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!
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In friendship, Averyclaire