Monday, April 11, 2011

april 11 - monday monday....

We had such a wonderfully relaxing was kind of sad to see it end! There were short glimpses of spring weather, but for the most part, we are not there yet. This morning felt really chilly and, as much as I love my big warm sweaters, I am getting ready for some lighter clothing!

I do have some stitching to share. We are having a spring/Easter SAL with the Stitchers Timeout group, and these are two pieces I stitched for that. The first is Bunny Egg Mini from Waxing Moon Designs. It is stitched with a Weeks fiber called 'Clam Shell' on a piece of buttermilk 28ct. jobelan...a really yummy pale yellow color (which looks gray in this photo!) Trust me, it looks much nicer in person!

The second piece is one I found in the latest issue of The Gift of Stitching. San-Man Originals was the featured designer this month. I used to stitch lots of Sandy's designs and have binders full of them...but then my tastes changed a bit and I began doing more Quakers & primitives & samplers. But reading the article reminded me of how much fun Sandy's designs are to stitch, so I stitched this one up. It is called Happy Quack, and it is stitched on a piece of medium blue 28ct. linen with DMC. I changed some of the colors because they didn't seem as bright as the ones in the picture.

This last photo is my progress so far on Apple Tree Sampler (my SAL with Babs). I'm on page 3 and will start the big tree next Sunday when I pick this one up again. Please excuse the wrinkles...I didn't have time to get the iron out this morning before work! Again...the fabric is more yellow than it appears in this photo.

I also started two ornaments and a square for an exchange, but I ran out of thread for the ornies and time for the square, so I don't have those finishes to show yet! I also haven't heard from my partner in the Blackbird Designs exchange, so I will wait with that one too. I think she should have received it by now, but haven't heard yet. I guess I will give it a bit more time before I start to worry!

I hope you all had lots of time to stitch this weekend too!

Thanks for taking the time to visit!


  1. I'm completely behind with blog reading, but I have just browsed through your last blog entries. You had some very nice finishes lately, and wow, you have already three finishes on both your challenges, the new starts one and the UFO one. Congratualtions!
    I love your Easter stitching, the bunnies on the egg are so sweet. And you made some nice progress on the Apple Tree Sampler.

  2. Your finishes are so cute....especially the San-man which is so bright and happy!

    happy stitching.....

  3. Really nice work. I like the egg especially.

  4. You are working right along on so many cute designs...I especially like that pretty!

  5. All your designs are gorgeous :-)Very inspiring.

  6. Lovely finishes! How are you planning on finishing the egg? In an oval shape?

    Happy Quack is very bright! Makes me think it should glow in the dark!

  7. thanks for sharing your beautiful work. No stitching - I'm still knitting baby clothes.

  8. Especially love the first Easter one. Read somewhere that it's not a good Idea to keep ironing it - flattens the fibres?

  9. Cute finishes - love the Apple Tree Sampler!

  10. What cute finishes. Love the apple tree sampler so far.

  11. OOh; love your Bunny Egg Mini! :o

    Hope everything is now sorted out with your exchange; I had one go lost ad it was such an annoyance!

  12. The Bunny Egg Mini is so lovely. Great finish for Easter.


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