These needlebooks were a long time coming. I have been working on these forever! I have since added a running stitch down the side of the spine, but this picture is much better. It also took me forever to decide which one I wanted to keep: in the end I opted for the purple and yellow one because they are my favourite colours.
Next up is a little hedgehog from Helen's Bustle and Sew newsletter. I have been subscribing for a couple of years now, but this is the first thing I have made. He is made from a thrifted sweater and wool sport coat that I felted. His eyes are agate beads.
And finally I crocheted the Windowpane scarf - a free pattern available on Ravelry - with some pretty Malabrigo yarn. I have never crocheted with such a fine yarn so it was a bit of a challenge at first. It wasn't so bad and now I have two more scarves in the works using lace-weight fibres.
I have done no cross stitch this year for Easter at all. This time last year I remember I was stitching up a storm. I think the fact that March has been so cold and Easter is early this year is the reason I have no real excitement for the holiday. Usually it's my favourite time of year but this year I don't even have the decorations up yet! I did put a wreath on the door a couple of weeks ago, but it fell off and broke and since then nothing has replaced it. If Time would just slow down a little bit I would really appreciate it:)
Next week I'm celebrating a birthday: one of those "Big ___-0" ones. I'm excited! Birthdays are like my New Year and I get all ambitious and eager for things to come. Hopefully by then Spring will have decided to arrive and then there will be extra good feelings all around.
Have a wonderful Easter - I hope the Easter Bunny is good to you:)