Monday, 28 January 2013

Letter C

Embroidered C tag 
 Just in time ... C is for Callistemon . Callistemon  are better known as "Bottlebrushes" - a very common native woody shrub/small tree in Australian gardens, parks and along the sides of roads and streets. The flowers do look like bottlebrushes, red being the most common colour, but different species have flowers which can be mauve, pink, cream or even green. My tag, is an embroidered version of Callistemon citrinus, with reddish flower spikes most of the year round.   In our garden, my favourite however, is Callistemon pinifolius which has green flowers in spring.
Back of tag 
Bottlebrushes - photo taken 26 January  2013 - Australia Day. 

11 comments:

  1. Very pretty representation of a fabulous tree. We have them here in south Florida too.

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  2. Wonderful job! Neat that you are including info on the back.

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  3. Lovely lovely tag, I am enjoying your theme and knowledge! X

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  4. Beautiful stitchery and a lovely representation of the bottlebrushes - brilliant! :o)

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  5. Beautifully embroidered tag Wilma

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  6. Beautiful stitchwork - gorgeous colours :0) Mo

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  7. This is fabulous, Wilma! Carolyn x

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  8. Beautiful embroidery Wilma, I love the writing on the back, with the date, etc. I must start dating mine!, thanks, Jane xx

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  9. Gorgeous tag Wilma. What sort of stitch did you do the bottle brush in
    Lynn

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  10. Hi Lynn , The flower is done in pistil stitch and the leaves in long and short stitching.

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