Oh Joy! I just saw the first wild hare of the season hippity-hop across the lawn this morning, white cotton tail flashing as it disappeared into the bramble along the back fence. This made me think of "Peter", that naughty little rabbit of Beatrix Potter fame, making his narrow escape from Mr. McGregor's garden. It also reminded me of two books I want to read (after seeing them on Lena's blog); The Complete Brambley Hedge by Jill Barklem (my granddaughters will love it too), and Beatrix Potter's Gardening Life, by Marta McDowell. I'm on the hunt for them now, as they seem to be rather elusive. Like our little bunny.
Speaking of adorable creatures. . .
More treasure from the "shoebox". Two more patterns have just been added to the website. I've been working on them for weeks, quite happily I might add. And who wouldn't be happy looking at these cute little faces, I ask you? Above we have for your enjoyment, Playmate Pets, a collection of cute critters for the very young or just the young at heart. Lots of fun stitching; useful for all sorts of things.
And more stitching fun with a motley collection of Embroidered Animals. I can't decide which one to stitch first, though I am teetering between the FOX and the PELICAN. It's hard to see the detail from this image, but the KANGAROO has a Joey on board riding in the pouch! It was suggested on the back of the envelope that the motifs could be used for quilt blocks as they are about 4 to 5 inches in size. I do think they would make a darling quilt.
What else...oh yeah... it's April! And the new BONUS pattern is here with more cute creatures and some aptly timed 'kitchen chore' humor. Spring cleaning comes to mind, and with it those annual chores that seem bigger than we are. This motif is a reminder, to me at least, to relax and take time for tea. Lots of it!