Sunday, August 8, 2010

a VERY nice Surprise!

I about jumped out of my skin in surprise to discover that I sold my Meadowsweet Baby Quilt through my natural baby store  It's my very first handmade sale ever, so please forgive me for this little party!
Meadowsweet Quilt for

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.
Handstitched Tag

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.
Warm & natural for baby

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!


  1. WooHOO! That is totally exciting!! :D I love the label!

  2. I'm so excited for you! Your work is absolutely beautiful. :)

  3. Congrats! It is a beautiful quilt and it's no wonder that it sold so quickly. Love the embroidery as well...

    Jennifer :)

  4. Congratulations! It's a beautiful quilt. What a great feeling.

    I also just sold my first quilt via etsy and I was super excited too.

  5. how nice! i understand your excitement!

  6. Yay! Congratulations on your first handmade sale! That blanket is incredible:)

  7. What a sweet note! Great job, Rach.

  8. Congratulations!!! :) You do beautiful work!


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