Sunday, March 31, 2013

Welcome Easter!

Happy Easter morning to everyone! Hope you have a wonderful day planned with friends or family! I have a day of stitching and reading planned and look forward to every minute of it.

I made some nice progress this week on the latest From Russia with Love egg. Even though I don't enjoy working with the heavy Coronet Braid that is used on most of these eggs, it really is worth the trouble and the sore fingers once I have finished with the sections where it is used. Fortunately, the braid doesn't have to be pulled through the canvas too often as it is couched in most areas. Despite using a needle with a larger eye when I threaded up this braid, I snapped a needle just trying to get it through the canvas last night. Once I finished couching the braid in the middle section of the egg, I decided to take a break from the braid and just focus on some mindless background.

Finishing up the Gift Cracker is on hold until some beads arrive from Fireside Stitchery so I have nothing new to show you this week on the cracker project.

I was saddened to learn this week via Facebook that our stitching friend, Sue VanderNoor, passed away earlier in the week. I had never had the pleasure of meeting Sue in person but we had a common love of needlepoint that brought us together through the internet. We enjoyed many of the same designers and stitched the same projects. She was always a cheerleader for me as I stitched my way through the Halloweenies Home Study projects leaving encouraging comments on the blog for me each week. My condolences go out to her family and friends. We will miss you, Sue!

Again, Easter greetings to everyone! Have a lovely, spring day!


  1. Happy Easter Melinda. The eggs are absolutely beautiful and I too share your thoughts of Sue.

  2. Hi Melinda,
    Wishing you a very Happy Easter. Enjoy your day of stitching and reading.

  3. I just started my first egg Friday. It is going to be gorgeous. You talked me into them when I wasn't going to buy anything else for awhile. Thanks. LOL Didn't like to hear about the Coronet though. Did you use an awl to enlarge the hole?

    1. Hi, Judy! Thanks for your question. Yes, I used a laying tool to open up the hole so that I could pull the braid through. I think you will enjoy these eggs as much as I have. I haven't talked to anyone who doesn't fall in love with them. Enjoy!

  4. The egg looks wonderful. I hope you and yours had a wonderful Easter!