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Embroidery Transfers, E Nesbit’s Words and Baby Hat

1    Those of you who often read here will know that I have inherited lots of family treasures. Today I went to my sewing things to find a transfer for embroidery. These were bought by my Mum when I was 5 years old and  many of my little dresses had lovely embroideries or smocking on them. I remember the ironing on process and being taught some of the stitches.  I needed the transfer to embroider the little hat I’m making for our newest Grandbaby.

The leaflet that came with the transfers

The leaflet that came with the transfers

Some of the designs

Some of the designs

Helpful information with the transfers

Helpful information with the transfers

The transfer I chose

The transfer I chose

2   I heard a few of E Nesbit’s words about flowers on the radio this morning and was very taken with them so I went to look them up – as you do – and discovered that they came from her book ‘The Story of the Amulet’   The children in the story have travelled into a Utopian London of the future and discover that all ‘tiny children’  learn these verses.  Find out more here.

‘I must not steal and I must learn,
Nothing is mine that I do not earn.
I must try in work and play
To make things beautiful every day.
I must be kind to everyone,
And never let cruel things be done.

‘I must not litter the beautiful street
With bits of paper or things to eat.
I must not pick the public flowers,
They are not MINE, but they are OURS.’

3    I finished the hat this afternoon and am pleased with how it has turned out. It is to match the Hungry Caterpillar pram blanket which I finished last week. Thank you to Angel for the pattern.

Baby hat

Baby hat

 

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