My daughter is at school now. Her teacher left to pursue other interests amidst a bit of a mid life crisis. I felt bad for her, I thought she was a lovely, engaging teacher.
So rather than give her a card as normal people do, I designed the little stitchery below. And now, I offer it to you as a free download.
Be gentle with me! It’s my first freebie and I’m not sure that I even know how to upload it. But let’s give it a whirl, shall we? I hope the size of the picture doesn’t blow away your computer download limit, but I don’t know how to resize them yet. As I said, I’m a baby. I think if you right click on the image, and print to a4 size, it should fit.
A Hundred Years From Now
A free pattern for Silly Goose Quilts blog readers
Please feel free to share this pattern with your friends.
Thankyou and enjoy!
12” x 16” calico or cream coloured background fabric
12” x 16” thin iron on wadding
Light box (not necessary but helpful)
Lead pencil or brown/black micron pen
Coloured pencil or crayons (I used my daughter’s - don’t go silly and buy fancy schmancy ones, cheap is fine)
General sewing requirements
DMC threads - I suggest the following though please feel free to change them:
3799 very dark grey
Using a light box or window pane, transfer your design to the background fabric of your choosing.
Iron the wadding to the wrong side of your background fabric. Fix the embroidery hoop in place.
Using two or three strands of embroidery floss, stitch design using our photo and picture as a guide. I have used a basic backstitch for all of the embroidery except the eyes, which I have stitched using a french knot. I’ve assumed a working knowledge of these stitches. If you are a newbie, there are loads of free tutorials online or on you-tube that can help you out.
I’ve given you a list of DMC colours that I have used, however feel free to adapt your pattern to reflect your own tastes. I used the following:
all words - 938 brown
faces, arms, legs - 818 flesh
grass - 319 green
eyes - 310 black
mouths - 309 red
hair – 743 yellow
bow – 962 pink
shoe and dress – 335 pink
hair – 632 brown
bow – 209 purple
shoe and dress – 333 purple
body – 3799 very dark grey
mouth and nose – 310 black
hair –919 red
shirt, shorts, shoes – 349 red
hair – 632 brown
shirt, shorts, shoes –798 blue
Remove your design from the embroidery hoop.
When design is stitched to your satisfaction, lightly shade the dresses, shirts, dog and hair to your liking with coloured pencils or crayons. Start lightly, and continue shading until the design is as dark as you wish. Lightly press your design on the wrong side.
Now that your design is finished, you can do with it as you wish! I have framed mine in a wooden frame purchased from a cheap shop, though you could easily make a wall hanging from it either. My design should fit into a 9” x 7” frame insert, though check before you cut!
Thankyou for taking the time for stitching my design. Please check my blog often as I add new things!
I do hope you like it. Please drop me a line or a comment if you have anything to say!