Thursday, April 21, 2011

Two Spring Finishes!

Last week I visited a nearby park to get some photos of the budding Cherry Trees:











Some not-so Spring-like lighting on these; but isn't that Spring after all?



This is a really delicious concoction: Lemon gelatin made with one cup hot water (and the zest and juice of one lemon) and after it cools to room temp you mix in another cup plus a few tablespoons extra of plain yogurt. I used half lowfat (1.5%) and half whole (3.5%) This is divine!~ And perfect for spring/summer.

I had TWO FINISHES THIS WEEK! They were even on the same day!



The Bunny Biscornu is now a rectangular pillow, and Sweet Bird's stitching is done!

Yes, the Pomander balls are still there. I do love them, but they may need a trip to storage at least until the Summer. ;)



I love the pearlised glass shank button I used for the cinch on this side. :)
I also thought the Clove Bits were fine at the time I took the photo, but...



The back is some seersucker I got in NYC. And the button from W***-M***. :D



I used a blanket stitch to secure the seams before I whip-stitched the two sides together. I intended to take it out, and still could, but left it because I felt it gave a sweetly whimsical prim touch.



Here is Sweet Bird, a spring freebie from The Sampler Girl, posted to her blog Spring 2010. I had a bit of a time picking fibers for it, but in the end I'm satisfied.

Now I'm stitching on my November Prairie schooler! I am longing for a lighter stitch, BUT I ALSO want PS and don't want to add another WiP, so~

I'm also working a bit on the Halloween freebie! I'm so nervous about it that I have to take it easy so I don't get overwhelmed. :P

Thanks for stopping by, everyone!

24 comments:

Patty C. said...

Love the bunny finish - Precious !!!

valerie said...

Great photos of the cherry blossoms! And that dessert looks yummy! Congrats on your bunny finish! I think it looks wonderful as a little pinpillow and the button is awesome!

Catherine said...

Lovely pictures, yummy dessert, and love those finishes!

Beth said...

Th cherry blossoms are beautiful as well as your stitching. I really like the biscornu. I have yet to try one of those.

Margaret said...

I love your two finishes! I was just at WVAS on Tuesday and I couldn't believe how much farther your flowering trees were along than ours up here. We're still in the bud stage for our magnolia, for example. I can't wait to see your Halloween design. :D

Christina said...

Beautiful photos of the cherry blossom Berit. I have a small cherry blossom in my garden and it always upsets me how short a time it blossoms!
The bunny pin cushion turned out great - your stitching around the edges is so neat.
Thank you for the lovely comment you left on my blog welcoming baby Isaac, it made me smile!!

Karen said...

Those cherry blossoms are so pretty! Definitely speaks spring!!

Love your finishes...the little pincushion is just darling!

happy easter and stitching...

Anna van Schurman said...

That bunny pillow is really cute!

mainely stitching said...

Wonderful seeing a post from you. Oh those cherry blossoms are stunning - I wish I were there to enjoy them!! GREAT finishes - I love anything by Tanya, and that finish-finish is just so perfect!

Myra said...

Gorgeous pictures of the cherry blossoms - I can almost smell them! Love your two finishes - I really like the bunny biscornu as a pillow. Have a wonderful weekend!

carol fun said...

What a beautiful cherry tree - I love the pinky white blossoms and they smell so good too! Great finishes - those little bunnies are too cute. Your finishing is wonderful - I need to try my hand at this someday. Happy stitching-

KarenV said...

Beautiful photos and two lovely finishes - I really like the Sampler Girl one, very pretty colours!

Sally said...

Gorgeous photos. I love seeing cherry trees in full bloom.

Lovely finishes. I love TSG one. So pretty.

Lynn said...

The cherry trees are so pretty! Such a delciate shade of pink.

Your finishes look great. I adore that little bunny!

Pointed Stitcher said...

Your stitching is always beautiful but your finishes techniques are just amazing ;)

Carol said...

See your bunny finish turned out beautifully, Berit--I really love it!!

Sweet Bird is lovely, too--will look forward to your finish on that :)

Brigitte said...

I love your little bunny pillow, it looks wonderful. Such a nice design. And Tanya's spring freebie is so lovely that I have to go and see if I can find it in my freebie folder. You chose gerat spring colours for it. Will you make it into a little pillow as well? Would look very nice.

Daffycat said...

Wonderful finishes, Berit. I adore the bunny pin pillow you have created! Awesome work!

Suzanne said...

Your finishes are great! I really love the fabric you backed the pillow with.

Oh how I wish I could see the cherry blossoms!

Giovanna said...

Very cute finishes - well done!

Ele said...

Oh, what a lovely little pillow Berit, perfect for Easter!

I would like to stitch it too, please can you tell me, where I can buy the pattern for it in Germany it's difficult.

Greetings
Gabriele

Cindy said...

Great pictures!! Love Cherry Blossoms, they are so beautiful :)

Cindy said...

Great pictures!! Love Cherry Blossoms, they are so beautiful :)

Siobhan said...

Sweet finishes!! I love your finishing, too.