That is Pat on the right, Patsy in the middle. Joan on the left.
The photo was taken on a sunny August afternoon when the Broiderers group of Guelph met in a garden for tea. Pat took her mask down just for the photograph.
It has been a tough year for everyone and I hope the readers of this blog are well and have remained infection-free.
Motivation went missing big time during the long Covid19 shut down earlier in the year. How about you? It was all a shock; it was a time of adjustment.
Today is Thanksgiving Day in Canada. I would like to thank Mother Nature for creating everything and everyone who lives on planet earth. I would like to thank the farmers, the fishermen, all the animals and plants that sustain us and the air that we breathe. I would like to thank the doctors, nurses, medical personnel, the drivers and truckers, and everyone involved in every service industry. You are all vital to our survival. Thank you, to everyone, who helps the rest of us survive, even, thrive
Pat has sent me a photo of the instructions for creating Patsy but it will not download having too many pixels. However, if you reply to me with a comment, or a question, I will pass them on to Pat. The pattern is an old one that she has been wanting to make for years. She started with legs and body and said that it was easier to knit it in sections and assemble them as she went. The arms were next and then the head.
I love her frilly panties!
Stitching Patsy’s face was a challenge. Pat drew the features on plastic wrap and pinned it in place. This gave her an idea of where to place the eyes and mouth and how big to make them. That is a good tip for you. Pat wanted Patsy to have a relaxed expression. She even put eyelids above the eyes though they are hard to see. I love her blond curly hair and it was knitted too,
I have been doing some, but not a lot, of stitching during Covid19. We live in a Seniors Residence and we have suddenly been shut down again as one of the staff has tested positive. None of the residents have had the virus and we are living very carefully. It is going to be a long winter in which to be productive, or, unproductive!
Wishing all readers a safe and virus free future. All good wishes, Ann, Pat and Patsy.