Saturday, 22 March 2008

Happy Easter

A long weekend at last! What are everyone's plans for Easter? We are enjoying being home this weekend. We have got plans this evening and will be at church tomorrow but that's about it. I hope to (maybe) get some painting done, my bedroom needs refreshed, and DH is putting new taps in the kitchen sink. Nothing like a holiday weekend for some DIY! I had hoped to get some serious running in but ive pulled a muscle in my lower calf and it is sore. I really don't want to stop running as im doing really well fitness wise, but i know i should stop training for a few days until it's better in case i do anymore damage. Very annoying!

So i have a few stitchy pictures to share. First of all Carol received the Tea Time exchange i sent her. I stitched one of Tanya's freebies and finished it as a pincushion.
I am also doing a PS Spring exchange with Anna. I am going to post yours soon Anna! Here is what i received this week from her
The chicken is actually a salt shaker! I love it! Anna thank-you so much! I love everything! So perfect for this time of year.

I started a new piece last night which, when complete, i am going to send to my Quilts for breast Cancer group. They are still looking for stitchers if anyone's interested? Or quilters to piece the stitched pieces together.Yes your eyes aren't deceiving you, i am stitching this on Aida!! It's been a few years since ive used Aida (im not a fan of it) but this group says Aida or Linen and i had some Aida of the exact size so thought i would use it up (then never buy the stuff ever again LOL) This is a design that was in the Gift of Stitching online magazine in September 2007. I am using a variagated pink that i received in a previous exchange.

I hope everyone has a great Easter weekend! The sun is out here and im off to enjoy the day :)

24 comments:

Ruth said...

And a Happy Easter to you as well. May yours be fun yet peaceful. I'm going to spend mine cleaning. :) Oh the overwhleming joy! lol

Love your stitching!!!

Rowyn said...

Happy Easter Cheryl. Love your stitching and gifts. Hope your leg doesn't stop you running for too long, but definitely best to rest it.

lena-lou said...

Hope the calf is better soon ! Love the way you finished your little Tea design :) Nice exchange too.

Vonna said...

Oh my hope your leg is better soon...
And I love the exchanges both given and received ;)
Have a great and happy Easter Weekend!

Barbara said...

I thought I saw your name at the breast cancer quilt group! I haven't started one, yet. Yours is great!

Take care of that calf - don't re-injure it!

Hope you and DH enjoy a wonderful DIY Easter. ;)

Karoline said...

Happy Easter to you too. They're a couple of great exchanges.

stitcherw said...

What lovely exchanges, both given and received. Your square for the Breast Cancer group looks wonderful too. Hope your leg is feeling better soon so you can get back to your running.
Sue

DaisyGirl said...

Sure hope your leg gets better soon. When I was little(haha) and in school, I use to run track, can't run a dang now. Enjoy your Easter!
Donna

tkdchick said...

Happy Easter!

Sorry to hear you've pulled a muscle that's a pain when you have to slow down awhile!

Your exchanges sent and received are lovely!

Kim B said...

What beautiful exchanges - both sent and received!

Annemarie said...

Hope your leg feels better soon, Cheryl! What a bummer, to have that happening to you now.
Love the little tea pincushion you made for Carol!

Itching To Stitch said...

Everything you've stitched is just lovely. Happy Easter ;)

Kendra said...

As a runner myself, I can tell you you're doing the right thing by taking a break and letting yourself heal. I've seen too many people keep running while injured and end up with severe damage...to the point where they've been told they can never run again.

Take it easy and hopefully the pulled muscle will heal quickly and you'll be logging miles in no time!

Happy Easter! :-)

Andrea said...

Some great finishes and the gift is lovley too.

Happy Easter!

Dawn said...

Happy Easter!

I love both exchanges.:)

Wendy said...

Lovely pics on your blog. I hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend!

Sharon said...

Beautiful exchanges you have sent out!

Carol said...

I love the exchange you sent me Cheryl - thank you again!

anna said...

Glad you liked your exchange, Cheryl! I love the Tea... pincushion you made.

Lynn said...

Happy Easter Cheryl! We've had a quiet weekend as well. I'm getting packed for my trip south on Wed.
Love your tea design!
I just purchased some aida for ornaments that I found on sale. It's been years since I've stitched on it as well but the price was right.
Rest that calf of yours! I have a friend who is currently training for the 60km walk for breast cancer. No running but a pretty gruelling walk from what I understand.

Carla said...

Great exchanges both sent and received!!

Tanya said...

Lovely TEA finish :) That rabbit is adorable and your pictures are inspiring.

Happy belated Easter, my friend,
Tanya

Karen said...

lovely exchanges, I hope your leg is recovering well

Michelle said...

What wonderful exchanges!