Sunday, October 31, 2010

The littlest stitcher, cats, bugs and orchards!

The time had come for my youngest to learn to stitch :)

She had practised threading buttons onto string, and pulling through thread for me as I stitch, and watched intently as her older sister worked on various projects...and desperately wanted to start a stitchery of her very own. She drew some samples of what she might like to stitch on paper first, and a definite theme emerged...cupcakes!

We drew the outline, and she has since spent a couple of hours working carefully on her stitching. Don't you just love the tongue half poking out? Now that's concentration!

Meanwhile, the middle crafty girl has been busy creating a Halloween mask, ready to greet trick-or-treaters at our door...

Such cute little curly whiskers!

And the biggest crafty girl? Well, she's been busy (in between rethreading needles LOL) stitching another block of A Gardeners Journal...

This is Block E, which is due to be completed in December....yes, December!!! Officially ahead of schedule now :)


This is "The Orchard", which is filled with orange, lemon and apple trees, with a little ladybug to complete the block...

One block to go...of which the stitcheries are traced and ready to piece....wooohoooooo! Must be time to start planning my next project :)
TTFN xxx

6 comments:

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Happy Halloween!! Love all the craftiness going on at Stitch Scrap Sew Headquarters today! A cupcake motif sounds like the perfect first project; love the cute mask; and your stitchery is fabulous. Can't wait to see what you have planned next.

Tracey said...

Wow! I am so enjoying watching your quilt grow. Very cute pics of your daughters too.......Can't wait to see the cupcakes!

Tracey said...

Loving the stitching story, all of you sewing/crafting together. Happy Halloween and enjoy your trick or treaters.
love me :-)

Linda said...

Ahead of schedule-well done.Lydia's mask is fantastic and way to go Merryn.
xx

Cardygirl said...

Gardeners Journal looks great. Love your little Halloween scary!

Chookyblue...... said...

don't you love the concentration when they start to sew........get her a needle threader......it helps......
nice block E.......you are going to be finished very soon......