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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Loving the weather today! Windows are open, birds are singing, feels like spring!

Zoe, Shamrock Kitty soft scrupture, and "Shamrock Heart" from The Sweetheart Tree

So far today, I've been avoiding housework and laundry, but I really need to get a few things done. Did I ever mention that I hate housework? I really do.

I'd much rather plan a new Easter project.

I'm designing a little somthing to fit on the top of this box:

I found this egg shaped box at the grocery store last week and into my cart it jumped! As it turns out, it was a win-win situation. My husband gets the candy and I get the box. Everybody's happy! 

This morning I discovered the candy had disappeared already, which got me thinking about an Easter-y type of design. This is what I came up with:

"A Tisket, A Tasket, Here's My Easter Basket"
Copyright Samplerbird Stitchery 2012

What do you think? It may need a tweak here or there, but I think it will coordinate nicely with the box. The stitched piece will cover up the labels leaving just a bit of the colored egg pattern showing on the top and, of course, around the box edges. I have the perfect shade of purple Victorian Motto chenille to edge the design, too!

I've diving into housework and laundry and hope to resurface in a couple hours to pull linen and threads and get stitching. Stay tuned for progress pics!

Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the world. Have a wonderful weekend!


Nancy said...

That's a very cute design! Can't wait to see it stitched!

diamondc said...

I am looking forward to seeing what you do with the box.
Leave the cleaning for next week, it is way to nice out to be clraning.

Anonymous said...


Happy St Patrick's Day to you.

I love your Sweetheart Tree design and your cat is gorgeous.

Great design you,ve come up with - I look forward to seeing it stitched up.

Happy stitching.

Carol said...

What a pretty St. Patrick's Day finish, Robin!! And your kitty is very pretty, too :)

Cute design with that large chocolate bunny sitting in the middle of the basket--well done!!

Anne said...

Love that photo of your kitty and the stitched heart! What a lovely finish! Pretty design too!! So sweet!!

Myra said...

What a pretty kitty and St. Patrick's Day finish. I love your Easter design - it will look great on that box.

Siobhán said...

What a cute design! Can't wait to see progress pictures. :)

Karen said...

Robin, I enjoy your blog a lot so I passed on a Liebster award to you.

Meari said...

Cute design. I think I may have one of those egg shaped boxes, too!