Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Mending Monday--Giraffes and Donkeys...oh my!

I found this special book at a local church charity shop. It talks about planting a seed and watching it grow. The illustrations are soft and delicate. A bit of a watercolor look. Thought you all might enjoy the progression of little Jerry's garden over the next week. The little seeds that grew.

As I venture through these patterns I realize they are not just stitching patterns but patterns as well.  A sweet giraffe.
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Don't forget his little ears in the first image. I left the bottom of the foot so you could see where to line it up. 
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Directions so small you might need a microscope to read them?
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Along with the giraffe where these cute donkeys.
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This one even tells you where to put them if you need an idea.
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To prove that blue birds go with everything.
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These last few I kept the nearby images on the sheet. I love all the extras that they fill the pages with.
This poor donkey looks a little angry.
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We must all stop and smell the daisies.
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I don't think I would mind having a saddle full of flowers either.
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Perfectly Printed said...

Love this post!! Daughter number 4 loves giraffes and I just might have to make one for her!

Thanks for sharing!

craftyles said...

Oh I love giraffes! What cute images. You always find the cutest stuff, Renee. Thanks!

Jane said...

I was so surprised when reading your blog to find you are young! I thought people who were interested in all these cute things were my age. I love reading your blogs.

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

Yes, I don't know where you find all these cute patterns, but I'm so glad that you do!
Thanks for another cute one!

Hearts Turned said...

What a wonderful find, Renee! Don't you always wonder how people can part with these sweet vintage books? I'm always really glad they do, though!

Wishing you a wonderful night, dear friend...


Tammy's in Love said...

Oh Renee! Please make us some stuffed animals to look at! That pile of patterns was a gold mine for all of us!


vintage grey said...

Lovin' the sweet donkey, and the blue birds!! Oh my, indeed!! Look forward to seeing Jerry's garden grow!! xo Heather

busymartha said...

What a terrific find! Always happy to see your finds and thanks so much for sharing them with us, hugs, Marilyn.

Musings from Kim K. said...

Those flowers add the perfect touch to those cute patterns.

Kathy said...

The little saddle full of flowers is so cute and you are a sweetie to share the way you do. Now if I could only find the time to do all the things on my want-to list!

Kathy said...

The little saddle full of flowers is so cute and you are a sweetie to share the way you do. Now if I could only find the time to do all the things on my want-to list!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The giraffe is so cute and I love the donkeys, too! Thanks for going to the trouble to share with us! You're always so sweet!

GardenOfDaisies said...

Super cute little stuffed animal patterns! And this is the year to have donkey embroidered patterns... now if you can just find some elephants too, that would be perfect. Seriously, don't you think those would sell like hotcakes in your etsy shops during an election year?

Chenille Cottage said...

There you go again, my sweet friend! What fun it will be stitching up this precious little donkey! It's been a while since I have done any hand embroidery, but, now that my 90 year old Mom has picked it up again...I plan on spending some quality time with her...stitching away!
Thank you, dear!
Carolynn xoxo