Friday, 13 March 2009
See the pretty flowers grow.
Not very good pictures today as they were taken very early before any real light was present in my sewing room, but it was the only chance I had to photograph this picture I embroidered for one of Lucy's friends. I started it in something of a hurry yesterday morning and sewed whenever a moment arrived - in other words, whenever Isabella was pre-occupied for a little while.
I decided to use my little girl applique which I am quite fond of as she has been in almost constant use in the sewing room ever since she first appeared on these door hangings
and Hearts & Flowers bags.
For the picture I wanted a flowery feel, so a tree on one side gave some height to balance the whole and a scattering of blue flowers beneath is reminiscent of bluebells - if you squint a bit and hold your head to one side!
I added a festoon (I like that word too) of multi-coloured flowers to give the impression of the little girl standing amongst them much as I would like to do and embroidered the line 'see the pretty flowers grow' to finish it off.
I hope she likes it.
Have a lovely weekend xx