Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Peter Rabbit embroidery

I was cleaning out the crawl space in
my laundry room today and found this.

In 1977 ( pre-children, pre-husband),
when I had loads of time,
I decided to try embroidery for the first time.
Being young, I decided to tackle a fairly large project
so I bought a this crib sized Peter Rabbit cover.

My stitches aren't too bad for a beginner
I only managed to embroider this one panel
but I did finish all the words
in the other panels
Then I quit.

Here is an overall picture of what

it could look like.

I still have all the embroidery thread
and the instructions
so I'm going to
set this aside for a winter project.

I have no idea how far I'll get but
hope springs eternal.


coltpixy said...

How very cool! You did a great job on the beginning of it and I hope you do finish it.

intothedawn said...

Wow! Pretty darn good for a beginner! What a great winter project, hope you'll get it done. It would make a lovely baby shower gift.

sukigirl said...

Thanks...if I do finish it then I'll keep it for a future grandchild.
I do have an idea for a practice piece that is pretty simple.

SuzanneDeAZ said...

very kool. I would like to be able to do something like that. I have a PR book that contains iron on but have not done any of them yet.

SuzanneDeAZ said...

very cute.

sukigirl said...

Thanks Suzanne, I really love the illustrations of Peter from the books so it is kind of cool to find this after all these years,

Mette aka mettuska said...

Nice! I like Peter Rabbit much!

SuzanneDeAZ said...

I am a fan of Beatrix Potter. When I taught school I would do a unit on her books and celebrate it with a Peter Rabbit party in Oct. rather than celebrate Holloween.

I just made two huge Peter Rabbit nursey sets for the two new baby girls that are soon to be born in our family this October. I wish I could share the pictures. If you email me at I will send them to you.

I love the soft colors and the stories themselves. I have quite the collection of her books and many other items. I remember mom reading the story to me about this naughty rabbit and I could relate to it. When a baby is born to a family memeber or friend I try to give them something related to the Tale of Peter Rabbit. I hope to embroiry something soon. Thanks for sharing.

sukigirl said...

Hi Mette, do your kids like Peter too?
I always wonder if kids still enjoy reading about mischievous Peter.

Suzanne, did you knit the nursery sets? I'd love to see a pic so I'll send you my email.
How nice that you make new family members Peter related gifts!

My mum just made a crib sized quilt made from Peter Rabbit fabric for her latest great-grandchild. I ended up making small bibs with some of the fabric but I wish I had bought more to tuck away for another project.
I still have my kids' stuffed Peter toys that I bought in England years ago.

SuzanneDeAZ said...

Unfortunately I do not know hgow to knit. I sew. I made a lot of items. I have two different types of blankets, pillows, bibs and many other things. I made two bunny dresses as well. Please put in the subject area of the email "Peter Rabbit" and I will know it is from you. I get a lot of email and am looking forward to sending you some of my pictures./

sukigirl said...

I just wanted to thank Suzanne again for sending me pictures of all her wonderful rabbit items that she made. They are all really gorgeous!
Her work is really an inspiration!

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