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Monday, April 2, 2012

What Are Little Girls Made Of?


What Are Little Girls Made Of?  copyright 2012, Linda Winters, All Rights Reserved
Here is what I've been working on. It is now in pattern form and ready for the shop hop. But.....
You can't have "What Are Little Girls Made Of?" without having "What Are Little Boys Made Of?" so I am still busy getting that finished. I need to finish it before next Wednesday, when I set up for the shop hop. I have all of my applique ready to sew down and my embroidered saying is started. Hopefully, since I did all of my measuring and cutting as I cut out the "girl" version, it will go more quickly. Since the cupcakes have "sugar" and "sprinkles" ( crystal beads and seed beads), I am trying to add something special to the boy version, too.
My son commented that he wondered if people would think these old rhymes insulting to little boys. Personally, I don't think there's anything "bad" about snips and snails and puppy dog tails, do you?  Those are all things in nature that many of us love. I raised three sons, taught hundreds of little boys, and I have a soft place in my heart for boys. I told him I would include an alternate rhyme for those who don't think like I do:
What are little boys made of? Things that run and everything fun. That's what little boys are made of! 
(That's the best I could come up with, but I think it applies.) Besides, a lot of little girls aren't all that into sweets and butterflies, but its just a nursery rhyme, after all!
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 Until next time....

17 comments:

  1. Linda, It's ADORABLE!! I bet it takes the Shop Hop by storm!!!!

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  2. I just love the expression on her face!

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  3. Really, Really cute - I am anxious to see the boy - and absolutely LOVE the alternate phrase - that would apply to my boys :-)

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  4. This is just so very precious...as are little girls. I adore the sweetness of this quilt.

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  5. I love the little quilt. I love the old nursery rhymes. They may not be politically correct but they are what they are and should be just taken as part of our heritage.

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  6. Oh Linda - this is too, too darling - and I love the saying you came up with for boys! No, I don't think there's anything wrong with the other one either, but yours is really cute!

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  7. What an adorable pattern! My sister has twin grandkids (boy and girl) who just turned three - I think this would be the perfect quilt to make for them!

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  8. Our two English teachers and I believe the original is best but you did write a nice substitute. Include both, but don't leave out the original!

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  9. it's darling! i think your alternate boy saying is spot on! good luck with the shop hop :D

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  10. Oh my gosh ~ That's adorable. I would love both the girl and boy for my two grandchildren who are both under 6 months actually. The nursery rhymes are what we were all raised with and most are still teaching them to their own children even now. I'm sure anyone would be thrilled with the sayings on those adorable quilts. (saying both as I'm sure the boys will be just as adorable as the little girls is)

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  11. So cute - and so fun! blessings, marlene

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  12. Another sweet quilt!! Beautiful!

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  13. The countdown is on!! Hope you are almost ready for the shop hop!! Thanks again for sending baby quilts for the NICU. I was proud to be able to pass them along! ~karen

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  14. BOTH quilts are simply adoreable. I will want both patterns to add to all the other projects I want to do. I wish I could get them all done. But I do love these quilts. Your applique is very nice.
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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