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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Bunny Tails

A couple of months ago I had a craving to stitch a sampler. I wanted something small because I have upteen other projects going on right now, something that I didn't have to decide floss colors for, a little something I could pick up and stitch on without thinking too much. Do you ever feel that way? 

So stash diving I went and I pulled out an oldie but a goodie, "Meg's Bunny" from Sheepish Designs.  


I had a piece of the recommended 36 ct cream linen in my stash (don't you love it when you have the fabric already in your stash!) and pulled the recommended DMC floss.

And so I commenced stitching...


And I changed a couple of colors, moved things around a little bit, and stitched...


I kept worrying about whose initals to stitch in the top border. I finally decided to avoid that decision and finagled the strawberry border to replace the initials, switched the bluebirds to robins (of course)...and kept stitching, yes, when I should have been working those upteen other projects

And I finished stitching the little sweetie this week!

Meg's Bunny
Sheepish Designs

Here's a closer look at the changes I made to the top border:


Check out the bunny's tail in the picture below; instead of cross stitches, I used french knots! It took three attempts before I found a color that showed up on the cream linen.


I love the strawberry border but I think that little tail is my favorite part of the sampler. What an enjoyable stitch!

Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the world today and thanks to those who left comments and advice about my Ann Norman sampler. I apologize for the delay in responding to your messages. My wireless router finally gave up the fight last weekend and I have been without the internet until this evening. (Yes, I have been suffering from withdrawal.) It will take a couple of days to get caught up. 

Have a wonderful week!  

23 comments:

Erica said...

What a beautiful job you did on this! I like the changes you made to the border, and I love that tail!

Karen said...

What an adorable little sampler -- love your robins! What a neat idea to use French knots for the bunny tail; it's perfect.

Faye said...

Robin!!! Meg's Bunny is perfect!!! I love the alterations you made and how they all came together so nicely....I look at my framed piece each and every time I sit down at my desk in the craftroom.. Aren't some of the oldies just the best???? I SO many of the newbies, but still go back and rely on my older charts to stitch up.... Having just completed a Sheepish, I think I need to go find another one to stitch!!

Thanks for the inspiration...I truly love following your work~~

Always, Faye

Chris said...

What a sweet sampler. Your finish is wonderful Robin!!
What are you going to stitch next??

Carol said...

Oh, such a sweet finish, Robin! I really need to find that chart and stitch it. I'm just addicted to stitching bunnies lately :)

Congratulations on a wonderful piece (his tail is so sweet!!)...

Myra said...

Now that is one sweet finish Robin. I love the changes you made.

Ranae said...

Oh! Now I hear this one calling my name, lol
I love the changes you made and the colors are fabulous
Love the little bunny tail
There's nothing more terrible then not being able to get on the internet, glad it's fixed, now go have fun

diamondc said...

Robin: I love this pattern, Megs Bunny is such a sweet pattern.
Catherine

Deb said...

Such a cute, cute finish. I think that I like it a lot better on the fabric you chose than the fabric recommended. I think that some of these older charts are some of the best patterns!!

Penny said...

A beautiful finish! Sheepish Designs is one of my favorites. :)

Glenna said...

So adorable--I have that in my stash! The bunnies and I approve of the little french knot tail.

valerie said...

Congratulations on your sampler finish! So pretty...love all the soft colors! The change in the border and the knotted bunny tail are great.

Siobhán said...

I love it! That strawberry border is so pretty--I love strawberries--but yeah, the bunny (and squirrel) are pretty cute, too. :)

Have a great weekend, Robin!

milly said...

Hello

I'm a new follower.

Your Meg's Bunny is such a sweet finish and I love the bunny tails!

Hope you have a good weekend.

Catherine said...

Oh my gosh ~ this is so sweet!! Love your changes and especially that tail!

Brigitte said...

This little sampler is so adorable. I love the changes you made, makes the sampler so personal. I stitched it a couple of years ago and dedicated it to my daughter.

awikkidwomanswords said...

What a lovely little sampler, so beautifully stitched

Myra said...

That is such a sweet sampler and your stitching looks wonderful.

Lucy said...

Great finish!

Grit said...

Wunderschöne Stickereien.
Liebe Grüße Grit from Germany

Kaisievic said...

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hugs, Kaye

diamondc said...

Robin I like the change to the top very nice.
Beautiful piece, I love going stash diving, I even yink I have this same pasttern.
Catherine

Karen said...

Beautiful sampler! Everything you did works perfectly, I love all the details!