ARE YOUR FLOWERS BLOOMING?
I have a few daffodils .....or as Mom always called them...."Easter flowers" . Each Easter morning she cut buckets of those beautiful yellow flowers and carried them to church. At the foot of the cross in front of church the children would come get a flower and put it somewhere in the mesh that had been attached to the cross. I have a picture of her with her red shoes on helping a little boy place his flower on the cross. Under the picture is written.....
A Living Testament
Eleanor Ott helps a boy place a flower on the cross outside St. Andrews United Methodist Church on 20th Street in Parkersburg Sunday Morning. Members of the St.Andrews congregation and residents of the neighborhood filled the Easter cross with daffodils, jonquils and hyacinth in celebration of the holy day.
I have been stitching away......finishing Token of Love and just about ready to get it together and to the shop. It is on 32ct. lambswool and I am using the overdyed red checked fabric for the back and for the strawberries. Work in progress......it is nice!
This is a shot of the cover .....I hope it shows. It has two strawberries....what else...hanging from the corner to the right .
I not sure how to finish the edges. The picture above is with the checked fabric folded like a binding and then I'll have to miter the corners....stuff it with something before I close it up.
I'm going to use the checked fabric for the berries.
When I complete something for the shop....I walk around and look for something else to do next. Sometimes they "ask me" to stitch this or that....sometimes I do and sometimes not. Well looking around I found this new Blue Ribbon chart with finishing on a Shaker box.....and the words are
Hands to work.......Hearts to God
This is the words that 4-H groups symbolize.....I remember 4-H from West Virginia.
|Do they look similar. ....|
I thought I really like this so gathered the "stuff" to get started. As I began I thought, "It seems to me that Beth stitched something from Blue Ribbon that was delightful.." ....but couldn't remember it being finished. After poking around in the drawers here and there, sure enough I found her beautiful stitching and made up my mind that I'd do this first and then work on the other. It is almost done.....the directions are very good, but think it might be a good thing to offer a simple "watch me do this" so you can learn some tricks to finishing. I will bring it Friday night to Stitching at the Ford for you to have a look.
|Beth does a beautiful job laying out her work....basting threads.Lower left says BED 2010|
|The inside of the box.....the sea|