Friday, March 20, 2009

Happy Spring and More Embroidery

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
Fettuccini Alfredo
Kale and apple salad
Fresh, home-made bread


bumblebeebags said...

have you ever done ribbon embroidery? I love doing it, it makes the most amazing roses.

Miss 376 said...

These are lovely embroidery blocks

Wendy said...

Your embroidery is so cute, and you work so fast! Don't feel bad about the late birth sampler...mine for my youngest is half done as well (cross stitch)and he's turning 6 soon.


Mary Corbet said...

Cute embroidery! I love the "Joy" block - very pretty!

My name is Cheryl said...

Beautiful embroidery work and Caressa is looking too cute all dressed up