But, I have something to share besides my good news. I've been saving a few pictures of the finished quilt to share with you when/if it sold. This one showcases a hand embroidered tag I made to identify my work. I used Epson printer transfer paper to transfer "Stitched in Color" and "handmade 2010" to a plain piece of cotton. Then, I embroidered over "Stitched in Color" and hand stitched the tag to the quilt back.
This was my first go at embroidering in the Dauphin font script. I hadn't quite figured out how to alternate between chain and back stitches. It came out all right, but the practice served me well for my later work on the patchwork Christmas stockings. The continuous chain/back stitch is definitely quicker than what I did here.
The angel who bought the quilt found my blog and Flickr account after making her purchase. She was so kind as to leave this comment in Flickr
Your work is beautiful, and I'm so pleased to have something handmade with such care. My baby girl is due in early November, and I'll be sure to send you a photo of her wrapped in this amazing piece. I bought it because it gives me a "treasure forever" feeling. I love it. Even the front. :)
I am soooo thankful. Her comment really made my day! Wishing you all a most wonderful start to the new week!