Monday, May 29, 2017

A Special Request

When my children were small, I made each of them a place mat, decorated with cross stitch. Yesterday Penny showed hers to her daughters and Annika promptly asked if she could have one. I said I'd see what I could do. This morning I dug around in my craft supplies and, amazingly, came up with the original pattern I used for Penny's one, thirty years ago!  That's the little girl on the bottom left of the page, so I'm going to do the bottom right one for Annika. I have some cross stitch alphabets but had a look on-line because I wanted one with a modern lower-case a. It's surprising how many have this 'a'. I settled on one from better-cross-stitch-patterns.com  I've collected all the materials I need and written out the lettering on graph paper. Now to begin....

9 comments:

  1. Lucky Annika. She's going to be thrilled with it.

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  2. Such a cute pattern and eager to see it embroidered ! Isn't it great to have a grandma around ;-P

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  3. I am sure it will be awesome!! :)

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  4. I want one too!! She will love it.

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  5. What fun! I used to do lots of cross stitch, but I haven't touched it in close to 30 years.

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  6. What a wonderful story! both of them are lucky to have you!

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  7. Such a special request and how fortunate you found your original pattern. I will love to see your progress.

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  8. I do belong to some cross stitch blogs and I enjoy looking at them I used to do this years ago and still want to and make an edge in tatting ❤️­čî╣❤️

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  9. Look forward to seeing this bit of handicraft when finished

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