Wednesday, June 3, 2009

It is, oh, so nice.....to share!

That's all there is to it!! It is just nice to share. Life is so much more pleasant that way!! After celebrating my birthday yesterday, I can't help but think ...... good grief, has it been that many years since I was a little girl?!! Sure has!! And you know what.......I enjoyed being a kid so much that I am not sure I ever grew up!! LOL!!
Pleasant memories of how much fun it was to play in the rain and then follow that with making mud pies and it didn't get any better. Because we lived in a river town, there was one particular spot on our sidewalk where the soft silt collected and I remember how fun it was to feel the mud between your toes. And I remember little pans filled with mud pies that dried in the sun. I'm sure my mother did the same thing as a child and I know my kids did. With those thoughts in mind, I sketched this design a few years ago. It is, of course, reminiscent of Sunbonnet designs but I drew the sketch thinking of my daughter and her kindergarten friend. It's an 8 1/2" by 11" design and I have shown it in three needlework examples..........
First there is Redwork and I loved it when I finished it in Redwork on muslin.
And then I thought I'd try traditional embroidery on muslin like my mother did as a child.

And then I combined embroidery and colored pencils on muslin and I really like this one. To get the pattern, you can copy the Redwork design to your computer and then print it out. I will be posting the PDF file for this to my Seasons Yahoo Group later on this week.

And now it's time to fix a cup of tea. Back soon.....

Sandi

2 comments:

Piecefulafternoon said...

That is just the sweetest thing.

e4e823l said...

This post reminded me of my childhood and sugarbread and mock cookies. My Mother did the very same thing for me. Isn't it amazing that different people can have the same wonderfully loving memories? Sarah e4e

A little stitching poem.........

This little poem was written for one of my beginning quilting students - only 8 years old but her stitches were those of a natural seamstress!

For Bailey Anne . . . .
When this you see, think of me.
Sit down and have a cup of tea.
Then place your quilt upon your lap,
begin to stitch . . . no time to nap!
Stitch patiently and you will see . . .

how fine a quilter you can be!

©1999-2008 Sandra E. Andersen