Sunday, 18 May 2014

Sunbonnet Sue

I finished up another kitchen set, this time it is a bit fancy with lace! The pattern is from a SunBonnet Sue Days of the Week...although I think she looks more of a Pairie gal, myself.
I'm still not sure if I want to add the flowers in the field at her feet but will likely do that. I left out the word bake day as I don't intend to do the whole set...yet.
I used applique and embroidery for this pattern. The gal's dress is from the old shirt I cut up and put to use.
I used basic embroidery stitchs through out. Her dress and hat is stem stitch in black. Lazy daisy (some more lazy than other's) for the flower petals and french knots for the flower center. I used variegated thread for the flowers in pink and yellow and plain green for the stems. Her arm I stitch stem stitch outline first then filled in with split stitch. The pie is done the same way with the outline but I used satin stitch as a variation.
By the end of the week I hope to have a few more friends of hers for surprises.
The dishcloths are simple double crochet. I used what thread I had at hand and mostly kept the colors related. You'll notice on the pink one I ran out of one color and just picked up another similar colour to finish.
And to finish up the set, I added the woven potholders that you'll no doubt remember. I later found out the pattern actually has a bonnet hat potholder to go with the set. I'll make that to add !
And here she is if you want to embroider her yourself. She's part of a Days of the Week set which I have saved on my pinterest GatheringGrace I have her and the others pinned on the sewing basket board (along with other sewing things too) . If you click on the image it will take you to a full size to save/print.
I hope that everyone is having a good day or evening wherever they are.


  1. More lovely work, Shiralee. I certainly do like that pink and white floral fabric. Very pretty.

  2. Shiralee, I just read on my blog about your offer of the loom. After I saw it on your blog I did a Google search for one and found a loom and book for over 60% off on Fishpond so ordered one. It was posted today apparently. Thanks anyway. Your kind offer is much appreciated. I would love to see how you made your bigger loom. Can you bring it to the workshop if it isn't too cumbersome? See you on Saturday.

  3. Nanna Chel,
    At least you got a good deal on the loom with half price. I got my original one through ebay and never thought of fishpond. For the bigger loom I made I'll be putting up a how to lesson for the curious so you'll see it then. I Look forward to seeing you and all at the workshop on Saturday.