March 26, 2011

Binky!

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!

26 comments:

mainely stitching said...

Oh my gosh, Glenna, that's just the sweetest, happiest picture of all time. Go, Elvis! Thanks for a late-night (for me it's late) chuckle. :D

April Mechelle said...

I don't think I have the eyes to stitch over one on 32 ct.. The buns are so cute !!

Rabbits' Guy said...

A classic photo - Elvis in full Binky and Pink a hoppin'! The BPotter piece is what would get BL doing that stuff again! Alas, our walls are all full.

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Woo hoo look at Elvis jump! LOL! Nice stitchy work too!

Sylvia said...

Such fun pictures of the bunnies!!

Your Beatrix Potter is going to be gorgeous!
Liz is looking quite beautiful as well.

Cari said...

Love your stitching and love the bunnies! Thanks for sharing!! Hugs

Siobhan said...

That is so cute--the bunny games. ;)

Fantastic progress on the stitching! I still remember the joy I had as a little kid, finding new Beatrix Potter books to read.

Margaret said...

Oh I love the bunny pics! So cute! And your stitching! Beautiful! I love Elizabeth Easdon! And Beatrix Potter -- I agree, she's amazing.

Crafty Green Poet said...

oh how adorable to see Elvis biky like that!

Alice said...

Happy bunny picture, guaranteed to make you smile. I really liked the BP picture as well.

The Fab Furs said...

Such great shots of bunny joy!

Littlebit said...

Omg..that Beatrix Potter design! I look forward to following that one. Your sampler is going to be beautiful..and those bunnies are ever so adorable.

Jan said...

love the bunny game! That is so cute.
I look forward to seeing the Beatrix Potter being stitched.

Nancy said...

Your rabbits are so cute. You were so lucky to capture their playtime in pictures!

You must have very good eyes to be able to stitch over 1 on 32 ct. That piece will be just lovly when finished!

Happy Stitching!

Daffycat said...

I am loving that teal color in Liz Easdon...so pretty!

I have several Beatrix Potter designs ~ I keep meaning to stitch some of them. Seeing your new start makes me inspired. I think I will go for an easy 28 over 2, lol!

Oh, you were fast with that camera! What a fun bunny game!

Beth said...

Your bunnies are so cute! I get pretty much overwhelmed just looking at your BP project, but it will be amazing when it is done!

marly said...

As usual, your work is perfect and the projects you pick have the most beautiful colors. Happy pets playing, including a full binky, is icing on the cake!

Giovanna said...

Nice new start, and the sampler is simply gorgeous. What funny bunny pictures!

d. moll, l.ac. said...

Lucky you for capturing bunny joy on the camera! What a get photo :D

Michelle said...

Love love love Liz. She is gorgeous. And wow - I'm loving the BP piece. Such cute photos of the buns. Love it!

Deb said...

Love, love your samplers as always Glenna, but you're a brave person stitching one over one!! I'd go blind for sure.

Katherine said...

Glenna - that's too cute! I was sad I didn't get to see you at the shop - me & my stitchy friends went to Woodlawn on Wednesday - followed by a trip to the shop. I was AMAZING!!! Patricia was wonderful!

Nicole said...

Wow Glenna! You are making great progress on Elizabeth E. It's so pretty!! Those bunnies are so cute! Are you going to see the movie Hop?

marylin said...

oh your embroidery with rabbits are absolutely beautiful it is really wonderful! your rabbits are a delight to the eyes of my daughter
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Aer Conditionat said...

Hello, what is the age of your rabbits? At my home i have two, a gray one and a white one, but thei are so small. Anyway yours are beautiful.

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