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Marvellous March.

Posted on | March 18, 2015 | 17 Comments

I can’t believe how quickly the leaves are starting to change colour now that March is well under way. Even when we are still having warm days – tomorrow is forecast to be over 30c.

And that Easter Bunny is just around the corner, too.

I had started this Easter stitchery last year, but, as often happens, other priorities took over and it was left on the sidelines.

I was determined to finish it this year and turn it into a mini. The pattern is from Bird Brain designs and the thread is Hugs N Kisses from Cottage Garden Threads.

Sunburnt Quilts - March 2015 (2)


I seem to be making slow but steady progress on several projects at the moment. Lots of busy time is being spent with family matters so not a lot of stitching happening.

My Jacobean embroidery is nearing the finish line.

Sunburnt Quilts - March 2015 (3)

And a little addition has happened on the snowman mat.

Sunburnt Quilts - March 2015 (1)


Some sheep have been given their warm wooly coats.

Sunburnt Quilts - March 2015 (4)

The sheep are made up of hundreds of french knots in 8 ply wool. Hard work on the fingers but a lovely end result.

Yes, they need faces and legs. I will get on to that next.


We seem to be continuing on with our sporting glut here. The Australian Grand Prix was last weekend, water skiing the one before, football has started and cricket is still going.

I chose none of those and went to the Monbulk Quilt show instead. No photos but a lovely day.

Enjoy the rest of your week.

Cheers, Karen



17 Responses to Marvellous March.

  • Rachaeldaisy says: You really are having a marvellous march with all those lovely projects. It's great to see the easter bunny on his way with his basket full of pretty goodies, and your Jacobean embroidery is amazing. I would have chosen a quilt show over sport too!
  • marina says: such a pretty easter stitchery and your Jacobean embroidery is so amazing, gorgoeus! cute snowmen and love those knotty sheep!
  • Cheryl says: Love your little Easter mini Karen and some other cute projects you are working on
  • michelle from Rag-tag Stitchin' says: I love your sweet Easter Bunny stitchery and the Jacobean embroidery is exquisite!!!!! Of course I love the frosties too. I am sure a day spent amongst the quilts was wonderful xx
  • Shez says: Hi Karen,boy you have been busy,I always love seeing what you are up to love our bunny,so cute and wow your Jacobean work is gorgeous and I also love your other projects,glad you got to have a lovely day out.xx
  • Joan says: Oh my goodness you have been stitching your fingers to the bone. Literally! LOL!! Love the little bunnie and that wow wow. Another woolie started (I've yet to finish mine) and all those french knots! Yikes. They are all just gorgeous! Take care of those busy fingers! :-)
  • Christine M says: You've been busy, Karen. I just love your Easter Bunny. He is very cute.
  • Lesley says: What precious projects! I especially love your bunny red work...gorgeous!
  • Fiona says: oh wow... what lovely projects..... I love the red work and perfect background... and your Jacobean is amazing... as for those knotted sheep... gorgeous.... you are ultra busy... Hugz
  • Elaine/MuddlingThrough says: Your hand stitching is always so pretty! The bunny is just too cute (and the snowmen!). I've never seen sheep made that way, but it's very effective. Can't wait to see them completed!
  • Susie says: Your Jacobean embroidery is truly a work of art. Amazing.
  • Gone Stitchin' says: Those sheep are wonderful...well worth the sore fingers! All other projects are beautiful as well. Xox
  • Astrid says: Very cute Easter bunny stitchery and your Jacobean embroidery is gorgeous! Love those cute snowmen and sheep. Can't imagine doing hundreds of French knots! :) Slightly cooler days here too, love it! Enjoy March!
  • Bev C says: Hello Karen, You are the stitching queen. Just love the detail in all your embroidery especially the Jacobean one. The sheep are so cute. Have a great weekend. Happy days. Bev.
  • Raewyn says: Your projects are beautiful Karen. Your Bunnny will be pleased he's been finished in time for Easter this year, such a cutie. Your Jacobean work is amazing - you do look close to finishing and I just love your adorable sheep!
  • Kelly says: Your embroidery is beautiful. I like the snowmen but am kind of tired of the snow as we got 5" on the first day of spring!!!
  • Linda King says: A quilt show over sporting events! Of course, who wouldn't. Lol. Loving your stitching.

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