Thursday, 19 October 2017

Claudia´s book

Hello everyone,

I was visiting my daughter in Madrid last week when over 100 wildfires were intentionally lit in northern Spain and strong winds caused the smoke and dust to cover the province of Asturias where I live.  The population were advised to stay indoors if possible, so I stayed a few extra days with my daughter and took photos of a fabric book I made for my granddaughter Claudia years ago.




I included various embroidery stitches for each letter of the alphabet and added a few little patterns found on the Internet




There are obviously quite a few pages, so I won´t include them all here.




I had fun making this little book and now wish I had included more fancy stitches.




I finished each page with a blanket stitch surround and added beads for interest.




My granddaughter isn´t very interested in sewing at the moment and I was surprised to learn that needlework isn´t learnt  at her school  anymore.  Thank goodness for mums and grandmothers.

I hope to catch up on my blog visits this week as I am way behind.  Until next week, happy stitching
Sheryl 

32 comments:

  1. That is the cutest thing ever!!! I want to make one :o

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  2. This is fantastic! I want to make one too! I didn't know about the fires. How horrible!

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  3. What a treasure!!
    I hope the fires are put out quickly. There have been some bad ones in my part of the U.S. this year which made for some very bad air quality. Glad you could stay with your daughter!

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  4. Beautiful keepsake for her!

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  5. Gorgeous book! Wow, that is incredible. I'm so sorry about those fires, I cannot believe how destructive people can be.

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  6. Gorgeous book. It is a little treasure.
    Have a nice weekend. Manuela

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  7. That is a really lovely book, and I am sure that one of these days Claudia will appreciate it as it deserves...

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  8. Wow! That is such a cute book:) You must have had so much fun making it. And that is quite a lot of work making blanket stitch around all pages. What fabric did you use? Didn't the threads fray?
    Sorry about the wildfires, hope the conditions are better now.

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    1. I used 28ct evenweave fabric if I remember correctly. The pages were embroidered and then sewn back to back before the blanket st. was added, so no fraying threads or edges.

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  9. What a beautiful keepsake and a lovely idea to practice stitches, it is sad that some schools do not teach sewing so yes I agree thank goodness for Grandmothers and Mums.
    It was horrible to see those fires on the news I am glad you are safe.
    Enjoy your weekend
    Julie.C x

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  10. Beautiful !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Anna

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  11. This is fantastic! I have never seen such a book before. Beautiful!!!
    Greetings Martina

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  12. What a wonderful book , and such a great idea .
    A family heirloom for sure.
    I must make one soon love it.

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  13. Oh Sheryl, it's absolutely delightful! I hope she soon becomes interested in sewing. Also hope that your home is safe and smoke fee - there are so many wild fires around and the thought that someone could start a fire deliberately is just appalling. xx

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  14. What an incredible treasure - the book is absolutely beautiful!

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  15. What an amazing book! You must have really enjoyed making it, all the joy shows in the stitching! :) I love the blanket stitched rainbow and all those tiny beads! While I was in school, home economics was being phased out. So I feel lucky to have learned to sew before then, though no embroidery was taught!

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  16. Claudia's book is darling. What a joy it must be to investigate each beautifully stitched detail, each page closely. I don't think I have seen a more beautiful book anywhere. 'Tis amazing, Sheryl!

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  17. Your little book arrived at inbix this morning and goid timing too. I have been thinking about making a book like yours!

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  18. Oh this is amazing!A treasure!I wasn't interested in sewing in my childhood but really loved it later so don't worry I am sure she has taken a bit of your talent!AriadnefromGreece!

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  19. Hi Sheryl,wow what a beautiful book you have made for your GD,you are so clever,i love your work xx

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  20. What a lovely book. It is amazing how many stitches you have in there. Let alone how long it would have taken you. A special momento...

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  21. Gosh, Sheryl! Your book is amazing! All those wonderful stitches!
    I hadn’t heard about the fires, but strangely one day last week we had some very strange weather on the Monday ..... I heard it said that sand was being blown here from abroad, maybe that and your fires caused the darkness and red glow in our skies that afternoon..... I’ve only seen the sky like it once before and that was back in the late 60’s. And I never heard what had caused that either!
    Hope your home was OK!
    Hugs, Barbara x

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  22. This little book is so adorable with its letters and the specialty stitches you added to the letters. And even if your granddaughter isn't into needlework at the moment this can change every time. This book is a real heirloom.

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  23. This little book for your granddaughter is simply amazing!! What a special gift for her to cherish, I hope it's passed down from generation to generation! It's a work of art, truly! Just became a new follower by email...Mary@stitchingfriendsforever

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  24. Sheryl, your book for your granddaughter is absolutely beautiful! I'm in love with it. It definitely will be a family heirloom that will be passed down to other family members.

    I've been going through your lovely blog and am amazed at your talent. Your workmanship is beyond words. I love your projects. The follower button is down right now through bloggerland but I will come back and sign up. I invite you to visit Mary and me at stitchingfriendsforever.
    RJ

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  25. What a beautiful book! A lovely introduction for anyone, and I’m sure when your granddaughter is old enough she will appreciate every one of these beautiful pages

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  26. That is a beautiful keepsake,lots of samplers in a lovely book.I hope your granddaughter may use it in the future to learn from it.

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  27. A wonderful book for your granddaughter to treasure. It's amazing.

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  28. I finally found time to come and look at this beautiful book properly! I love how much detail you've put into each page and the gorgeous embroidered figures too. I am sure it will be treaured for a very long time.

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  29. Your book is awesome, and so much cuter than a simple roll of fabric with stitches that I was thinking of making. Someday your granddaughter will appreciate the book, and lessons, even if needlework doesn't take much of her time in the near future. Thank you for sharing this idea.

    Schools in Spain had needlework classes? Wow, I don't recall it ever being offered in the US school I attended (we had sewing & cooking required when I was in 7-8th grades, but that was decades ago!).

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