Friday, 13 February 2009

Amelie's Baptism

We had Amelie's Baptism on Sunday and it was a wonderful day. Although the day was extremely hot, we managed to fit everyone into our house and keep relatively cool. Amelie was not baptised in the beautiful dress my grandmother made for me when I was baptised, as it was too hot. Instead we had her in a lovely little outfit, but it had to be removed by the end of the ceremony as this was too hot for her as well. The food was good, I really cooked up a storm, and the cake even better. The cake was a continental cake and it was just delicious. It was extra special day as I had a few people come from interstate especially for this occasion.

I managed to get one of my little WIPs out of the way. It's a small scissor fob. I didn't do the specialty stitching around the edge as I had tried the faggot stitch about half a dozen times and after so much frogging out, I gave up and just used plain old back stitching instead.

Design: Stitcher's Journey Fob One
Designer: Lody Steward (Gift Of Stitching Magazine, Issue 33 October 2008)
Fabric: 32ct Belfast linen - ecru
Thread: DMC and Mill Hill beads
Finish: Scissor Fob


Rowyn said...

Beautiful fob!

It sounds like Amelie's baptism was a successful day. Lovely photos too.

Chiloe said...

Are you from italien roots? Thanks for sharing this day with us. Too hot there, cold here ...

The fob is beautiful. Wish I can know how to make them ....

Mylene said...

Glad to hear the baptism was a success despite of the hot weather. Great pictures of everyone.

That scissorfob looks great. well done!!

Happy Valentine's Day weekend!!

Lisa said...

Love the fob and everyone looks like they had a great time!

Michelle said...

How did you find time to stitch? The baptism looks like it was a great day..

Happy Valentine's weekend too!


Dani - tkdchick said...

Looks like the baptismal turned out to be a special day for you and your family.

Oooh that fob is just so pretty!

Lynn said...

Glad that the heat didn't prevent you from celebrating such a special occasion with your friends and family.
Pretty scissor fob!

Siobhan said...

I'm glad to hear that Amelie's special day turned out so well. :)

Your fob is so cute! Great job.

elenamac said...

Congratulation for his wonderful day!!
Wohoo the cake it's wonderful and i can read italian word!!!

Kajsa said...

Looks like the baptism turned out lovely despite the heat. Your cake looks beautiful.

Love the scissor fob, the finishing is just perfect!

Aussie Stitcher said...

Glad that the batism went well, love the photos. So glad that the wind changed when you had the fire near you. Yes, things in Victoria have been devastating, I can't watch the news or read the papers anymore, I am just finding it all so depressing.

Ranae said...

Bless Amelie's little heart.
The fob is awesome and the colors are so pretty together

Vee said...

Beautiful family and what a wonderful (although very warm) day. Your fob is just lovely.

Crazee4books said...

Hi Suzanne,

Looks like Amelie's baptism day
turned out very well in spite of
the heat.
Her baptismal cake was so pretty
and very feminine with it's pink
icing and lacy design, and the
little pink bow. And the guest
of honour looked like such a
sweetie in her pink clothes.

Love the scissor fob that you
finished off so nicely. Don't
know what a faggot stitch is,
but the back stitching looks
beautiful to me. Is that a
little gold chain attaching the
fob to the scissors?? Very cute!

Thanks for visiting my blog and
leaving a comment. It's lovely
to hear from you.


Cheryl said...

Awww lovely photos! Glad it went well and that cake looks so yummy

Brigitte said...

I loved to see all the pictures of Amelie's special day.

Lili said...

What a great day for cute Amelie...
I see you've got the BWO sign. I like that. And agree. Thank you for your comment. You're right. BWO...
Many hugs to you and your lovely family.