Monday, June 23, 2008

A Walk in the Country Side...

Beautiful gray skies in contrast with the ripening grain, made me stop and snap this picture the other day! We've been having quite a mixed bag with regards to our weather lately here in Denmark! After two months of drought, there's finally been some rain for the thirsty fields! Not to mention thunder, lightning and some occasional gale-force winds!!

Right now, the poppies are blooming amongst the golden grain in the fields. A beautiful sight, here in the hills of Sjælland near our home. I always think of the poem, In Flanders Fields, whenever I see these gorgeous flowers. Memorized when I was a young child in school in Canada, John McCrae's poem is a tribute to all of the soldiers, Canadian and Allied, who served and died on the battle-fields of Europe.

Here's a few of my own flowers I stitched today. They're for a siggie which I'm sending to an internet quilting friend in Scotland! I usually stamp my siggies with permanent ink in different colours, but today I felt like doing something different! Hope you like it, Elly!!! I'd better go sign it and pop it in the mail!!!

Last but not least, thanks to my dear husband for the beautiful flowers on my recent birthday! You are such a sweetie!! XOXOXO


Guðrún said...

Beautiful pictures. Your stitchery is also beautiful. Happy belated birthday.

Elly D said...

Belated Happy Birthday Mary Ann.

I am the very lucky recipient of the most gorgeous embroidered siggy!!! I'm soooo lucky.
Thank you so much Mary Ann. Your embroidery is so neat and perfect and beautiful. You made my day:-D

Fabulous pictures you have taken. Just love those poppies and the colour of the wheat? field.

Diane said...

The pictures are beautiful. So is your stitchery. Since I am from the US I am not familiar with the term Siggy. What does it mean?


Li de Liége said...


Com qual linha você borda? e com quantos fios?

li de liége