Easter Egg Failure

Holiday stitching should be fun and easy, I think. (Except Christmas stitching. That is long and sometimes difficult…) So, when I saw the new cute freebie from my LNS’s resident designer, I thought I would give it a try, figuring it would work up in a couple of nights.

Well, it didn’t.

Easter Egg by Kathrin Ellison

I know it looks okay, but my count is so far off on the one side that it is truly laughable. I have no idea what happened, other than perhaps a few too many nights of not enough sleep have finally caught up with me.

The design can be found here on Kathrin’s blog. The fabric is white 28 count evenweave from my stash, and the fibre is Lavender Skies from Ayrloom, whom I found on eBay. (It appears that their current listings are all for fabric.) The fibre uses DMC for a base (I sent them a message to find out), so it stitches really nicely. However, I don’t like the really long colour repeats in this particular colourway. So, I suppose, I wouldn’t have been happy with the finished product, even if I had been able to count correct.

This wee piece of stitching will go back in the fabric stash, and I will pick out what I’ve done some other day. Easter is far too close (tomorrow!) for me to worry about it now.

At least Easter crafting with the little man went well. (The picture is blurry because the little man is always in motion it seems.) We really need to get him blue bunny ears next year…

Bunny gift bag (from Dollarama kit)

As an aside, has anyone else noticed that they are no longer following some of the blogs they had previously followed through Google Friend Connect? Every once in a while, I run across a blog I know I follow, and yet it isn’t showing that I am.

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2 Responses to Easter Egg Failure

  1. Joanne P says:

    I downloaded that freebie too. I’m struggling with a Flower Fairy cover kit at the moment. It’s so much work in such a small design. But I refuse to give in and start something else!

    Have you been collecting Kathrin’s 15 sided biscornu (now to be 18 pieces!). I love the designs but want to make the sampler version not the biscornu.

  2. Gracie says:

    Ooohhh so frustrating when we are a stitch or two off! I like the Easer project…very cute…