May 25, 2010

Liam's Ensemble, Part III...

Yesterday, I made the "real" heirloom part of Liam's ensemble...
his monogrammed slip to be worn under the christening gown.

Miss Ellie and I embroidered the same initial monogram on the
slip that I embroidered on Mama's wedding train. The only change
I made was on the top right of the monogram. In the original, I
put the bride and groom's initials. On this one, I placed a cross.

The embroidery at the top of the slip is Liam's entire name,
his birthdate, the date of his baptism and a Bible verse I
claimed for him...Psalm 91:11.
For God hath given his angels charge
over thee to keep thee in all thy ways.

This slip becomes the "real" heirloom, in that all future babies
to wear this ensemble will have their names, birthdates, and perhaps
a Bible verse embroidered on the slip for their celebrations, too.
I ran part of the design on a practice fabric first...
and then, I embroidered the design onto 100% Egyptian cotton.
This is what it looks like on the finished slip.

I'll be adding beads just as I did with Mama's monogram,
but I wanted to photograph it before it got too dark yesterday.

I'll be making the bonnet for the ensemble last, but I've got a
few other things I want to share with you tomorrow. You'll see
the bonnet before the weekend, and then I'll show you the entire
ensemble, all ready to head north for Liam's celebration.
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DeeDee said...

wow Donna I have not seen something so beautiful at all..love your work...adn the new trditon started too...very nice

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Wow Donna, I happen to think that your special gift is creating family heirlooms! And yes, very much so for your own family, but for others as well...I can see your gorgeously made creations being loved and passed down worldwide!

Love ya!
Anne

te_roti said...

You truly are a Fairy Godmother Donna. (smile)

Minimiss

Jan said...

I adore the long time tradition of heirloom slips with lots of baby names! May this slip also be filled with names and cherished for many years to come!

The Feathered Nest said...

My goodness sweet Donna, you are so AMAZINGLY TALENTED!!!!! Everything you make is so exquisite girl..and this Christening ensemble is no exception, it truly is breathtaking, just gorgeous and oh-so elegant ~ wishing you a wonderful day dear friend, hugs and love, Dawn

Jennifer said...

that is the most gorgeous monograming I have ever seen.

Jennifer
Feathers in the NEst

Deb said...

I'm speechless - this is so, so beautiful. I love the idea of monogramming each baby's name on the gown as it's worn.

Sandra said...

Oh what beautiful work! I love the christening gown.
Have a wonderful day!
Sandra

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Oh what a little prince Liam will be wearing this! Absolutely stunning, Donna!!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Sue said...

Donna, With each day's post you continue to express your love of family and show us more of your talent. This is just beautiful!
:-) Sue

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I am totally in awe of you! Twyla

Jane said...

What a wonderful heirloom that will be. You do such beautiful and thoughtful work!!
Jane

Debby said...

WOW!!! This is just so beautiful, what a treasure.
debby

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Donna this has to be the most beautiful piece of work I have ever seen. Oh how blessed you are to be so gifted and we are so blessed that you share these pieces with us.
Wow such a work of art.
Love you
Maggie

Shirley said...

The progess of gown is truly amazing watching it come to life from the start to finish. Is there anything that you don't have the talent to do? You do such beautiful work and I admire the talent that you have. It is beautiful. Have a wonderful day Your Missouri Friend.

Beedeebabee said...

OMG, have you ever been busy during my little bloggy break! I'm drooling over this beauty...and I love your new look and banner. Everything is just so gorgeous Donna! xoxo

Vintage Sandy said...

Donna...what a beautiful christening outfit to be cherished and passed on for generations I love the monogram could you share the name of it and who it's by?

Suzann said...

This is a treasure! What a gift you have been blessed with. Absolutely beautiful my dear.

Michelle May said...

You do know I'm totally drooling over that monogram don't you???

Michelle Palmer said...

Goosebumps!!!!
I love that treasures pass on and on...
B-e-a-utiful!

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