Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Catching up time ...

Happy May!  We are having one of the rainy Mays we've had in a long time, but today is lovely ... hope it keeps up, the sunshine that is.  Although all this rain is good for the flowers and veggie.  We've been trying to get our vegetable garden in but when you only have the weekends you have to wait on Mother Nature.  Hopefully we'll get something going this weekend.  I do look forward to making salads from the lettuce and tomatoes and other veggies we grow.

I have a few pictures to share with you ... get your coffee/tea/favorite drink ... it's kinda long!  lol

We went to Easter brunch with the dads and the kids ... had a really nice brunch and it's always wonderful to share it all with all of us.  Here's a picture of the dad and the Easter bunny ... my dad (Bob) is on the left and my father in law (Al) is on the right ... love this picture ...
Here's a picture of everyone, well except me .. I was taking the picture ...
 but I did manage to get a picture of myself with the Easter bunny lol

Speaking of Easter ... I have to show of a couple of our Easter baskets ... I was so pleased with how the Hangin' with your Peeps turned out and how cute they looked in the baskets ... you're never too old for an Easter basket *smile*


Now on to stitching ... I have a few finishes I'd like to share.  These beauties where finished for me by Cathy ... not only does she do wonder finishing, she's also a designer, her company is called Hands On Designs ... didn't she doing a great job?!

This week I received a couple more finishes ... this time they were finished by Vonna ... she always does a great job making my stitching look sooo good ... and this time was no exception ... I'm still smiling ... Here's Sampler Bunny all finished up ... looks great!
 and how sweet is this!  tulip on the back ... yep, I'm in love :)
 This is Song of Spring ... this was a kit, complete with fabric and buttons, Vonna's sewing is much better than mine *smile*
and this little bunny was an extra chart in the Song of Spring kit ... she finished him as a scissor fob ... hop hop hop ...

This design was finished by me ... the design is one Cathy (Hands On Designs) designed for last years PALS cross stitch retreat ... it was very fun to stitch ... 
The back ...

and I have a couple of stitching finishes ... that still need to be finish finished ...
Lizzie*Kate's A Little Beach ...
stitched with recommended threads except 
substituted WDW Capri with CC Really Teally

I love the two beach designs ... now I think I need to find a couple more ... would be fun to have a beach theme basket for the summer.

and here's another quick finish ... I am a bit addicted to these snappers ... fun, cute and quick ...
March Blows by Bent Creek
stitch on misc piece of fabric with 
suggested threads

I really need to blog more often so my posts don't go on and on ... hope you coffee/tea didn't get cold!  Now I'm off to read about what you are all up to.

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

I'm grateful for bunnies ...

16 comments:

Barb said...

Great Easter and Stitching photos. I agree, Vonna does such a nice job of finishing. Your stitching looks great.

April said...

Beautiful Easter pictures. Lovely finishes too. I love summer designs along with beach design. I basket full sounds wonderful!

butterfly said...

What a lovely Easter display lots of lovely stitching and goodies.

Marilyn said...

Very cute finishes, and nice pic of the dads.
Marilyn

Mii Stitch said...

Absolutely beautiful finishes :)

Mary Ann said...

WOW! Lots of wonderful finishes!! I love the Hangin' with Your Peeps baskets--so cute, and a very nice family photo!

Vickie said...

Sweet post. You all look so nice and happy with the Easter Bunny.:)

Vicki said...

All of your finishes look fantastic. I really like your Easter baskets - very bright and cheery!

cucki said...

Aww sweet post :)
You looking so lovely xxx

Jennifer said...

Your family photos make me so happy - so much love! And I LOVE those wooden peeps bunnies! So stinking cute. All the easter finishes are adorable, but the beach ones are my favorite. I think a beach themed summer basket is just the thing you need.

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

Cathy is an exceptional finisher! Her pieces really shine. Have you noticed that every "finisher" has their own personal style. That's what is so refreshing and unique and seeing how others "see" a finish. Lovely Michele top to bottom :)
I love the Easter Bunny shot with you. You need to get a 5x7 and make a peep frame for next Easter :)

valerie said...

How fun that everyone took a photo with the Easter Bunny! Cute! Love your finishes and stitching. I wish I could get to PALS this year...soon, I'll get over there. Great finishes for exchange.

Bianca said...

I love the pics with the Easter Bunny!

Andrea said...

Beautiful stitching and finishing.

Carol said...

So many gorgeous stitchings and finishes, Michele! I really love anything with bunnies and those finished by Vonna are super-cute!

How nice that you had such a great Easter brunch and even enjoyed a big hug from the Easter bunny--too cute :)

Hope your May is going well!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Thanks for sharing all your great stitching and the lovely finishes. I'm just as slow reading blogs as posting to my own.