Happy Easter

Alas, I don’t post as often as I should, but I do wish EVERYONE a Happy Easter!  I have been away in Boulder, Colorado helping out with my 4-1/2 year old granddaughter while my daughter-in-law was out-of-town on business.  My son is a #1 Dad, but he works long hours, and I LOVE helping out with Maya.  We also used our trip to Colorado as an excuse to do a little side trip (before Boulder) and stayed in Santa Fe first for a few days .  I do love Santa Fe as well.  My favorite place to stay is The LaFonda on the Square in Old Town.  While no finishing got done while I was away, I came home to LOTS of orders and have a few lovely items to show as well as a couple family photos.

Spring is certainly here with these two items.  Cheryl stitched these lovely Easter themed pieces.

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Don’t you just LOVE these happy little chicks???!!!

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Then there was this adorable bunny rabbit collecting eggs turned into a door hanger.

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Cheryl also stitched these two cute Christmas items.  She now has a real head start on the next Christmas season!  Flat folds are so nice for holiday pieces because they fold up so nice to pack away after the holiday is gone!

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Doesn’t this little pillow just make you smile?

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Southpaw Stitcher was very inventive and took an old cross-stitch piece that was once stuck to a sticky mat board and decided to have it made new again.  She is adding to her growing “bird” stitched collection.  I think it turned out fantastic.  Check out her blog.

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Cheryl also stitched a lovely large pillow on scrumptious white and yellow striped linen.  Love the sunny colors for Spring.

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Christie is ahead of the game for this year and zoomed right into a couple of patriotic pieces.

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And here is the second one she stitched as a gift.  Love this pattern.

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I also had an order to make 3 tea bag holders for someone.  I made these a few years ago for our Quilt Boutique.  It was a popular seller as they make nice gifts.  If anyone would be interested in purchasing one, just email me on my Finishing Page or my FB page and I will get back to you.  Here are a couple of photos of what they look like.

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It was really fun helping out in caring for my 4-1/2 year old “Maya.”  She is a delight.  My other grandchildren are older now (18, 16, 14, and 12), so it’s fun to still have a young  ‘un around.   One day we went for a walk around the lake which is only 5 minutes from their home.  Maya LOVED getting a little wet and loves to cuddle up on her Daddy.  I LOVE Boulder!  We try to get out there twice a year.

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I really hope the weather here in Chicago warms up soon.  I am missing the warm sunny days of Boulder.  I thought since we had a mild winter that Spring warmth would be early.  Not so…there was FROST on the lawn this morning!  I like the change of seasons here, but I do so LOVE the warmer days!

I love hearing from my blogging friends…be sure to leave a comment.

In friendship, Averyclaire

 

 

 

 

 

 

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15 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Cheryl
    Mar 26, 2016 @ 21:41:16

    Great post and lovely finishings. I love all of my pieces. And, your little Maya is a cutie! Happy Easter to you all

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    • averyclaire
      Mar 26, 2016 @ 21:45:47

      Thanks…my finishing would be nothing without your beautiful stitching! And thanks for the kind words re: Maya. I adore her, and I do ALL of the grandchildren. They are the delight of our lives! Happy Easter to you as well!

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  2. Virtual Quilter
    Mar 27, 2016 @ 00:07:01

    Love the stitching, and the finishing … love the idea of flat folds for seasonal decorations.

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    • averyclaire
      Mar 27, 2016 @ 06:08:15

      Thanks. I stopped stitching years ago because I didn’t know what to do all my holiday stuff and couldn’t afford to keep framing this. This is a good solution for many things! I do a lot of them!

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  3. Annie
    Mar 27, 2016 @ 07:46:27

    All of the stitching is so beautiful and made even more so by your expert finishing. Just love those first 2 Easter pieces especially.

    Your grand-daughter is such a cutie! Sounds like a great time in Col. Hang on.. spring will come to Chicago too!

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  4. Margaret
    Mar 27, 2016 @ 08:01:02

    Your finishing is beautiful! Love seeing everything. Your granddaughter and son — love seeing the pics! Glad you got to be with them for a while to help out.

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  5. nicole Davet
    Mar 27, 2016 @ 13:42:41

    Thank you Karen, I’ll write you very soon.Nicole

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  6. Elizabeth Janzen
    Mar 27, 2016 @ 14:55:09

    You showcase so many talented stitchers and your precision finishes of the pieces make them sing. They are all beautiful. Speaking of beautiful, Maya is a serious cutie. Nice photo of her and her dad as well. How fortunate for all of you that you get to spend this time together. I hope that your having a lovely Easter however you are spending it.

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    • averyclaire
      Mar 27, 2016 @ 15:52:56

      Thanks Elizabeth. My clients enjoy seeing their items on the blog. It was a lovely time in Colorado. We are having a quiet Easter as the whole family is away!

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  7. Carol
    Mar 30, 2016 @ 18:14:03

    Aww… that is so nice that you got to spend some quality time with little Maya–what a sweetie 🙂 And how nice to tack on a trip to Santa Fe. We were only there once about 20 years ago, but it was magical.

    Your finishing for your clients just keeps getting better and better, Karen!! I will definitely be borrowing your ideas…

    Wishing you a wonderful month of April 🙂

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  8. Brigitte
    Apr 01, 2016 @ 07:33:28

    Whenever I see all the lovely finishing you do I feel completely motivated to go and do some finishing, too. And sometimes I really do it, lol.
    I love Boulder, too. And I love the whole region.

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  9. Sheryl
    Apr 14, 2016 @ 12:57:12

    Beautiful finishes Karen, love the Easter pieces and the Southpaw stitcher design. What a cutie Maya is,

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