My project this week was one that I had intended to make almost three years ago. I finally got to it this week.
I wrote out the names of two sweet little girls, who are just turning three, and embroidered them with three strands of DMC floss using a backstitch. I combined one strand of three different colors for the embroidery. This is a great take-along project you can pick up when you get a minute. I added a couple of "flowers" to the embroidery and was ready to add the fabric border.
The fabric used in this case was used by Mary, a family member, to make the girls quilts when they were just babies. I had planned to make these for them back then so I had asked for scraps from the quilt and Mary brought them to me, about 3 years ago.
Embroidery finished and fabric squares ready to sew on
I used iron on fleece for backing on the embroidery
It gives it a "quilted" look and helps to keep embroidery thread in back from showing through
Here is the project ready for framing
Frames purchased at a garage sale and beautifully painted by my husband.
Here are the sweet three year old girls holding their pictures.