We were asked to do a piece connecting us with the last 10 years, as this is how long our online group has been going. I originally made a piece "Japan" but decided it did not fit the bill.
Our finished pieces are to be displayed at AQC Melbourne in April, so I put on the thinking cap as to what I could do. It was mentioned recently that I had volunteered at the Victorian State Rose Garden, 10 years this coming March. I love going to the garden, being outside, listening to the birds and helping prune, deadhead and maintaining the roses. Some weeks I don't make it but when I do it is an enjoyable morning of getting out of the house and being among others who love it as well.
An enlarged photocopy was placed on the reverse side and free motioned stitched in black.
Drew the garden beds and coloured them in roughly with my Derwents.
Each rose bed is to be stitched with french knots to represent the roses.
After finishing, the paths will be coloured in or stitched with pieces of dried tea bag paper.
A view of the Rose Garden, in the shape of a Tudor Rose with the Leaf and Bud.
Due to the weather we have lost some of the bushes and have 4600+.
The garden is in the side grounds of Werribee Mansion, K Road, Werribee. Free to enter and admire.