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.


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



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



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!



Doesn’t this little pillow just make you smile?



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.



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



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


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



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.




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.



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








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


    • 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!


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

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


    • 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!


  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!


  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.


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

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


  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.


    • 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!


  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 🙂


  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.


  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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