Woodland Bunny

Woodland Bunny

Last week, I finished this cute little Easter project by Lucie Heaton.  It’s a freebie from her website (lucieheaton.com) and stitched up very quickly.  I decided to make this for an Easter-themed Stitch-Along for a Lucie Heaton fan group on facebook.  I’ll post it to the group on Good Friday.

After finishing this cutie, I’ve started on yet another bunny design.  It’s a bigger project (will measure about 7″x7″ when finished); I’ll be sure to post a photo when I’m done!

Remember!  If you’re on facebook, look up my cross-stitching group, Time to Cross Stitch!  I’d love to have you join :-)

Happy Stitching!

Panda Love!

Good Evening, Stitchy Pals!

On March 10, I began stitching the Mummy Panda from CrossStitcher issue #288.  I just finished it tonight!  The finished design is stitched on 14-count white aida and measures about 2.75″ x 4.25″.  I think this will make a lovely little pillow or wall-hanging.

This project came with a few challenges, but nothing that couldn’t be overcome ;-)  First, I wasn’t feeling well and found out that I have Shingles; the pain from that has slowed my stitching a bit.  Second, I ran out of black embroidery floss when I had just FIVE stitches remaining!  Fortunately, I found a just-barely-long-enough scrap of floss and was able to finish the black stitching.  Whew!

I wish you all good health and Happy Stitching!
PANDA

Easter Stitching

EASTER EGG

On March 4, I finished stitching this sweet little Easter design by Maria Diaz.  It’s from the book, Ultimate Cross Stitch Cards, Voilume 3 (2014).  I thought it was very cute and it stitched up pretty quickly.  I had to use a different shade of gray for my backstitch because one of the cats (probably KittyPuff) decided to play with the designated color; the skein was in a hopeless tangle, LOL.  I’m thinking about making this into a little cushion to hang from a door knob.

In other news, we’ve had about 10″ of snow here in Maryland.  Not as much as our pals up in New England, but still more than enough.  I love cold weather and snow (and sitting in a warm house, stitching), but even I am ready for spring.  The dogs are especially enjoying the deeper snow!  Gizmo is pretty-much buried in the stuff, poor little guy, but he bounces around and plays as best he can.  Bonny loves to race through the snow at top speed but, like Gizmo, she doesn’t want to stay outside too long.  The “new” dog, Mariska would stay out and play in the snow all day long, LOL; she loves to toss her toys around, “lose” them in the snow, and dig frantically to find them.  It’s hilarious to watch!

Whatever the weather in your neck of the woods, I hope you’re finding plenty of time for stitching!

Snow! Beautiful Snow!

We’re having a snow day here in Maryland!  The forecast is for 8-10″ of the glorious white stuff by tomorrow morning, so you know I’m happy :-D  The only thing that would make today perfect would be a roaring fire in the fireplace, but we’re out of wood, so that’s not gonna happen.

Fortunately, none of us have to drive this afternoon.  Daughter was supposed to work this morning, so Hubby took her out there,  They sent her home and the mall closed soon after.  Before heading back home, they stopped by Starbucks and brought treats for all of us.  They brought me some yummy hot chocolate (my favorite!) and a luscious chocolate croissant.  Believe me, I didn’t mind!

We’re curious about whether church will be delayed or canceled tomorrow morning and also hoping that the roads will be OK for Daughter to drive to work.

I did some housework this morning, then watched The Devil Wears Prada with Daughter.  That’s such an awesome film!  Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway can’t be beat!  Now, I’m getting ready to do some stitching.  Hopefully, I’ll finish my current little project this afternoon; then I might start on a little something for Easter.  But I just bought 2 new cross-stitch magazines, so we’ll have to see if something else catches my eye ;-)

Enjoy your afternoon and, if it’s snowing where you are, stay safe & warm!

Happy Stitching!!