I wanted to finish my seasons embroidery before we moved, so a few weeks ago I sat down to make a Spring piece. I based it on the rose bush Jesse gave me for my birthday 3 years ago. Every winter it dies down to a few little twigs but every spring it miraculously grows back! I've begun to look for it blooming every year as a sign that spring has arrived, so it was the perfect subject to base my embroidery on.
As it happened, Nikolai was around when I decided to start embroidering and he wanted to do it too! So I had him choose a picture to base his on, and he chose this one:
We each made sketches from our photo:
(Nikolai holding his airplane. The blob under his head is his "chinny chin chin.")
And then we stitched together!
Of course, Nikolai lost interest long before I was finished (but he lasted longer than I expected him to!), but he did an awesome job (I only did maybe 50% of what you see below) and it's something I hope we do together again.
Here's my finished Spring piece:
And finally, all of them together (included Summer, which I hadn't posted before):
I'm very pleased with how they all turned out and I hope they always bring us fond memories of our happy years living here!