Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Spring Tree!

After Easter, I removed all the bunnies, carrots & Easter eggs, leaving Spring ornaments!
Prairie Schooler Spring Miniatures little flower basket.  I added a twine hanger and some braided twine edging.  This green fabric reminded me of basket weave.  I stitched this a long time ago and apparently ran out of the green border thread, so the lower corner wasn't complete!  I added a couple of buttons there!

This precious sheep ornament has a clever story--I stitched it years ago from a long-lost "country" pattern book.  It was made to be a dishwasher magnet--white sheep up for CLEAN and black sheep up for DIRTY!  I stitched it, mounted it on stiff board with a magnetic strip, put it on the dishwasher, and it fell off because magnets don't stick there!!! It's been in a drawer for years and I got it out last week and made a cute little sheep ornament!

This sweet peacock was stitched a long time ago, also.  I added a strip of burlap and peacock feather ribbon.  The hanger is braided twine and I love the bright mother of pearl buttons!  It's from a freebie by Jenny Rasmussen located at BirdCrossStitch.com.

I think you can tell by my descriptions that I had stitched up a stack of really cute smalls and just had them in a drawer!  I went on a "finishing frenzy" recently and got everything finished from the stack! What a great feeling!  Now I want to stitch another stack!!!

Two close-ups of the fun, including flowers & butterflies!
            Thanks for visiting and come back soon!  Frances


Shirlee said...

Very pretty!

Carol said...

Lovely looking spring tree, Frances!

Andrea said...

Beautiful ornaments. A great Spring tree.

Denise said...

What an awesome spring tree
Happy Stitching

Meari said...

Very pretty! And what a great idea to create an Easter tree.

diamondc said...

Beautiful finishes, love that Prairie Schooler finish, I love Easter Trees I should have had mine up this year. Your choice of coordinating fabrics are wonderful and so springy looking.



Kay said...

This spring tree is such a gorgeous idea, I just love it. xx