Well, this weekend was super busy for me. It was a good busy, with a lot of crocheting and sewing!
This book, Embroidery Companion by Alicia Paulson, came in the mail on Friday, and I was really excited to see all the lovely projects. It has a mixture of embroidery, cross stitch, and crewelwork.
This is one of her cross stitch patterns for a strawberry. It is my first attempt at cross stitch and I am half way done. Not too bad, right? Of course, it has been easy with the gingham fabric as a guideline for my stitches.
I have been enjoying cross stitch, and look forward to trying some more of her patterns in the book. I am thinking of a bowl full of these strawberries, maybe on a tea towel or tablecloth. Perfect for the summertime!!
Here is the pattern in the book. There is also a pear and blueberry, for these sweet farm stand baby bibs she made! I might have to attempt these delicious fruits, too!
I also have been working on this vintage kitty embroidery pattern. I am planning on making some vintage style baby bibs for my Etsy shoppe, and I am testing out some Vogart patterns for them. I added the grass and the flowers around the kitty, and I think it came out pretty cute! ;)
I was able to finish sewing together the quilt top. Boy, those pesky french knots were not fun, but I got them done. I will spare you a close up of them. ;)
Now, I need to choose a backing and binding fabric. Yay, I am almost done! Hopefully it will all be finished by next week!
Here is another sneak peak of my goodies for my Etsy shoppe! I just love to have you guessing!!
The most lovely, Keren, from Free Pretty Things For You is working on my Etsy shoppe to match my blog! I am so excited to see it when she is done!!
It was such a beautiful day to sit outside and crochet! I hope that you are having a wonderful start to the week, and were able to get some sunshine!!