Okay, see, I promised my brother I would do that. I've been bugging him all weekend with that as I've worked on Hoppy Spring, which as you can see, I speedily completed over the weekend. So I didn't finish it in time for it to count for this month's Stitch From Stash, so it will count as my first finish from April instead.
If there's one thing I don't like about this pattern, it's that the flowers at the bottom seem a little off center. Strangely enough, I realized after I finished the piece that pattern preview had them in a slightly different position in relation to the bunny than the actual pattern.
The pattern also lists colors for both DMC and Anchor threads, and I thought for sure once I added the darker brown of the bunny's head and the flowers that it was designed with Anchor threads because I didn't think the DMC looked right at all. But since I didn't want to start over (it's due by the end of the week, and I still need finishing time) I kept going. It seemed like the darker brown was way too dark and the pink flowers way too bright pink. In the end, they must have grown on me, because the colors don't bug me any more now that it's done.
This is for a Spring themed exchange I'm participating in through the San-Man Originals message boards. It's stitched on 14 count white aida using the charted DMC threads. I started it March 25th and finished it March 29th (which is totally marathon stitching for me). This is a freebie pattern from Tiny Modernist called Easter Bunny, that I slightly modified by stitching "Hoppy Spring" on the bottom instead of Happy Easter. The pattern can be found about halfway down this page if you'd like to stitch it yourself.
So now it's onto a new spring design, although I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it. Pictures of that coming soon. I also made some progress on my EMS flowers for the Flower of the Month SAL I host (finally) so look for pics of those coming when I post the check in tomorrow.
I will also be participating for the first time in the Blogging From A to Z April Challenge next month. For those of you who haven't heard of it, more information can be found here, but the basic idea is that you write 26 posts in April, one for each letter of the alphabet. Mine of course will be cross stitch themed, but I haven't really decided how else it will go yet. I'm not going to worry about being too thematic, since this is my first time participating. I know of at least two other stitching blogs that are taking part, and
they're celebrating by doing a letter of an alphabet pattern a day,
which I think is a great idea, but I just have way to much deadline
stitching to do at the moment to participate in that. Bummer. But look for those posts to start coming in a couple days. It's going to be like Crazy January all over again with multiple posts per day, haha.
Speaking of which, my Stitch From Stash update last Friday was my 100th post, can you believe it? Thank you to all of you who join me and read my crazy thoughts and comment on my posts. It means a lot. I try to reciprocate as much as possible, although I am wayyyy behind on reading my blogs, so I haven't been commenting as much as usual lately, and I hope you all forgive me.
Anyway, more updates coming tomorrow!