How many are your works, Lord!
In wisdom you made them all;
the earth is full of your creatures. Psalm 104:24
I hope you had a wonderful weekend. After lunch yesterday we were blessed with a visit from our little granddaughter, and her mommy of course. Our daughter stopped by to discuss graduation party plans for her younger sister. Seems like yesterday our youngest daughters were the size of our grand babes. If you're a grandparent, I'm sure you can relate.
Since it was such a gorgeous day and crawling around in the grass was great fun for our little granddaughter! So many things for little ones to explore!
After last weeks project with the animal finger puppets, I decided I couldn't let the Stitch Love book go back to the library without doing at least one more project. It's such a delightful book and could be the inspiration for many more small projects. I may just have to renew this one.
I have to tell you though, perfection is sometimes my worst enemy. When my grandma was trying to teach me to embroider, it really wasn't my thing. My stitches were too big, the thread seemed to be constantly knotted and well, you get the idea. I'm not sure if I ever even finished the dish towel she first started me on.
Years later, I still get a little intimidated by embroidery, but I've found that if I just try, it really isn't so bad. Not that I'm great at it, but making a project for those you care about is a blessing. I love to work with my hands, so I keep trying.
I hope you'll join me as I continue to work on this project over the next week or two. I'm going to call it the "Back Yard Friends" book. Some of the motifs are from Stitch Love, and others I made up on my own.
I'm obviously not done with butterfly, but the stitching on turtle and the flower are done. I'm planning on adding snail, ladybug, and spider. We found that we have a mallard pair living in the neighborhood and see them pretty frequently. I thought about adding a duck and maybe a squirrel. I'll see how far I get.
Each block is 5 inches square, embroidered on muslin, and I'm certain to come up with something from the stash to back them.
Well, that's our rainy day project here. Hope you'll stop back again to see the progress.