Thursday, July 12, 2012

Strawberries Status


"A Garden Visitor"
a Winding Vine Designs original

A few weeks ago I mentioned a few strawberry projects I was working on here.
I finished my little wool mat. This summer our strawberry crop was smaller than usual. Part of it was due to the unusually hot spring. And part, I discovered, was due to a little visitor that decided to make our garden his home...

This baby bunny enjoyed our strawberries, sugar snap pea plants, and various other tasty morsels.
I don't mind sharing, but am a little surprised at the size of his appetite!



So, our little visitor inspired my creation.

I also finished stitching some smalls from Heartstring Samplery's Strawberry Collection.


When I started, I had my finishing ideas all planned out in my head. But as I stitched some alternate plans started to form... decisions, decisions!
As soon as I decide and pull finishing fabrics and trims, I'll share some again...

There is still time to enter my patriotic giveaway. Be sure to see this post for more information.

"Fair is the sunshine, fairer still the moonlight
and all the twinkling starry host.
Jesus shines brighter, Jesus shines purer
than all the angels heaven can boast."
~Munster Gesangbuch, 1677
translated Joseph August Seiss, 1873

Blessings, Patti



21 comments:

Cat Haven Crafts said...

Love the wool mat and the stitcheries! My strawberry patch was less than spectacular this year too for much of the same reason!

Sweet Sue said...

Gorgeous mat Patti, just keep it away from that pesky bunny - lol. Pinking those leaves was super brilliant ~ a stunner for sure, congrats:)

Sending you sweet summer stitches!

WoolenSails said...

Love your mat, such a fun and beautiful piece.
I ended up putting a fence around my garden, the bunnies kept eating off the tops of my green beans. I leave things out to the side, for them.

Debbie

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

I LOVE your mat, Patti! So pretty and the little bunny is just perfect. I love to see bunnies as long as they're in a garden other than mine!
Lovely strawberry pieces as well - can't wait to see how you finish them.

Kathy MacKie said...

I just love your mat and the bunny yo added was just too cute, thanks for the giveaway!

TheCrankyCrow said...

Your mat is GORGEOUS Patti! Love the "bunny touch." Beautiful stitcheries as well....Every time I see one of your strawberry creations, you get me craving some! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Raymond Homestead said...

Love your strawberry mat, the bunny is so cute!

MoonBeam said...

Love all your berries...and your bunnies! Really sweet.

Bobbi

dixiesamplar said...

How lovely, Patti! And, I can't wait to see how you finish up the strawberry pieces. Love the little bunny in your garden, and the one in your fabric garden too :o)

annie said...

No much fun losing all the goodies, but your adaptation is just terrific, love the stitchings too!

Mugwump Woolies said...

Patti, your strawberries are so pretty! Love both your bunnies...real and wool. We have a family of rabbits that live in our jasmine. We love watching them!
Robyn

Primitive Stars said...

Hello Patti,oh I love the little wool mat, so sweet. Also the baby bunny is adorable,cute picture,glad you don`t mind sharing. Blessings Francine.

Beckyjean said...

Love your strawberry mat Patti and your garden "thief" is adorable.

Have a wonderful afternoon~Becky

samplerlover said...

Oh I love your garden mat. It is really lovely as is your other strawberry pieces. Bunny is cute as well lol.

Carrie P. said...

your wool mat is so sweet.
seems bunnies are pretty prevalent this year on blogs.

April said...

Patti, your projects are so pretty! I love the bunny and strawberries!!! Can't wait to see what you do with the stitching!!!

Friendship Crossing said...

Your strawberries look good enough to eat~LOL, and I guess your little bunny friend thinks so too!

Wonderful job! and very cute pic of Mr. Bunny!

Tanya

Sassafras and Winterberry said...

Such a sweet mat especially with the little bunny touch to it! Your bunny is cuter than my woodchucks for sure!
Hugs,
Courtney

The Primitive Window said...

Love the Strawberry projects. Can't decide which I like better.

marly said...

Love your work and the pinked edges on the leaves. I wonder if the little guy knows he became a model!

Chris said...

Your strawberries are wonderful! I love the mat. The stitching is pretty great too :)