Spindle Doll and Cross Stitch Pillow

I woke up Saturday morning really early.
I had an image of a primitive doll in my head.
I couldn't get her out of my mind, so I knew
I would be making this doll.

I was inspired by a doll I had seen at Cottage Herbs,
as well as a pattern I had seen in Kindred Spirits.

She was created without mishap or distraction.
I originally thought she would be smaller, and
she was intended to be hung as a greeter or wall hanger.

I just had an urge to work with wool.
It felt so good
to do the stitching.

As I began cutting her out,
I remembered this spindle.
The rest is history.

Her name is Pheobe.
She is available on WSOAPP.

Cross Stitch is another passion I have been doing lately.

I haven't done it in a while, because it's the kind
of project that feels like it drags on forever.

I'm very impatient, but this pillow
worked up fast enough.

I am very fond of Lori Markovic's designs.
I was very sad to learn she has
retired from designing patterns.

I used over-dyed Valdani floss for this project.
The colors are all varigated, and in soft hues.
Good Stuff.

Well thanks for peeking.
Time to get dinner in the oven....


naomisnotions said...

Great work! I love that mini quilt. You sure have been busy.

I hope things are going well? :) Hopefully when the snow is gone we can get together. I miss you! :)


Cazzie!!! said...

So gorgeous! You are wonderful with your hands! My girls and one of my sons has just begun to take part in doing some cross stitching. I bought some little kits and away we all went...it is so relaxing :)