My mom and I started a new tradition this past year. We've decided that every time she comes to visit me from Connecticut, we'd try to do a special craft project together. Last time, we made fabric wreaths (which I should post pictures of!). This time, we started a little embroidery project of a girl on a swing under a cherry tree. I've done a lot of cross-stitch in my life, but haven't done that much embroidery. I liked this project because it was simple and only took a week to complete.
The pattern was purchased from "comfortstitching" at etsy. I made a few changes to the pattern. I didn't do a mirror image, as suggested. I also changed some of the colors slightly. Cherry's hair is a little bigger than the pattern, which did not allow me to add many facial features. I like to think that she's being a little thoughtful and is looking down, which is why we can't see her eyes. In reality, I think I just got a little carried away with her hair.
Comfortstitching is owned by Aneela Hoey, the very talented designer of the upcoming, coordinating fabric by Moda called, "Sherbert Pips." I actually originally found the embroidery at Anella's blog. I love the Sherbert Pips fabric a lot and am considering buying some for a future project.
Today, I spent my son Ethan's naptime cutting fabric for Blocks 9 and 10 of my block of the month club. I need to get caught up!