Illness hasn't escaped me either. I'm suffering from a virus of some sort which is supplying me with a sore throat, stuffed head and tightness in the chest. So I'm nursing myself by sitting in the gloriously warm gazebo, stitching my heart out!
I have two small finishes to show you this week. First up is my Sew A Brown Bunny. I started stitching this one with an overdyed Dinky Dyes floss I found in my stash which was in various shades of pink. I thought it would be a nice change from the green called for in the pattern. However the overdye didn't work out all that well so I pulled it and carried on in a DMC pink, the number of which escapes me at the moment. This one will be a pillow finish.
|iStitch Sew A Brown Bunny|
stitched on 32ct linen using DMC
The next finish is soon to be made into a carrot shaped ornament. Its from The Cricket Collection Rabbit's Delight chart. There are four ornaments in this series and I'm hoping to complete the one with the chicks next.
The chart calls for 30ct linen but I had a 32ct Wichelt linen in Colonial Pumpkin which is a perfect colour for these little stitches.
So consequently my carrots ornies will be slightly smaller than those on the chart. The picture doesn't really show the colour well but if you follow the link to this chart I can tell you that this fabric is the same colour as the lighter fabric on the chart cover.
Having finished those two up I concentrated next on Feather Your Nest. This is a perfect spring stitch with its robin and robin's nest. I'm loving the colours in this one too!
There are certainly plenty of robins in my yard at the moment, out enjoying the sun and digging up the worms from the soggy yard.
My tulips are well on their way now and the lilac is even blooming. I even spotted some green shoots on my clematis and a lone viola in my garden.
|Look at that blue sky!|
All this has me a bit worried since the warm weather has advanced their growth quite a bit and next week they will be thrown back into the cold. I hope everything survives! My sister told me yesterday that her magnolia tree in her yard has blooms on it which look ready to open and that is about a month ahead of schedule! She lives in an area further south and west of me but just the same, that's crazy!
We stored the lawn furniture in the gazebo but I haven't brought out the cushions yet because I just know we're in for some damp, cold weather in the near future. So for now I'm sitting on one of the plastic lawn chairs soaking up the sun while I can.
Hope there's a little bit of spring in your neck of the woods!