I've had these vintage embroidery patterns for some time and recently I found the perfect Children of the World fabric to use with them to make a quilt. It's a print with many children's faces and they are dressed in costumes of their nations.
I chose 2 strands of dmc #304 red and an off-white Kona Cotton fabric to do the embroidery. The colors were picked to match the colors in the children's face fabric. I also have a Flags of the World fabric that I hope to incorporate into the final quilt as well.
So far I have completed 3 of the 20 designs and after Christmas projects are done I hope to get back to these. Each only takes a couple evenings in front of the television for me to complete.
If you click on the Italy design it will take you to my Flicker photos and you can see the other 2 designs I have completed so far. The one shown here is my favorite so far. I really perfected my colonial knot technique on all those grapes & spots! Isn't she cute!???
A lot of you know me as a fiber artist of sorts. I have been teaching crazy quilting and embroidery for years now, but I also love good food. I have collected and experimented with recipes for over 45 years. I have even edited a cookbook for our local garden club. I also am happy to say that I own my Mum's handwritten recipe book which contains recipes from my grandmother and recipes Mum collected since she and my Dad wed in 1925. When I was searching for a name for my recipe blog where I will be sharing a lot of Mum's recipes this blog name just popped into my head. When I was a child I used to hear ladies at church functions like weddings, potlucks & picnics ask "who is that little girl sitting over there all by herself?" Someone else would always answer "Oh, that's Lulu's Girl; she is very shy!" Some of you know that I've overcome the shyness, but, believe me, it took a very long time!