To my delight I will once again become a grandmother. Although my grandchild will not be descended from a royal family, a baby is always worthy of a crown – even if only a mere embroidered one. It has always been my dream to dress a beautiful antique wooden cradle with elaborate whitework. When my own children were born, there was no time. Later, I did not have the right motivation to start such a project. And so, if not now, then when?
No, not quite. It should be pure white and of the finest linen, embellished with elaborate whitework and, of course, a beautiful golden crown. I will not forget to include the initials and the year of birth. The embroidery need not reach to the side seams because the side of the pillow will not be visible due to the the wall of the cradle. In any case, for my royal ensemble, small duck motifs should be part of the design; I am undecided on the other elements of the design.
And the crown?
Perhaps I will choose the crown design No. 22 from my book “Schwalm Crowns”. It is small and simple and brings to mind three little children, embedded in protective arms, surrounded by heartiness and love; and the sun shines on all.
Or perhaps a version from my book “Grand Schwalm Crowns”? There are a couple designs suitable for a child. (While considering the different designs, I got the idea to also make a tester for the cradle and to decorate this with the smallest version of a crown, No. 57.) How about crown No. 7, or maybe crown No. 42? Crown No. 50 is a possibility and also crown No. 53 would be pretty.
Crown No. 54 reminds me, with its curved bottom edge, a little bit of the cradle shape. Oh, there are too many nice crowns! …
And yet I consider crown No. 35 from “Schwalm Crowns” – a third shoot, gently developing between the first two (this grandchild will have 2 big brothers), watched over and protected by eagle-eyes?
Oh, I think, I will fall back to the very strict shape of crown No. 80 from “Schwalm Crowns” which remotely reminds me of a nostalgic sledge, inside which the infant is wrapped warm and cozy ready to discover the (winter) world.
There is a special “royal” baby in your life too, I am sure!?