Wednesday, April 24, 2013

A finished project!

 Now the pictures can be shown, since little Emily's belated birthday gift has been delivered to Nevada.  Does this look like an odd gift to give a five-year-old?  I can explain.

Many years ago when Emily's mother was in college, her grandmother (my mother-in-law) and I made a quilt for her dorm room.  Several different people stitched cross stitch pieces that would have special meaning for the recipient,  and my mother-in-law sewed them into a quilt in the Attic Window style.

Fast-forward to the present, and that quilt is still in use.  Emily has seen the quilt on her parents' bed, and was struck by one design in particular.  Emily is a little girl who loves color -- as she sometimes puts it, "glorious colors"!  She asked her mom if she thought Grammy could make a cross stitch piece of this "Rainbows & Flowers" design, just for her.  Well, of course I could, and I did.  On the advice of Emily's mom, I revised the saying a bit and changed the lettering to make it easier to read.

I was not, however, the stitcher of the original piece; my mother-in-law, I believe, did that one.  And I have an even greater respect for her after stitching the design myself.  So many colors and so many color changes.  My eyes hurt after a half hour of working on it.  But now it is done, and framed in fabric to hang on Emily's wall. 

Here's a closer look:

Glorious colors, indeed!


  1. Anonymous7:36 PM

    I love the brilliant blue color and the stitching is precious!

  2. Thanks, ladies, for stopping by and leaving such sweet comments. I can't say that this project was fun to do -- it was quite a challenge for me -- but I'm thankful that it turned out so well.


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