Thursday, March 5, 2009

Here Comes Peter Cottontail

Hoppin down the bunny trail! Hurray, my stitching mojo has returned!!!

So, I'm not really sure this is actually finished. What? You say it's already framed? Yeah, I know. I didn't stitch the eyelets that are supposed to be scattered across the bunny's body. I debated, and the more I looked at them, the more distracting I thought they were to the overall pattern. I don't know, what do you think?

I used the DMC alternatives because I had every intention of dipping it in coffee when the stitching was complete. And I haven't done that either. Another decision I'm having trouble with. I went ahead and framed it, because I can always take it apart and add eyelets and coffee later :) And I just sort of "needed" a finish, if you know what I mean!

But, I'm kind of liking it just the way it is. Oh decisions, decisions!!!

Easter Parade
by Blackbird Designs
fabric: 32ct lambswool linen
fiber: DMC

63 comments:

Jackie in CT said...

I'd say "Leave it alone" why play around with such a beautiful piece?...JMO

Glad to see you've gotten your stitching mojo back!!

Missy Ann said...

He's a cutie just the way he is. And how timely I finally ordered this pattern after a couple years of having it on the wishlist.

Laura said...

Love it as is! Also, I think the pure white material is best for Spring....rather than coffee dying it. Lovely work!!!

Sadie said...

I think he is perfect as he is. Great job on the framing too.

carol said...

I love him just the way he is! Very cute piece :)

Sheila said...

Oooh spooky, I was stitching on mine 2 minutes ago. I had never even thought about leaving off the eyelets, but he does look good without them. You have just made my life harder - I´m so bad at making decisions! Especially as yours looks so good :)

karenv said...

Well, I wouldn't have know there was anything missing if you hadn't mentioned it, so I say leave it as it is, it's a lovely finish!

Michele B. said...

I think it is adorable and perfect in the frame. I would leave it alone!

Erica said...

I love this one!
It looks great just the way it is.
The colors are perfect!

Gabi said...

I like your bunny just the way he is. The original looks to me anyway as if he would have the chicken pox. I like yours better. Your bunny looks healthy and pops out so much clearer.

Jean said...

The simplicity without the eyelets is lovely. I think it would be too busy with eyelets. What is the purpose of them anyway?

In terms of the fabric, I wouldn't use the coffee- it has such a clean look of spring with the unstained background.

I just love how the pattern extends past the border - it draws the eye to it!

Congrats on the return of the mojo!!! YIPEE!! HaPpY DaNcE !

Brigitte said...

Your little finish is so beautiful. I have always loved this Easter Parade bunny, and it looks so nice in the frame. Congratulations.

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Celaine said...

Peter does NOT want EYELETS ALL OVER HIS BODY! :)

Nancy said...

I think he is gorgeous just the way he is!

Annie said...

That is just perfect as is. Consider it done and then you can start on something new with another finish under your belt!

Dora said...

It's so pretty! Let it be...

acereta said...

It's so nice!

WendyJo said...

Love Peter just the way he is. Great finish Staci.

Leah said...

I think it's perfect just the way it is!! And I also think I'm going to totally copy your ideas for this design. ;)

Donna said...

Peter is just perfect the way he is. So soft and sweet. Congrats on getting your mojo back!

BeckySC said...

I absolutely love it!!! Congratulations :)

Gaynor said...

If it isnt broken, dont fix it. Your bunny is lovely...just perfect.

Becky K in OK said...

Glad you've gotten you mojo back. I think Peter's perfect the way he is.

Jurga said...

Oh, what a beauty! Good mood of Easter :) Great job, contratulations, Staci!

Natasha said...

Little cotton looks beautiful just the way he is. elcome back MOJO

Natasha

doris said...

I think we're all in agreement here! Eyelets, schmeyelets.

Rachel S said...

It looks great the way it is, very fresh and springy.

DonnaTN said...

I like it the way it is. You can always tweak him later, if it starts bothering to you.

Robin said...

Looks so deicate and neat, love this bunny!

Diane said...

It's very pretty as is. Congratulations on your FINISH! And in plenty of time before Easter!

