Monday, August 13, 2012

Little Rosebuds

Over the last few weeks I dug out an old project that I haven't written about, or even worked on, in some time. This is the Rosebuds and Hemstitched Baby Dress from a class at last year's SAGA Convention taught by Jeannie Baumeister of Old Fashioned Baby. When I last left this project I was still working on the hemstitching for the sleeve. Since then I have finished all of the embroidery on the sleeves and the dress front. I washed the dress front and ironed it to show you all the little rosebuds. I added the little rosebud swirls on each side of the center panel, just to be a bit different.

The photography is quite a challenge. I took this with a flash at night on my ironing board cover over two white shirts to disguise the pattern on the board. If you click on this link you will find out why I needed the shirts. The pattern on the ironing board is pretty dark and would show right through the light blue linen.

I embroidered all of these while riding in the car on the way to work. They were pretty easy, at least compared to the bullions in the Bits of Bullion Bubble. Sometimes it really is handy to have a long commute, especially if I don't have to drive every day and can get some stitching done.

I'm at home all this week, working part time while the popcorn is removed from the ceilings. Well, most of the ceilings. The contractor won't get to the cathedral ceilings in the living room this week, we'll have to save that for another time. So it's really dusty and icky around here and I'm constantly packing things up and moving them around. And on top of that, it's hot!

Have a good week, and I hope you can all get some stitching in.


  1. Popcorn on the ceiling? This has got to be a case of "two nations divided by a common language" as Shaw put it - please explain!

  2. Beautiful as always. Whats popcorn? in your ceiling.

  3. Your stitching is lovely. I like your little swirl addition.

    I don't envy you living in a house where they're removing the ceiling texture. Dust everywhere! I hope it's nice enough you can work outside.

  4. Love all the roses! I finially got my account reactivated. What a headache.

  5. This baby dress is just breathtaking! You make me want to do more hand embroidery, butmine could never compare to your perfect stitches.

  6. Whoosh! Removing that popcorn is a messy job. I don't know what they were thinking back then. Try to stay safe, at least!

  7. Love this dress...really wish Jeannie would come and teach in Adelaide - i'd be there with bells on :)


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