Crabapple: Elaine’s Botanicals

Embroidered picture of crabapple blossoms and foliageCraig was unimpressed when I mentioned in passing I had forgotten to talk to Mum about the Crabapple for a little help with this post on Elaine’s Botanicals.  “What about telling your readers that when you met your husband, the house he lived in had the most beautiful Crabapple tree in the garden?”  I must have looked dubious and shrugged, “I remember biting into a crabapple in my teens”  … ?!

I don’t know why, …

does anyone know why teenagers do anything!?  He went on to inform me that the crabapple in the front yard of his house was the most beautiful he had ever seen, including in gardening books.  Unfortunately it is not quite the right time of year yet and we do not have a photo.  Will update when I can …  Between you and me I think he was a little disappointed that its beauty had not made an impression on me.  Sorry honey.  Will have to make a trip to photograph it for him to make up.  Elaine has completed her Crabapple in double running stitch, stem stitch, pistol stitch and french knots.  Its beauty is not seasonal.

4 Comments to “Crabapple: Elaine’s Botanicals”

  • TRR July 30, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Love the anecdote. It is a shame you don’t recall the tree, but our brains can only hold so much!

    I’m stopping by from SITS and love your blog. Heck, I love your website. I think you integrate everything seamlessly. It flows so well. As far as your check out message, I think its marvelous – funny, clear, and creative!

    Here’s to more traffic! Cheers!

  • Dionne July 30, 2010 at 11:41 am

    Thanks for the feedback and comps. Will post the tree in full bloom about a month to 6 weeks from now, watch this space …

  • Mimi July 30, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    I love the look and idea of your site. The sidebars are so clean and crisp. Not overwhelming at all like mine. I’ve got some great ideas for tabs from you! I had a “aha” moment just now! Thanks. =) I’m going to have to let my friend know about your site. She loves embroidery. I’m a cross-stitcher, but haven’t done it in years!

    ~Mimi from SITS

  • Dionne July 30, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    Many of our products are sourced in the States so they will be cheaper there, but the Elaine’s Botanicals are Australian and we are only the second stockist for the range, and the only one who offers them online. Twill designs are also Australian but they are needlepoint. I am so thrilled to be able to sell new designers products, especially as they are Australian. I certainly don’t have the time I used to for stitching

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