Friday, March 18, 2011

my three girls

I fell in love with this pattern when I saw it and had to make one of my own.  They are my three girls.  I love each of their sweet faces, their long lashes, Ellie's buns, Brooklyn's bent knee.  It reminds me how amazingly special each of my girls are to me.  How precious and unique.  How God created each one of them individually and gave them to me specifically and purposefully.

This was the biggest embroidery project I've ever done and I have to say, I really enjoyed it.  A good friend of mine has been embroidering for a few years now and always told me what a simple craft it is.  You need minimal supplies (she would even bring hers on the plane in a little zipper pouch- smuggling in the scissors of course), minimal work space (your lap) minimal concentration (you can do it and watch the latest episode of The Biggest Looser), minimal funds (33 cents a skein and 50 cents a hoop), and minimal skills (if you can thread a needle, tie a knot, and push it through fabric you are good to go.) I'm hooked.  I'm thinking something along these lines next...think I'm up for it?


  1. So adorable! Yes, you can do the Princess in the Pea...can't wait to see it!

  2. Thank you for the anonymous shout out. My suggestion for the Princess in the Pea is to practice your special stitches while watching Mary Corbet's videos. Simple, easy to follow. I would watch, try, watch again. Make a fun sampler tea towel or something. This way you will be able to really fill in the mattresses with the right stitches.


    Check this out and look at her crayon filling. I want to buy her mermaid .pdf for Ruby's room:

  4. I've been wanting to get that book, Doodle Stitching (I actually almost bought it yesterday!) I love the crayon filling idea. And you MUST make the mermaid for Ruby- wish were were stitching together today...
    I'll be watching the videos for sure. It took me watching Utube and practicing the french knot for about 20 minutes- The Princess and the Pea may take a while that way!

  5. This is my first time visiting. I've forwarded this post to my older sister. I too am one of three girls and your hoop project gave me butterflies in my heart. I can't wait to go through your past posts.