Sunday, April 08, 2012

Easter Treasure Hunt

Are you here for Jo's Easter Treasure Hunt? I've got a letter for you:

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Happy spring! This piece is by the Trilogy from the March/April 2000 Just Cross-Stitch magazine. I used the fibers that were called for but I tea dyed a piece of fabric myself. Where you can see that big blob, I left the tea bag sitting right on the fabric.

I also framed this myself. It's a premade dark blue  frame with little bobbles on it from Michaels. While I am pleased with the stretching job I did, I think the frame is totally wrong. Too much space on the top and bottom. (Always a critic.)
Teeny ladybugs

For the next letter, you should head over to Gracie's blog: Needles Pins and Dragonflies
Good luck!

17 comments:

Mouse said...

Happy Easter to you too and love the stitching you've done ... making note of chart ..lol
love mouse xxxxx

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I love the design you've chosen.
I too have a problem with standard size frames, that's why I'm always in the charity shop looking for weird shapes!
Thanks for posting your letter.

Daffycat said...

Why not add some ribbon or lace to take up the space? Or even a pretty strip of scrapbook paper.

LOVE the ladybugs!

Shirlee said...

Very pretty!

Christine said...

Beautiful design!
Happy Easter

Lelia said...

Happy Easter - lovely Spring floral project ; )

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Yeah, me too (always a critic). Was scanning my wall of tombstone angels recently and said to myself, "You should be able to do better than THAT!" Some grassy-looking ribbon would be nice across the bottom and a few extra lady bugs flying in the "sky." Wait - were you asking for suggestions?

Dani - tkdchick said...

That's a lovely piece. If you're not happy with the frame you can always re frame it into something the right size. Of course that would require stretching it all over again.

blue star stitcher said...

Oooh I like that design, it's one I haven't seen before. Happy Easter!

TheDailyMel said...

Beautiful piece, Anna! I've been tempted several times to try tea dying, but haven't done it yet. Happy Easter!

Deb said...

Very cute design! You did a great job framing it, but like you, I find it hard to find frames ready made that fit a lot of pieces very well. I've got a couple that Joanne's tells me are too small for them to frame, but yet I can't find a good size. I guess I'll have to mat them or something.

Happy Easter.

♥ Nia said...

Beautiful stitching!
I hope you had a lovely Easter! :)

C in DC said...

Love the ladybugs.

Brigitte said...

Oh, I love this spring piece. I stitched it myself and made it into a pillow that sits in my spring basket. I love your framed version very much, looks very attractive.

Giovanna said...

A very pretty finish, congrats!

doris said...

Adorable design. I love the colors.

Lelia said...

btw, I just love this floral design. And, did you know I won the bunny hop? Imagine that! i was quite surprised ; )