Wednesday, October 03, 2007

U R 2 Cute 2 B 4 got 10

DH and I spent a few days in the Black Hills in a cabin - both of us LOVE the serenity, but then I DO begin to suffer withdrawal pains from not sewing, so decided to bring along some embroidery. This is what developed! Aren't they cute?

These designs came as a gift from Norway, May Britt, -they are like nothing I've seen here in the U.S. Thank you again, so very much, May Britt! I've loved looking at her sweet embroideries. Even my DH practically giggles when he sees them - they are so happy and cheerful.

I haven't done embroidery since I was 10 years old, but with designs as delightful as these, I couldn't resist any longer! I backed the cotton with batting, and that hid the knots well - my backs are not as neat as the front. Also, the fabric is just slightly tea-stained. What do do with them? Not sure, but I want to make more. Maybe 12 will be needed for a little girls quilt.

16 comments:

joyce said...

THey are cute patterns indeed. I've never seen anything like them here either.

Marcie said...

Such cute little girls! About your linking problem--if you are cutting and pasting the link into the box, be sure to remove the "http" that is already there in the box. I had that problem long ago.

Lindah said...

Elaine, backing the embroideries with batting gives the finished piece so much depth and richness! Was it hard to embroider through all that thickness? Very cute.

sMC said...

love the blocks, especially the big shoes. scrappy blocks of some kind surrounding them would make a great quilt.

sMC said...

well done with the link lol

Jane Ann said...

Cute post! Cute blocks! Cute title!

May Britt said...

You do beautiful stitching !
Stitchery is so easy to bring along. I always have a little one in my bag. You never know when you get some time to stitch.
I was happy to hear about your trip to the cabin

Nellie's Needles said...

These are adorable! What fun! and how clever of you to embroider them through a layer of batting as well.

Colleen Whalen Eskridge said...

not seen any of those darling girls here in South Africa. Lucky you...and well done. Colleen

meggie said...

Adorable little stitcheries! They will make a lovely cute quilt.

Rose Marie said...

They are sweet and makes me chuckle!

kcamou said...

So very adorable! They would make a precious little girl's (or big girl's) quilt!

Carole said...

Tha cabing sounds like a lovely time, enjoying the peace and quiet! Nice gifts, thanks for sharing!

Jeanne said...

Oh, I love those stitcheries, too. I think your blocks are beautifully done so it must be like riding a bike. Once you learn, you never forget.

Mary said...

Very cute! I haven't done any embroidery for years either but am enjoying my small crazy quilt. I've bought 5-6 embroidery books in the last couple weeks so I'd better find another project to use them when I'm done with this one. Nothing like going overboard!

atet said...

Those stitcheries are absolutley adorable! I can really see them in a little girl's quilt -- or a bit girl's quilt for that matter! Lovely! (and reminds me that I need to finish some things so I can prep my next embroidery adventure)