My wonderful step-son and his wife are expecting their second child in September. My (only) daughter and her husband are expecting their first child in October. Well, that's just license for me to go wild making baby things! And I've been busy!
I still have the Christening blanket I knitted for my daughter 30 years ago. For some reason, I kept the last portion of the skein of yarn I used for the blanket - and knitted up these booties:
OH. MY. GOSH! I just found out about the most WONDERFUL opportunity for us stitchers!! I saw a post on and Stitches that points to a blog post by the French DMC blog. There is going to be a permanent DMC exhibition that will open at the Textile Museum Parc de Wesserling in Alsacelater this year.
THE COOL THING IS YOU CAN BE PART OF IT!!!
&Stitches translated the details from the DMC French blog - here's all you have to do - but HURRY - they need to receive your initial by May 12th!!
You can also contribute to the History of DMC by sending us a letter embroidered. A large sign will be displayed with all the letters embroidered in red ( color 321 ) in an area dedicated to the Alsace region, where DMC is born. These embroideries become a subject of the permanent collection of the Museum of Textile Wesserling. embroiderers names participating in the event will be posted on a sign of thanks.
Enter the History of DMC with your letter embroidered red thread
How to participate : - Embroider a letter (whichever you prefer) with the DMC Mouliné ® : Inventory 117MC 321 colors - Embroidery on a white or unbleached linen of your choice (Aida, linen, muslin ..). - The size of the canvas must be 15 x 15 cm - The technical embroidery is free , whichever you prefer! - Send your embroidery with your name and your full contact details , including your e-mail , BEFORE 12 May 2014 at:
MUSEE DU TEXTILE – PARC Wesserling “Concours DMC” RUE DU PARC 68470 Husseren-Wesserling
I'm going to get my DMC 321 floss, my white linen, needle and chart and start stitching!!! AUGH! I'm SO EXCITED!!
If you decide to take part, please send me a picture of your initial. I'd LOVE to see them.
I had this lovely design in the "to do" pile. Spring has sprung (FINALLY!), so was inspired to get it out and stitch it up. It's a freebie from Snowflower Diaries called "Spring Bunny Love". Isn't it darling?!
The back is a lovely peachy moire. I ruched the ribbon (a first for me ;)) - then stitched it to the ornament. There are alternating white and peach pearls to enhance the ruching.
I finished this darling little German Slipper from Thistle Threads. It's stitched on 36 count light exemplar linen. From heel to toe, the slipper measures 5.25 inches. The design from arch to toe measures 2.5 inches.
I've always loved strawberries. When I was small, Mom, Dad and I went on a vacation to Florida. I baffled them both by eating only ham sandwiches and strawberry shortcake from Illinois to Florida and back.
I picked up this little cutie from Sweetheart Tree a couple of years ago and it's finally finished. It measures 3x2.5 inches, 4.5x4 inches framed.
When I look at it, it reminds me how sweet strawberries taste and fills me with memories of laughter and love.