We all know what it is like to have a Best Friend or BFF as my daughters now commonly call them! In fact my BFF from school days is coming to visit me in three days time for a girly weekend and catchup. We may only see each other once every couple of years but that childhood friendship lasts a lifetime and is something to be treasured. I am sure we will eat lots, laugh lots, cry much and talk incessantly for two full days…about every aspect of our lives, our families, our thoughts, dreams and worries. That’s what they are there for…
I have three days to also get some stitching ready to take – cos I can talk and stitch at the same time!
To celebrate my weekend of indulgence I thought it was time to introduce my little collectible family of Best Friends. Through our life we have many friends with many personalities.. There are the popular girls, the brains, the caring souls, the sporty ones and the shy types…they all make an impact and all have something to contribute to our ‘growth’ and how we turn out as a person..
So in honour of all of my life’s friendships here are 14 new patterns for you to collect… can you find yourself? or your BFF?
I have included two variations in each pattern – you can embroider them – with a few different embroidery stitches – (I have included complete stitch diagrams to help).. OR you can colour them – using the Colourque method and then just backstitch the outlines. Of course you could also choose to just backstitch and not colour – but colouring is fun! Instructions and colours for both versions are included in each pattern along with that trusty iron on transfer which of course will save you time and transfer 3-4 times.
You can see all of the different designs on my website but here are a couple of peeks for you…
A front cover showing the embroidered version
Rain or shine, you will find Alex outdoors. She is practical and very knowledgeable about the weather. (Don’t ask her about it.) She has a great sense of adventure and is always up for a little exploring, even when she should probably be in class.
And a colourque’d version (back cover)
Marie is very grown up and when she is older she plans to be a famous ballet dancer. She practices almost every day and practically lives in her dance clothes. This does make her very good a tying bows, though, and she is always helping others with the ribbons in their hair.
What to do with your besties?
Besties can be simply hooped and displayed as a single or a group on a wall OR collect 12 and make them into a simple quilt. There is a free downloadable quilt pattern available and the link is in each pattern so you can download and print it or just read it from your computer.Remember there is the tutorial on hooping your embroidery a couple of posts back on this blog. The designs suit a 6” hoop.
If you’d like to stitch these as a BOM Kate at Buttontree Quilts is preparing to run this as a program, give her a call.
Of course because I have made many many many friends over the years here on Facebook which I consider to all be my BFF’s in the stitching world so I have to offer you a chance to get your very own Bestie pattern..
So leave a comment here and tell me about your BFF friend and what she means to you, then choose which Bestie best fits her personality and if chosen, I’ll send you one… I’ll send out one free pattern for every ten comments so spread the word…
I’ll be back to choose after my weekend of indulgence (my husband has booked it as my birthday present and as yet I do not know where we are going – so I’ll tell you all about it next week)
hugs and hug your best friend today