I want to wish all of my friends and family a Happy Easter!
I have two stitching finishes to share. The design is called Krazy Kitty’s Easter by Janie Hubble Designs and can be obtained by signing up for her free newsletter. I stitched it using the recommended DMC cotton floss on fabric hand-dyed by me. I made a mistake in the stitching, so they are not quite stitched “by the book.” Since I had cut the fabric in half, I decided to stitch the design again, but I reversed it. I have no idea what I will do with these pieces, of course. I just stitched them because I felt like it, so they may sit in my to-be-finished pile for quite some time. Perhaps I could attach them to a basket and give it away to someone.
Anyway, here there are:
And the reverse image:
I made sure that I made the same “mistake” on the reversed image so that they truly matched.
Also, I have to share a lovely surprise that I received in the mail on Friday from Dianne. She had a chart sent to me as a thank you for re-stringing her necklace and she fit my tastes exactly! It’s called Dragonfly Dreams and it’s by The Sweetheart Tree, one of my all-time favorite designers!
Thank you again, Dianne! You are such a sweetheart to gift this to me and I will try to start it soon!
Finally, here is another picture of my weeping cherry tree, taken on the 22nd:
What a different 5 days makes! If you compare it to the last photo I took, it has totally filled out and the blossoms have taken on their final color. As a reminder, here’s the photo I took on the 17th:
With that, I will leave you for now. It’s a beautiful day outside, so I have to decide if I’m going to go do some yardwork or hose off a lawn chair and sit and enjoy a book (or work on the stash software specs) or make some banana bread and stitch while it’s baking. Decisions, decisions…