Tuesday, March 16, 2010

You are my sunshine :)

Do you know that song? You are my sunshine, my only sunshine, you make me happy when skies are grey. It's a song that I have always sung to my kids...so catchy... and Lydia was tickled to announce yesterday that she could now play it on her guitar! So after having it on my brain all afternoon (and listening to her practice) I sat down to stitch last night and my sun made an appearance :)


This is the top right hand corner of my stitchery piece...the perfect place for a sun to go. Without consulting my " stitch dictionary" I think this is called continuous chain stitch...you make a chain without anchoring the stitch each time....feel free to correct me if I'm wrong, it's been a while since I embroidered :)

I know you saw this block yesterday, but I'm hoping this photo has better colour representation...yep, that's the perfectionist coming out in me (again).

And now for paper...

This is a little felt 8' x 8' album by Making Memories. I had it in my hand several times when I visited Scrapsidaisy in January, but came home without it...and then wished I had bought it! How perfect to keep my Christmas recipes from Tarisota that I printed out each day in December, and add all my Christmas favourites too...thank goodness for online shopping ;)
The front has a little window...


...which looks like this when you open it.


Here's a close-up. The album already has some filler pages...felt, acetate, ledger paper...which I plan to use as my dividers. I've used Making Memories Mistletoe papers and embellishments to create this page, and will probably have enough to decorate all the sections...I'll show you when I'm done!
Have a great Tuesday.
TTFN xxx

7 comments:

texmorg said...

Love the whole lot.
xx

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Love the album - the title page is amazing - especially the little felt motif! I can see why you just had to have it!

Vanessa said...

I sang or rather still sing the same song to my kids if they'll let me :-) Love the stitching. Reminds me of many pictures brought home from Kindy.

T's Daily Treasures said...

Lots of fun stuff here. Your little inchy sampler is so sweet! Many blessings, :) Tammy

janimal said...

Ooh I like that sun. Very well done!

wayside wanderer said...

I love your square stitches! Very cheery and sweet.

Tracey said...

loving the stitches soooooo much
love me :-)