Wednesday, April 04, 2007

The Spell of the Bunny

If you start stitching now you can have 'Easter Parade' (Blackbird Designs) finished in time for the Easter celebrations. I kid you not - this is such a quick and fun project that once you start you too will be caught up in 'The Spell of the Bunny'.

When I saw this pattern at Stitcher's Paradise several months ago I found it so charming that I decided to buy it with the idea that I would stitch it next year. Then a few weeks ago as I was sitting there with just the right fabric (a lovely cream 28 ct Lugana - much warmer looking in real life) and Gentle Art flosses with names like 'Berry Cobbler' and 'Grasshopper' I just couldn't resist trying a few stitches to see what the floss would look like on the fabric. Oh dear - I was hooked!!! Can you blame me?

The pattern calls for eyelet stitches throughout the bunny's body but I preferred leaving them out as I feel he looks better this way amidst his surroundings. Rather than stitch 2/2 I've gone for 1/2 which gives it more of a water color effect.

This was so much fun that I just may be hooked on Blackbird Designs.


Blogger ollie1976 said...

looks great!

5:55 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

Very nice! I love the 1/2 effect. It really is a sweet design. :) Congrats on your finish.

6:11 AM  
Blogger Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

So pretty, Margaret! I love the bunny without the eyelets, I think that was a great choice along with the 1/2 stitching. Beautiful!

6:18 AM  
Blogger Vonna said...

Looks great! I'm stitching this one too...but I won't get it done before Easter :) But it will be ready for next Easter!

7:00 AM  
Blogger Barbara said...

So this is the bunny you were talking about. Lovely! I can see the water colour effect. Yeah, I'm begining to like BB designs myself. Must be the influence of numerous bloggers ;)

7:21 AM  
Blogger Isabelle said...

That is so cute, Margaret! The 1/2 was a lovely idea. Congratulations on such a sweet finish!

7:52 AM  
Blogger Alberta said...

Your bunny is adorable Margaret!

8:08 AM  
Blogger Renee said...

You're a very clever stitcher according all what I can see on your blog. thank you very muc for visiting me. I wish you a very merry Easter time.

11:58 AM  
Blogger Lili said...

What a delicate stitching you have achieved, Margaret! I am amazed! It's a lovely design indeed... Thank you so much for sharing!
Take care!

12:45 PM  
Blogger Juls said...

Lovely finish! Love the "watercolor" effect....I really must join you one day at the stitching table at Stitcher's Paradise!! As soon as things settle down here....

1:06 PM  
Blogger tkdchick said...

Oooh your bunny looks fantastic! Congratulations!

1:44 PM  
Blogger Katrina said...

I agree with you Margaret, Blackbird Designs are lovely to stitch -I've got several on my to do list.

Your bunny is lovely, Happy Easter :)

3:36 PM  
Blogger Sharon said...

Margaret, all your finishes are gorgeous-I can't decide which I like the most. The changes in the bunny really add to the peice. Congrats!

4:13 PM  
Blogger stitcherw said...

He's adorable, congratulations on a lovely finish. Also, great timing getting it done in time for Easter.

5:38 PM  
Blogger Name: Vicki said...

This is one of the prettiest Easter patterns I have seen. You did a great job!

9:11 PM  
Blogger lena-lou said...

This is so cute and looks perfect on this linen colour 1/2 :-)
Enjoy your Easter

5:49 AM  
Blogger Carol said...

Your bunny is fantastic - congratulations!!

6:24 AM  
Blogger Namuelle said...

This Roger Rabbit will be spot on for Easter...but I forget to stitch chocolates !!! lol
Well done my dear Margaret !

6:31 AM  
Blogger Wendy said...

That's so sweet, Margaret! I can't believe it can be such a quick stitch. But I am a Blackbird Designs fan.

Can you e-mail me please:

7:09 AM  
Blogger whitecalla said...

Such an adorable bunny. Loved the floss colors. Am a Blackbird fan.
Happy Easter, Margaret.

1:00 AM  
Blogger Mary Ann said...

Well, how cute is that!! Congratulations on such a great Easter finish, Margaret!

9:49 AM  
Blogger Mylene said...

WOW! I just love it!! Such a great finish and in time for easter.

1:08 PM  
Blogger Von said...

Margaret, I love the "watercolor" affect you achieved here!

I was so sorry that we didn't have extra time for a trip out to the lns during our jaunt to LV! It would have been pure pleasure to have met you.

9:15 PM  
Blogger Lizzy said...

Oh, Margaret he's just lovely! Beautiful stitching! :-) Blackbird Designs is one of my favourite designers and this is one of my faves by them! :-)

8:35 AM  

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