Category Archives: Embroidery

“Pink Roses in My Garden” for Gina

Hello to you! I hope you’ve had a beautiful week. It’s been pretty nice here in northern Illinois. Spring is well underway.

Last Friday I paid a visit to the Chicago Botanic Gardens. Springtime is so lovely at the gardens. Last year it was closed during the spring due to the pandemic. This year I, and many others, had the opportunity to see the daffodils, tulips, violas, buttercups, rhododendrons, and flowering trees of all kinds in bloom. I walked around the Landscape Garden to check on the status of my favorite–Convallaria majalis or lily of the valley. The plants were still mostly leaves with some little buds starting to emerge.

This past week I finished an ensemble for my Little Darling, Gina. Gina is enjoying her own floral wonders dressed in pink roses and a ‘light as air’ mohair embroidered cardigan.

If you’d like to see Gina’s ensemble in progress and also some scenes from my springtime visit to the Botanic Gardens you can watch my new YouTube video.

Wishing you a gorgeous weekend! What are you up to this weekend? I will be doing some sewing and creating. My Ann Estelle Sophie is next. Sending hugs! 🤗

“Happiest Springtime Blossoms”

Hi there! How are you? I hope you are doing great. All good at my end despite the rainy day today… and yesterday. However, up until Thursday it was a beautiful week weather wise.

With the rainy weather came motivation to get into my studio and get some embroidery done so that I could finish this ensemble for Lucy.

The cardigan for this ensemble had been languishing in my stash. It has a small imperfection; I pulled one of the mohair strands and it made a horizontal pull on the sweater. You might be able to see it on the right front near the bottom. It is fine for us here; with my memory I’m sure I’ll forget it’s even there.

Because the cardigan was already made I was able to get this ensemble put together without too much effort this week. Lucy loves it!

Lucy does hope you like her new look. She says it surely puts her in the springtime spirit even on these rainy days.

If you’d like to see this ensemble in progress I have included it in my latest YouTube video.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend! 💜🤗 Thank you for stopping by for a visit!

Easter Bunny is Arriving Soon

Hello, my friends! It’s that time of year again when the Easter Bunny can be seen hopping around hiding colored eggs and sweet treats. I think I might has spotted a fluffy white tail in my yard. 😉 My girls in the sewing studio hope he doesn’t forget to stop on by and leave a little something for them.

In years past, he hasn’t forgotten them, so I think they will get a visit from him. Years ago, Gina got this adorable basket that was filled with the cutest sweets and toys.

Gina was thrilled with her Easter gift from the Easter Bunny.

Another year Amelia Thimble was gifted this fuzzy bunny that was as big as her! She still finds him very, very huggable to this day.

Then a couple of years later, Talyssa got ahold of Amelia’s bunny. I think little Miss Amelia was bit miffed, but she let Talyssa get in a few hugs before reclaiming him as her own. “You have two stuffed bunnies of your own, Miss Talyssa,” pouted Amelia.

I’ve had a bit of a slow week in the studio, but I managed to finish Patience’s ensemble and started looking for my next fabric inspiration. I have a VERY short YouTube video showing this past week’s work. I’m hoping next week is a little more fruitful.

Wishing you all a beautiful spring weekend! And a blessed Easter to those who observe this holiest of days. 💐