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I finally finished The Bunny for my friend, Deborah. The frame is a yard sale find that I had in my stash and it is perfect for Mrs Bunny. I told Deborah that it would be pretty by a bowl of Easter candy. This chart is Tis Spring by Notforgotten Farm. And yes I am tempted to stitch this bunny again so I can have one as well. I try to look for frames at Thrift Stores and Yard Sales. I put them in my craft room and pull them out as needed. Since this piece was small I framed it myself.
I fully finished my Hen and Chicks by Brenda Gervais( With Thy Needle and Thread). I used some Lady Dot Creates Trim. Hers is really the best in my opinion.
Here it is in the dough bowl at Grimmwood. The two pieces on the far right, the clothes line and the dolls were stitched by my sister, Leta. The charts can be found in a book from the 90s. Farm Fresh is a Hands on Design piece, Farmer's Wife and Hen and Chicks are Brenda Gervais. The barn and sunflowers chart is a small piece of a design by Abby Rose Manor, Harvest Hill. The hen is a Prairie Schooler chart and the two small pillows were taken from Little House Needleworks Farmhouse Christmas.
Another finish was this little Valentine house by Waxing Moon. I used the last of my Lady Dot trim on this one. I need to order some more. I usually stick with neutrals.
And here it is in my Valentine Dough Bowl. Don't forget that Cathy Habermann at Hands on Design released her February Freebie in honor of her wedding anniversary to Mr HOD. It is very cute, I have it printed off and hope to get busy on it soon. Go to the Hands on Design webpage and click on the February blog to get directions to download and print this cute chart.
I started my March Word Play also by Brenda Gervais. I made a mistake in my counting and rather than take it out I am just going to make it work. A little frogging is better than a lot of frogging in my book. I am enjoying the gingham fabric I picked up at Hobby Lobby. I will definitely be purchasing more of this gingham. And I have changed the colors up to a more vibrant spring like March. Did I write them down? Of course not, flying by the seat of my pants and pulling threads from my stash willy nilly.
I was looking for a finishing piece for Easter Parade at Hobby Lobby when I came across this wooden easel. I found it in the home decor aisle near the frames. It had a big piece of rope on top so I took my scissors and cut it off. This is a perfect display as you do not need to use magnets. Just prop your piece like a book. So easy to change up for any season. I will say that you need to walk up and down the aisles at Hobby Lobby. They have a myriad of things and you must think outside the box when browsing.
Prairie Schooler's February is nice because it can stay on display all month...Groundhogs Day, Valentines Day and Presidents Day. The needlework and the little birdie brighten up my breakfast bar.
I received some floss and fabric in the mail from Cathy Roginela at Inspired Needle. I needed help kitting up the Lizzie Kate Christmas ABCs. I plan to go ahead and start this Christmas stitch. I have also started stitching the grands Christmas ornaments. I will share these two Christmas stitches next week when I have more stitching done. I highly recommend Cathy's shop, Inspired Needle in Lemont, IL. I also enjoy watching Cathy and her sister, Nancy on Floss Tube. Check them out sometime.