Tuesday, April 12, 2011

It's Spring, it's Easter

I have Spring fever, all my stitching this month are Spring/Easter related.

First, an update of the Easter SAL hosted by Carol. We are almost at the end of this SAL, only one final part to go. I really enjoy this SAL, love these chicks and bunnies.

As promised in my last post, here is my chicky pincushion. I love this finishing.

More bunnies, I could not resist them. I fell in love with this bunny family when I saw it on Danybrod's blog. I will finish this in the same style as Dany's, visit her blog for more bunnies/Easter designs.

Promenade en famille by Danybrod
Fabric: 36ct Lambswool
Threads: DMC

Yes, you are seeing more bunnies or hares! This design is from Cross Stitch Collection Issue 195 entitled "March Hares". I love these hares frolicking and boxing among the daisies.

Designer: Lesley Teare
Fabric: 28ct green Cashel Linen
Threads: DMC

Here is a picture of this design made into a cushion. Isn't it gorgeous?

My next project is also from a cross stitch magazine "Just Cross Stitch". This is a seasonal sampler which will be presented over four issues. I intend to stitch all four seasons and finish it as a bellpull. This design is very colorful and employs some specialty stitches. For Spring, there are long arm cross stitch, eyelets, smyrna cross stitch, rice stitch and satin stitch. The verse is stitch over one thread.

Designer: Sally Hesketh
Fabrid: 32ct cream Belfast
Threads: DMC

I love these colorful alphabets!

Thank you for your visits and comments, they are greatly appreciated.

I will leave you with pictures of a Hardanger Scissors Case I made. It is the right size for a pair of 3 1/2" scissors.

Take care and happy stitching!



Sally said...

Your finishes and WIPs are gorgeous Ellen. Love your Danybrod finish. So sweet.

Suzanne said...

Beautiful finishes! Nice progress on your SAL and great work on your WIPs. Love all the bunnies.

Unknown said...

the scissorcase in hardanger is very pretty....beautiful work !

Dani - tkdchick said...

Lovely finih and WIPs!

Mylene said...

Great stitching and so love that hardanger piece.

Carol said...

Oh, I love all your bunny finishes, Ellen! I've been on a bunny kick this week, too :)

Happy Easter to you!

Jeanie said...

The hardanger scissors case is gorgeous ! Would love to learn how to do hardanger 'one of these days' :)

Татьяна храбрая портняжка said...

Hello!I like this chicken pincushion and bunnies very much!

Brigitte said...

Your spring stitching is terrific. I love all your projects and stitched the Spring Walk with those cute bunnies myself.
Your new project is just lovely, I think I have to order that issue of JCS, too.