Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Easter Parade

Happy Wednesday! The Pfeiffer Clan has been a busy bunch the last four days! What I thought was going to be a quiet weekend turned into shopping/cleaning/cooking on Saturday, the Indianapolis Zoo and Indianapolis Gardens (the butterflies were hatching - very cool!) on Sunday...finally a"down" day on Monday - I watched 5 episodes of Grey's Anatomy...Man I LOVE this show! I've never watched it on television..I don't have time...rather I've bought season 1 & 2 and watch it when I get a chance. I'm addicted. I love George O'Malley and Dr. Burke, YUM-O! Anyway.... Monday I stitched while the kids romped outside with the neighborhood gang. Then Tuesday we went to the Indy Children's Museum, which I had already told you about. Two major attractions in three days means "Mommy's tail is drooping" on Wednesday.... But I've got to clean upstairs today...so I must get to it!

SO on to what I stitched on Monday....I purchased Easter Parade by Blackbird Designs thinking I would stitch it for an exchange. I did a floss toss and fell in love with the colors/fabric and design so much...I scrapped it for an exchange and stitched it for myself. I don't do that often, so I'm not going to feel bad about it. Here' s my progress so far:

WORK IN PROGRESS - Easter Parade by Blackbird Designs

Stitched on 28 ct. linen hand-stained by "me" using the baking and basting method

Threads: Called for WDW except I substituted English Heather for the purple/pink color rather than Berry Cobbler...I liked the Heather color better :)

In the picture it looks a little bit darker than what it really is...but I like the overall look of stained fabric with the colors/design...what do you think?!

Well that's all I have to share today, now it's off to changing bed sheets and scrubbing toilets...FUN-O!

Have a great rest of the week...maybe I'll squeeze some stitching in *hopefully* and get to share it on Friday....keep your fingers crossed ;)

Thanks for visiting me! Hugs until next time......

44 comments:

  1. The family certainly has been busy and it sounds like the kids are loving their March break. Easter Parade looks great on your tea-dyed fabric! Watch out though, once you start, these BB Designs are hard to resist.

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  2. I love that stain! I'm a stain-aholic...I love to tea and coffee dye. Would you mind emailing me with the directions on that? gfigure@yahoo.com

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  3. Your bunny looks so cute. I really like the Blackbird Designs. I am glad you had a great weekend, I like it when you just do things last minute, they are more fun.

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  4. Your Easter Parade is adorable :-)

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  5. What a cute bunny! It makes me think of the Velvetine Rabbit! I'll have to put this one on my Wish List! :-)

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  6. Your Easter Parade is coming along very nicely.

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  7. Easter Parade is beautiful, and your fabric is gorgeous! :)

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  8. Gorgeous! The colours look amazing on your wonderful hand-dyed fabric - great job!

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  9. Oh, Vonna...I accidentally deleted the stain recipe...could you send it again...just call me "blonde"!!!!
    Thank you sooooo much!!!

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  10. You sure have been busy! :)
    Your Easter Parade is so cute.

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  11. Oh, yeah - I LOVE that fabric! I can't blame you a bit for deciding to keep this one for yourself!!

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  12. The fabric is just gorgeous and the bunny is very sweet.

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  13. This one's YOURS, Vonna... :o)...
    It's looking stunning already!!

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  14. The fabric looks great Vonna - well done - very courageous if you ask me - the bunny is beautiful too and yes, he reminds me of velveteen rabbit too!

    Hope you get some more down time soon :)

    Tannia

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  15. I love it, Vonna :) I look forward to seeing it finished :)

    I don't know what's up with Google Reader...I only knew you updated because I read it on the FGBB :)

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  16. Love the bunny and the fabric. Sounds like Mommy could use a day off..

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  17. My fingers are crossed. LOL! You sure fit a lot into just a few days. I'm tired just reading about it. :o)

    Oh I agree, the colours are just gorgeous on this design and I'd be very tempted to keep it for myself as well. I love the fabric you're stitching it on. Just perfect!

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  18. Wow busy week so far! Love you BBD piece.

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  19. Easter Parade is looking lovely...I love the fabric you chose for this design

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  20. I love your EP with your handmade fabric, its BEAUTIFUL!!! Now I am jealous of your fabric making!!!

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  21. EP is a lovely design and on that 'baked by Vonna' fabric it's gonna be super!

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  22. What a lovely rabbit !

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  23. Sounds like you've been very busy! You've made great progress on your easter piece. Its looking lovely!

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  24. Mine and yours indeed look different, see what a different shade of fabrics does for a change! :) I love your fabric!!! How are you going to finish it?

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  25. Love Easter Parade! The fabric is awesome!

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  26. Easter parade looks great-love the fabric.

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  27. I laughed so hard when I saw your Anthony/Tony comment on Barbara's blog that I just had to drop by. You are good!!!
    Great to see 'Easter Parade' which is in my stash. Your's is so pretty.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

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  28. Easter Parade is gorgeous! I love it on that fabric. I think I'd have kept it for myself too. LOL!

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  29. Yea, Vonna! I just love this pretty design and it looks AWESOME on your fabric. So glad it's for you!!

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  30. Hi Vonna,

    Your fabric looks great and the bunny is so cute. I like your color changes.

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  31. I love your fabby for Easter Parade, Vonna... That chart is on my Wish List and after seeing yours... I think I'll be moving it right up to the top of my list! :-) Love the English Heather as well... Can't wait to see more!

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  32. That's so cute Vonna! I'm a grey's anatomy adict too! I can't get enough. I've seen every episode at least once. Did you see the episode on 3/15? What did you think? :)

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  33. Easter Parade is wonderful! Love the fabric .. you did a great job staining it!

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  34. Thanks for visiting my blog again !!! I sometimes suffer lack of motivation to write in English because I´m not so sure if I have any English speaking readers, so Your comment is worth of gold !!:) Thanks also compliments about my purse !!
    Easter Parade looks very nice. I can´t wait to see how beautiful it is when You have finished it. I haven´t trie to dye fabric before. Is it difficult ? I love those tee dyed fabrics !

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  35. Easter Parade is too cute for words!

    Home of a Needleworker is outstanding - good to see you are making it your 'own' piece.

    Sounds like you need to rest up after all your activities : )

    Enjoy the day

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  36. Wow easter parade looks wonderful!

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  37. Your bunny is adorable!

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  38. So cute!!!! This is a bunny design I haven't done!

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  39. Oh Vonna I just love your bunny!!! Wow and you are quite the expert at hand dying your fabric!! Wonderful job there and I hadn't seen this pattern before. Beautiful!!

    Debby :)

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  40. Ooh I do like that Bunny design. Will have to look out for that one.

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  41. That's a cute design from Blackbird and your hand-stained linen looks great!

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  42. Bunny is looking great! I love the colors! I posted pictures of my trip. I'm glad you liked your goodies. It's nice to have someone you can surprise someone with goodies:)
    Donna

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  43. You sure know how to color fabric. I could create only a mess and use so much time the poor fabric would be full of holes.

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