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samedi 7 avril 2018

Friday Night with Friends


Many thanks to Cheryll for inviting us all around again - you can see who joined in and what they got up to here

We are in the UK at the moment and our Friday afternoon was spent at the cinema with a young lady watching Peter Rabbit! What a great film, she loved it and so did I.

But with some time to myself later in the evening I was able to finish an Easter stitchery. Before we came away I saw some lovely Easter displays around blogland - which made me think that I have nothing to decorate at Easter at all! As I was looking for a project to bring away with us I decided that perhaps now was the time to work on an Easter themed stitchery to make into a mini quilt for next year. Having wasted a lot of time trawling the internet and my bookshelves looking for just the right design I realised I would have been better off designing my own. I knew vaguely what I wanted - it needed to include tulips (daffodils have finished in France by the time Easter arrives) eggs and possibly a rabbit.

I remembered that one day last year I had done a few sketches in one of my altered books of the tulips in our garden.



So I traced off some of the nicer shapes and popped them in a vase.


The vase seemed like a good place to add a few eggs and then I added a little rabbit and there was my design.


This has stitched up fairly quickly over this week as I have kept the stitching simple and clean - all I needed to add this evening was the rabbit and decorations to the eggs.


Not the best picture - our little cottage does not get much daylight. I am pleased with how this has worked up and am looking forward to framing it when we get home.

After two nice days we have woken up to another wet grey one! Hope you have a good weekend.

30 commentaires:

FlashinScissors a dit…

Hope you are having a lovely visit!
Like you, I’m always trawling the Internet for ideas, but it really does make sense to draw your own pattern ..... and your drawing is fabulous!
Beautiful embroidery. Well done Lin.
Did you do a post about your scrapbook pages? I’d love to read, if you did!
Hope you will show your picture again when framed.
Hugs,
Barbara xx

I am a dit…

Hi Lin wow I love your design ,it's so beautiful,well done my friend xx

Rachel a dit…

It's charming - and you had all the fun of designing it as well!

Michelle Ridgway a dit…

I just love your beautiful design and you have stitched it beautifully too. It will be perfect! Love journals too! My grandies loved Peter Rabbit when they saw it last week too xx

Maria a dit…

I'm looking forward to seeing Peter Rabbit 🐰...
Such a sweet design...beautiful stitching.

Radka a dit…

Lovely design and stitchery, Lin, so pretty :-)
Yes, you are having vary "varied" weather while in UK, and unfortunately, rain is never far away :-(
xx

Hilachas a dit…

I think you did a terrific job. You’re a good artist AND embroiderer.

Greta a dit…

Lovely to see how your design developed, thanks for sharing.

marina a dit…

Beautiful stitchery Lin!

Jeanette a dit…

Love your stitchery. It's beautiful. Hugs,xx

Fiona a dit…

How clever you are to make up your own design.. and it's just delightful...

Hugz

Narelle a dit…

Beautiful design and stitching ... very talented :)

kiwikid a dit…

Wonderful design and beautiful stitching. Enjoy your time in the UK.

Gina a dit…

THis is gorgeous. Well done xx

Anthea a dit…

What a beautiful design Lin... captures all the favourite things about Easter... lovely thread colours too x

Karen a dit…

Fun to see your processes. It is beautiful. As you say clean and simple. But what a wonderful stitchery. It will be perfect for next Easter. I love the tulips too. I didn't know the daffodils would be over for you at Easter. My sister in law arrived yesterday from the UK ( Swanage ) to visit her Mum. We live next door. It was great fun to see her. Karen, Hannah and Baa. xxx

Pamela a dit…

Beautiful design and a wonderful stitchery!

Anne Ida a dit…

Love the design! And wonderful stitching

Bethan a dit…

What a lovely design - and you have stitched it up so quickly! Gorgeous x

Jenny of Elefantz a dit…

Beautiful Lin!

Raewyn a dit…

What a gorgeous stitchery Lin - lovely design :-) It sounds like you had a fun Friday all round!. I hope you're enjoying your stay.

Ellie Merk a dit…

Your Easter design is stunning, what a lovely idea, then the stitching of it just makes it even more beautiful, great work. Glad you enjoyed the cinema :)

Ondrea a dit…

I loooove your Easter stitchery! So clever.

Susan a dit…

hi Lin
I love tulips and i think you little stitchery is fab. X:)

Allie-oops Designs a dit…

You are such a clever cookie - that is a darling design!!!

Judy a dit…

I hope that you have a wonderful visit! That's such a great idea to make your own stitching design and you did such a nice job of stitching it.

Sheryl S. a dit…

Pretty stitching and design Lin, Hope you will show us a photo when it is framed.

Pam a dit…

WOW! Very nice. I like seeing your workbook and to see how you evolved your idea. The colors are perfect and so is your stitching.

co coya a dit…

Hi Lin wow I love your design ,it's so beautiful,well done my friend xx
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Pam a dit…

It is the most fun to go to a movie with a child. I loved it when my kids were little. She would enjoy Peter Rabbit so much that you could not help but love it also. I am jealous of your drawing ability. I always like seeing the thought process behind a finished project. On another note: did you notice commentator co coya? She also comments on my blog and does the same thing...that is she copies a prior comment and posts it as her own. In this case it was your second comment. WHAT IS THE DEAL? She is not a troll as she does not say anything negative but I feel like she is intruding somehow into the blogisphere. I apologize to her if I am wrong.