The weather once again has turned cold here in the Northeast. The grass is finally peaking out in spots and the mounds of snow are slowly becoming smaller. "Feasting" on garden magazines and books seems to be a way of life, until we can actually work outside.
In searching the photos of our garden in past years, I came across the red Monarda. The flower is unusual. Creating it in embroidery seemed like a challenge.
Using a fiber to create the dark centers of the Monarda gives it a realistic look. Red Silk Ribbon creates the petals. The stems are created with perle cotton in a vibrant green. The debate is on regarding the leaves. I think glass leaves might just win out.
Until I decide, I will be praying for warm weather. The calendar does say it is Spring.
Until next time...