Monday, March 10, 2008

Easter Embroidery

There is a strange phenomenon going on in my house right now. It's kind of eerie. Eerily quiet. The four big boys are at school. Spenser is still sleeping. And Sawyer fell asleep on the sofa while I was in the shower. Except for the sound of my computer (and the sound of walking? on my roof or in my attic?? more spooky noises), all is quiet. I think I like it.

Without further ado, I want to announce the winner of Friday's Chocolate Peanut Butter soap giveaway:


Miss Chris! Please send me your address, and I'll send you the soap. Congratulations!


And here is the only bit of crafting I managed to do over the weekend. (I got pinkeye on Saturday and still have it. Yuck!) A little Easter embroidery. These eggs were inspired by some ceramic (?) eggs my aunt gave me and my sister when we were younger. In the 70's. If I remember correctly, my sister's was polka dotted and I always liked hers more (kinda funny if you know how much I adore polka dots now). Mine was a crazy-70's colored egg with zigzag lines all over it. In my mind's eye, 30 years later, I think I like my egg better. I don't know whatever happened to them.

Anyway, as I embroidered it I heard:

"Who's that for?"
"Can I have it?"
"Mom, can I have it?"
"What are you going to do with that?"
"Is it for me?"

Who would have "thunk" that a few embroidered Easter eggs would have been such a big hit and in high demand?
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I think I hear the pitter-patter of Spenser's little feet upstairs. It was nice while it lasted.

7 comments:

Randi said...

A few moments of quiet is always such a blessing in a mom's day!

The embroidery is adorable and i can see why the kids wanted one for themselves!

Karyn said...

Cute embroidery!!!!

And congrats to Miss Chris!!!! What a lucky duck she is!

miss chris said...

Yay me! I never win these things.

There is something so sweet about simple embroidery. My kiddos love it, too. It's like mommy is drawing with thread, and they are mesmorized. Love those eggs.

xo (and sending address... )

periwinkle said...

Hi, have just found your Blog and have spent most of the night reading it-- got fuzzy eyes now. Love the sewing, quick question if I may. The pants you made for Sawyer ( the autumn ones) were these made from an actual pattern or did you just do them yourself? I'd love to have a go at making them for my 7mth old. Thanks
Lisa x

amandajean said...

cute embroidery! it's funny what sticks with you from childhood, isn't it?

cici said...

cute embroidery! i hear the same thing - not the quiet, the questions...

i'm not allowed to make anything unless its for one of them.

Melanie said...

lovely cute eggs! I can see why they are in demand.