Things are coming along with the embroidered flowers (and seasonal oak leaves, above) on the banners for the quilt- not as many unpicking sessions as I had feared! Unfortunately due to stupid placement, the pear blossom has had to come off. It is white, and had been put next to baby’s breath which is also white, and it would have been way too samey. I’ve replaced it with a thistle: thistles mean ‘nobility,’ and while this baby isn’t being born into aristocracy, it also means ‘the state or quality of being exalted in character,’ which is pretty good, and, well, thistles are Scottish after all. An’ it’s a wee Scottish wean. I’ve tried a bit of lattice work in the middle of the thistle which was very satisfying:
And forget-me-nots (forget-me-french knots, ooh hoo hoo an embroidery pun for you there):
Buttercup and pink carnation:
And the whole lot, plus the words ‘mine is the morning’ (the banners were embroidered all together for ease and will now be cut out and appliquéd onto the quilt):
Sorry about the wrinkly fabric!