Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Waiting In The Wings......

Are three very excited girls wanting to make their entrance onto the stage. They have been practising and are now ready to show you what they can do. These girls are sisters, not always devoted to each other but, when it comes down to it they love each other and know what is right.

Mary - Is the eldest of the three. She has a great sense of what is required of her and is strong willed but, sometimes she wants to break free and do her own thing.

Edith - Is the middle sister and is sometimes overlooked by her family and often she causes mischief to get her own back. Deep down she is very loving and she is loved.

Sybil - Is the youngest of the sisters and the youngest member of the troupe. She is a daring girl and likes to shock but she is also the most kindest and caring of girls. Sybil has an ambition to be a nurse.

Exit stage left.


Take a bow girls.

There! I knew they were ready to meet their public. I love the fabric I found the other day and think it will make the perfect backing.

This morning I came downstairs to make a cup of tea and the light filtering through the window blinds was highlighting the trees outside and it looked pretty amazing.

Happy Stitching.



  1. Love the colourful stitched dollies and how clever of you to name them after the characters in Downton Abbey - I have just finished watching the DVD for series 2 and hope there will be more.

  2. Love your girls, of course they are better in the flesh!
    I have 3 sisters, so maybe we are these girls.
    I've seen some stunning sunsets these last couple of days, the trees always look spectacular this time of year

  3. Beautiful little girls and very nice post Shirley. Hope you are not to chilly over there.

  4. The girls are so sweet and all ready to make their debut..they do look lovely.
    Julia ♥

  5. Love your little ladies, they are really charming and they seem to be right at home where they are. Can't wait for their sisters to join them. Your work is impeccable as always.

  6. Love the sisters and your description of their characters. Would like to see what you saw at breakfast but it is just a black square.

  7. Thanks for introducing the girls. They are lovely.

  8. They are looking great Shirley, can`t wait to see them in the flesh so to speak!

  9. They are GORGEOUS! This is going to be a beautiful quilt!

  10. Your sister are tooooo cute. Waiting to see the completed quilt I expect it will be beautiful.

  11. Love your sisters!! You've done a gorgeous job of the appliqué!! Cant wait to see more :-)

  12. Ahhh.. love your girls...:O) And so nicely done!!! Shirley ..you are a wiz with needle and thread..:O) Know it will be a wonderful quilt..
    Have fun dear friend!!