The month of February was way too busy for me to do much computer work. I am happy to be back on my blog. Winter is almost over in my part of the world, spring will soon be here and I can open the windows and let the fresh breezes blow through the house. I can hardly wait for those days to get here!
I was only going to put completed projects on this blog, but when cleaning, I came across these embroidered ladies and thought you would enjoy seeing them. The ladies are from a pattern called: Victorian Ladies, #222, from Remembrances Two, Chesterland, Ohio. There are 12 ladies in this pattern. The background fabric I used is a Moda, #9900-12 and the blocks are size 16-1/2 inches square. The pattern called for number 12 Sulky thread, but I couldn't locate the thread locally. I substituted DMC, size 12, Pearl Cotton, color number 814. The only complaint I have with the Pearl Cotton is that it doesn't leave a clean, sharp embroidered line. I started this project in January of 2005.
I have no idea as to when I will get the remaining ladies embroidered, because I can't find the pattern for the rest of them. I found the background cut blocks, but the pattern wasn't with the cut fabric. Guess I must clean a bit deeper. The only part of this project I didn't enjoy, was/is, the tracing the pattern to the background fabric. Even with a light box, it was labor intensive.
Here are the ladies that are done, enjoy.