Thursday, September 06, 2018

September Asters

I always enjoy all the lovely asters that grow wild around here, as a late season dash of colour.
Or usually...and I'm hoping it still might happen.
We've had such an unusually hot summer, that nothing is as it should be....or has been most other years.

The white asters, that grow as marvelous tall plants, started blooming a bunch of weeks ago, and are already starting to grow old.

When the wild roses are turning into rose-hips, and the golden rods are blooming, these dashes of white brighten all the greens.

So far, the purple asters have barely begun, and the ones I've seen are the palest of purples.
They're lacking the deeper colour they usually have.

This is the September block of my Celebrating Flowers Block of the Month, from 2014.
I'm re-offering it this year...You can see the Celebrating Asters tutorial and request the templates and stitch guide here.

The aster has not wasted spring and summer because it has not blossomed. 
It has been all the time preparing for what is to follow, and in autumn it is the glory of the field, and only the frost lays it low. 
So there are many people who must live forty or fifty years, and have the crude sap of their natural dispositions changed and sweetened before the blossoming time can come; but their lives have not been wasted.
Henry Ward Beecher

Happy Stitching!

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  1. I adore silk embroidery -- who knew how creative you could be with a couple of stab and stitch straight stitches!! The French knots are my fave, though. Never tried them with silk! :)

    1. I agree, Denise - silk ribbon is so wonderful to embroider with for that!
      I used embroidery floss (6 strands I think) for those French Knots - I tried it with silk ribbon, but didn't like how it looked. <3

  2. Your stitchery is beautiful, as are your asters. They do not do well in our area.

    1. Thanks, Mary.
      You probably have other lovely flowers there, that I don't have. <3