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Daffodils, Trapunto and A Simple Supper

07 Apr

1   The daffodils that I bought the other day are all open and very beautiful.

Mixed Cornish daffodils

Mixed Cornish daffodils

2   When we were in America  about 30 years ago, I bought some fabric to make into Trapunto panels. I still haven’t used them!  However, the technique has  stayed with me and I decided to use it on the baby blanket that I am making. I’ve been working on it all day, using stem stitch and chain stitch so that each segment of The Very Hungry Caterpillar is now padded and raised and looks brilliant! I am really pleased with it.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar with chain stitch on the antennae

The Very Hungry Caterpillar with chain stitch on the antennae

The back end of the caterpillar with stem stitch detail

The back end of the caterpillar with stem stitch detail

3    Embroidering all day called for a very simple supper! Chicken risotto with leeks and mushrooms with a spinach salad with balsamic dressing – delicious!

Chicken, Leek and Mushroom Risotto with spinach salad

Chicken, Leek and Mushroom Risotto with spinach salad

 

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17 responses to “Daffodils, Trapunto and A Simple Supper

  1. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    April 8, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    the cutest caterpillar!…so bright …and the Risotto looks yummy…

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    • mybeautfulthings

      April 10, 2013 at 10:56 am

      I’ve almost finished the blanket stitch all around the edge and then I’m looking forward to seeing it wrapped around the new baby in his/her push-chair! Due on 15th April so hopefully not long now…. 🙂

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  2. djdfr

    April 8, 2013 at 8:47 am

    I enjoy seeing your beautiful things.

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  3. xpat92

    April 8, 2013 at 6:35 am

    Hi,
    I can never frown in front of a daffodil; yours are exquisite.
    Congrats on your beautiful needle work. 🙂

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  4. Hudson Howl

    April 8, 2013 at 4:14 am

    I was in England and Scotland years ago around the first of May and it was the large plots of daffodils seemly growing wild in patches of ground tucked away , though more like hidden away -that still I fondly remember. Pictures such as yours reminded me of this.

    I had to smirk when I seen your risotto pic -I doubt anyone would find ‘saltines and Gatorade’ appetizing. Though I am starting to venture out to other foods -thank God!.

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    • mybeautfulthings

      April 8, 2013 at 11:05 am

      I didn’t think about your poor stomach when I posted that. I’m hoping that things are looking up – some chicken broth? Mashed banana? Risotto cooked only in stock? Hope you feel properly better soon! 🙂

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  5. Happily Occupied Homebodies

    April 8, 2013 at 2:12 am

    I love the caterpillar. 🙂

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    • mybeautfulthings

      April 8, 2013 at 11:06 am

      Me too! The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a very popular book with little ones so I’m hoping the new baby will grow to love his/her caterpillar! 🙂

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  6. Kathleen Richardson

    April 8, 2013 at 12:19 am

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar… that’s a book, isn’t it? What a wonderful picture for a baby blanket.

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    • mybeautfulthings

      April 8, 2013 at 11:08 am

      Yes, it is – and a much loved one too as he eats his way through fruit and cupcakes, salami and ice-cream to become a butterfly! Kids (and their parents) love it. 🙂

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  7. on thehomefrontandbeyond

    April 7, 2013 at 11:51 pm

    love your caterpillar and dinner looks delish!

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  8. Multifarious meanderings

    April 7, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    Cornish daffodils and the Very hungry caterpillar… sniff. My childhood in one post (apart from the spinach).

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