I've been working like a fiend this week on my stitching. I've made some progress on Liz Easdon (The Essamplaire):
And started something new. This design is by Green Apple--Beatrix Potter's "Christmas Tree." I'm stitching it using DMC on a mystery piece of 32 count linen (whatever it is, it's very creamy and heavy) over one. I was inspired by the piece that someone had exhibited at the Woodlawn Plantation Needlework Show. They had stitched three Green Apple/Beatrix Potter Peter Rabbit Christmas designs on a single piece of probaby 40 count fabric over one. It got a "best in show" ribbon, I believe. Stitching an entire design over one on 40 count is a bit much for me--no sense putting it away because it's too onerous to work on! I have the designs they stitched (from a single leaflet) on order, but since I had this, I just had to start it. It's pretty much a daylight-only project!
Here's the design. Nobody illustrated animals like Beatrix Potter. All of the rabbits remind me of Peaches, since she has the classic rabbit shape and coloration.
And speaking of rabbits, I was lucky enough to capture bunny joy last night. During bunny run-around time in the bedroom (so far still empty since yours truly has procrastinated on painting--goodness, but I hate to paint walls), the bunnies devised a game. First Elvis dashed around the box.
Pink headed him off, dashing in front of him.
Elvis binkied here--all four feet are off the ground--with the joy of the rabbit game they were playing.
Have a joyful week, and express it with a little leap in the air!