I did manage to finish and list my own original design (only my 3rd knitting pattern ever!) for Mimi and Pierre, the little mice. The pattern is available to download in my Etsy shop.
And there was even a cushion where a royal backside once rested – yes George III way back in 1789. I am sure he would have liked one of my applique ones even better!!
Then it was back to the gazebo to carry on with the little polar bear mentioned at the top of this post. I am taking this competition very seriously. After all, I have not won anything since I scooped Highly Commended for my miniature garden back in (ahem!) 1967! I do not for a moment really expect to win anything now … the standard of work is so high …. do take a look but the thought of getting my paws on EVERY SINGLE COLOUR of dmc floss sustained me as I worked the twenty millionth French knot!!
Yes, he is worked entirely in French knots – somehow this seemed a good idea at the beginning … and at the end it seemed worth it too. But I nearly didn’t make it through the middle!
And finally, as this has been a weekend of embroidery, I thought you might enjoy this little booklet. It has been languishing at the bottom of an old box for too long, and deserves to see the light of day. Who knows .. the designs may even have featured on some of my baby garments?!
Just click here here for your free pdf – and, as always, if it takes a while to load, please be patient as I can’t afford loads of bandwidth for speedy downloads on the patterns I share with others.
Sew till next time …..