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

or...

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.

26 comments:

Elaine said...

Congratulations on such a beautiful finish, she is just darling!

Dovilė said...

there is charming bunny! spring feeling:)

FayeRaye said...

Just perfect without the words....Do what you would like~~ Now, what color is her beautiful dress???

Nancy said...

Such a beautiful rabbit! Your stitches look just perfect, and I'm sure if you decide to add more or just leave it as is, it will be very pretty!

Elisabetta said...

Really cute with or without words really perfect!

Josie said...

Congratulations on such a beautiful finis!!!

Le blog de marylin said...

Magnificent it is really a success! Congratulations
Best regards

Lesleyanne said...

A lovely finish.

Jennifer said...

An awesome beautiful finish! I love it just like she is. Your stitches always, always look perfect. I wish I could be that way!

Jennifer
Feathers in the Nest

Ranae said...

Congrats! on the beautiful finish, she is sooo pretty, dressed in blue.
Looks fine without the words, who would miss them??!!
Take care!!

SocksAndMittens said...

What a lovely finish! Love your work!

Cindy's Stitching said...

I just adore rabbits. How pretty.

Loraine said...

I say leave it! I love the way it turned out! She is darling.
So great to get your e-mail Hope you have a great week, and a new start will help you get motivated with stitching again.
Many hugs.
Loraine

Márti said...

Wow, very nice work!

valerie said...

Beautiful finish...I love the pocket detail!

Catherine said...

I think she is perfect either way!! Great job!

Theresa said...

No matter what you decide, it is a beautiful finish!!!!!
It is such a fresh and happy design~~~

Kristy said...

Excellent work.....I really like how you doubled the thread on the pocket to make it pop.....perfect. Kristy in Ohio

Elizabeth said...

Oh, how lovely, Jane! I think she's beautiful and as I adore rabbits I'm leaving her out year round when I'm finished stitching her... with or without the words... it's beautiful either way and seeing yours makes me want to start on mine right away! I do so love your colour conversions and would love to know what you used if you don't mind sharing...

As always, visiting your blog is an inspiration... and I do so adore your precious Cats...

Blessings in stitches...

Melissa said...

Congratulations on the 'almost-finish' Jane! I know sometimes you have to adapt a design to what suits you. Will see what you decide.

ps I have been feeling the same way too. First the being sick, then back to work catching up. Whew. I'm tired! ;-) talk to you again soon.

Katrina said...

Very cute! I always think of bunnies when I think of spring. We have lots of rabbits here and I know spring has arrived when I see them in my yard ;-).

Melanie said...

Congrats on the finish! I think she is lovely either way.

Isadarena said...

Congratulations Jane on your lovely finsih : your small rabbit with its blue dress is just cute .
Have nice and sunny day ,
Isabelle

Sweet William Primitives said...

Hello Jane! Your finish is lovely, and your stitching is exquisite as always!~Kathy

clob said...

congratulation for this finish ! it's so lovely !
i love this blue thread !!!!

Patti said...

I loved your stitching of this one so much I bought the chart to stitch it sometime soon.
Love
Patti xxx