Thursday, March 28, 2013

Stitch Me Up Blog Hop! My Day!

Welcome to this marvelous Hop. Thank you  to Debbie at Busy As Can Be and Cyndi at Stitch Stitch Stitch and Madame Samm at Sew We Quilt for designing our patterns. A huge thanks to our fearless cheerleader Jane at Jane`s Fabrics and Quilts.

 I decided to stitch Madame Samm`s "Wee Tot".  This little cutie was "put through the mill"  , so to speak. I have a twin and this is very much how we looked at the toddler stage. Blonde curls and chubby legs. I am going to reverse the pattern and stitch it for my sister so we each have one.

I used DMC floss from my stash and embroidered on cotton. Next time I will use linen. The first time I stitched this sweetie I lined her eyes with pale pink. Looked like she had  pink eye, so I unstitched the pink. Then I added a little pink stitching to her left cheek. My husband said it looked like a pirate scar (well!!!), so I removed that. Her mouth had a sad pout, so that had to go and I changed her eye shape a little. She looked she was ready to burst into tears. More unstitching and I went back to Mdm. Samm`s original design. Teal and red are my favorite vintage colors so I had to put them in the dress. The picture was taken outside behind the clothesline, a little bright. I waited till the last minute. The best natural light was gone. Then a bird pooped on my head and that was it for me! I`m going to add Miss Tot to a pillow cover and then embroider Little Boy Tot. 



Thank you so much for visiting my blog and taking a look at my project. I enjoy the Hops a lot. It is so much fun to share with others. Please visit the links below. I promise you will see splendid sewing.









62 comments:

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    1. Thank you Anita! You are too kind. I appreciate your comment!

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  2. Your stitching is very cute. Your story is very funny. Thanks for both!

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  3. Lovely. She is looking awesome colorful.
    Thanks for sharing Frederika

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  4. Cathy, Seriously, I'm not laughing at you and your bird poop adventure...oh my sounds like you had quite an ordeal! :) Says the one driving a zebra stiped van thanks to bird poop...must be the 'season'. Your stitching is lovely and looks fabulous perched on the aqua calico! Thanks for sharing, Beulah

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  5. Very cute. I have yet to find the right thickness of linen to stitch on locally.

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  6. Bird poop stands for good luck, I hope you know that and enjoyed the gift. I love you stitchery, you really tried everything to show her at her best! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Oh my.... the things we do to get a good photo! Love your little tot.... she was worth all of the trouble! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Oh, she is adorable! At least the bird missed your project! Now, that would have been a disaster. She is so cute. Nice work. Your twin will love having one of her own.

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  9. Your wee tot is adorable. Love her!!! Thanks for sharing

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  10. Thanks for the laugh, it really is a good thing the poop didn't land on your little girl, although I guess you could have just sent that one to your sister, lol, it will be so cute for both of you to have one.

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  11. She turned out precious! You are so funny! Telling us about the bird do-do...sounds like something that would happen to me! Ha-ha!

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  12. Lol Oh, you did have a heck of a time, didn't you? She turned out great anyway! lol thanks for sharing all of it, I needed the giggle this morning. :) vickise at gmail dot com

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  13. I have laughed this morning! Thank you!

    I had to read your post to my hubby.. :)

    Love your teal and red even though you had to go through briars to get there. :)

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  14. Oh the trials of being creative! I heard that bird pooping on the head is supposed to be lucky but to me, it is just nasty though I have come close to having it happen too..

    But good for you to keep trying till you got the stitchery more to your liking. It is lovely!

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  15. Yep...at that point I would give up too. She looks cute though.

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  16. So cute! I found it hard to get good pictures of embroidery too. I thought quilts were tough but stitching is worse. Glad you overcame your obstacles~!

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  17. LOL...what a great laugh to start my morning. Sorry about the bird poop on your head, but it really made for a funny ending to your post. Anyway...your sweet little girl turned out so cute and your stitching is beautiful. Thanks for enduring so many mishaps to finally share a pic with us. :O)

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  18. Love your wee tot! She looks great despite going through the wringer (lol). Thanks for sharing.

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  19. How adorable! She will make a really sweet pillow!

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  20. Oh I just love the tot she is adorable.....great job.

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  21. she is cute. thanks for sharing nice job

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  22. So cute ...I love your colors!

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  23. I Love Your Wee Tot Design w/Teal and Red! Lovely!

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  24. What a sweet little tot! I had some trouble picking out the right color threads for her face also.

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  25. Sorry, had to laugh at the bird poop! But she is just darling! Love your color choices.

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  26. I am with Jane...I almost spilled my mmmmm coffee with the bird poop mentionable....listen your wee tot, looks terrific...sorry to think you had soooo much trouble lol it happens to me too

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    1. question your banner...does someone live in that..how do they get in...drop?

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  27. So cute!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  28. Warzone picture time, lol! Great job with your little lady!

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  29. Cute lil tot!!! Thanks for sharing.

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  30. Your wee tot is darling! Thank you for sharing your story.

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  31. Oh my! You had an adventure trying to stitch this little girl and get her picture, too. Great job in the end. Lovely stitching.

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  32. What a time you have had. I am glad you finished. Your girl turned out great.

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  33. Your little tot turned out great.

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  34. I love your wee tot and the colors you used. She is beautiful!!

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  35. that is so funny, especially the bird poop! She looks adorable.

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  36. Too funny - but a commitment is a commitment - what we put ourselves through. Your project is very nice and wonderful stitching. Thanks from Judy CinNC

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  37. Wow! Your little sweetie has had quite an interesting journey 😊
    You did a great job, wonderful stitching.

    Vee

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  38. Love the teal!!!!!
    What a cute story too:)
    Thanks for the laugh:)

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  39. Very cute. There is a belief that a bird pooping on your head is good luck which is supposed to bring wealth.

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  40. I love the colors you used. I also enjoy these hops.

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  41. I like your little tot. Sew cute.

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  42. Wee Tot turned out so well, you did a great job of stitching.

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  43. great job! Thanks for sharing!

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  44. Better on your head than on the lovely stitchery! :) Very cute.

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  45. Birdie Birdie in the sky, drop some whitewash in my eye, me no care me no cry, I'm just glad that cows don't fly! Love your story and your Tot!

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  46. Sorry for your embroidery misadventures, but your finished project turned out so nice! I love the colors! Well done!

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  47. So pretty - just wonderful! blessings, marlene

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  48. pssst...an opening came up with the Tammy..you were the next on the list...interested? let me know wink

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