Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Baby post

Today I finished the stitching on Lynne Nicoletti's Baby envelope.  (Excuse the wrinkles - I have not ironed the piece)
Unfortunately I stitched this all from stash and the linen is a 28 count so the envelope is rather too big for what I initially envisaged.   Methinks a cushion may be coming up on this one but it will languish in a bag until I find out whether I get great-nieces or great-nephews or one of each?!
I love the little 'perambulator' but I am certainly not going to now do a pink version just on the off chance.   Should both babies be girls there could be a problem and I may be looking for a friendly recipient :-) and frantically stitching a pink perambulator.
And today I visited the Embroiderers Guild annual display of work.   Unfortunately no photographs allowed so you will have to take my word for it that there was a wonderful variety of work on display.   The HD3QBEM peered through her magnifying lens at the pieces that took her fancy and had a very decided opinion on her Viewers Choice ballot!   Obviously visual impairment didn't dim her enjoyment.  
After that we went to the local Spotlight store and I got some thin vilene to trace off a dress pattern, some buttons and some velcro to repair the HD3QBEM's slippers and spent the afternoon cutting out fabric for two dresses and a blouse.   Tomorrow is to be a marathon sewing day - broken by a lunch date with a friend.
All this activity to take my mind off the applications for work which I have sent off into the internet.
Oh yes and I did an hour and a half session at the gym before coming home to cook dinner.   What a good girl am I!

6 comments:

  1. what a lovely design, it's so soft and pretty. I would have absolutely no problem giving this to a girl baby, I don't think it matters that it's blue.

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  2. That is a lovely finish. I love Lynne Nicoletti's designs (and she is a really nice lady too).

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  3. It sounds like you are using your time well. I'm sure the Embroiderers' Guild display was wonderful.

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  4. Love the baby piece! Absolutely adorable. Fingers crossed for the applications off in internet land!

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  5. This is a lovely design. You could always add some pink beads inbetween the blue ones!
    Good luck with the applications too.

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