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Saturday, April 3, 2010

Easter Stitching.

Hello,

With the couple of days we have over Easter I have made the most of my time. I have even done this months "Stitching Challenge" I have with Anita. This is a record for me. This month we had to make something for a male. I used some of the fabric left over from the border of my Beach quilt. I will reveal what it was at the end of the month. I made something for David, he has taken it with him today. He said it was cool so I guess I chose the right fabric. It is something he can definitely use. Actually it is very useful for either a male or female.
Ian drilled a hole for my cross stitch to hang up amongst my other cross stitch samplers in the family room. No our family room is not on a lean,just my picture taking. I am so glad I got the man to re-do it. There was such a wide bump in it that Ayers Rock could have fit under there!!!

Applique is one of my most favourite ways to keep busy. I have done the first 6 months of "Friendsheep" the "Sheep-of-the-Month" block that Paula designed. I have to do some embroidery on some of the blocks but I will do this at the end. I used my cream homespun for the blocks and raided my scrap-bag for the pieces.



I even used up some pink flannelet for Miss January. I hope to get one or two more done over the Easter break.
We have had a busy start to the break with Ainsley and Julian getting the keys to there new home. They were allowed to shift in before the settlement date. Ian and David spent yesterday morning helping them unpack and take the furniture they needed up to the rooms on the top floor. They came home very weary. Today we have been making another raised veggie bed. Hopefully the sides will go on tomorrow then I can start planting out the seedlings I bought on Thursday.
Enjoy the rest of your Easter Holiday.
Happy Easter.
Bev C

13 comments:

Simone de Klerk said...

Glad your family home is not on a lean (O: Very pretty stitchery. I love your appliquéd friendsheep too. Great job!
Vrolijk Pasen!

Cybele's patch said...

Lovely post Bev. You achieved a lot this week!
Have a Happy Easter with yoyr family!

Mildred said...

Your stitchery looks beautiful and I LOVE the appliques. Wishing you all a blessed Easter.

Maria said...

our cross stitch looks lovely even though the photographer was on a lean. LOL

Glad you are enjoying your applique

Terriaw said...

I love that beach fabric, especially with the surfer. How fun. I'm impressed with your friensheep blocks. I still haven't made time to make any, so thanks for the inspiratioN!

Pauline said...

Hey Bev, I recognise the material from the Beach Quilt. David's new quilt looks good. Love those sheep, think I will pinch that idea! Hope you and yours have a wonderful Easter. Having lunch with Chris and friends today.

Tarnyia said...

Hi Bev.. love those applique sheep.. so cute... and your garden is looking fantastic.. you must have good soil there for those strawberries :)

Anita said...

Hi Bev, Well....now......what are you going to do for the rest of the month regarding our challenge?? You will have to twiddle your thumb. Love the fabric you have for the male challenge, very nice. Kind regards, Anita.

Mylene said...

WEll done on the appliquéd friendsheep, it looks great!
A Happy and Blessed Easter to all.

Sue said...

Those friendsheep are just too adorable for words. I had big plans of sewing all Easter and now with only one day to go I've hardly done a thing.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hi Bev...those sheep are sooo cute, I look forward to seeing more on this one♥x

Bobbie Lynn said...

Your Cross Stitch looks wonderful in the frame. Those sheep squares are very sweet.
Happy monday. I also enjoyed looking at the framed prints too.

Cath Ü said...

Those sheep look gorgeous...
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