Saturday, January 8, 2011

Shiny New Cousin!

I have a shiny new baby cousin! His name is Nolan and he is SO very preciously perfect. I just want to snuggle him and smell his wittle head.

Oh man he is too cute...I might bite my lip off if I keep looking at this pic. I think he is made of the finest velvet, warm velvet. ;0)

I posted awhile back about an UnRuly "word" quilt I was working on but I needed to keep it a secret. Now that the tiny recipient has met the world I won't hide it any longer, plus his Mommy will be away from the computer for weeks as she will be very busy playing with his toes. I am calling it "Golden Slumbers". It all started with these three fabrics.I cut them into strips and made words and stitched the words together.I used a few lines from a poem by Thomas Dekker but I remember it as a part of the song "Carry That Weight" by the Beatles.

I thought the Chocolate Brown fabric, which is called "Grass Menagerie", would make great sashing and I used solid squares for the corners. After I had pieced it all together I decided it needed some embroidery. Just to make it No prob. I just used my handy light box to trace the cute little critters from the chocolate fabric onto the seafoam fabric...and start stitchin'.


I plan to do a bit more embroidery on the top and I still need a backing fabric. I am going to use the Turquoise dot fabric for the binding and with luck and diligence Golden Slumbers will be wrapped around my new little cousin soon .

Here's to new baby skin! ;0)

Edit- Here is the Poem...
Golden slumbers kiss your eyes,
Smiles awake you when you rise.
Sleep, pretty wantons, do not cry,
And I will sing a lullaby;
Rock them, rock them, lullaby.

Care is heavy, therefore sleep you;
You are care, and care must keep you.
Sleep, pretty wantons, do not cry,
And I will sing a lullaby:
Rock them, rock them, lullaby.

Thomas Dekker



Tonya Ricucci said...

oh oh oh. cute baby, very cute. but I looooove the quilt. I don't know the poem, but definitely one of my favorite songs. I love how you've added the embroidery. just wonderful.

DianeY said...

I was going to tell you how great a job you did with the unruly letters, and I see the master has already told you! Beautiful job - and the fabric & embroidery are perfect! I just ordered the Tonya's book this week & can't wait to try one of my own (maybe some Finn-erisms)