This new mother is in a perfect daze of joy with motherhood and amazingly dosen't seem the least bit sleep deprived. The brown and white and mint rose fabrics on mama are both vintage fabrics. Combining vintage fabrics with new ones is such great fun.
I need to show you this sleepy lady, because I learned a new embroidery stitch! Bullions: those are the stitches making up the petals of the flowers on her temple. I was so happy to try, make many ugly ones, and now be approaching mastery of these stitches.
Fru Westerby is just resting her eyes a bit. Her lace collar is atop a pretty vintage fabric, a Norwegian one by Sandvika Veveri. Whenever I find a vintage Sandvika fabric when thrifting I give an inner squeal of delight. They make such beautiful fabrics and they were made right outside of Oslo. Fru Westerby's mint green headpiece is also a vintage fabric. I have very little of it left and just use small amounts on special things.
Hope that you are having a most excellent start to the week.