Sunday, May 30, 2010

I can't believe it myself!

But the baby sampler is DONE!!!! Woo-hoo!The pattern is entitled "Butterfly Buggy Birth Announcement" by Fresh Threads Studio. It was published in the February 2010 issue of The Cross Stitcher (US publication). I stitched it on 25-ct. baby lotion lugana, and - as always! - made a few changes. I substituted my own buttons and ribbon, and probably most significantly I added 5 stitches to the bottom area so there would be room for our daughter's full name. (Her last name *is* on there, I just covered it for privacy reasons.) I like birth samplers/momentos to be as complete as possible...you never know where they will end up! That is why I write out the full birthdate as well. I know for you Brits, 3/4/2010 would be April 3rd, not March 4th.
I'm going to call Jill Rensel on Tuesday. I'm so excited!

And I'm so embarrassed, I forgot to share what arrived in the mail...last week? The week before? Eeek, I can't remember! Must be Mommy Brain. Kathy sent this lovely scissor fob as a thank you for stitching on her neighborhood round robin. It was my pleasure, Kathy!! And the fob is beautiful. Maybe I'll think of it as the "key" to your neighborhood...so I can drop by and visit your lovely seaside village! LOL Don't worry, I wouldn't do so unannounced. :) And you've inspired to get my neglected village out and try to finish that last empty square...

7 comments:

Lesleyanne said...

Congratulations on finishing your daughter's birth sampler. It is beautiful.

Blu said...

Congrats on finishing the sampler. It looks very delicate and soft.

Christine said...

Congrats Erin! It turned out so well!

Kathy A. said...

Gorgeous baby sampler. I love the colors.
Whew, glad it has arrived. There are still 3 out there and I was getting concerned that some may be lost!
You are welcome to my neighborhood any time and you don't have to call first. I'm the drop in kinda person LOL

Sharon said...

Maura's birth sampler looks fantastic! Congrats!

Sabine R said...

Congratulation Erin - Maura's birth sampler is absolutely gorgeous! The colours are so lovely.

Linda K's Creativity Works said...

Congratulations on your finish....That is so pretty.

What are you going to stitch on next?

Your baby is so cute.

Decision Made

After monkeying with the shells and beads some more, I decided to take them all off... ...and I think I like it best this way.  I did add...