Christening Gift



My friend Gill asked me to make for her something she could give her daughter to commemorate Matthews christening next week, so after looing through my patterns trying like mad to find something suitable Gill chose this cute JBW design - Sampler rabbit - isn't it a cutey?
I have stitching him on 36ct Antique white linen using 1 strand of 'Denim' Carries Creation thread. As Gill left the finishing decisions up to me, I thought I would do a simple finish (and as I wasn't feeling 100% this week, I thought would be a bit of a no-brainer finish for me) but like all finishes the ideas just keep flapping around my head until I came up with the one above.  I knew she didn't want anything to fancy so I made a small flat ornament and curved the edges. I added cording I did with DMC thread and then added some narrow navy ribbon for a bow tie for the rabbit and on the top of the flat ornie. The hanger is a cute cream and blue spot ribbon I had - just to add a little more interest. The backing fabric is navy and white gingham check fabric




How I am longing for some better weather now we have cold, rain and wind here in Cumbria - YUK!!

I am feeling much much better thankyou, your kind enquiries I have been very grateful for, as were your comments, I still have an abcess on the side of my gum, but that has started to drain - in total I had 3 - 2 on the gum and one starting on the offending tooth (and this from me who goes to the dentist and dental hygienist every 3 months) my face still feels a little sore as does the gum, but I feel lots better than I did.

Now someone asked me and I really apologise as to whoever it was as I can't remember who it was at all - re the heart finishing on the 'weekend stitchery' post - the answer to your question is I draw the shape on the fabric - allowing for seams and cut it out then I hand sew my finishes - I never use a sewing machine I like to feel in control of my pieces of fabric and the sewing machine never makes me feel like that - I know it takes a little longer by hand but I prefer the finish - HTH??

I am busy stitching a couple of gifts at the moment so will share them soon - again no work on 'Finch Song', but I do have some new ideas buzzing around my head for something a little different.....and ending on a final Happy Note I won a giveaway myself on Annemaries blog ( http://ortsandends.blogspot.com/ ) for a Goode Huswife chart which is OOP, so I was very happy and it really made my day, seeing as I haven't won anything for ages and ages and I have been feeling so very rotten so it was an exciting pick me up!! Another pick me up were the scissors from Yuko has arrived and ooo they are so pretty, I have been showing them off to my ex- SIL Dawn today tempting her to splurge and get some soon I hope!

 I hope that you all have a good weekend


25 comments:

Amy said...

I absolutely love your bunny. It is gorgeous. I am a bunny collector and a Quaker lover. Your finish is superb.

I also love your Thimble Fob.

Have a blessed day.

Nic said...

What a sweet finish!

Glad you're feeling a little better, too, hope you recover fully soon!

Kim B said...

Beautiful finish! I love that little bow! I hope you're over these dental problems soon.

k said...

That's a sweet little finish Su! Glad you're feeling better, there's nothing worse than gum or teeth pain.

KarenV said...

Sorry Su, that last comment was from me. I keep hitting enter too early when entering my details.

Susan said...

Very cute, Su! I'm sure your friend is thrilled.

I'm glad that you are feeling a little better {{{hugs}}}

Stitcher said...

Cute finish. Hope you feel better soon.

The French Bear said...

I love the black bunny!!!! I was wondering if you could do monochromatic with any design, I am in a few SALs and I want to do them in black...... not sure if it would work.
Cheers,
Margaret B

debbie (uk) said...

Hi Su, Debbie here- I was the one who asked about how you hand finished your "finishes" ... so thank you for replying in your post especialy as you have had alot to deal with....

I didn;t quite realise that it was abcesses? (spelling) you were dealing with... so ouch and double ouch. ... hope you get a good nights sleep soon... thks again...

I shall keep plugging away on my first attempt on finishing a "small"... but I;ve realised I need so much more "trims, braids, ribbons and fat quarters" for my stash to give me ample choice..!!!!

So far my first attempt I;m not too pleased with... but try, try and try again!!.
take care
Debbie (I;m in Bucks - thankfully our 10" of snow has now nearly gone - not quite sure how many inches you guys had in Cumbria).

Margaret said...

Beautiful! What a sweet gift!

corinna said...

nice finish and stitch
i esp like the bowtie,adds a touch of fun.

hope you feel 100% soon
and hope some sunshine comes your way.

angelasweby said...

Su,
This is lovely. It's a gorgeous little design and the perfect finish. I love the colour too.

So glad to hear that you are beginning to feel better it was so lovely catching up on news the other day.

Well done on winning that great chart.
Angela xx

Melissa said...

The bunny is really cute. The little bow is a nice touch.

Glad you are on the mend. Toothaches are awful.

Nancy said...

An elegant bunny! He looks beautiful stitched in the Denim thread, and the little bow tie is the perfect touch. Of course your finishing is just wonderful!

Enjoy your new OOP pattern and your scissors!

valerie said...

Very cute finish! I love the little bow on the bunny. Glad to hear that you are feeling much better!

Yuko said...

This is stunning, Su!
Absolutery lovely and beautiful!
I love how you finished and the thread colour you choose for him!
Oh I feel like stitching this as I have the same chart!

Love, Yuko

Nina said...

What a beautiful finishing, Su! I adore it :)

Lois said...

What a sweet finish, the bowtie is cute! Glad you're starting to feel a bit better.

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Matthew's little bunny is wonderful, Su! Congrats on winning the OOP chart and that is lifted your spirits!

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

What a sweet idea for a baby gift! Lovely.

Andrea said...

Gorgeous finish.

Heidi said...

Very cute! What a great idea for a christening gift.

Анна - Зонт said...

He is so sweet! Beautiful!

Suzanne said...

What a wonderful gift idea!

Sally said...

Oh, Su, your bunny is so sweet :)

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