Sunday, April 24, 2011


All of the projects from my last post are finished and are proudly displayed for Easter. Starting with the Easter Bunny or The Spotted Hare. I filled this pin keep with so much sawdust it should be bulging at the seams. I kept filling and pushing the sawdust down with a spoon. The more I pushed the the more I needed. I can not tell you how much sawdust is in this little pin keep. In this photo it looks like I could add more. But I'm not. It is finished and I love it. This pattern is now available on Stacy Nash's website.

The pin keep is straight. The problem here is with the photographer!! ME.
Those little stitches that Stacy uses are a bugger to make. Mine are bigger and they are staying just as they are.

Those little carrots are the cutest little things. I tried everything to get a sharper end on them. I was afraid I was going to push right through the fabric.

This is the last view. This pin keep will live in my sewing room.

My wool project is hanging on the wall. Love him!

I decided to follow the directions and place the cross stitch on the inside of the box lid. I glued the cute vintage stamped paper on the top of the lid.

The lovely cross stitch is on the inside. I just may prop the lid on the box or leave the top off entirely so the stitching can be seen. I may use this little box for my stitching supplies as it looks like Spring to me and not just like Easter.

On Thursday of this week three friends and I will be going to Nashua, NH to The Celebration of Needlework. I am so excited I can hardly wait and so are my friends. There is not a thing in this world that I need but I am going anyway! We have been going for years and we have such a great time. I am sure that there is a funny adventure awaiting us. There usually is. Unfortunately Several of them involve me. The girls get lots of giggles. When we first started to go we drove over and back on the same day. Now we make a four day long weekend and mini vacation out of it.

I would love to see a moose. Not close enough that anyone would get hurt, but out in a field in the open would be nice. Maybe this will be the time. Each year I hope and I keep my camera on my lap ready just in case. Keep your fingers crossed for the moose and for nice weather.

The Celebration of Needlework is always the last weekend in April. This is what we drove in last year.

The weather was terrible!! I think the worst weather of the winter.

When we got to NH we stopped for a little....Stitch Therapy here!

And did we need it. It was our first actual visit to this shop. I think that we had all ordered from there before and visited their website. This year I will take some pictures.

Happy Easter everyone. I hope that you are all spending the day with family and fiends. Stay safe and don't eat too many jelly beans!

Hugs and Stitches,



Solstitches said...

Hi Pat,
Let me be the first to congratulate you on your fabulous finishes!
Wow, your Stacy Nash pinkeep drum is awesome - love those carrots. A lot of the carrots I buy have the ends snapped off so your carrots look authentic to me :)
I'm in love with the box project. It's just gorgeous.
Have fun on your mini getaway. I wish I could tag along.

Kaaren said...

Oh, I'm soooo envious. Have a great time and spend lots cuz we always N-E-E-D something!

I'm in LOVE with your pinkeep and box. Both are gorgeous, Pat. And the woolen bunny? How special is he!

Great finishes...each and every one of them. Thanks for sharing.

MJinMichigan said...

Your pin keep turned out great. I made a pin keep in a class with Stacy at Primitives of the Midwest last summer. Stacy showed us how to fill them with sawdust and we were amazed by how much sawdust each one took. It seemed like we would never finish filling them. I don't think I would have tackled one on my own.

Jennifer @ Stitchin' Thyme said...

Your finishes are beautiful! Have a great time on your get away - sounds like fun! I hope you see a moose!

Stina said...

Love them Pat!!!!
Beautiful finishes.... And a getaway coming up!!
So much fun... Have a great time... Hope you will have better weather than last year!!!
Drive carefully!!!
And have heaps of fun!!