Bees are buzzing around the skep and roses with the reminder to "gather honey all the day". Attributed to Isaac Watts, this is a well-loved sentiment about some of our favorite creatures.
I used felted wool to cap and embellish both berries, along with custom wool pins, black straight pins and brass charms.
205 x 118
The Gentle Art: Baby Spinach, Butternut Squash, Grecian Gold
Weeks Dye Works: Curry, Grits (10 yards)
DMC: 310, 3031
126 x 72
32 count Meadow Rue linen from Lakeside Linens
The Gentle Art: Baby Spinach, Cast Iron Skillet, Gold Leaf, Heirloom Gold, Oatmeal, Pecan Pie, Straw Bonnet
In early printings, the symbols for Baby Spinach and Gold Leaf are switched. The symbol for Baby Spinach is an 'up' arrow; the symbol for Gold Leaf is a 'circle'.
Honey Berry, Copyright 2016. Original counted thread designs by Linda Stolz for Erica Michaels Designs.