Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Banner of Love

 About a month ago the idea to do a banner in Jade's room sprouted in my pregnancy brain.  It started off simple and the more I thought about it the more elaborate it became.  Once I started to dream about it at night I knew I HAD to accomplish this banner.  Whatever it took!  So I set aside all my weird,quirky,what in the world type dreams (I blame on this pregnancy) and brought out my perle cotton and needle.
 Each letter was picked out from Google images, printed off and traced onto Kona white fabric with my "dear to me" Frixion pen.  I used a variety of stitches on each letter to make it more of a learning experience.  The "J" was mostly back stitching though,but I did add in a little satin stitch and french knot action.  I can be crazy that way!
 For her next letter, I did a chain stitch that I was mostly proud of, more strands of perle might have been handy.  My leaves were done in my new fave fish bone stitch.  Flowers are back stitched.
 "D" was my favorite, in that, I enjoyed doing the two tone pink flower with the fish bone for the leaves once again.  Satin stitch and back stitching too.
 Last, but not least was my "E"  Ah...well this letter I was not totally happy with the result of the split stitch.  Pulling was occurring in some areas.  I puttered away at it though and got her done!  Trusty fish bone and satin stitching.  For the yellow flower, a blanket stitch.
 Kona Blueberry in the border and binding and Cotton Couture Lavender for the side borders. 
 I found the purple lace trim at JAF for a great price and I am head over heels in love with it:)

Timeless Treasure tree print for the back which I thought tied in nicely to the theme of the letters.

 I was in heaven making these letters for my little girl.  Hope to see it hanging on her wall for many years to come and that she will want to have it as a keepsake from her mama forever.

Hugs to all!



Anonymous said...

Adorable banner ....I have no doubt it will be well and truly loved. Your stitching is beautiful. Thanks for sharing Marie (mlismore@optusnet.com.au)

Paulette said...

That is so sweet, Sara! Beautiful stitching. It's sure to be a keepsake.

Terri said...

pretty project! sure makes me long for spring!

Live a Colorful Life said...

This is just beautiful! What a treasure.

Wonky Patchwork said...

Gorgeous banner, I'm sure it will look perfect in her room.

Brenda said...

What a wonderful idea! Sew sweet!

The Thompsons said...

It's really beautiful! She's going to grow up loving it.

LA Paylor said...

awe, this is so special.
LeeAnna Paylor

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

All I can say is WOW!!!! She will treasure it always!!!

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

Ps better not have second thoughts in her name in the delivery room;)

Audrey said...

Love your stitching!

Abby said...

What a special project - your work is great!!

Heidi [Banks of Frog Creek] said...

What a beautiful project that surely will be treasured for years!

Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation said...

I love the details in each letter. It is going to look so special in her room!

Thanks for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

Jasmine said...

As she sees you stitching through the years, she will treasure this. It is so beautiful and will bring her fond memories.

Beth said...

This is a lovely heirloom. Great job!

Richard Healey said...

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