Friday, April 22, 2011

Outside my box

"Easter Runner"

design by The Woolen Needle

Well, I stepped outside my usual color pallette with this piece and am so pleased with the results ~ bright, joyful Spring colors ~ just what I need!

I purchased this as a kit from Prairie Point Junction and am so happy with it! I ordered it on a Monday morning and had it in my hands Wednesday night! I love all the plaids ~ so perfect for Easter Eggs!

(Please ignore the wrinkles - I was so happy to complete it that I took photos before pressing...)

It is raining today as it seems to do every Good Friday ~ weather to fit the solemnity of the day. Hopefully we will have sunny warm weather to fit Easter Sunday!

On the back of every table mat that I keep, I add an antique ticking tag with my name, place it was stitched, and date. I also add something going on in my life or the world as I was making it.

Have you been watching the Raptor Research Project Eagles Nest on UStream? I am addicted! It is up on my computer almost 24 hours a day so that I can catch a glimpse whenever I walk by! It is just so facinating to have an eagle eye view of the hatching and growing of these three little eaglets. You can take a peek here. What a great way to celebrate this rainy Earth Day when I can't work outside.

Well, I better get going... I have Easter treats to bake and eggs to decorate. (and eagles to watch, too :)

Blessings, Patti


Stitchin' Sweet Sue said...

Beautiful finish Patti, luv it, congrats! Happy Easter to you and yours:)

WoolenSails said...

I love the mat and the colors, really beautiful piece.


Roberta said...

Patti, the runner turned out wonderful! Love the design and the colors--the little scroll on the side is different and really cute. Today started out with rain here, too, but now the clouds are breaking up and I'm going to get in a quick walk! Have a blessed Easter.

Deb said...

I just love that table runner. I think it's the plaids. Not something I would pick, but I definitely love it. I guess it's good to go outside the box sometimes. It's very pretty.

nancy huggins said...

The eggs are just to cute.I never would have thought to make them with plaid fabric and I bet they might even look good with ticking fabric :)
Thanks for sharing

Dora said...

The table runner is beautiful and I love your idea of the special tag on the reverse side.
~Happy Easter~

Penelope's Beehive said...

What a lovely table runner, and beautiful handwork...perfect for Springtime!

Wishing you a lovely Easter!


Karen said...

I love that runner - those colors are so pretty and springy. WOW you got that one done quickly - way to go :)

Happy Easter - Karen