Most people are familiar with blueberries, today they are recognised as a superfood, packed with health giving antioxidants. Made into delicious smoothies and indulgent muffins they have so many uses.
Fewer people would know of its smaller cousin the bilberry or blaeberry.
As a child I was brought up on the north west coast of scotland. The land is windswipt and heather clad. Heather made a great playground, I remember making dens in the springy mounds. In amongst the heather mounds we would often find wild Blaeberries. I think the word is just used in Scotland, but I may be wrong.
Shiny garnet/ black jewels.
Smaller than blueberries and difficult to find as the bushes are low growing and mingle with the heather.
Artistic licence means my version are crimson with black stems. I also added gold flakes before stitching which shimmer as if in the sunshine.
Another of my wild sewing series.
Linking to Paint party friday