Sunday, April 04, 2010

Happy Easter

I've been doing some stitching for Easter this last couple of weeks. As always, I left my finishing to the very last minute which usually doesn't work out too well for me since I tend to be finishing challenged ... but ya know what ... I'm really rather pleased with how they all turned out. First up is Chicks Rule by Lizzie Kate. I stitched this one for my daughter-in-law Monica. I'll be stitching a few of these over the next couple of months ... I love it and have a some Chicks that I know will love it too!
Here's the backing fabric ... I wasn't 100% sold on it, but once it was all done up, I kinda like it ...

Next up is Strawberries and Bunny by primitivebettys. This was a delightful quick stitch, so I stitched it twice! lol ... and will be stitching it at least once more for myself ...
I fell in love with this fabric ...
and here's it stitched up with a different backing fabric ...

Terry liked this one best because it brought out the red of the strawberries ...

We've been having some wonderful stormy weather this week ... I'm sure sunshine is right around the corner! We've had a busy Easter weekend ... but busy in that good way. Spent Saturday with my dad, watching basketball, enjoying a yummy dinner (ham, baked asapagus, sweet potatoes, rolls and fresh baked pies ... Monica made a chocolate pie and a huckleberry pie) and played a couple of games of farkle.

Then it was time to delivery our Easter baskets to our friends/family. We delivered six this year ... we love helping the Easter Bunny with his deliveries! lol

Today has been pretty lazy ... slept in, played on the computer a bit ... we'll be leaving shortly to meet up with my father-in-law for dinner ... no cooking this time, we're going to The Spagetti Factory ... love their broccoli!

Hope your Easter has been wonderful, filled with family and friends, or just quiet with some stitching and movie watching ... whatever it was I hope it was great!

I hope you find your Joy in your stitches ...

I'm grateful for a Easter baskets ...

21 comments:

Sally said...

Your finishes are gorgeous Michele! Happy Easter!

Daffycat said...

Wonderful Easter finishes, Michele!

Lana said...

Those are beautiful!!!

Nancy said...

Beautiful stitches Michele! Happy Easter!

Karen said...

Happy Easter....your finishes are wonderful!

Linda said...

Happy Easter, Michele. Darling Easter finishes and I like all the fabrics you used for finishing...which looks great! hugs, Linda

mainely stitching said...

Great finishes, Michele! And your Easter plans sound like good fun, too!

Carolyn NC said...

Great finishes!

Jan said...

What lovely finishes, Michelle! Glad to hear you had an enjoyable easter weekend!

JOLENE said...

Happy Easter!! Lovely finishes Michele...Chicks do Rule!!

Jane said...

Hi Michele
I'm a new'ish Blogger and popping by to say Hello!
A really enjoyable blog site to read and love all your stitching and finishes - anything with a bunny scores high with Buttons and I. I stitched Bent Creeks's 'Rise & Shine' a couple of years ago and it's still waiting to be turned into something spectacular so truly inspired by your lovely finish to yours.
I'll be back! xx

Cheryl said...

Great finishes! I wish i had stitched something for Easter. I particularly love the chicks rule one, so cute!

Vonna said...

A very Happy Easter to you and yours!

I love your finishes and finishing, what sweet little hangers ;)

staci said...

I love all your Easter smalls! You finished them all off beautifully and the backing fabrics are perfectly chosen. So glad you had a wonderful day!!!

Lisa said...

Your finishes are wonderful. I love "Chicks Rule" and it might be one that I have to add to my stash :) Your backing fabric on all your pieces are wonderful and a great match for the stitched piece you created. Awesome job!
Take care, Lisa D

Michele B. said...

Nice Easter treats, those finishes. I especially love that strawberry backing. Chicks Rule is adorable. I bet you're a great mother-in-law!

Suzanne said...

Great Easter stitching, I really love them.

Siobhan said...

Beautiful finishes, Michele!

DaisyGirl said...

That pattern is from Lizzie Kate:Think Spring #129.
I'm sorry, I'd have given it to you, but I offered it to Sara.
Hope y'all are ok.
Hugs,
DaisyGirl

Brigitte said...

Those Easter pillows are so pretty. I can easily see why you loved stitching them.

stitcherw said...

They all look wonderful, what fun finishes. My favorite was Chicks Rule, too cute.
Sue