Saturday, March 30, 2013

Happy Easter

"A man who was completely innocent,
offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others,
including his enemies,
and became the ransom of the world.
It was a perfect act."
Mahatma Gandhi
 
Happy Easter! I hope everyone is enjoying this wonderful season. I can't say I have been doing much Easter stitching. Not that I don't have several Easter themed patterns that I did have hopes of stitching. Well maybe next year.
 
I have been working on three pillows for my stitching room couch. I now have them all stitched up and even bought some fabric to use. Now just need to decide how I want them sewed and then find the time to do it.
 



They were all stitched in the same four colors and the material behind the first one will be used to assemble the pillows, some day.

Are you a sucker like me and love a pattern that is exclusively for a shop and can't be found any where else? Well that is pretty much me. I am also the type of person that is a sucker for anything new in a trial size. I just love the small size. Oh back to exclusively, Just Nan had a pattern just for the Silver Needle in Tulsa Oklahoma. It is Lady Scarlet's Scissor Roll. It has the journey of Lady Scarlet (ladybug) through the garden in spring, late spring, summer, fall and winter. Well of course and it also being a scissor holder just had to have it.



 





When it is unrolled it is a needle/pin holder. Sorry the picture came out sideways. It was a fun piece to stitch. Being a Just Nan fan I also had to do her little bunny. Of course I had to change the purple ribbon to pink.



I have been working on some other projects to take on a get away. Pam (Confessions of a Southern Stitcher) and I are running away from home. I leave next Saturday to fly to her home in Alabama. She is going to take me around her area and show me some stitch shops there and has also promised me some good bar-b-que. We leave her house on Tuesday and then head over to a retreat in Heber Springs, AR in the Ozark Mountains. It is almost a 500 mile drive and we are looking forward to the drive as much as the retreat. Pam has mapped out several cross stitch shops along the way including some quilt and thrift stores. I am also looking forward to eating (and shopping) in a Cracker Barrel. We both signed up for the "Play with clay" class. The teacher just got back from a class offered by Just Another Button Company and will be teaching us how to make some new fun buttons.
It is a much needed time away for the both of us.

"The resurrection gave my life meaning and direction
and he opportunity to start over no matter
what the circumstances."
Robert Flatt
 
Happy Easter. Always keep love in your stitches.
Teresa

 
 

11 comments:

gracie said...

Beautiful finishes. I love both these patterns...just may have to get them as I enjoy Just Nan designs.

Ranae said...

Lovely finishes
The bunny is too cute
Happy Easter!!!

Simply Victoria said...

The soon-to-be pillows look great as does your scissors roll. Your and Pam's run away from home sounds like it will be a delightful time! Have a blessed Easter.

Catherine said...

Love your goodies! Your get away sounds wonderful and is much deserved. Have a fabulous time!! Have a wonderful Easter!

cucki said...

Very sweet finishes,,,
Happy Easter x

Vickie said...

Oh my! Gorgeous. I just love Just Nan. Your pillow will be fabulous. I love how coordinated they are. Such great words.
Easter Blessings! He is risen!

butterfly said...

Just beautiful love all your pillows and the Just Nan oh how I love this so much.
Easter blessings my friend.

Bekca said...

Happy Easter Teresa! The Just Nan bunny is adorable, such a sweet little finish. I hope you have a wonderful time on your trip, it sounds like the perfect stitchy adventure.
Best wishes.

Lee said...

Happy Easter to you.
loved seeing lady Scarlet's scissor roll and little bunny is just so cute.

pam said...

How did I miss out on the scissor roll- too cute! You stitched it so fast I could not see it going.

Shobana Thampan said...

Hi - I was given this link by a lady in my Facebook group, Just Nan Junkies when I had enquired about who may have JN Lady Scarlet scissor roll chart for sale. Is your chart for sale?