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Monday, 18 January 2010

Blogoversary gift

I couldn't decide whether to stitch or knit something for my winner Gaynor, so i did both! She's let me know the parcel has arrived so i can show you what i made ...

Mrs 'Carrot Gathering Bunny' (because Gaynor and her family grow their own veg) accompanied the little scissor fob i stitched. The design is April Rose by Carol Tinson from the Gift of Stitching Magazine. She suggests in the pattern that you fill it with uncooked rice to make it firmer and weightier, i hadn't tried that before but it worked out well and i'll definately try it again.

A couple more bands were added to Lady Scarlet this weekend, but not a lot else has been done. Family are arriving from other parts of the UK for Uncle Bills funeral tomorrow so it's been a bit sombre here this weekend.

15 comments:

Barb said...

Mrs Carrot Gathering Bunny is yet another gorgeous lady Julie. Hope your day with the family goes as well as these things can. We will be doing the same thing either this or next week as dear SILs funeral has to be arranged.
Take care sweetie
Hugs Barb

stitcheranon said...

I am really sorry about your uncle. My thoughts are with you.
The bunny is beautiful and could not have had a better design or come at a better time.
The rice is perfect, much better than stuffing and I will quite blatantly be stealing this idea from you.
Thankyouthankyouthankyou.

Ranae said...

Sorry to hear your families loss.
Miss bunny and the scissors FOB are fabulous.
Take care!!

Shari said...

both are beautiful! You are such a talented stitcher...be it with a cross stitch needle or a knitting needle!!!
So sorry to hear about your uncle's passing

Daffycat said...

Mrs. CGB is such a lovely bunny! I adore the little fob too. Wonderful work, Julie!

Congratulations, Gaynor...enjoy!

Bonnie said...

I think Mrs.Carrot Carrying Bunny is so cute, Julie.

The bob is just beautiful, I will Have to try the rice.

Sorry to hear about your loss, my prayers are with you..

Shellie said...

AW what a lovely bunnie bet Gaynor loves her abd how appropriate So sorry to hear about your uncle , hope all goes well for the funeral.
Hugs Shellie

Elisa said...

a lovely gift Julie....

Deepest sympathy on your families loss xx

Mylene said...

Both gifts are lovely!

I'm so sorry to hear of your uncle's passing.

Christine said...

I saw these on Gaynor's blog, they are lovely. I use yellow split peas rather than rice because they are rounder.
Soory to hear about your uncle

Karan said...

Hope all went OK today Julie. Lots of (((((((((hugs))))))))).
Another absolute cutie added to the growing bunny family & the fob is so pretty. Will have to try the rice.

Rachael said...

*Thinking of you*
The scissor fob and Mrs CGB are just grand!!

Hazel said...

Awww beautiful gifts Julie. x

Carol said...

What a sweet little bunny, Julie--I love her tiny pink cheeks. I'm sure Gaynor just loves her to pieces :)

Thinking of you and your family during this sad time...

Robin said...

How CUTE!~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!