Last night I finished the first of 4 blocks I'll be doing redwork embroidery on for the holiday mystery quilt I intend to finish next. This was all done in 2 strands of DMC #321 except for the little evergreen sprigs. Those I did the stems with 2 strands, but the foliage freestyle with a single strand.
This white-on-white fabric was a bit hard to stitch on, but I really like the look it gives. I have already started the next block's design which is a Santa face.
I'm still a beginner at this blogging stuff and couldn't figure how to add another picture amongst my words, so I put the quilt layout picture in a separate post. Below you can see the ultimate look of the finished quilt and perhaps understand why I just couldn't let those 4 center spaces go empty!
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!