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Monday, April 14, 2014

Cross Stitch Easter Rabbit Freebie, Historical Places Place Mats, Homespun Magazine.


Happy Monday,

I just had to stitch this lovely freebie that Laura provided on her blog. Just perfect for Easter decorating.

It was stitched on 25 count white evenweave with  Cartier Bresson thread in colour 498.  I used the red fabric that it is sitting on below the white cotton lace and for the backing. Thanks so much Laura for the little pattern.

I have finished one set of place mats that I have been working on and got them into the post on Friday.
They were of old buildings here in Western Australia.

The Post Office Northam
Town Hall Menzies

Railway Station York
Hotel Menzies
Bijou Theatre Esperance
Town Hall Kalgoorlie

I used some Nutex Fabric for the borders which suited the embroidery designs perfectly.

I picked up the April  Homespun magazine last week. After I had posted about making Beau's Bag the magazine contacted me as they wanted to put it in the Readers Showcase page.Pretty excited to see it in there.

I will take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy Easter and if you are travelling stay safe. Hope the bunny hops into your place.

Happy days.
Bev C


Melody said...

Beautiful sewing. Hope you have a very happy Easter too.

Astrid said...

That's a cute little bunny! Unique placemats, is it embroidery or printed on the fabric? Beautiful old buildings. Congrats on being featured in Homespun! Used to get the magazines here, but haven't seen any for months.

Michelle Ridgway said...

What a sweet little rabbit. Your place mats are wonderful. Congrats on your Homespun showcase xx

Anonymous said...

congrats on beau's bag being in homespun,its a wonderful bag and i did read it and was excited for you.That little bunny is so cute thankyou for sharing and a happy and safe easter to you and your family Bev.xx

Anonymous said...

congrats on beau's bag being in homespun,its a wonderful bag and i did read it and was excited for you.That little bunny is so cute thankyou for sharing and a happy and safe easter to you and your family Bev.xx

Lin said...

Happy Easter Bev. Love your little rabbit and congratulations on the magazine entry. xx

Karen said...

Cute rabbit.
The work on your place mats is amazing. They look wonderful.
And congratulations on appearing in the magazine. That is special.

Fiona said...

I meant to drop a note when I saw that in Homespun...I love your bag for Beau... a very cute bunny cushion.. I like that lace trim you found .. just perfect for it and those place mats have turned out so beautifully... be a great talking point at the dinner table and nobody better spill any gravy!!

marina said...

what a sweet cross stitch design.
the placemats have come together beautifully!
Well done for being showcased in the Homespun mag, lovely bag.

Bobbie Lynn said...

Hi Bev,
Congratulations! I'm sure it is a great feeling to see your project in a magazine.
What a sweet bunny pillow. Really adorable.
Your placemats came out really nice. Love the fabric you used to frame images. That is another thing on my list, a new table cover or mats.
Thank you and may you and your family have a beautiful Easter.
Bobbie Lynn

Mylene said...

A very cute bunny! Lovely placemats!
Happy Easter too!

Maria said...

Beautiful hand stitched finishes you have there Bev.
Congrates on being published too.
Wishing you and yours a Happy Easter too.

Mrs Knitaddict said...

So many lovely things Bev!
Cute red rabbit, very smart placemats with the embroidery of Old Buildings and that beautiful Bag with the Blue Teddy published in Homespun! Congratulations!!!
Hope your Easter is a Happy one too.

Julie said...

Lots of gorgeous creations here today Bev. Hope you too have a very happy Easter ... I am planning to hopefully sew & eat chocolate !!!!

Julie said...

Oh p.s ... congratulations also, on your magazine entry :-)

Sue said...

That red bunny is divine, you've done so much beautiful work.

Christine said...

That sweet little rabbit caught my eye and it was even nicer to see your placemats and hear your homespun news. A great week all around!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hi Bev...I finally got in! Have been having trouble again making comments here!

Lovely cross stitch and I love your placemats of the ld buildings...I can't really get them up close. Are they x stitch as well?

Wishing you and your family a very Happy Easter!

Charlie and Wendy said...

Hi Bev, your little bunny cross stitch is gorgeous. Congrats for being in Homespun magazine!!

Tassell, Tea pot, and life down under said...

Hi Bev, thank you for stopping by at my humble blog. You are so kind. I am impressed with your cross-stitching talent. That red bunny is so cute. How I wish I could cross-stitch too.
Congratulations! You must be so happy to see your work posted in a magazine.

Hope you have a good Easter.



Eggs In My Pocket said...

Beautiful items! Wishing you a wonderful Easter!

Simone said...

Hi Bev! Thanks for your comment on my blog. Your blog is lovely. You are very talented. Happy Easter!

Nicky said...

Cute bunny! Happy Easter Bev to you and yours...
How exciting to see your bag in Homespun, I will look forward to my April issue, I'm still waiting on March here! All in good time I suppose. The building embroideries are lovely, there is so much detail in them, fantastic...