This stamped block was a gift from a friend who loves Abraham Lincoln as much as I always have. I did the portrait all in outline stitch using the spooled Sulky size 12 thread for the first time. It makes a VERY fine line! I did his name in a tiny chain stitch, but for the dates, which were a thicker print, I first did an outline stitch. Then I did a line of tiny chain stitch along side of the line so the numbers came out bolder.
This piece will be framed and will be hung in our entryway every February from now on. The image itself is 8-1/2" x 11" in size.
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!