Moon Garden is one of the early Blackbird Design charts I purchased soon after discovering these designers. While I sorta liked the colors and kitted it up, I could not really get started on it. Then Jane Douglas posted her stitched piece using totally different colors. I LOVED the look of it and decided to use at least some of her colors when stitching mine. Information on both color schemes can be found here.
Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe Threads except where noted.
- Black Watch Plaid
- Iris Leaves
- Dried Peaches
- Gentle Arts Pineapple Sherbet
- Carrie’s Creation Soot
I used Iris Leaves for the alphabet with the exception of my initials, for which I used Black Watch Plaid. For the words Moon Garden, I will be using P27. The birds are stitched with Soot and P27 so they look more like Red Winged Blackbirds. The bird’s eyes were stitched with VM Sunflowers.
Started stitching December 18, 2016
Finished stitching: December 28, 2016
UPDATE DECEMBER 2017: Now that my sister has received her package and unwrapped it, I can show the finished piece. I decided to finish this one as a bellpull.