"The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest."

Thomas Moore

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Two new designs!

I showed you some 'in progress' photos the other day of two of my newest designs and asked which one was your favourite.
The response was overwhelmingly  'both' here on the blog, in emails, on the Elefantz Facebook page, and on Instagram, so I guess I'd better include the two of them inside my May patterns for the Stitchery Club!

Would you like to see the completed stitcheries?
Both are in memory of my Nana whose birthday would have been earlier this week, and thinking of her gave me such pleasure that I wanted to create a few designs inspired by her days as a new bride and young mother in the 30's.

The first is a small embroidery surrounded by faux patchwork squares which are simply appliqued with tiny straight stitches. "Nana's Jug in Patchwork"...


The second uses the applique inside the stitchery. This one is double the size of the design above and features tiny seed beads as the flower centres, which will be sewn in place when I finish the block as a mini quilt.
"Nana's Jug of Posies"...

Both designs feature fabrics from Lecien's new "Retro 30's Child Smile" for the applique - perfect for my Nana-memory projects. 
I'll also use these fabrics to border the blocks over the next week or so.



Today I am spending time with my sweet Blossom-girl as we care for little Bob-the-dog. He had an emergency trip to the vet last night but is mending well...will update tomorrow.

Have a blessed day!
hugs


23 comments:

Anita : Shabby Quilt said...

Lovely design.

Ju said...

Jenny,
Fico feliz em saber que os dois designs farão parte dos padrões de maio!!!
Desejo melhoras para o Bob. Tenho um cachorrinho chamado Bob!
Beijo
Ju

Leeanne said...

beautiful Jenny. I hope the trip to the vet goes well.

Lorrie said...

Lovely designs, both of them.

Christine M said...

They are both gorgeous, Jenny. I hope Bob the Dog is feeling better soon. xxx

Julie said...

Soooo beautiful Jenny, love them both. Cant wait for next months stitchery club patterns now .... even if I don't actually get them stitched, I can still drool !!! Hope Bob the Dog soon feeling much better x0x

Createology said...

Each style has a sweet charm to it with your stitching and these precious little fabrics. Healing Energy to Bob the Dog...

TerriSue said...

They are both just gorgeous!!!

Christina said...

Cute new designs. Love the fabric you used. Will have to add them to my wish list. Hope little Bob feels better soon.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

So very cute!

Baa. xxx said...

They both look great! Love to Bob the Dog.

Christine Barnsley said...

Absolutely beautiful new designs Jenny! Love them both. Hope Bob-the-dog is feeling better! :) x

Tammy said...

Hoping Bob the dog is feeling much better today and all will be well with him.

Annerose said...

Das ist ja traumhaft schön geworden, super die Farben. Gefällt mir.
Liebe Grüße Annerose

Ondrea said...

Angel healing hugs to Bob. Your projects are simply beautiful.

Rebecca said...

Love the touch of the appliqued squares of fabric around the pitcher of flowers!!!

Jackie said...

Beautiful!

Jeito Mineiro Bordados said...

Beautiful! beautiful! Beautiful as always! You inspired me to work!
Hugs!
Egléa

nancy n. said...

Everything you make is SO CUTE !!!! I love all of it.

Sherry said...

I love both of the designs. I am looking forward to getting the patterns, I love the creative way you add to each design.

Kimberly~Nutbrown Cottage said...

Beautiful work, Jenny! Your stitches look so tiny!

desertskyquilts said...

So sorry Bob had to see the vet, so glad he is mending well. Also happy to have both stitcheries! Choosing was tough. =) I hope today is going well for you.

Allie said...

Sugar-shock - the sweetness on this page is sending me into sugar-shock! Oh Jenny these are glorious!! Hope Bob is doing well now....