Greetings everyone, I hope you all had a happy Easter holiday! My kids conducted their usual annual experiment on the effects of eating chocolate all day (the results are pretty much the same every year) and we 0had an additional experiment on the effects of a 7.2 earthquake on a swimming pool (it makes really big waves). Needless to say this will be an Easter we remember for a while!
Things have been tremendously busy at work lately (with no end in sight) but I have managed a little stitching and finishing in my absence from blogland. Here is my son's bunny which I was able to finish in time for Easter. The fabric used to finish this piece was a lucky find in the bargain bin at Michael's--I think it looks like speckled eggs!
This LHN piece was DD's Easter offering. I always thought this was a cute chart and it stitched up very quickly, done with the recommended DMC threads on natural linen. I simplified the border a bit as I was running out of time to complete it.
Some more of my recent purchases arrived in the mail and I could not resist getting a start on BBD's Snow Garden, done with the recommended GAST and WDW threads. I am liking this one too even though it seems that the colors in photos of the BBD model are quite a bit different from the colors of my stitched pieces. Valentine Rose is next on my to-do list though I am not stitching all the small houses on one piece of linen.
And I had one more small BBD finish-- since it is never too early for Halloween, I dug into my stash for the 'Tis Halloween booklet and finally stitched up one of the small stockings. I hope to have many more completed for display in a few months!
I had hoped to have pictures of my veggie garden to show off in closing--I grow tomatoes, pumpkins, corn, peppers and whatever else happens to catch my eye every year, but this year things have been so busy it hasn't exactly gotten off the ground yet--so I leave you with some pictures my DD took of a few things that are blooming around here. The kiddies are on spring break and we are taking the train to the misson at San Juan Capistrano in a few hours, so I should have some good pics to share next time.