"Love" is another of my new designs for June 17th's issue of The Stitchery Club.
And of course, love is exactly what I feel when sweet chubby 10-month old Cully May wraps her arms around my neck and leans in for a kiss. She can even say Nana now!
Can you believe she's already 10 months old? Blossom can't. I can't. It seems only a few months back that Blossom and Ross welcomed this precious little girl into the world.
Today she came fabric shopping with her mummy and I and thought it was wonderfully fun to ride in the trolley and 'look after' the fabrics we'd chosen.
With only two months until her very 1st birthday I decided to knit Cully May a little bear with various outfits she can swap and change.
I've had the link to Mary Jane's Tearoom in the 'sewing and crafting blogs' list on my sidebar for ages because I adore her designs and knew one day I'd give one a try.
Aren't they adorable?
I'm knitting the pink and brown little girl bear.
To keep the stuffing from popping out these bears are knitted with 8 ply yarn on tiny 3mm needles (US 2.5 or UK No 11) for a snug finish.
One leg stitched between Monday night and Tuesday afternoon...
I love to knit but can only do an hour at at a time as I have never had the same dexterity in my fingers since an operation on my right hand seven years ago, and that is why I've given myself a good length of time to complete the wee bear and her wardrobe.
Second leg half stitched on Tuesday evening...
This could be addictive!
So I guess you understand the inspiration behind my "Love" design, right?
Miss Cully May indeed!
Once again I embroidered onto flour sack (another recent addiction) because I think this fabric adds warmth and homeliness to my new designs.
The other patterns for June which have been stitched on flour sack are...
The closing date for membership to The Stitchery Club in time to receive these patterns is June 16th. You can join HERE on the Club page, and receive a wonderful joining gift too.
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