Tuesday, April 24, 2007

How many eggs fit in one basket?

Perhaps like stash, as many as you can fit in!

I thought I would share a photo of something I stitched up a long time ago. I love eggs. This design was part of a sign. I left off parts of the design to make it smaller so I could use it on a table.

We buy them farm fresh in a small village called 'Fochterloo'. They taste so much better when you buy them directly from the farm. I think it must have to do with the fact that they have not been sitting around in delivery trucks and supermarket warehouses. I use this as a decoration for Easter time but leave it out through May since that is the time all the birds are laying eggs. I just love using eggs and nests to decorate! They are eggs made of concrete but made in a way that is so real. Until you pick them up and feel how heavy they are, you would not guess they are fake. Placed in a glass vase with a wreath on the top of the glass gives a nice simple accent to the framed stitching.

And then there is the stash.....I got an order in from Craft Corner over the weekend. Their charts as so fun as they use specialty stitches in their designs that make it a combination of cross stitching and crewel. I never really liked doing crewel but decided that I love these charts. Laura's Embroideries is all cross stitched and such a fun little stitcher's design. You can see these and many more on their webshop site: http://www.craftcorner.be/accueil.html . To find the charts click on 'Les Nouveautes' and look through the three pages of charts.


Anonymous said...

I have seen Noel Blanc and Laura's before somewhere and love them! Esp. Noel Blanc!! Am I missing winter already? Enjoy these charts, I think they are very special.

Solstitches said...

What a wonderful stash haul. Laura's Embroideries is definitely a must stitch for me.
I love the others also although crewel embroidery? I'm not sure I'm up to that........
Your egg display is very nice. I love the different decorating themes you come up with.

Anonymous said...

Hi Heidi,
Is that an old Cedar Hill design? Always liked that one.

Your new stash looks great! I stitched up LAURA'S EMBROIDERIES awhile ago and love looking at it. Enjoy your new treasure.

Deb said...

Hi, Heidi,
Love the Embroideries chart! It's darling. Can't wait to see what you do with it. I so enjoy your sharing the BP snipets from her books, too.

Nancy said...

Hello Heidi! What fun new stash you have. Enjoy, and I wouldn't be surprised if I purchased Laura's Embroideries sometime soon. I love that one! I also love eggs!

Take care,