Happy Spring! How do the robins know it's the first day of spring? We noticed them just this morning! What a wonderful sight to wake up to.
I've been busy with a bit more embroidery. Take a peek...
Well, obviously this one isn't embroidery, but I thought Caressa looked cute all dressed up and no where to go... so I put her on here :) Anyway, on to the embroidery...
This is the third in the A Christmas Wish BOM as mentioned in my earlier post.
This little guy is from Animals in Aprons, which is a pattern that has seven vintage designs. It's a free download from Vicki Haninger. I don't have the URL, but just google it in and I'm sure you'll find it.
I plan on making four of these blocks with the fifth block Cassidy's birth information. I never made her a birth sampler either, and hope to have it finished by her (gulp) ninth birthday in July. I'm a little behind, huh?
This is the third block. I bought a very pretty pink and white check gingham fabric when the quilt store had a sale. I got 3/4 of a yard for $5.00! I think the pink and white will off-set it very nicely. I used 1930's prints for the aprons. These have been a lot of fun stitching up. The up-side to doing it when Cassidy is older as opposed to when she was a baby is that she was able to pick out the pattern she wanted and also the blocks she liked the best. It was a hard choice for sure, as all the blocks are so cute. I have one or two other embroidery projects I'm working on and will post on those soon. I'm also going to try to do a tutorial on how to make a French Knot. Oh, and before I forget, here is my meatless menu for today:
Oatmeal, yogurt and peaches
Egg and cheese sandwich on a toasted bagel, carrots and celery sticks
Kale and apple salad
Fresh, home-made bread