Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Busy Bunny ...

I've just been having the best time stitching and finishing for Easter this year. Every year we put together Easter baskets for friends and family and deliver them Saturday night so when they get their paper in the morning, there's a sunny surprise on their doorsteps. This year I'm hoping that every basket has something stitched in them too. And of course there's a few new ones for me too :)

I stitched this design a few years ago. Never got around to finishing it ... I never could find the right fabric for it. Well this year I really just wanted to get it done so I could enjoy it in my Spring/Easter basket. I love the rick rack I found ... the fabric isn't horrible and now I can enjoy it!
Egghunt by Lizzie*Kate
stitched on a misc. piece of fabric with the
recommended threads

I stitched this sweet freebie from Carol of iStitch for my dear friend Elaine. I've know Elaine since I was in high school. We lost track of each other over that last 10 years, but that's to Facebook, she found me and I'm sooo glad she did! She lives about 60 miles south of me. I've been going to visit her about every couple of months and it's like we've never been apart. And one of the best things is that she's a stitcher too! She also knits and scrapbooks. We have lots of fun crafting together. I'll have to get her to start a blog someday *smile* I loved stitching this design and have it kitted up to do again for me.
Easter freebie by iStitch
Stitched on a scrap of white linen with
CC Candied Yams

When I saw this design I knew I had to stitch it, at least once! ... thought it would be great in the baskets ... since we are the Easter Bunny's helpers lol I've only got one stitched so far but it a really quick stitch so one or two more should be no problem ... nothing like leaving it to the last minute!
Here bunny bunny by Angel Stitching
Stitched on coffee-dyed 28 ct. linen
with Belle Soie Chocolate, Fern Frond and Carrot Cake

Lastly, I stitched two more Easter freebie by primitivebettys. I stitched this for Beth in our personal Spring/Easter exchange and just loved it when it was done ... so I stitched another one for me and one for one of our Easter baskets ...

Yep, I having way too much fun stitching for Easter! Thanks for looking and thanks for your comments ... love love love them!

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

I'm grateful for bunnies and chicks ...


Anna van Schurman said...

Egghunt turned out swell. As for the bunnies, feh. Not that I don't like your stitching. I just hate 'em.

Deborah said...

Love all the designs! The basket looks wonderful.

Annie said...

A really cheery bunch of bunnies. Unlike Anna, I adore bunnies!

Shari said...

everything is gorgeous!!!! I especially like egghunt & the carrots.....umm...more enabling has happened.....I can see doing the carrots for the triplets & putting them with goodies for them.
and the freebie designs are great too...I have all of them saved!

Rachel S-H said...

Very cute! What a sweet idea!

Karen said...

You have certainly been busy!!! Love all of your finishes and what a treat your Easter baskets will be.

Happy Easter and happy stitching...

Catherine said...

Great finishes!!

Unknown said...

I have always thought your Easter tradition was cool, but you are making it way cooler with your stitched pieces! I think they are all darling - especially the L*K Egg Hunt. Good luck on getting them all done by Saturday!

Nan said...

Wow Girlie! You've been a busy stitcher. Your Spring pieces are adorable!
For some reason I keep thinking of that old Cadbury's egg commercial...
Bock! Bock! Thanks Easter Bunny!

Melanie said...

Fabulous finishes!!!!!

Fiona said...

All your finishes look great.

♥ Nia said...

Adorable finishes!! :)

Happy Easter :D


Cindy's Stitching said...

i really like all the stitched easter items in your basket. They are all so cute. How nice you make easter baskets each year. Happy Easter.

Sally said...

Your finishes are so sweet Michele:)