Friday, February 18, 2011

Lily of the Valley

This is is such a pretty piece! The photo doesn't do it justice.

It's done in a Watercolours of greens and pinks, pink Ribbon Floss Shimmer, a pink Metallic Ribbon Floss, several Perle Cottons and pearl beads.  I love these floral collage designs from Laura J. Perin because they have small areas with fun stitches, just enough sparkle to make them pretty, and an easy to do background. 

The lily of the valley is the flower for May and has many traditions associated with it.   According to Wikipedia, in the "language of flowers", the lily of the valley signifies the return of happiness. Legend tells of the affection of a lily of the valley for a nightingale that did not come back to the woods until the flower bloomed in May.

1 comment:

Kelly said...

I love your blog and your work is beautiful! I am a new follower and I look forward to seeing more!