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Monday, March 31, 2014

Easter and Spring Stitches

Happy Spring to ya'! Yes, it's just the calendar that says it's Spring here... we're still waiting on the weather to notice the calendar? lol! We did have some heavy rains the last two days... and warmer temps arriving this week. So, the grass should start greening up and the flowers should start to poke their rested heads out of the soil... any... day... now... :-)

In the meantime, I've been stitching up some flowers! The first one is a Stacy Nash design. It was originally offered as a class project for Country Sampler's 2010 "Willows and Early Blooms". After the class was finished, there were a couple of kits leftover... so Country Sampler offered them for sale. I was SUPER excited to be able to buy one, as I loved the design... but, could not travel all the way to Spring Green, Wisconsin to attend the class.

The kit consisted of a fabric covered box with stitched design on the inside of the lid, a stitched drum pinkeep topped with a bundle of velvet carrots, and some fabric eggs...

I ran out of stuffing... that's why you don't see the fabric eggs in the picture... methinks it would be nicer if the Easter Bunny would place some chocolate eggs in the box on Easter morning... ;-)

And, I also had some fun stitching up some wool flower pinkeeps for the giveaway I had on St. Patrick's Day...

The design is from the freebie (with additional purchase) that Primitive Gatherings had offered in December.

And finally... if anyone is interested in purchasing some quilt kits, I have a few listed on eBay HERE. There are three Jan Patek kits all with the original fabric lines (which are difficult to find now)... one Primitive Gatherings design (includes Snowman Gatherings fabric and their hand dyed woolens)... and one Country Quilts Wool Applique design that was kitted (with flannels and hand dyed woolens) by Primitive Gatherings.

I still have two more cross stitch projects in progress... and then there's always the Tavern House Wool Quilt that I'm stitching along with Pam (no blog)... and of course, who can resist a few punchneedle pieces too? ;-) More pics of projects to coming soon!

Until next time... stay healthy & keep on smiling!



  1. I love your stitched pieces, that is such a wonderful piece and you always do such beautiful work. I am still on my crooked phase, lol.


  2. Gorgeous spring stitching! Yes I agree that the Easter bunny should leave real edible chocolate eggs for you!
    Happy stitching

  3. Your finishes are just stunning!

  4. As always I enjoy seeing what you have been working on. Every thing looks wonderful. Such pretty spring goodies. I do hope it warms up and spring comes all at once.

  5. What a great finish on the Nash projects. And I love your wool pinkeeps!!

  6. BEAUTIFUL stitching as always! Love the velvet carrots! The Easter Bunny might snatch those pieces LOL! But hopefully he is nice and will bring chocolate and how about some Spring weather while he's at it! The robins are here and it's raining tonight so maybe that's a sign!
    Cathy G

  7. Beautiful Spring stitches ! The flowers on the drum pinkeep are lovely.
    And, velvet carrots ? Gorgeous ;)

  8. Really sweet spring projects. And those velvet carrots are perfect

  9. busy, busy, busy, your hands have been! :) Keep it up! Love seeing them!

  10. The drum with the bunny.....wonderful!

  11. I have been searching on the net for pin keep drums and have found your blog as a result, with this beautiful set by Stacy Nash. I wonder, if you still have the chart and instructions, whether you would be willing to sell. I live in the UK but could pay you through PayPal in any currency.


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