Belated Happy Easter to everyone

I would like to wish everyone a much belated but heartfelt Happy Easter, I hope that you all had a great break. I know we did, we were busy with the garden Marks nephews came and gave us a hand to pull out a rather gigantic cordyline tree, it was supposed to be dwarf but it kept growing and growing til it has become rather too large for our small garden and so it had to come out, and then the 'boys' built a new water feature which I am so pleased with, I will take photos of when its settled down and my plants have settled around it. Snce then we have settled down to a 'flu' infested household again, I went back to wotk Tuesday to come home again 3hrs later and feeling like I am dying, Mark started last night, so I am at the very hot and yukky stage now and feeling very sorry for myself, so Tuesday and yesterday was spent sleeping.

Sewing wise I have completed the next stage of the 'Bunnies' SAL I knew I would have to change something, I just knew I would, its the bird I didn't feel the blue for the main part was different enough and so I have stitched mine in Blueberry Grunt by OWS, hope Ellen doesn't mind my colour change and I am now looking forward to the next part.

Next I made myself a wee pinkeep - this was my quick Easter project, The design is stitched on 32ct hand-dyed fabric from Sugar Maple it was one of their one of colours, the design is called 'Bunny Hop' by Gentle Arts Sampler Threads and I used Heavenly Hues threads and added the charm, the back of the pinkeep is an alphabet taken off a chart by Isabelle Vautier, it was exactly the perfect size to fit and again its stitched with Heavenly Hues thread. The ribbon I used to edge is a silk ribbon by Polstitches, there wasn't enough really o do what I wanted so I had to gather it instead, I thought it looked OK. Other progress?? Well I have done a wee bit of tidying up with my stash but haven't the inclination or energy to much more and I have also started on mums Neighbourhood RR, my first house choice was too small and so have picked another and have started to sew it now, Woodland Walk has had no progress for a fortnight and hopefully this weekend will see me back on track.

I have done a wee bit of blog surfing but not a lot so apologies if I haven't visited, I do appreciate everyone visiting mine and I welcome all comments its nice to be in such a friendly virtual community.

18 comments:

Isabelle said...

Su, I am always amazed at how much wonderful stitching you accomplish in a few days!! Those are all so fresh and pretty! :)

Barbara said...

Well, you have been a busy bee, Su!! Love these projects! I'm going to have to do Bunny Hop, too - it looks beautiful all stitched up!!

KarenV said...

Sorry to hear that you're not feeling too well Su - hope you feel better soon.

Your Bunnies in the Garden is looking great and I love the Bunny Hop pinkeep, it's just too cute!

Singular Stitches said...

Wonderful finishes!! And a belated Happy Easter to you, too! :o)

Christine said...

Dear SU
This pinkeep with bunnies is very cute !!
I hope that you have spent ahappy Easter even so much work in the garden !
Good evening! I am on holidays tomorrow !! so great!
Amities
Christine

Kim said...

Your projects look great! Nice finish as well, very pretty. :D

lena-lou said...

Hi Su, Your pinkeep is lovely made up....you work so fast!! Love how the bunnies in the garden is looking :-)) Hope you feel better tomorrow. Luv H xx

Von said...

For not feeling well, you've sure been busy. :D All simply wonderful projects, congrats!!

Carol said...

I love your color change for the bird - it looks fantastic! How are you doing with your mom's RR??

Sam said...

Lovely stitching - all those bunnies are great! Hope you're feeling better soon :o)

artystitches said...

The pin keep is very pretty!

Shell said...

your stitching always looks so pretty.Looking forward to your garden pics.

Cindy said...

Very nice pinkeep :)

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

Your stitching is precious, get better soon. CJ

Lili said...

These are such lovely projects! It's an enchantment!
Take care!

Rachael said...

Hope your flu is gone and you are feling better. You do an amazing amount of stitching -and finishing.And all of it is lovely. All your little bunnies ar so cute.

Heather said...

I hope you're feeling better now. Your pinkeep looks lovely. I didn't know Polstitches did ribbon too.

Helen Rowen said...

Hi Sue, you asked about overdyed floss. Me I love it. I am amazed at how different the different makes are, the very soft and shiney pastel shades of Dinky Dies, vibrant and modern dragon floss and carries threads and the lovely old fashioned look of House of Embroidery. I havent used the VC ones will have to have a big save before I can try those.

Only just getting into silks, I have bought loads of the Rajmahal ones and they are lovely, though I have yet to stitch with them.

Congratulations on your blog, its bright and interesting.

Helen (aka stitchingranny)

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