesmo!...
    As flores: maravilhosasssssssssssssss!!!

    Bom domingo! Boa semana!
    Beijinhos.
    ╰✿╯

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    1. Gracias, Ines, estoy contenta que te lo he gustado.

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