Ok, I’ve been on the countdown for my little old hospital stay and as a result I’ve been stitching up a storm during those times when I can’t sleep.
Last year I bought the McKenna Ryan pattern – Faith, and made it as a mounted block for our darling grand-daughter, Faith. Well, as many of you know we were blessed with another grand-daughter and a baby sister for Miss Faith. Miss Taylor didn’t have a mounted block with her name on it and not being all that artistic I got hold of another McKenna Ryan pattern, did a few alterations and taa daa, a mounted block for little Miss Taylor.
When putting on the dragonfly I wasn’t totally happy with the ‘strength’ of colour that I had used but by then it was too late and I had already stuck it down. What was I to do to tone this flipping colour down? Well, I turned to a type of ribbon that I sell in the shop. I often tell customers that it makes great ‘fairy wings’ as it can be cut and it doesn’t unravel, plus, it’s great adding that extra touch of dimension. Soooo, I cut some of it to shape and then blanket stitched it over the wings. The ribbon looked like veins within the wings and I think looks pretty darned cool.
So now, I’m all done for the time being, each grand baby has their name done, including our eldest one Hannah.
So I’ll sign off for a few days and be back about Monday or Tuesday.