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i am a creative person. mother to a daughter who is an active young woman and a constant blessing in my life. i hope that you enjoy your visit here and that you will return often.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

i've created a banner/bunting in celebration of my wonderful daughter's homecoming. we knew she was coming soon but not the exact dates . . .

we'll be picking up our grand-pup from the airport tomorrow evening and then WD on friday. the poor girls are both going to have need of some winter wear as we're getting our typical mountain spring snowstorms and they're coming from a two year acclimation  to a tropical climate.

anyway, i've managed to complete this welcome home gift just in the nick of time. i'll share a few details with you.

 i began with a very tattered antique cutter crazy quilt piece that i purchased off of e-bay several years ago. i have managed to create some Christmas stockings with this piece and still had some bits left. enough to cut out some triangles as the base parts for my bunting.

do you recognize the bird? it's one of those fabulous dictionary images that i posted a while back. i did some cropping and printed it out on vellum. then stitched it into place.
both plain and fancy embroidery as well as other mixed media embellishments have been used.
i attempted to stick to a "home" theme while also trying to make it something that she could use decoratively later on if she chose. not too celebration specific but definitely festive and suitable for this occasion.

 i may share more photo's of it at a later time. these were all taken in a hurry and, as you can imagine, i'm in fits of excitment so they aren't the best.
but all in all i'm quite pleased with the outcome and can only hope that she will be as well.

if you notice me absent from the blogging world for a few days it's because i'm happily gathering them up and enjoying my little family's reunion~!!~

: D


  1. She is going to love it! Everything about it is perfect!!!

  2. LOVE your banner - its so special and heartfelt! Enjoy your time with your family!

  3. The banner is sublime! Enjoy your reunion!

  4. Oh, I'm so happy for you! The bunting is a very elegant homecoming gift!
    Can't wait to hear about how much fun you are having!

  5. so wonderful and creative - how fun for her and you too!
    enjoy your time together. I'm off to catch up on all the other things you've been up to!

  6. knitting and embroidery are good

  7. Oh my the banner is so wonderful.She will treasure it for years to come.How long did it take you?I would love to make one or four-I have four daughters.

  8. thanks for visiting me.come back real soon and stay awhile.

  9. Wow! I love your banner. Your work is beautiful.


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