When Great #1 arrived I decided a cross stitch crib blanket would be the perfect gift. I tend not to knit little wearables for little ones -- outgrow before they are even enjoyed. So I do blankets -- knitted, crocheted, flannel with crochet edgings, and cross stitch blankets quilted after the stitching is completed.
Working on this one for #3 --
|He's about 24" tall and wonderfully cute, with|
patches on his suit and big floppy shoes.
|All clowns have balloons, don't they? The jolly|
guy in the pic above has three of them - a 1 and a 2 and a 3, with
tails and ribbons
|And blocks, of course.|
And a nap-time wish across the top and the bottom -- Sweet Dreams
|The D R E of Dreams -- very colorful|
The stamped top and floss (DMC) are from Jack Dempsey Needlearts, a US company. I like their designs and the quality of the fabric is very nice. I find I'm preferring this one -- a stamped top only -- to the kits that have pre-quilted stamped quilts. I will be able to finish this one as I choose, plus it's bigger.
You can see the JDNA pillow slips here. No pictures of earlier cross stitch quilts.
Enjoying this project immensely. The colors are bright and cheerful. The design is fun. Best of all, I can think about the baby while I'm working.
Bye for now.