Spring has sprung

February 9th, 2008

My dad used to have a daft poem about Spring:

Spring has sprung, the grass has riz (risen)
I wonder where the birdies is
Some say the bird is on the wing
But that’s absurd, from what I’ve heard
The wing is on the bird

That entertained me no end when I was little. I keep getting pots of bulbs and plants to fill the house with – yesterday was 2 peace lilies and a trailing ivy, the other day was 2 minature roses I planeted in old tea cups and some tulips. So to celebrate all things waking up and looking pretty, I thought I would share another, spring themed embroidery pattern with you, from Weldons.

I remember using designs like this when I first started embroidering in the corners of hankies as they’re so simple to do. Hope that you enjoy x

8 Responses to “Spring has sprung”

  1. Curlew Countryon 11 Feb 2008 at 9:39 am

    Hello Claire
    I’ve recently discovered your lovely blog and want to say thank you for sharing these pretty Weldon patterns. I’ve just taken up embroidery and have a passion for small pretty flowers, this is perfect! I picked up a couple of Weldon patterns on ebay and they’re wonderful. I really enjoyed the lovey poem too – very cold here in the Staffordshrie Moorlands today but the sun is out again – yeah!

  2. Curlew Countryon 11 Feb 2008 at 1:22 pm

    Hello again Claire – I’m being dim here, please could you explain how I re-produce the patterns from these free transfers onto my fabric? Do I need a specal pen or something? Sorry, its probably really obvious!

  3. Vickyon 11 Feb 2008 at 4:01 pm


    These little spring flowers are lovely, thank you for sharing them. I’ve hardly done any embroidery before but would love to have a go at these.

    Maybe I could use them for even more wedding decorations somehow… hmmm…

  4. Drewzelon 13 Feb 2008 at 11:31 am

    I love the poem! But then again, I live for silliness :P

    Thanks SO much for sharing this one, I have one row of the same pattern and knew nothing about it, so it’s great that you solved the mystery for me!!! xxx drewzel

  5. Drewzelon 13 Feb 2008 at 12:19 pm

    Steph (Curlew),
    I just stumbled across this link on the Feeling Stitchy blog, this might help you with using the transfers:

  6. Drewzelon 13 Feb 2008 at 12:25 pm

    That was me that deleted the last comment. blogger keeps chopping the end of that link off.

    Steph it’s supposed to have on the end:

    PS. sorry Claire for messing up your blog, please delete/tidy up if you want :P

  7. Yesteryear Embroiderieson 14 Feb 2008 at 2:36 pm

    Hi Claire, I just had to tell you how pretty the crocheted flowers for your wedding dress look! I can’t wait to see pictures of your finished dress! Your blog is absolutely lovely! Blessings, Kathleen

  8. Katyon 17 Feb 2008 at 6:58 pm

    I can’t wait to see your dress – I bet it’ll be gorgeous. Those crochet flowers are so beautiful!

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