Sunday, May 17, 2009

Fifth Finish For 2009

Eek! It seems my poor Blog has been neglected lately :o( Where does the time go???? If anyone has learned how to make a 48 hour day, plmk. They would definitely come in handy.

I know I'm a little late for Easter this year but I figured this piece would be all prepared for the next :oP Here is Hare's Easter by Plum Street Samplers -


I thought the initial pattern was cute when I saw it but then when I saw it stitched on Yuko's Blog, I knew I had to do something similar. I had a piece of Angel Blush in my stash just waiting to be used. The softness of the pink fabric is so pretty and it makes the colors just pop -


I'm not sure what I'll do with the piece just yet. Hey, I have approximately 9-10 months to decide ;o)

So, if you look at my 2009 Goals, I have achieved two of them so far! The rest of the ornament sized pieces will be no problem but I have to concentrate on a medium size project. I started something new today so hopefully that will take care of that ;o)

While I was waiting for some fabric to arrive, I dug out Growth Rings and stitched on that for a bit -


I'm quite happy with the progress on this one and I'm still happy with the colors I chose. Here's a close up shot to give you a better idea -


I can't stress enough how wonderful Carrie's Silk Threads are to work with. They are divine!

Before I close, I have a huge thank you to send out to Kim. I won a contest on her Blog and not only did I get the pattern I won but she also added another one by Marjolein Bastin called The Four Seasons in memory of Pickles. I can't tell you how verklempt I was the day I opened it. Again, thank you Kim for your generosity and thoughtfulness :o)


mumzy said...

Well, Cathey, your Easter Blessings turned out really nice. I also love the Growth Rings. You are doing a great job.

{{{Love & Hugs}}}

Daffycat said...

Love your Easter Blessings ~ so darling! Growth Rings is beautiful, the colors in the thread are de-lish!

Tammy said...

Easter Blessings is totally adorable :o) Love the uniqueness of Growth Rings too. I may not always leave a comment every time I stop in but I so enjoy reading your blog. Your parents look so sweet in your last post. Hope you had a great weekend.

Anonymous said...

I love Easter Blessings. :o) Leave it to you to stitch it. I love the way you're stitching Growth Rings. It looks like a full design already.

Lili said...

Growth Ring is stunning!
And I have also fallen for these hares. You'll see in my next post...
Many hugs,

Anonymous said...

Easter blessing is so cute!!
and well I am soooo tempted to restart Growth rings as I prefer your colours, that stands is gorgeous!!
A new project...oh what you starting? :0)

Annie said...

I love that Plum Street sampler too. Such a refreshingly different bunny design. Yours turned out really well.

The Growth Rings thread color is so pretty. Great progress.

Kim D Messick said...

You are welcome! :)
I love your Easter Blessings and the colors on your Growth Rings are gorgeous!

Leah said...

Congrats on finishing Easter's very cute!

WendyCarole said...

Easter Blessings is lovely

Cindy said...

Very cute finish!

I wish that I knew how to make a day last 48 hours :)

Alberta said...

Cathey, that's a pretty rabbit family and so suited for Easter Blessings! As for your 'neglecting' your blog, if your ticker at the top of the page is any house in 1 day...I would say that you are more than busy! Look forward to news on how the move in goes and where you decide to set yourself up for future stitching projects! Congrats on the finish and the new home.

Sharon said...

Girl, you are rocking the finishes! Love this one-I have Hare's Summer on my list now! Growth rings is well-growing great!

Ranae said...

Oh! that design is just too cute. nice finish it is.
And the Carrie's threads are gorgeous in that ring.

Mel said...

Better late than never, your Easter piece is so cute!
And wow those colours in the rings are beautiful!!
I can't wait to see more of this piece.

Brigitte said...

Oh, so pretty. Hare's Easter is one of my favourite Easter freebies this year. I just love it.
Nice progress on Growth Rings.