“Hoppy Easter!” + PhD Update

Happy Easter to all my blogging friends! Here is a little Easter decoration I made for the season.
TRilogy Rabbit
It is from Trilogy on 32 ct. linen. I left off the alphabet that comes at the bottom of the pattern, turned around the bottom border to be opposite the one at the top and added the ribbon.  Happy Easter to All!

I actually did work on my unfinished projects…but slowly. I went away to Colorado in January/February to care for my son (who was in a 12 week recuperation after serious back surgery) and my little 3-1/2 year old granddaughter while his wife was out of town. When I returned it was difficult to get the MOJO back for the PhDs. However…here is my completed Halloween Fairy.

Halloween Fairy framed


It is seriously difficult to photograph something that has already been framed and sealed under glass! I will remember for next time!

Slow progress being made, but coming along nicely is my Lily of the Valley collage.   Here are the before and after photos from last post.


Lily of Valley Collage


Lily of the Valley Collage progress

Still quite a ways to go.

And last but not least are two projects completed a LONG TIME AGO…but are finally professionally framed. They are cross-stitched replicas of two Indian rugs which I did for my husband to hang on the wall in his den.



There is NO progress to report on my large red and white quilt which I was machine quilting myself….it remains unfinished.  No work done on the Lorna Bateman pin cushion either.

We are now on row five of the nine rows of the huge king size red and green Irish Chain quilt. Lots of work to go, but steady progress being made.

KIng Size Irish Chain2

I worked on a couple of other small needlework projects which I will show next time. So much for the long  grey Chicago winter.  I think Spring is finally coming…the daffodials are peeking up and a few crocuses are blooming!

A Blessed and Happy Easter to all….Amities, Averyclaire


16 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Annie
    Apr 03, 2015 @ 11:04:44

    Love your little bunny and the Halloween Fairy looks wonderful. Looks like good progress on some of those projects. So much variety!

    Hope your son is doing well.

    Have a great holiday!


  2. Anne
    Apr 03, 2015 @ 11:33:35

    Beautiful work, as always, Karen. Your canvas piece is SO pretty! 🌺


  3. Claudine Beaurenaud-Colmont
    Apr 03, 2015 @ 13:13:58

    Congratulations! I like very much your lovely work. Good feast of Easter.
    Kisses and hugs.


  4. Southpaw Stitcher
    Apr 03, 2015 @ 18:22:11

    You know that I love all your gorgeous projects, but my favorite of this batch is the bunny. It’s an example of how to take a modest little chart, tweak it and turn it into something really special. And you do this kind of thing so well. Happy Easter to you, too!


  5. Meari
    Apr 04, 2015 @ 07:08:46

    All your projects are really beautiful!


  6. Maggy
    Apr 04, 2015 @ 07:20:15

    Bravo all your works are great
    I love the Lily of the Valley project
    Joyeuses Pâques


  7. Margaret
    Apr 04, 2015 @ 08:07:15

    Such lovely work! I always enjoy seeing your stitching and quilting. Hope your son is doing better now after his surgery.


  8. June Peart
    Apr 04, 2015 @ 11:01:56

    Beautiful stitching , Love the rabbit one .
    And you halloween one is stunning.


  9. Catherine
    Apr 04, 2015 @ 15:36:40

    Your Bunny is ao sweet.
    Love the Halloween Fairy.
    Wonderful projects you are working on.

    Happy Easter


  10. Carol
    Apr 04, 2015 @ 17:09:20

    Oh, your little rabbit is just darling!! I’ve stitched him with the alphabet, but like yours better without! I’ll have to stitch him again… And your framed Halloween fairy and other projects are so lovely–really enjoyed this post.

    Hope your son is recuperating well–sounds like a very serious operation!

    Happy Easter to you!


  11. Annette - California Stitcher
    Apr 05, 2015 @ 02:46:15

    Your rabbit is so sweet! Gorgeous projects you are stitching!
    Happy Easter! love Annette


  12. Marlene
    Apr 05, 2015 @ 12:35:02

    You’ve stitched several lovely things – the bunny is adorable and the Halloween Fairy is beautiful. It seems to me that you’ve accomplished quite a lot while taking care of sick family so congratulations! blessings, marlene


  13. Virtual Quilter
    Apr 06, 2015 @ 05:17:29

    Wow, a lovely mixture of projects. Love the second of the ‘rugs’ for your husband … it could be a great quilt design to o. Also love the quilting on the Irish Chain.you have chosen a lovely design.


  14. Brigitte
    Apr 07, 2015 @ 02:13:50

    Thank you for your nice comment on my blog.

    Your finished projects are so beautiful. I love the little bunny pillow and the way you finished it. Halloween Fairy is in my to-stitch folder and I want to stitch her really soon. Great WIPs that you have on the go.


  15. Da
    Apr 07, 2015 @ 07:54:17

    Your little Easter finish is adorable!

    I love the simplicity of your framing really makes your finished pieces stand out beautifully!


  16. Carla
    Apr 13, 2015 @ 17:43:25

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog. I had to come over to see what you are up to! The bunny pillow is adorable, but than I saw your red and green Double Irish Chain with that beautiful appliqued border. Just gorgeous!


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