A Finish and A Treasure
I have put the final stitches into the Lizzie Kate May Stamp cross-stitch! This little pattern has been in my library for 12 years, unbelievably, but is still in print.
Luckily I had a very fine quilting needle that fit through the teeny holes in the tiny buttons. Didn't the birdies turn out cute? My floss choices strayed from the pattern for the birdhouse trim and the leaves on the tree, which I wanted lighter than the pattern. I'm happy with how it turned out.
Currently I'm suffering with a spring cold, but on Thursday received a gift to raise my spirits. I'm participating in Lori of Humble Quilts' doll quilt swap, and this beauty was made by Lucy Dufendach.
Lucy had posted a photo of the quilt on the Facebook page and I thought the recipient would be very lucky to have it, never dreaming it was me! All different fabrics, in my favorite reds and greens.
Sweet hand quilting and a printed label. I'll treasure this doll quilt with many thanks to Lucy and Lori. This the 4th year I've joined in and each one I received was exquisitely made. The swap mail-out deadline is May 1; my doll quilt is in progress as it took me a long time to settle down to a design, too many ideas kept popping up! I've drawn out my plan and got a bunch of cutting done, while pondering finishing details as I work.
P.S.: About my profile photo--for my life, I cannot get it to look right. I'm not that blurry in person...