Monday, April 26, 2010

A Finish ~ Well, almost

When is a finish, not a finish? When you're still deciding whether you want to leave it like it is or add more to it. This is where I am with Ah, 'Tis Spring. I could quite easily leave it as is, or should I add the words to it?

without words


with words

I think because it's a bunny, it makes me feel like it's an Easter design. Our Easter here in Australia doesn't occur in Spring, it falls during our Autumn. This is why I've been wondering whether to add the words to it. Although when you look at it, there's no eggs to be seen. So it probably is more about the new growth that happens in Spring, with tulips popping up, and rabbits can also signify this with their breeding. So I may end up stitching the wording too. Think I'll just put it aside for now though. I also wanted to add a button to her dress but I haven't been able to find one that suits which is small enough. So you may see this design popping up again in the future, once I've added to it. Anyway, this is where I've left it.

Ah, 'Tis Spring - 24 April 2010

I really haven't been getting into my needlework much lately, nor have I been blogging or commenting much on other blogs. I know we all go through different phases and life can be busy in other areas sometimes. It's nice to know we can pick up our stitching whenever the mood takes us, and be assured that it will still be there the next time we're ready for some more.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Rome Wasn't Built In A Day

All good things come to those who wait. I could go on with the expressions but it still doesn't change the fact that I haven't finished Ah, 'Tis Spring yet. Another stitching session late yesterday afternoon/evening was all I achieved this past week. I've stitched the bunny's other arm with flower in hand and am getting a little further along with her dress.

Ah, 'Tis Spring - 18 April 2010

This picture was taken with my scanner as the light is poor when I'm getting home these days.

Daylight savings is over, the days a little shorter, and soon the cooler weather will be upon us in Australia (some parts anyway). This past weekend though, the weather was glorious! Over the two day break, I must have spent a whole day out in the garden. I was planting and pruning, out in the beautiful warmth of the sun. I wish we got more of this type of weather. Not too hot, not too cold, but just right (I should call it Goldilocks Weather). I love getting out in the garden when it's like this.

Last week I was too tired after work to feel like doing any stitching. I'm really wanting to get my bunny finished though. Maybe I should stay off the computer all week and see if I can get more done. Don't know whether I could stick to that plan really, I like the net too much. I'll see what I can do.

Thanks for your comments, as always. They are a pleasure to read and put a smile on my face. It's nice to have like minded friends interested in my stitching. Hope you have a wonderful week ahead.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Weekend Progress

I know it's not the weekend but this is where I got up to with Ah, 'Tis Spring over the two day break.

Ah, 'Tis Spring - 10 April 2010

I'm up to the bunny's armpits now which is probably a funny place to be. Hope there's no 'hares' under those arms (ha, ha). Oops, there's that sense of humour of mine popping out again. So I've stitched one arm and did the basket with a solitary carrot in it. I guess I could add a few more carrots but I'll just leave it the same as the design.

This design is so much better in real life than it looks on the chart. Maybe it's the variegated threads I'm using that's making it so special. I'm really enjoying it anyway.

The weather's turned a little sour here lately. After a gorgeous Easter weekend, this past weekend was cooler, very windy, with some rain. The rain is good, we can do with more of that, but the cold and wind can stay away. I guess Mother Nature is giving us a taste of Winter a little early.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

A Big Rabbit In A Big Dress

This rabbit's dress is going on and on, but I'm getting there. It doesn't help that I'm not stitching much during the week but I did get some done last night.

Ah, 'Tis Spring - 9 April 2010

I've managed to stitch around the pocket (pocket and carrot is done in two threads) and I think it's having the effect of standing out a little more than the dress.

I'm loving the thread colours which are a combination of Crescent Colours, Weeks Dye Works, and Gentle Art. The original design is done in DMC. I'll be listing what threads I've used when I complete this project if you're interested in using the same.

Thanks for dropping by and sharing my journey on this sweet project. Your comments are always appreciated.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Easter Stitching

My progress over the Easter break...

Ah, 'Tis Spring - 4 April 2010

I've decided to do the pocket and carrot on the bunny's dress with two threads to bring it forward a little. I think this will create the effect I'm looking for.

The colours in these photos have brought up the real toning of the Sand fabric I'm using.

I hope you've all had a lovely Easter break, with family and friends, perhaps some gardening, odd jobs around the house, and definitely a little stitching in the mix. Oh, and there's those things we know as Easter eggs! Yummmmmmmm. It's the time of year when we can indulge in a bit more chocolate than we normally would, and get away with it. Perhaps not so much around the waist but the eating part we can still enjoy. My Easter break has had all of the above with some glorious weather thrown in as well. Beautiful sunshine, mid temperatures, really wonderful Autumn weather. It's one of my favourite times of year.

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Easter Blessings

~ Wishing you all peace this Easter ~

Saturday, April 03, 2010

Easter Tulips

I wish I could show you more progress of my Ah, 'Tis Spring but the only time I worked on it during the week, was last night.

I've added the two tulips and got a little further on the dress.

I decided to stitch the flowers to add some cheeriness, instead of just working on the dress.

Ah, 'Tis Spring - 2 April 2010

This really is a very pretty, whimsical design.

Friday, April 02, 2010