Easter Bunny Box…great for keeping all those Easter memories

By on 4-14-2011 in Easter Patterns, Embroidery, Vintage Patterns

Easter Bunny Box

What a great way to decorate a box. This bunny and box were published in the McCall’s Needlework January/February 1982 magazine. He would look good on a box and matching table runner. Just right to decorate the Easter dinner table. I can see him hopping onto the bib of an apron or the bib of your own little Easter bunny. This would be a great solid bunny to use for potato stamping onto a carry all or tote as well.

Easter Bunny Box Pattern

Easter Bunnies are everywhere

By on 4-13-2011 in Easter Patterns, Embroidery, Vintage Patterns

Easter bunnies

These Easter embroidery motives were published in the 1992 insert for the Cross Stitch and Country Crafts Magazine. Aren’t they cute? There are several to chose from. They would look great hopping over your own Easter bunny’s blanket and bibs or on a little crib quilt. They could be enlarged and appliqued onto a larger quilt as well. Wouldn’t the little bunny on the ball look cute painted on a nursery wall?

Crocus Flowers….a beautiful start to spring

By on 4-10-2011 in Original photos

crocus flowers

This spring’s crocus are breathtaking. Such a delicate purple with darker lines of deep colour.


I couldn’t choose which photo to post so I am posting all three. They look like they were painted onto fine china.


These yellow crocus glow with colour, reaching out for the sun’s rays. Stunning….I wish they could stay blooming for longer.

yellow crocus flowers

Again, I could not make a decision of which photo to post so I am posting both.

yellow crocus

April….Spring at last !!!!

By on 4-09-2011 in Original photos

Spring in the Ottawa Valley…..the crocus are ready to bloom. The purple crocus are so pretty this year. The variegated tones of purple stand out against the grey and brown of last autumn’s leaves.

purple buds

These yellow buds are a delicate shade, much like the new spring sun.

yellow buds

Our resident bunny has made an appearance as well. Here he is munching on his favourite salad. I wonder is he related to Peter, the storybook rabbit of our childhoods?