Friday, May 8, 2009

Too Cute to Resist

My grand-mother is a knitter, and to this day (she jut turned 88) she has knit sweaters for all the children in the family. Her mother was a wonderful seamstress. I still remember the wonderful Regional costume from Martinique she designed for me one year. My mother is mostly an embroiderer.
I knit mostly, I sew occasionally, and up till now I had barely embroidered.

The other day, I was at Windsor Button, in dowtown Boston, and I was just browsing when I spotted the cutest stamped embroidery pillow cases: 2 adorable retro kittens in a basket with daisies everywhere. It was love at first sight. I walked over to the embroidery threads,and quickly decided I was going to pick my own colors to embroider these kittens. Reds, corals,teals and a little gold were my choices.Since I was at the time a "virgin" embroider, I also picked up a hoop, and a set of embroidery needles. I could not wait to get home, and stitch.

I went down to my studio, put on some Georges Brassens, and sat in my chair next to the window. It was 2 o'clock. The children were out with Mr. SockPixie that afternoon. It was past 8 o'clock when they came back, and I was still stitching...



I guess embroidery was in my genes too!

8 comments:

junior_goddess said...

Ah....reminds me of the needlework counter at Woolworths!

Very nice!

Leila said...

I have been wanted to embroider too lately. Do you have a recommendation for a beginner? I love your kittens.

Claudia said...

Your colors are great. I hope you show the pillowcase to us when you are done.

MommaSunDaughter said...

oh, so sweet. I love to hear how your great-grandmother, grandmother, mother and now you create. I am going to call my grand mother to learn how her mother created.

Daniella said...

So cute!

Julia said...

Are you going to design some embroidery patterns?

Sharon V said...

Embroidery is always so hard to put down once you get started. And having an option to choose colors and put them where you want them is so satisfying.

I can't wait to see the finished product.

Enjoy! And Happy Mother's Day.

myboringblog said...

Very cute. I bought an embroidery kit from Windsor Button last year but haven't worked on it yet.