Spring is finally here!

Yes, it’s been 6 months since I last posted.   The warmth of the sun is pouring in my windows, teasing us for a couple of days with 80 degree temperatures.   Now it is raining again, but everything is very green and the trees leafed out with the balmy days.   I LOVE the warm weather.   It feels so good.

My winter was spent in completing unfinished projects.   I was inspired by something I read last Fall about making a list of one’s unfinished projects and working a little on them each day.   So I did.   I am notorious for beginning things and not finishing them.  But I want to be able to empty my drawers and closets of all of my UFOs or should I say WIPs. Here is just one.

This is Berry Patch Rabbit by Cedar Hill done on 32 ct. Lambs Wool linen. I think I worked on him on and off for a couple of years. I love this little rabbit and he hangs proudly in my living room.

Berry Patch Rabbit

Then I did a cross-stitch for my daughter who loves “Life” quotes.  This was not a UFO, but a work of love for Kathleen for Valentine Day.   It is “Life” cross-stitch by Lizzy Kate done on 32 ct. natural linen.  The linen is NOT checkered.  For some reason the shadows of the linen weave shows up as checkers.  She loves it and it hangs in her foyer.

Life

And because I was SO READY for spring, I made a new spring table runner for my island in the kitchen and made 8 coordinating napkins. I also made a second set for my dear friend Maggy. I sent it to her as a “Les Muguets” gift. On the first of May every year, we make something for May 1st. “Les Muguets” Day (Lily of the Valley Day) is a day of friendship and one is supposed to give their friend a small bouquet of lilies of the valley…or so the story goes. I received a lovely hand made bag from Maggy. Sorry, no photos, today, but next post.

I have LOTS more completed UFOS to show, so come back soon and check again.  The posts are ready, just waiting for me to take some photos. I have accomplished much in just a few cold winter months.

So, friends, while I have been silent for a long time…I have been very busy.   Oft times I was lurking in the shadows of your blogs and admiring your work.   I really enjoy everyone’s blogs and love seeing all of their work, so I am going to try to be better at posting again.

Amities….. Averyclaire

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kathy Mathews
    May 03, 2013 @ 21:42:49

    Nice job on the projects!

    Reply

  2. Margaret
    May 03, 2013 @ 22:01:12

    Good to see a post from you! I love your bunny finish — gorgeous!

    Reply

  3. Virtual Quilter
    May 03, 2013 @ 23:37:27

    Lovely projects … lovely to hear from you!

    Reply

  4. itwasjudith
    May 04, 2013 @ 04:42:21

    love the bunny ^ ^

    Reply

  5. colour du jour
    May 04, 2013 @ 11:53:34

    As always, your work is so beautiful!

    Reply

  6. Annie
    May 06, 2013 @ 13:20:42

    Glad to see that you have been using your time well. Love the Berry Patch Rabbit and the LK piece is the perfect sentiment for your daughter.

    Reply

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