Thursday, 21 April 2011

Easter Bonnet :0

HI Every one :) just thought I would wish every one a happy Easter how ever you celebrate it :0
DD 1 had a competition at her work where all the teams were given a straw hat and some little chicks and told to decorate as they pleased ... DD got the job and me ..lol 
so I thought I would share with you the photos of said Easter Bonnet as well as some stitching updates too .... wouldn't be a post from me with out them heheheeh 
front of bonnet


side of bonnet

back of bonnet
It was really fun to make and the ears flashed pretty colours too .. wouldn't show up in the photos :(  Unfortunately her team didn't win .. apparently a hat did "that wasn't half as nice" words of her team leader ...  Ah well its the taking part that counts ..lol


We seem to be having a run of lovely weather and today was no exception .. all windows were opened ... my net at the back door was wafting in the slight breeze , washing was on the line , my very small pile of ironing was quickly despatched and I did try to hoover up in my bedroom but my hoover cut off .. *sigh what was a girl supposed to do in the mean time .. I know STITCH hahahahah ....
today is UFO day on Friendly stitchers and as you know I wield the wet noodle these days so I thought I'd better work on one of my UFO's so I pulled out "home of a needleworker" and set to .. listening to the birds chirpin, the lawn mowers mowing and general chit chat of Mr n Mrs Quackers who came to visit again :)
soooo here is what I got stitched to :)

Really quite pleased on my progress .. I think another couple of weeks and it should be done ????
When I put my needle down and had a restorative cup of tea I pulled out "to bee or not to bee " and did some more on that as well ... I think I may get this finished tomorrow ???
almost finished no 9/15


there is just 3 bees at the top and a couple of tiny ones dotted about and then the border to do ... I must ask .. has any body stitched this ??? on the chart there is charted a B in the curve of the flower just above  the To ... which is not actually on the photo of the chart  ????? 


Its getting late here again in the mouse house,  only time I seem to get the blog updates done ..lol so I shall leave you for now and hope that you have a lovely Easter break if I don't squeak to you sooner :)
take care and happy stitching 
love mouse xxx

23 comments:

Heather's Stitching Story said...

Oh brilliant Easter Bonnet! I haven't seen on in years! Great job! Stitching brilliant too :-)

Mylene said...

wow!Such a CUTE CUTE easter bonnet!!
WIP's are looking beautiful. Wish you and your family a happy easter!

Pete's Pixie said...

Fix! Fix! Love the bonnet! Can I wear it to the Halloween party? Shall hold you to finishing yours and see if I can finish "something" too! Hugs, Ally xxx

Joyce Clark Frank said...

The Easter bonnet is really neat. I love it.
Happy Easter to you and your family.

Cross Stitch Crazy Mum said...

Love the Bonnet :-)and your doing great with your WIPs. Happy Easter

Angela P said...

Very pretty Easter Bonnet! I stitched the Bee Sampler a couple of times and now I can't remember that "B" you are talking about, LOL! Happy Easter to you and your family :)

Nancy said...

Cute Easter Bonnet! WIPs looking good! Wishing you a happy Easter!

Lesleyanne said...

Your Easter Bonnet is very cute. WIPs are looking great. Happy Easter to you and your family.

"pappi puikoissa" said...

What a cute hat - is should have won...

Not a bad UFO you have, it's so beautiful... Happy stitching and - happy Easter!

Rita said...

I love the bonnet. It must have been fun making it. Beautiful stitching!

Sally said...

What a cute Easter bonnet! I love it.

Gorgeous WIPs.

Have a lovely Easter weekend.

Brigitte said...

You are definitely well prepared for Easter with this lovely little bonnet. And your stitching is also very spring-y. Enjoy the weekend.

blueladie said...

The bonnets are so cute, but you know my heart is in stitching. I love the pieces you are working on. :) Cathryn

MaryT said...

Really nice stitching Mouse and it would be so nice to be able to sit with the windows open and stitch! Not here yet anyway still too cold, one day it will be warm again, I'm sure!

Mary Louise

Carol said...

Your Easter will be perfect with that little bonnet--so, so cute! Those chicks take me back to my childhood. My mom always decorated with them each spring...

Beautiful stitching, too! I wish you a very joyful Easter weekend :)

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

geeze I had forgotten how much fun making Easter Bonnets was and the ones above are Very pretty. I love the stitching of the Home of a Needleworker, it is coming along nicely. Funny what you can accomplish while others sit empty handed.
You have a wonderful Easter and all the best to your family.
Be always in stitches.

Carolyn said...

I just LOVE your Easter bonnet! It reminds me of my dear mom. She always loved to sing "In your Easter bonnet" to us all the time and loved things like this! Yours turned out just adorable.

Beautiful stitching, too. I bet you have some finishes to share, soon, and how cool....out of your UFO pile! WOOHOOO! Happy Easter!

Denise said...

Your bonnet was just too cute! It should have won.

When I stitched Thine is the Trick and Treat - I found several not charted items and a few that were charted but not in the photo. I did what I liked and called it good.

Your stitching looks wonderful!

gracie said...

The bonnet is so cute....great job. Ocassionally I have had a pattern that something was not in the photo or was but not in the pattern...then that is when I become the designer!! lol....thanks for the lovely comment on my blog.

Lois said...

What a cute Easter bonnet! Hasn't the weather been great. Have a lovely Easter and thanks for the nice comment you left, including that suggestion about pulling the thread. Something I'd never have thought of doing!

Kate said...

Great bonnet!
Those WIP's are really coming on - you may even have to start another 15!

Ruth said...

Lovely stitching am glad to see you were busy while I was away ;-p
Love the Easter bonnet and wishing you a Happy Easter too.

Meari said...

Colorful and imaginative hats. I bet you had fun making them.