Lots has been happening around here, so I haven't gotten much stitching done since returning home from Michigan.
We've had a full blown "broccoli emergency" where a huge bed has all come ripe at once, so there has been much harvesting, slicing, blanching, etc.
It's been a good year, for sure.
The tomatoes are looming, too, and will soon demand our attention....
This Tiffin weighed in at 20.5 oz.
But even so, I found some time for Floral Block #9.
This is a spiderweb rose done up with 1" Hanna Silk ribbon. The rather misshapen leaves are needleturned hand-dyed silk dupioni, with some couched Noro yarn. (It's from Japan) Ultrasuede forms the calyxes.
There is so much incredibly great floral work being done all around the blogs this summer. The work of Patricia Eaton, of Bird Nest on the Ground, is particularly inspiring. Patricia, can I borrow some of your French knots for #10?