I took this photo in my friend's back garden. He doesn't garden very often but this lovely bush was there when he first bought the house. I love the fact that the stunning deep red flowers appear at the same time as the leaves, or even before them, and make such a brilliant display. I also like the contrast of the corrugated iron fence behind.
The finished design measures 8.5 x 11.5 inches or 216 x 290mm and uses 42 colours. It is worked on 14ct Aida cloth.