At knit-nite last Thursday, Taci shared a free pattern she found on Ravelry for a knit bunny. I knit a 10" by 10" square, on size 8 needles with some left over cream colored acrylic yarn I had saved. Then I sewed in strategically placed large basting stitches in a triangular shape, and gathered the stitches to make the bunny that is now perched on my sea chest. I so admire folks that envision such clever patterns and generously share them with others, and I hope to make more of this style bunny as gifts.
From my recent trip to California, I brought home an instruction sheet for making clothes pin dolls. My older sister found the instructions in a box of my mom's treasures and thought I might enjoy experimenting with it...and I am. My oldest daughter and her two oldest daughters and I have been experimenting with the patterns. So far the Grands like the painting part of the process best :)
While returning a book I loaned her, Betsy sent me an amazing doily she made! The bunny, chicks and eggs are perched on it on my sea chest. I have made a snowflake and baby bibs and some of Teresa's beautiful hearts using thin cotton thread, but my jaw drops in admiration of the artistry expressed by Betsy who made this fine, complicated doily. I am grateful to be able to enjoy it along with our friendship.
Our huge wild cherry tree is full of white blossoms. I have seen a squirrel, a blue jay and a robin hopping along the branches, seemingly in delight. However, this morning when I drove off to swim I noted there were cherry petals raining down on my car, so I know that Spring is progressing. Drifts of cherry blossoms will soon be formed at the base of the tree as the tart cranberry size cherries form.
How is Spring progressing for you?