Friday, March 29, 2013

Egg-Stra! Egg-Stra!

Okay, I'm egging you on a bit, but you get the idea.
It's FRIDAY, and time to get ready for the weekend...

Gather up your springtime flowers

Put on your prettiest spring outfit

And fill your basket with the sweetest treats...

But.... most of all, no matter where you are,
I hope you have a very, very colorful and


Thursday, March 28, 2013

Time To Hop To It!

We're almost at the weekend, which is the time to celebrate the end of Winter, and the
 joyous beginning of Spring.

Time to share more flower shots, and a few more springtime pieces with you....

Here's a deliciously fun quilt to stitch, FLOWER SAMPLER:

Those coral colors go well with the coral version of my EASTER EGG ORNAMENTS:

For pure spring flowers, there's my TULIPS, stitched on Congress Cloth:

Oh, Yum!  Isn't Spring wonderful?!?

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Bunnies or Eggs?

So, what's your favorite Easter theme -- bunnies or eggs? 

It's hard to pick just one, isn't it? 
I love everything springy, so I think you can never have too many bunnies or eggs or flowers or baskets filled with candy!!

Here's an old quilt design that has a little bit of everything in it, SPRINGTIME QUILT, from my American Quilt Collection:

And here's a favorite piece of mine, BLACKWORK BUNNY:

And in closing, here's one of my new EASTER EGG ORNAMENTS:

Happy Mid-Week (only a few more days until the weekend)!!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Countdown to Bunny Day!

Here in Northern California Spring has definitely sprung.

Blooming flowers are peeking out everywhere 

and my garden is looking very festive.

Keeping with the season, I thought I'd share some of my spring-i-est designs with you this week, to put a smile on your face and a hop in your step!

Here's a springtime favorite, DAISY O'HARE, from my Sampler Collection:

She's definitely dressed up and ready for the Easter fun to begin....

 Hope your week gets off to a colorful start...

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

An Egg-cellent New Design!

I've been busy working on a special Easter design, and now it's ready to share with you: EASTER EGG ORNAMENTS!  

Here are what the four egg ornaments look like:

I've designed FOUR different eggs.... with FOUR different borders.... and the pattern lists FOUR different colorways: pink, aqua, coral and lilac.  I really couldn't decide which color I liked best, so I stitched up one of each, to show them all.   And I also wanted you to see that they can be worked on any pastel color of canvas you want as well.  So let me tell you, this is one versatile pattern!!

They were very fun to stitch up, working small areas of different stitches kept things interesting and moved along very quickly.

Here's a close-up of the coral version:

 the aqua version:

the pink version:

 and the lilac version:

Again, there are sooooo many different ways you can stitch these eggs up.... You can work all the eggs in one colorway; or stitch all the eggs with the same border pattern.  You can do them individually, or work them in a long panel for a bellpull.  You can set them side by side, in a foursome, for a lovely pillow top.  I think I might finish one of them as a square "stand up" so I can put it on my mantle!  

So if you're getting into the mood for some springy stitching, check out these egg ornaments on my website!