Melanie said...

I love the rabbit....that pattern is in my (long) "to do" pile!

Jucus said...

This rubbit is great and also the frame!

Paula C. said...

That is adorable! I would leave it just the way it is. Glad to hear you got your stitching mojo back, too =)

Simone said...

This little bunny don't need eyelets or coffee! It's cute by itself!

Nicole said...

Adorable Staci! It's so springy!! :)

xstitch.nl said...

Peter is beautiful, Staci!!!! I think you're right about the eyelets, but will you dis-blog me if I tell you that I think a dunk in coffee might make him look even prettier... Please don't be mad... it's just one crazy woman's opinion... LOL!!

Szecsi said...

Beautiful works!

Theresa said...

I like it the way it is right now~~ It is gorgeous!!!!!

Ranae said...

Oh! I love him just the way it is. If you think it needs something more,could you just coffee dye him with a paint brush?, just a thought
Love the stitching from Harmien.

Julie said...

Isn't that just the most adorable thing ever ... i love it! such a pretty little finish, i vote leave it as is.

Wendy said...

Oh, I think he's adorable! I'm in the middle of stitching mine and I've already got half of the eyelets done or else I might copy you and leave them off. Love it!

And I won't be too much help with the do I/don't I coffee stain. I like it both ways.. it's gorgeous as is, but the coffee staining would really complete the antiquey feeling of BBD pieces, too.

Congrats on the gorgeous finish!

Marsha said...

I like your Easter bunny. He looks unfussy and clean and stands out. I also like it undyed for the same reason.

Vee said...

I like it just the way it is, sans eyelets and coffe stains.

Glad to see you're stitching again, I'm actually feeling a need to play with wool but I haven't given in yet. My spinning wheels, knitting needles, and looms are calling but I have my hands over my ears until I get some more stitching done :-)

Lei B. said...

Well, I definitely am a little short on the creativity scale, but I think you should just go with your gut feeling. To me, there had to be some reason that you left off the eyelets and have not stained it yet. Best not to second guess yourself. I myself think that is is just too cute!

Carolyn said...

Here's another vote for leaving him just the way he is. I just LOVE the way he turned out. So cute! And what a wonderful RAK from Harmien!! Beautiful stitching and so thoughtful. {{{{HUGS}}} friend. :)

Julie said...

I love this pattern. I didn't when I first saw it, but my tastes have changed a lot since I started stitching!

I would have loved to see you tea dye it, but only because I have stitched a piece and want to tea dye it too. I've never done that to a piece after its been stitched. Interested in seeing how it looks.

I do like it just as is too. Yes, decisions, decisions!

Look at You! One year and 40+ comments! You go girl!

Jeanie said...

Great Job, Staci ! Your framing is well done too ! Love them !

Olenka's Stitches said...

The bunny is so cute! I love the way he is now.

Jeanne said...

I like it. It just looks clean and springy. I say leave it alone.

Irene said...

It's wonderful the way it is. I always liked this pattern, but could never bring myself to buy it, now I know why, leave off the eyelets, he looks more natural without them.

Heidi said...

Its great! I say leave it. Forget those eyelets and dyeing. He's framed and looks great! ^_^

mainely stitching said...

So glad your mojo's back!! Love it! :D

Oma said...

I love it! I say leave it the way it is.

Wendy said...

I love little Peter - so white and fresh and I don't think he needs a coffee dunking at all. However if you change you mind, then stitch him again dunk his twin. I'll be happy to take whichever one you don't want :-D

Sally said...

Aww how cute! I think he's gorgeous as he is:)

Love the gift you received from Harmien.

Kajsa said...

It is just gorgeous the way it is! I love it! Congratulations on the finish.

Angela said...

I love it as it is :)

Susimac said...

Its great the way it is. Congrats on such a lovely finish

Cindy F. said...

CUTE!! I love it just as it is:)
Love your framing:)

NatQuebec said...

This bunny is lovely !

Lisa said...

Staci I just love that little bunny, I wish you wouldn't keep enabling me LOL
you've framed it perfectly

Kathy said...

Such a cute bunny. You do the nices pieces.