Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Spring



I can tell that spring is finally approaching--things are starting to bloom around here, I hear a nagging voice telling me that it's high time I thought about getting my vegetable garden started, and I have a strange compulsion to stitch chicks and bunnies.

Thank you all for your suggestions for bunny freebies--after much searching I discovered this Beatrix Potter-ish bunny on the gazette94 blog. I usually hate working on aida but I had this scrap left over from long ago and thought it was perfect for an Easter design. It's hard to believe that I used to stitch almost exclusively 14 ct. aida--it is almost painful to use it now!

With spring being in the air I have been unusually scatterbrained too--I have no less than 5 small pieces going simultaneously, the bunny being one of them. Three are for exchanges and the last is a new LHN that I have put so few stitches in it is really not worth showing. I have managed to make some progress on my Quaker Row. Does anyone else think the squirrel looks a little crazed? My DD had a "pet" squirrel we used to see all the time in the local park that she named Rabies, because he would always let us get a little too close to him, and would chatter and run up and down the same tree like he was being chased by something. This squirrel and Rabies definitely have the same nutty (pardon the pun) expression...
For some reason the kids and I were discussing our favorite blog dogs the other day (you know who you are, Happy, Rory, Abby and Teddy) and they asked if our pups could be my blog dogs. The problem with photographing my dogs is that they will without fail stick their noses directly into any camera they see, which makes it somewhat difficult to get a good photo. Julius, on the other hand, is much more willing to pose for a picture, so we decided to designate him official Blog Cat. Look for Julius updates in the future!
That's all for now folks! Thank you for all your comments on this and other postings and have a great stitchy week!

17 comments:

Pumpkin said...

Ohhhh, I am SO jealous! Look at those flowers! You are giving me some hope that spring is on the way ;o)

Great progress Marjorie. Love the squirrel story btw ;o) LOL!

Cyndi Harris ~ said...

Springtime! YAY! Great stitching too! Check out my blog for my cutest blog puppy 'Holly' :)

Catherine said...

Love the outdoor springy pictures! I am hoping to see some of that here soon.

I just found your blog and noticed that you were looking for bunny freebies. Check out the blog for By the Bay - she just posted the most adorable bunny this weekend and a couple of days ago, posted the link to a free bunny she put up last year!

Happy Stitching!

Emily said...

Yeah spring is coming, bulbs are starting to come out here, but nowhere near as nice as where you are. Love your kitty.

Meari said...

Beautiful flowers! Nice stitching, too.

Rene la Frog said...

Great stitching and cute Blog Kitty

Carolyn NC said...

Too funny! So maybe if we stitch Spring items, it'll come faster??? - I wish! I personally love the little squirrel on QR - very fitting! Great progress on your stitching! And your blog cat is a cutie!

Deb said...

Oh, those flowers are beautiful. I'd almost forgotten what they looked like. I'm so jealous! Love the bunny you found and your quaker is looking amazing in that color.

silentsgirl said...

Springtime flowers - ah, how I wish to see them! Beautiful stitching, and I highly approve of having a blog cat. Got one of my own (unofficially).

Katrien said...

Lovely flowers!
Lovely stitching.

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Ahhh, flowers! I've missed them. Love your quaker and the bunny is cute, too.

Anonymous said...

Lovely flowers, we still have snow on the ground. Like the bunny.

Marl

Carissa said...

OH those flowers look so beautiful! I too, am longing for Spring, but alas we still have snow on the ground here in Wisconsin! The bunny is a cute one and looking forward to kitty updates!

MaryT said...

nice flowers we have snowdrops at our second house. Haven't been there for a few days they maybe up:0)

Siobhan said...

I love those little squirrel guys on the Quaker charts. I haven't seen any squirrels here so I like seeing them on samplers--reminds me of home. LOL at the Rabies squirrel--great name! Great progress on your stitching--love the rabbit.

Jo said...

Yes the sun is shining wonderfully here as well for the 2nd day running :-) Your Quaker project looks fantastic, may have to order this one myself. I'm stitching a small gift on a scrap of aida, I rarely use it anymore so it feels weird.

Solstitches said...

That is such a cute bunny and your Quaker Row WIP is looking good.
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