Nellie is a gentle free spirit who spends her days wistfully dreaming of warm sunshine, the ebb and flow of the ocean and age old forests. No matter what tasks her day brings, her mind is always somewhere else, bathed in nature’s beauty. Nellie gathers friends wherever she goes, people are drawn to her warm nature and surprised by her quick-witted humour, which makes them love her even more.
Nellie is the most cherished of the Namesake crew. Nellie is inspired by the real life Nellie who is my mums fur-baby, and therefore makes her my little sister! Nellie is a very special soul indeed; she goes to work every day with my dear mum who is the clinical care manager at a nursing home.
Nellie trots by her side all day, visiting with residents and their family, encouraging everyone to participate in activities and sometimes just curls up for cuddles with those who need a bit of extra love and support.
Often, I see more human traits in Nellie than I do in some people! She has an array of hoodies and coats that she wears when it’s cold, she tells you exactly what she’s thinking, she comes to Bunnings to help with the shopping, she rifles through the shopping bags when you get home to see what you’ve bought for her and she sleeps in the bed next to you with her head on the pillow and cuddled up with anywhere up to 6 of her favourite toys… AND she doesn’t like mornings – especially on Mondays!
Nellie’s pattern includes a special Navajo stitch sampler of all of her favourite colours and some funky stitches. You also get to make neat tassels to sew on around the edges! (you can watch the tutorial on my freebies page soon!)
Nellie’s favourite quote ‘here comes the sun‘ reminds everyone that tomorrow is a new day, bringing new possibilities and more chances with it for a fresh start.
You can find Nellie’s pattern here or at your local fabric & stitchy store.