Sunday, March 29, 2015

It's Almost Easter!

Hello, friends!  Today is Palm Sunday, the beginning of Holy Week, and that means Easter is next Sunday!  This year is really moving along!

I guess this means it's time to show my Easter Tree!  I've had it up since the St. Patrick's tree came down.  I've always loved sweet bunnies and lambs, so Easter decorations are darling to me!  This year I have cross stitch, bought ornaments, silk flowers, palm crosses from previous Palm Sundays, and some precious little things my son made when he was young!




In the right photo, you see a cute "hatchling" with a purple bow, designed by Sharon Welch, and located here.  The sweet brown and white bunny is a Prairie Schooler from A Prairie Year # 13.



I love the fat little orange carrot--I pulled it from some chart--I don't remember which one, but it's easy to find Easter charts with carrots!  I used some precious Easter fabric for finishing, and some egg printed ribbon!  At the bottom of the photo, you can see one of my son's little toilet paper roll bunnies that he made for our place cards one year at Easter!!!  They're getting a little smashed, but I still put them out--best place to save them is on the tree!

I must have really liked this bunny, because I stitched it twice!!!  They look different, though, so I hang both!  I found it here, and it works up quickly!  The one on the left is on linen, and finished simply with ribbon stripes.  The one on the right is on green aida and finished with lime and pink flowered cotton and some left-over pillow trim!  The hanger is attached with hot pink bunny buttons!



Here's a cute sheep that's part of a larger freebie by Jardin Prive, found here.  I used a button/lace edging and added a sweet sheep button on the right side of the lace.  This sweet variegated pink bunny is one of Homespun Elegance's eggs in Spring Eggs I.  I was afraid I couldn't sew an egg shape at the time I made this, but I have made several since then!!  



The sweet little yellow bunny on the left is a freebie from Kirsten Schmidt but I cannot seem to locate it online...The sweet egg-shaped hot pink Easter bunny is a freebie from Sylvia, located here. 
In the right photo, you see the sweet sheep again.  The darling egg shaped bunny with pink rick rack edging is part of a freebie from Val's Stuff, found here.   The cute little pink Peep pattern isn't online any more, but this one is probably the closest thing to it!  I used a hot pink bunny button and a carrot button to attach the hanger ribbon.



On the upper left, you see a peach flower from Prairie Schooler Spring Miniatures.  I added a little bee button and used some green African print fabric with it.  The sweet green bunny in the center is a freebie by Alexandrina and located here.  It's finished with cute dotted ribbon trim.  The two sweet turquoise rabbits with the ruched ribbon are by Nouveau Encore Designs and located here.  I used only the rabbits from the chart.  You see some crochet-looking carrots on the tree--I didn't make these!  They came from the mark-down shelf at Tuesday Morning a few years ago--I think they are precious!

I did go to Memphis again at the end of last week.  I did buy more things...I may need an intervention!  It's been so much fun, though, so I'll probably go back again soon!  I'll show you my purchases on the next post!

Thank you for visiting!  I hope you all have a happy and blessed Easter!

Love,
Frances

20 comments:

Jacquie Morris said...

WONDERFUL!!!! oh my!! Your Easter tree is magnificent! I love all the cute darling things you have on it. Absolutely fantastic that you have provided links for people to go to, so they can stitch them too....thank you very thoughtful.
I simply adore all your trees you decorate, you bring all the excitement back for that particular event/season...
I hope you have a truly wonderful happy Easter, full of many smiles.
Thank you for sharing your Easter tree, it is spectacular!!
Smiles :)

Beth said...

What a wonderful tree Frances. All the darling bunnies and sheep too. Thanks for sharing all the links.

Brigitte said...

Frances, this is a wonderful Easter tree with oh so many great Easter ornaments. The first I saw were the Prairie Schooler ones, her designs are always very special and you can recognize them everywhere. And oh my, all the other little bunnies and sheep, all so beautiful.

Annette-California said...

Your Easter tree is beautiful Frances! I love all your ornaments and how you decorated it. Makes me want to redo mine - lol!
Now I want to stitch one of the bunnies you stitched. Thank you for all the incredible links...I am going to stop and stitch that bunny tomorrow. Going to be fun selecting treads:) love Annette

Marilyn said...

Love your Easter tree.
So many beautiful finishes.
Marilyn

diamondc said...

Happy Easter Frances: Love this tree, it is a lovely tree.
Easter is my favorite holiday, we had the young people who are going to be confirmed do the mass on Saturday, ushering, reading, singing, they did such a beautiful job.

Happy Easter
Catherine

Angela Tucker said...

Good morning, Frances. You have the most beautiful finishes! The little sheep with the buttons is so precious. Thank you for all the links. Have a wonderful Easter.

Vickie said...

Love the looks of this tree! Thank you for the links.
You are too funny with the LNS. ha!
You should be getting an envelope from me today. :)

Pamela said...

Beautiful tree as always and thanks for sharing the links to the charts.

Daniela Bencúrová said...

I waited longer for your tree at Easter:-)
Your trees are so sweet!

Justine said...

Happy Easter Frances! Love your cute tree. We don't typically decorate for Easter in the UK but I am going to put an Easter pinkeep up on Sunday.

Robin said...

Your Easter tree is gorgeous. Thank you for providing the links to the various complimentary designs you featured. Easter blessings to you!

Robin in Virginia

Carol said...

I really loved looking at each and every Easter ornament, Frances--they are adorable! And good for you for treating yourself in Memphis--you deserve it :)

Wishing you a lovely Easter weekend!

brucie said...

Oh Frances This may be the most delectable yet! I love the sheep best. So adorable like the marionettes in The Sound of Music. And the bunnies are a dream

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

You really have a gorgeous tree each season of the year! Perfectly wonderful to remember the seasons! Love it!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Frances where do you go in Memphis? blessings, marlene

Kaisievic said...

Happy Easter, Frances, what a beautiful Easter tree. Thank you for all of the links to the freebies, too.

Andrea said...

A wonderful Easter tree and so many beautiful stitched pieces. Thank you for all of the freebie links, might have to investigate some of the blogs further ....
Have yourself a great Easter.

Karen said...

Fabulous Easter tree! All of your ornaments are lovely. Thank you for sharing the links.

Ariadne said...

Have a great Easter!AriadnefromGreece!