Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Spring is in the air!

Although there has been a very cold wind blowing, we have had a lot of lovely sunny spells over the past week (there have also been some heavy showers but I am trying to ignore them!) and, it really feels like Spring is in the air!! 


So, when I saw that Bronwyn Hayes of Red Brolly Designs was giving away a cute little embroidery pattern to celebrate the Spring, I just couldn't resist it! (Even though I have quite a number of other projects waiting for my attention!)


I downloaded the pattern and printed it out, transferred the design to my background fabric, chose some embroidery threads and started stitching.


It was a fun little pattern and didn't take too long to complete.  Once  I had finished, I made it the centre square of an 8" block.


To the block I added some borders and then I stretched it over an 8" canvas board and stapled it into place on the back.  Now my Spring embroidery is ready to hang!


22 comments:

  1. Hello Christine! That is super cute! I'm not surprised you couldn't resist it. Happy spring sewing!

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    1. Hello Emmajane! Thank you! It was a really fun little project... I think I will send it to my Mum for Mother's Day! :) xx

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  2. Your spring embroidery is lovely! And it's perfect in that quilt block.
    Cathy
    CraftyCat

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    1. Hello Cathy! Thank you! I like making this block but I have no idea what it is called.... do you know? Enjoy the rest of the week! :) xx

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  3. Bonjour Christine
    Your Spring embroidery is so lovely. You show your need of Sunny Spring through your charming needlework.

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    1. Bonjour Barbara! Thank you for visiting and leaving such a lovely comment. We are seeing a bit more sunshine now but I would like the cold wind to drop! Hope you are nice and warm where you are! :) x

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  4. Muy bonitos trabajos, lindo blog, ya viene la primavera. A nosotros se nos acerca el otoño.
    Saludos desde Chile
    Maru

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    1. Hello Maru! Thank you for visiting and for leaving such a lovely comment! Hope it does not get too cold there in the Autumn! :) xx

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  5. Dear Christine,
    it's lovely! The original pattern is very kitschy but I like your version! The beehive is so cute! :)

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    1. Hello Christiane! Thank you! I just used the thread colours I had to hand and I was pleased with the result! :) x

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  6. Pretty wall hanging to drive away the showers!

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    1. Hello Marly! I hope so! At least we are having some lovely sunshine at the moment in between showers!! :) x

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  7. Another cute design, they make lovely little wall hangings xx

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    1. Hello Janet! Thank you! It is fun making them into pictures... makes a change from quilts! :) xx

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    1. Hello Christine! Thank you! Bronwyn at Red Brolly makes some fabulous designs! :) xx

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  9. Such a sweet little embroidery and quite perfect for the center of a quilt block!

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    1. Hello Mary Anne! Thank you! Enjoy the rest of your week! :) x

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  10. The stitchery is really cute, and I like the way you used it as a center of your block. Waiting for spring here also, it is still cold and grey.
    KATRIN W.

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    1. Hello Katrin! Thank you, it was a fun little project! I hope you get some sunshine too soon! :) xx

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  11. Your spring embroidery is gorgeous! I just love the design (the fabrics used on the beehive and bird are perfect) and the block you made fits it so well. What a wonderful wall hanging!

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    1. Hello Renee! Thank you! I like the finished result... I think it will be an extra gift for my mum on Mother's Day (which is in March here in the UK) :) xx

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