Friday, 25 January 2013

Abel to stitch


I was going to start by apologising for the hoop creases on this piece but since I've just had a baby I'm not apologising - just imagine it without them for now ;)




I had bought this pattern to do leisurely once the baby was born but before you think I'm superwoman I will tell you I was working on it while I had all that waiting time (11 days overdue). All that was actually left was the clouds, which I've done in all the newborn napping time.

It is a wonderful sampler and I learnt a lot of new stitches, which I enjoyed doing. Some I'm better at than others but then that's half the point of making a sampler. I really love the finished result and will be framing this for the baby's room.





There has been no fabric sewing going on but I did receive this gorgeous bundle of yumminess from The Village Haberdashery. Annie is a superstar and I've ordered a few times from her fabulous shop so please take time to check it out. These are destined to become low volume shapes in my rose star quilt.



Finally here's what we're all focusing on at our house. Baby Lois is amazing and adorable and I'm basking in baby cuteness :)

after her first bath - that towel was mine as a baby and is super soft! I adore the stitched house

big brother is rather taken by the cot mobile and the 'magic' remote control!

she is a pretty baby

Lois meets Elmer

chilling with mummy - both in our onesies!!

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Linking up:

this week at my fabulously talented friend Nat's Made in Home

and Finish it up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts




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50 comments:

  1. Love the stitching, and my favourite photo is that last one of Lois. Gorgeous!

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  2. That balloon is lush! So is Lois :)

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  3. Firstly, Lois is a beautiful baby! Secondly, your hot air balloon is so pretty!

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  4. Lovely photographs. She looks a very alert little girl!

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  5. Lovely stitching and even lovelier Lois photos!

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  6. She is adorable, as is the embroidery. I am glad you are having fun with her.

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  7. Lucy you are blessed! She is a beauty ; )

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  8. I don't know how you can do anything else but cuddle and look at her.

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  9. I love the balloon! Honestly I don't know how you even got the clouds done with a newborn and another small one. :) Little Lois is just precious. I could sit and look at her all day.

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  10. You sure make some pretty things. Be them embroideries or babies :-)

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  11. Really pretty and cute pics too.

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  12. Adorable stitchery and such an adorable little girl!

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  13. Gorgeous sampler and even more gorgeous baby!

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  14. She looks very content! haha you two in your onesies!

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  15. Such a pretty hoop, such a pretty baby - she looks so aware!

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  16. Lois is a pretty baby, all wide eyed and alert, a real cutie! Love your sampler too, just perfect for her room, a little heirloom for her future babies : )

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  17. Lois is adorable. Love your sampler too. Di x

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  18. Aw she is such a cutie! And your embroidery is fabulous

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  19. Cute, both the stitching and the new recipient!

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  20. Awwww, what a canny baby! The embroidery is also cute ;o)

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  21. Inspired by your last showing of Abel and being a bee mate of Nicole's, I ordered the Sailing Polar Bear (Zaki's choice)a couple of days ago and can't wait to get some DMC and start! Lois is ridiculously cute Lucy - enjoy her and your beautiful family!

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  22. Great Stitches. Wow cute baby. Best of luck with the newborn. So sweet.

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  23. Lois is a beauty- she looks pretty contented! And you sound it! Your stitching is lovely. Enjoy this special time x

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  24. Sweet embroidery, but Lois beats it by a country mile xxx

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  25. That's so beautiful. Baby and Sampler!

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  26. Superb stitching Lu, I love that pattern! I love all the peeks of your quilts in your photos (and the uber cute baby!)

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  27. Oh my, love your Abel and your baby is so sweet!

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  28. not sure how you found time to finish the stitching, Lois is adorable as is your stitching :)

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  29. embroidery is gorgeous, Lois is perfect and you are amazing! Xxxx

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  30. Beautiful stitching! So nice to see the photos of Lois - love the one with Elmer.

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  31. What a cutie pie! So alert for so little. And your balloon is super cute. Great to learn that many new stitches!
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  32. Eyes wide open and she is soooooooooooooooooooooooo cute -- oh yeah, the balloon is cute too !}

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  33. Congratulations! She's beautiful. I wish you a speedy recovery :-)

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  34. Oooh, I love hot air balloons almost as much as I love babies. She's just so squooshy, Lucy! Lucky you to have all the squooshiness! Glad things are well!

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  35. What a great sampler :-) Your embroidery is the best. I had a stuffed pieced hot air balloon that hung in my room as a baby. Can't go wrong with hot air balloons. Your embroidered version is so much prettier and much more timeless. Instant heirloom :-)

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  36. She's beautiful Lucy! Congratulations. :) I also adore your stitch work. It looks like a fantastic way to make a fun sampler and have a beautiful piece (complete with a wee little mouse!) to display in Lois' room.

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  37. What a great pattern for a stitch sampler. Your stitches look so perfect to me. Lois is such a super cutie pie!!

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  38. She is so so cute! Love the idea of a sampler - not being a sampler, this is going to be gorgeous for the baby's room!

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  39. Beautiful baby and beautiful stitching too! Well done to you on both!

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  40. That is so cute! And Oh My Goodness - wahat a cute baby :)

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  41. Gorgeous titching and lovely baby photos :)

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  42. That is such a sweet little sampler and Lois is just adorable- and so alert! She almost looks ready to learn how to embroider herself.

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  43. She's a beautiful baby! And so alert, wanting to know exactly what's going on. The stitchery is gorgeous. I thought the clouds were continents! There is one the shape of Australia, on the left hand side. Hehehe

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  44. So much beauty in this post. Your stitch sampler is wonderful, but I think baby Lois steals the spotlight! So sweet!

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  45. Gorgeous stitching!! And Lois is just sooo sweet :) I will say that everytime you post a pic of her!

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  46. She's beautiful! Love your balloon too...the pink flowers are just perfect. Thanks for the shout-out too :)

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  47. She is ADORABLE! Blessings to you all, I hope all is going well. Best wishes!

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  48. Congratulations! What a sweet little girl! Your embroidery is wonderful!

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