Out of the blue a package arrived yesterday. I wasn't expecting anything, so I was totally blown away when I opened it and kept pulling out item after item. Terri had chosen to surprise me with the most adorable Easter bunny stitched over 1, and all sorts of other goodies.
You might notice 2 of the chocolates are missing. Both parents were hovering as I opened the package, and chocolate was immediately consumed.
Terri - thank you so much for spoiling me! Random surprises are the absolute best!
A few weeks ago I posted about a new blog, The Snowflake Diaries, and an adorable freebie on it. I chose to go out of my normal comfort zone of 36 or 40 count linen and stitch on 28 gingham. For some reason the pale green gingham screamed Spring! to me and seemed perfect for this design. I'm still trying to decide if I'm going to be brave enough to sew this into an egg-shaped pillow, or if I'm going to try and find an oval frame.
|Spring Bunny Love, stitched on 28 ct gingham with |
Nina's Threads (slightly altered from charted colors)
And here's the after pictures. The yard is just so open now, doesn't look like a total overgrown mess (only partly overgrown now). Annie has gotten used to it, and we have a great area for me to throw a ball for her. We're still working on the part of her bringing it back and dropping it for another throw. She thinks the game is for me to chase her to get the ball.