Sunflowers are such cheery flowers! They are depicted in art, music, floral arrangements, home decor and even abstract paintings. The sunflower is a bold flower that turns its head to face the sun, so flowers facing the east in the morning will be facing west in the evening. Or so the legend goes, although it has never been totally proven or disproven. You decide.
These gorgeous flowers can be huge. They make a great oil for cooking, and the seeds are a favorite snack for all. They have a lot of nutritional value as well.
Vincent van Gogh did a series of sunflowers that did not always depict them as cheerful. Here is one of his happier vases.
I have created sunflowers in fractal format titled Sunflower Sneezes, and that has now been translated into a counted cross stitch pattern.
- Fabric: 14 count Aida
- Counted Cross Stitch
- Stitches: 228 x 200
- Size: 16.29 x 14.29 inches or 41.37 x 36.29 cm
- Colors: DMC
- Count: 40
- Original artwork
Julie and Blu
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