Oh my goodness - it's finally arrived. The September issue of Country Home that is. Weren't you all just waiting for it? The "Cuttings" Column on Pages 55 and 56 feature our sunflowers and a bit of a story along with just a few of the many pictures from the shoot which happened last September. That's me with Phoebe arranging last year's bounty outside our garden shed. The photo shoot took place in mid-September - you can see the leaves changing on the hill behind me.
John Gruen along with Katherine Whiteside who is a talented and prolific garden writer and author of several books on gardening and I spent two very long days together working on the photos for this spread last September. John's a terrific photographer - I've worked with him on many projects including my book Kids' Embroidery. Unfortunately, only a few of the photos got used. But we had a very good time together. Ahhhhh, that's the chance you take when you sign on for a project with a major mag.
Here's a few of the other photos John took - I found them on his website. Here's Phoebe, one of our Border Collies looking smart in front of the shed door Katherine decorated with sunflowers. The embroidered pillows on the couch are from my book Colorful Stitchery.
Here are three different kinds of sunflowers in some antique blue glass oil lamp bases that I found at the Brimfield Flea Market. The produce and ribbons are from our garden and from the Franklin County Fair which is happening in a couple weeks.
You can read the on-line version of the article here on the Country Home website.