Several months ago, I started my first cross stitching project in years. I taught myself how to cross stitch as a child and made several projects, but they all were too old fashioned to keep. I didn't find a reason to pick up the needle and thread until our friends announced that they were expecting their first child--a little girl. I think every baby should have something handmade and I just didn't know if anyone in their family was crafty or not. Once I figured out what the nursery decor would be, I went and purchased a quilt kit from Dena's Happi Tree line. Two months down the line, this is how it turned out:
I was even crafty enough to figure out some new embroidery stitches! I learned the blanket stitch (how I made it to 29 without learning this one, I don't know) and the stem stitch. I used my newly acquired skills to make a patch that would be the quilt label. I also purchased my first fat quarter to do this, by the way:
It's pretty obvious that I didn't know what I was doing, but I was out of time. The baby shower was a day or two after I finished the quilt. I hope baby Emma loves her gift!