Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter! With pix and plans...

Happy Easter

I hope you all are having a happy holiday! We are lucky enough to have our DD, Lisa and our DGD, Lily here with us for the Easter celebration. And, yes, the Easter bunny was aware that Lily and Lisa were not at home, but at our house, so you needn't worry for them. I don't know if you can see it or not, but in the middle of the table is a very tall, very dark red lily. (DGD Lily gets a lily every Easter) I had never seen one like this before, but when I did, I made sure the Easter Bunny brought me one too - LOL!

Stitching wise, I decided to stitch two little flower ornaments for my All Year Long tree. I thought I could keep them on for most of the summer. After I stitched them, I spent some time finishing the four ornaments. I really fell in love with the backing on my bunny and chick ornaments. I have the ornaments laying on the fabric that I used. Can you see the cute little jelly bean ribbon I used for the hangers. I just loved it! I just noticed that the picture is really dark - sorry I don's know why.

Well, I hope you can see that I used a different backing on the flower ornaments because I wanted them to be more flexible season wise. I did like the ribbon I found to use as their hangers as well. These flowers came from a larger Bloom Chart that was in the Cross Stitch and Needlework May magazine. It was charted to be done with only half a cross stitch and using Pearl Cotton #5, but I thought they would look cute done in regular cross stitch. I was pleased to learn that the color numbering was the same or at least very similar in both fibers. So, with the four ornaments in place, this is what my April / Easter tree looks like.

I have been doing some thinking, and I have decided to put Peaceable Kingdom and my Christmas Spirit series away until after my DS#2, Matt's wedding. I really have a lot I need to get done before the big event, and not a lot of time available. Somehow, we have not one but two camping trips scheduled between now and then, and Derby / Mother's Day weekend as well. I can carry some little projects with me on the camping trips, but I don't want to haul the big ones with me. So, I am going to try to stitch up a couple of pillowes or cube type projects to have as decoration in my house. Those would be easier to carry around. That way, when it calms down around here again, I can leisurely get the two biggies back out. I don't think this is rationalization, I think it is proactive thinking. Or, I am I just kidding myself?????

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend, and a great week. Thank you all for stopping by and leaving comments - I really do enjoy them so much! Until next time, have a happy, healthy, stitchy time!


Lesleyanne said...

Wow those backing fabrics are gorgeous. Love your all year round tree. Sounds like a plan to me I don't think I would want to take big projects camping with me.

Kathy A. said...

Lovely stitching. Your ribbons are really pretty and suit your pieces.
Good luck with the wedding. Your BAP's will be there when you are ready for sure.

SoCal Debbie said...

Your Easter ornies are so cute! Love the fabric backing and ribbons and stitching too!

Sally said...

Sweet finishes Beth :)

Happy Easter!

Fiona said...

Very sweet finishes. I love the Lily you got for both you and DGD.