Monthly Archives: April 2015

Happy Easter, everyone!

Happy Easter, everyone! In the spirit of the day, I’m sharing my ten favorite Easter needlepoint canvases with you all! Granted, it’s a little late to get them done for this year, but you can add them to your stash for the next time round!

1. Associated Talents Easter Bunnies

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These Associated Talents Easter bunnies are just precious. I love the silhouette look about them- they are so fun and colorful. Plus there are so many different stitches you can do on them. They come in several color-ways and patterns, too!

2. Kate Dickerson’s Herend Bunnies

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I adore Kate Dickerson’s Herend Bunnies. They come in two different positions- either standing or crouching. Have you all seen the one I’ve been working on? They finish into great pillows- and best of all, you could leave them out all year long with the right decor. (These would make a great baby gift too!)

3. Squiggee Needlepoint Peeps

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You know those candy bar canvases that have been so popular recently? Well Squiggee makes a needlepoint Peeps canvas. I think I may have to get one of these. My dad LOVES Peeps… seriously… my parents can hardly keep them in the house this time of year!

4. Elizabeth Bradley Daffodils

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Nothing says Easter like daffodils! Since they are early bloomers, you know spring is here when they start to grow! Why not try an Elizabeth Bradley needlepoint floral? They make such gorgeous pillows when they are done.

5. Barbara’s Needlepoint Easter Eggs

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Barbara’s Needlepoint in South Dakota has an artist who paints for their store. These adorable Easter eggs are available exclusively through them. They don’t have a website, but you can view their designs on Facebook here. They have tons of precious bunnies and lambs too!

6. Ewe and Eye Chocolate Easter Bunny

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Ewe and Eye has painted a great chocolate Easter Bunny! He comes in both white and milk chocolate… yum! He is available as a kit from Needlepoint.com

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7. Melissa Shirley’s SPRING banner

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Not specifically Easter, but this design would make such a cute bolster pillow that you could leave out all season long! The colors are so happy and bright.

8. Associated Talents Carrots

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These canvases may not look like much unstitched, but just look at how adorable they are with all their ribbons and trims. One day I would love to have an Easter basket on my dining room table full of carrots and eggs just like these.

9. Susan Roberts Easter Eggs

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These baby Susan Roberts are so quick to stitch – instant gratification!

10. Melissa Shirley’s new Easter Basket

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We all love these Melissa Shirley Baskets! And look! This spring she came out with a stunning Easter basket. If you’re looking for a challenge… this is the canvas for you! Have a great day… and Happy Easter, everyone!

Who ate all the hors d’oeuvres?!

Good afternoon, everyone! It is so nice to feel like spring has finally arrived here in Connecticut! I love that I can now go outside and not have to bundle up in a winter jacket and scarf. Such a welcome treat since Easter is tomorrow!

This past week has been a whirlwind! But in between all the craziness I’ve been working away at this adorable design by Vicki Sawyer (Melissa Shirley Designs). It’s titled “Who ate all the hors d’oeuvres?”

Who ate all the hors d'oeuvres

One of my favorite things about this time of year is that the birds come back from their winters away. I can imagine this very scene happening in my back yard! We have all sorts of critters swarming around the bird feeder. Let me tell you… those squirrels will do just about anything for food. (Look at how stuffed his little cheeks are!) I often find them hanging upside down by their feet so they can steal as much as possible from the feeder at once! Then inevitably my dogs run out of the house and chase them away… and the whole process repeats itself again…

I’ve used a ton of different threads on this canvas. But, I think that Impressions has to be one of my favorite threads to work with, since you can get so much detail with it- especially for animal fur and feathers. Plus some fun ribbon techniques on their hats. Obviously they’re not done yet… but they’re coming along (and the stitch guide is too)!

Who ate all the hors d'oeuvres
I hope you all have a wonderful holiday weekend, and have a chance to get outside and enjoy this glorious weather!

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