So I want to make it clear that this is NOT what France embroidered on her mug rug pattern. She has the words "Tea in the Rose Garden" or, in French: "Petit napperon Le thé dans la roseraie". The reason I thought that France's pretty pattern worked so well for this is because it contrasts so much with the phrase I used, thus making it more humorous.
This is still a work in progress. It's for my friend who has been battling dire health problems for far too long and sometimes just doesn't feel up to explaining everything that has been going on. She will immediately recognize that it is for her, because we've been joking around about this phrase lately.
I'm spilling the beans a bit early because I need advice on how to quilt this. How in the world do you quilt something with embroidered details? Any thoughts? The whole piece measures only 8 x 10 inches. The embroidery is a whipped back stitch, so it's raised up a little. Bear in mind that I'm not good at embroidery and this is the best I've ever managed to do. I used the Crafted Applique method for the teacups and rose and it worked like a charm.
Recently, a surprise arrived in our mailbox for me. It was from my friend Preeti Harris, who blogs at Sew Preeti Quilts. She's just such a complete sweetheart and I've been so glad that we've become friends. Thank you Preeti!
|Three FQs, beautiful variegated thread and Mysore Sandal Soap, which smells so divine!|
Here on BuzzinBumble, I had a giveaway during the 12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop. It was a really popular giveaway and I can see why. Thank you everyone for your participation and for all the wonderful comments! I managed to reply to everyone, unless they were a no-reply commenter. So if you didn't hear back from me, that is why.
Three lucky commenters won this terrific Kate Spain panel from her North Woods fabric line.
The winners were drawn by the Random Integer Generator. I had to redraw for one of the winners, because number 83 turned out to be my daughter Alina... which wouldn't be very fair, although I loved her comment.
So the winners are: # 50 - Selina, # 41 - Nancy, and # 100 - Susie.
I'll be in touch with all of you!
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