Saturday, 23 April 2011

Easter greetings and Spring Quakers

So the weather isn't quite what we'd hoped for(lots of rain), but Easter weekend has arrived and the temperatures are definitely feeling more like spring. Easter Sunday promises to be a glorious day. I want to take this opportunity to wish all my stitching and blogging friends a very blessed Easter . For those of you who are not Christian, I wish you a beautiful spring long weekend spent with family and friends. Here at our home, my DH and I will be joined by my two younger sons, and some friends from my husband's choir. BBQ leg of lamb is on the menu so we sure hope that weather turns sunny as predicted.

I haven't felt like stitching on anything other than Spring Quakers this week. The colours are so rich and inviting and once I'd picked it up I didn't want to put it down.

I'll let the pictures speak for the results of my efforts.









When it comes to my progress on the Wedding Sampler, I've decided to change my colour on the floss since it just didn't suit the design. I'm now waiting for some floss I have on order in several different shades for a floss toss to see which will look better. I'll post pictures on my choice once it arrives and I've made up my mind. In the meantime I haven't touched anything else. I do have another start in mind but I think I should finish off Sweet Berries first. What's the new start you ask? It's called Live, Laugh, Love by Primitive Bettys. The pattern includes a recipe on how to hand dye your own linen. I'm thinking I just might give it a try!


Now I've got to get moving on cleaning up this place and start putting together some of my meal for tomorrow. Enjoy your weekend, take some time for yourself and keep on stitching!

19 comments:

Jane said...

I can see why you wouldn't want to put Spring Quakers down, it's just beautiful, like a stitched garden, and as it's all little individual pictures then always something different to stitch.
We hope to have an Easter BBQ tomorrow too and the weather here in England is a lovely high 70 degrees, a little freaky for this time of year but very welcoming.
HAPPY EASTER TO YOU AND YOURS xxx

Nancy said...

Spring Quakers is so lovely! Can understand you wanting to work on it exclusively.

The sun has finally come out here, we had rain last night. It is suppose to be in upper 80's tomorrow, so Easter will be a beautiful day!

Have a blessed Easter!

CalamityJr said...

That piece is so beautiful. I know you're going to love seeing it every day once it's hanging in your home. Have a blessed Easter!

Karen said...

Spring Quaker is looking beautiful! You're making excellent progress.

Happy Easter! I hope Sunday turns out to be a spectacular sunny day for you. :)

Beth said...

Happy Easter to you, and I know you will enjoy having family there.

Spring Quaker is really coming along nicely. Really beautiful!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Happy Easter Lynn, looks like you've got a glorious day for your BBQ. I don't balme you wanting to stitch your heart out on Spring Quaker, I want that chart!

BlackCat said...

Quaker Spring is so pretty. I love the delicacy of it and the colors are great. Ah, Spring.

Suzanne said...

A happy Easter to you and your family!

Spring Quaker is looking beautiful. I really love the colours of this design.

Bekca said...

Spring Quakers is just stunning, I can see how it would be hard to put down. I hope the weather was perfect for your Easter BBQ and you had a wonderful time. Happy stitching to you.

Alisa said...

Lovely work on Spring Quaker, Lynn! The colours are fantastic. I hope you had a wonderful Easter dinner with your family!

TeresaB said...

Can't really blame you for wanting to work on Spring Quakers, it's really lovely. Hope your Easter was beautiful and that the weather cooperated.

BrendaS said...

Spring Quakers is looking so pretty. I just love that design:)))

I hope you had a nice Easter. Ours was very nice and quiet and at least no rain!

Nick said...

Spring Quaker looks great as usual, Lynn! Live, Laugh, Love looks like fun, I love the peacock in the corner.

Hope you had a wonderful Easter and that the weather cooperated with your BBQ plans! We got to enjoy a day of sun and temps in the high 50's, which is a far cry from the grey, rainy days we've had for the better part of 2 weeks now!

Lynette said...

Spring Quaker is so beautiful. I love the Rosewood Manor designs. I've already stitched Quakers and Quilts and have Quaker Diamonds as one of my WIPs at the moment. I think Spring Quakers might be on my list next!

Judy S. said...

Spring Quaker is wonderful. I love it!

Carol said...

Every time you post Spring Quaker I fall more in love with it, Lynn!!

Rhona said...

No wonder you don't want to put this piece down, it's wonderful!

Hope you had a good Easter and that the weather was fine enough for the BBQ!

Brigitte said...

I hope you were having a great Easter weekend last week, with some warmth and spring-like weather.
Your Quaker project certainly is a pure fun stitch with all its great colours. Looking forward to seeing Sweet Berries finished. I like that one, too.

Siobhan said...

I hope you had a good Easter!

Your Quaker project is gorgeous! I love the new start, too.

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