Well, maybe not exactly perfection, but this sweet smocking design looked just perfect to me!!! I had such a lovely time coming up with the design and then smocking it!
I will be teaching a beginning smocking class at Mary Jo’s Cloth Store in Gastonia, NC in September and needed to come up with a simple, beginning smocking design for the students. So, the graph was completed, insert smocked, but then – well, it was just so unexciting to have a plain insert. LOL! I couldn’t help myself, I had to do something with it.
I have always loved the Baby Jumper Jacks pattern by Debbie Glenn, but wanted a larger size, so out came the drafting paper, pencils, rulers, etc. and I managed to get something close to her cute pattern.
I certainly think that having a finished project goes a lot further for gaining interest than just offering a smocked piece of fabric, right? I hope so!
That’s what I’ve been stitching this week. What a delight to be able to stitch and create such a summery concoction while enjoying our Carolina spring weather!!!
Are you ready for spring and summer? I hope you’ve been able to create some pretty clothes for the warmer weather as well. 🙂
Keep on stitching…..