I can now show the two other finishes that I alluded to several posts ago, as Christine has received her gifts. Anne actually received her little goody package first, which is too funny to me, considering she lives in Sweden and Christine just lives in Canada!
I found a blank stitchable baby bib a few weeks ago when going through some of my stash looking for bookmark blanks and I wrote to Christine to see if she was interested in it. The next question, of course, was did she want the blank to stitch herself or should I go ahead and stitch something on it? She said it was up to me and since I could only guess at how busy she was getting ready for the baby, I decided to stitch it up for her. I have two books of baby bib designs – one I’ve never stitched from and probably never will and the other that I haven’t stitched from since I was 13 or 14 years old. I chose the design named Caterpillar from the leaflet named Cross Stitch Designs for Baby Bibs by Sam Hawkins and published by American School of Needlework © 1988:
I think he’s quite a bright and cheerful little caterpillar (at least he is now; I changed his frown to a smile) and he makes me smile, so hopefully he will make Christine’s sweet little boy Sean smile, as well.
While I was at it, Christine had commented on my post containing pictures of the fabric bookmarks that I sewed for Nan that she really loved them, so I asked for her favorite color and sewed one up for her. Unfortunately, the workmanship isn’t as high of a quality as I would have liked (the top seam puckered when I sewed in the tassel and the whole thing has a little bit of a curve to it because I can’t sew in a straight line), but it’s not too bad.
Christine seems to be pleased with my efforts, so if she’s happy, I’m happy. 🙂