Sunday, June 2, 2013

Cross Stitch

     I've been back from retreat now for 2-3 weeks but just haven't felt much like blogging....I's sad but I don't want to make excuses for being MIA.

      This has been the spring of "baby news" both at work and for a couple of friends of my daughter so I've been keeping busy with making, binding and wrapping up a few.  Last week however, the counselor I work with in school, Peggy (yes, we have the same name...and at one time there were 3 of us Peggy's in the guidance office) asked if I'd put a backing on a counted cross stitch quilt top she did for her daughter Jaclyn who's expecting in July.  As she said, just doing the cross stitch was a HUGE accomplishment for her.  She didn't have the ability to finish it off. 

       I brought it home from work on Wednesday and just set it aside, but when I remembered Friday night that the shower was next Saturday I went on a mission to find a nice backing for it.....Of course I had trouble making up my mind.  Flannel or cotton, polka dot or flowers?    I finally decided on a pink floral flannel and got to work on it.    I got the binding on late yesterday afternoon and popped it in the washer last night when I went to bed.  I just now took it out of the dryer and look at all it's crinkly goodness!!!!

"Z" is for Zebra


Tami C said...

You did a lovely job on that backing! I really enjoy Cross Stitch, but haven't done any lately as I've been busy with other things. Now that Spring has finally arrived, maybe I'll start something. On a side note, when I was still working, there were 3 Tami's in my department. I had never know anyone else with that name! :-)

The Other Barb said...

Nice ~A real treasure for the baby~

Barbara said...

Very cute cross stitch images!

Liz said...

What a great quilt/keepsake. I bet they don't even use it except for decoration. :) Good job Peggy!