02 April 2012


Finally, enough time to post pictures!

This is the finishing I did last weekend. I think they turned out pretty nicely.

From the top, there is a pretty Easter freebie. I backed it with pretty Japanese-style chrysanthemum fabric in spring colors. It's on my Easter tree. The BOAF freebie cat is backed with orange fabric and edged with Victorian Motto Shoppe hand-dyed ric rac. If you have not treated yourself to her wonderful trims, treat yourself! The bottom ornament is from a Christmas issue of TGOS. I will miss that magazine immensely. It was an easy finish and I like the effect.

My pretty tulips. This is probably a week old, and they've been blooming like mad since then. DH spread mulch in the bed to make it look a little nicer, and I put an Easter flag out. I pulled up this evening, and felt such a sense of pride in my beautiful flowerbed. Our home looks so much more like a family house now, with a little whimsy.

And my WIP, Hearts of America. It is quite wrinkly and will remain so til it's finished.

I can not wait til this thing is done. How does that song go, "I don't like you, but I love you?" That's how I feel about this. I thought I'd be further along, but I've been fighting with this computer for 45 minutes, so have not made a lot of progress tonight. Hopefully I can get some done before I go to bed.


Carol said...

Adorable ornaments, Rachel--I especially like the cat in the pumpkin costume :) Nice progress on your Hearts of America, too!

Daffycat said...

Your finishes are darling, Rachel. I really like the thread you used on the Easter design!

Annie said...

Very cute little finishes! How did you like the comic book board (if that's what you used)?

Love that WIP. The big pieces can sure get tedious, but you just gotta keep thinking about the good feeling you will have at the end!

riona said...

Your photos are a delight ... love those tulips. Nearly three decades ago, I "naturalized" the hillside above the backyard retaining wall of her then "new" home. The daffodils and jonquils still soldier on. But the tulip, hyacinth and crocus bulbs have long since gone as squirrel food. Hearts of America looks good despite the wrinkles. The ornaments are adorable. I particularly like the little Easter piece.

ArchangelDecker said...

Your WIP and your finishes are lovely!

Where did you find the bunny freebie? It's totally enchanting. :)

Nancy said...

Lovely finishing! Hearts is coming along beautifully!

Cathy Pavlovich said...

Love the stitching and finishing! Your flowers are coming in nicely. I love perennials -- it's a joy to see them poking through the soil in the spring!

Stitchinowl said...

I love your ornie finishes! Very pretty tulips. Enjoy your spring flowers!
Have a wonderful Wednesday.

Meari said...

Cute finishes! I love the bunny one.

I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped--Frederick Perls