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April 12, 2020, 1:34 pm
Filed under: Melita's Designs, Welcome Baby Fiona

As you can see, Fiona joined us in January 2020 and I finished it shortly after her third month birthday! So many cute pictures of her but I finished her piece on Easter Sunday. So, this one seems appropriate.

The crayon lettering for “January” is from chart 95 on page 34 in Alphabets Galore 136 Alphabets Leaflet 3071. I made up the numbers and lower case letters. ‘Welcome to our world’ lettering is from chart 79 on page 28 in the same leaflet.

It may be a while until I can get it framed and delivered but I am happy that it is ready whenever I can go somewhere.

Happy Easter or Passover to all!

Welcome A Ray of Sunshine, Fiona
March 24, 2020, 2:03 pm
Filed under: Melita's Designs, Welcome Baby Fiona

My husband and I have another adorable great niece. Norah welcomed a baby sister, Fiona, to our world in January. It took me awhile to decide what to stitch for her. Luckily, I decided on the design and obtained the Aida cloth and threads sometime in February.

When I started this about two weeks ago, I wasn’t even concerned about coronavirus. I was planning on it being my travel piece. Now, all travel seems unlikely for quite a while. But, by staying safe now, we’ll get back to traveling eventually. So, I continue to stitch this piece because the colors are bright and happy. And, we’re seeing cute posts on Facebook about the girls.

Normally, I would wait to post this until it is done. But, Fiona’s mom knows that I am stitching something for her. And, I doubt she reads my blog. I just won’t put this on Facebook.

Fiona is an Irish name meaning “fair, white, beautiful”. White light is composed of the seven colors of the spectrum: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo (blue-violet, not used in this rainbow), and violet. Those are also the colors which were used in Norah’s piece. Since they will likely share a bedroom, I decided to coordinate the design with that done for Norah. Instead of repeating balloons, I emphasized a rainbow theme adding 3 small rainbows in Fiona’s name. The alphabet is the same one I used for Norah but hers only had one rainbow in her name. The chart was modified to fit my height and width but is based on the Irish lettering in chart 73 on pg 26 from Leisure Arts 120 Alphabets Leaflet 2285.

I used as many of the same colors used in Norah’s piece including DMC flosses: yellow 444, green 701, green 700 which is a little darker for the green in Fiona, blue 825, violet 552, red 666, red 666, and orange 970. Again, I used Kreinik #12 braid 010HL for the pot and #8 braid 002 for the gold.