Friday, March 30, 2018

Easter Treasure Hunt Blog Hop 2018

Hi!  And welcome to the Easter Treasure Hunt Blog Hop 2018, hosted by Jo, over on Serendipitous Stitching.  As you can see from the first picture, I have been assigned the letter S.  If this is the first post you've seen about the treasure hunt, then you need to go over to Jo's blog and start from the beginning.  If you want to participate, start there and hop through the blogs collecting the letters that will form a  mystery phrase.  Head back to Jo's and let her know you found the answer!  While you are hopping around, check out the blogs you'll visit and see the wonderful stitching folks have from around the blogosphere.  At the end of this post, you'll see the next blog in the hop!

We have been asked to post a few cross stitch pieces that pertain to spring or Easter...here are a few of mine.

I just finished this piece that was a SAL offered by Tempting Tangles.  I haven't had time to finish it properly as it just finished up about a week ago.  I just love Deborah's designs.

This was a gift from a friend of mine, the lovely Ms. S.   It is my favorite Easter ornament and is always hanging in my dining room.  

I just finished stitching this freebie from The Snowflower Diaries blog.  These bunnies have no calories!!  LOL  I haven't had time to finally finish this either, hopefully by next Easter!!  You can find the pattern here.  Just scroll down and look on the left hand side, you will see the picture.

This was the very first Easter design I stitched and finished myself.  As you can see I didn't do a very good job centering the design, but I had a lot of fun stitching it!

Our Easter traditions start with a trip to church to celebrate the Risen Savior.  I think it's one of my favorite holidays because there is so much to celebrate!  Redemption, reconciliation, and the promise of a life in heaven after we leave this realm.  I love that it falls in the spring, when the earth seems to come alive with all the flowering plants, the new buds on the trees, and the warmer temperatures.  We used to have an Easter Egg hunt when our son was younger.  He's too old for that now...but we still enjoy our baskets with lots of goodies.  When I was a young girl we would travel to see my Grandmother, wear pretty dresses which were always new for Easter, and all attended church together with brand new bonnets.  I hope wherever you are that you are enjoying the changing of the seasons and the promise of new beginnings.  

And now....hop on over to http://sewingafterseven.blogspot.co and see what she has to offer!  Happy Hopping and Happy Easter!

26 comments:

Vickie said...

DJ your stitched Easter pieces are so fantastic! Happy Easter!

Sheryl S. said...

Very pretty Spring and Easter stitching DJ. I love the Tempting Tangles piece with so many bright colours perfect for this time of year and the cute bunny design from Snowflower Diaries. Happy Easter.

Christine said...

Beautiful stitching. Happy Easter and thanks for the letter

Clare - Aimetu said...

Happy Easter, your seasonal stitching is lovely - happy blog hopping

geeky Heather said...

Wow, lots of beautiful finishes you have! (Clearly I'm gobsmacked, since I'm suddenly talking like Yoda.) I adore that Tempting Tangles design; congratulations on finishing it. What a beautiful gift from your friend, too. Congratulations on finishing the "diet" bunnies, too! :) Spring is my favorite season (well, as soon as it's no longer cold and the flowers are blooming)! Happy Easter to you and I will say, a couple days early, Alleluia, Christ is Risen!!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Thanks for taking part in the Easter Blog Hop this year with such a joyeous post.
Love your Easter stitchings, especially the gorgeous TT design. Such lovely Spring colours.

Astrids dragon said...

Love your TT finish, such beautiful colours! I'm looking forward to seeing how you finish the bunnies, I had one similar made for me. Your first design is lovely, I don't think I knew that.
Have a Blessed Easter with your men!

Kaisievic said...

Oh DJ, such gorgeous Easter stitcheries - I love them all. Oh, you remind me of the Easter bonnet parades we used to have when I was a child - so sweet. Happy Easter and thanks for the link to the freebie.

Julie said...

The little bunnies on your Tempting Tangles finish are adorable.
Happy Easter.

Aurelia Eglantine said...

Lovely stitching! The TT SAL design is so bright and pretty :) Happy Easter!

Katie said...

Happy Easter. Love all the beautiful stitching you have shared. Congrats on the finishes. Now I'm off to hop along of more letters.

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

Beautiful Easter themed stitching, DJ. We used to get a new outfit for Easter too when we were children.
Happy Easter.

Elfie said...

I love all your lovely Easter stitching. So pretty and joyful. Happy Easter!

FlashinScissors said...

I visited yesterday but ended up following the link and getting “lost” looking at The Snowflower Diaries blog! Tee hee, but I remembered to come back today!
You lots of lovely colourful stitching, especially your latest finishes!
Back to the blog hop now!
Wishing you a Very Happy Easter!
Hugs,
Barbara xx

Ariadne said...

Oh I love the eggs!Happy Easter!AriadnefromGreece!

Mary H said...

Truly everything you've shared is lovely! I can hardly pick a favorite, but the Snowflower Diaries Bunnies are especially sweet. Happy Easter!

Beth in IL said...

Lovely pieces. He is Risen!

Mary said...

Such lovely Easter Stitching! The Tempting Tangles I never saw before and it's such a sweet stitch, I just love bunnies! Happy hopping! Mary

rosey175 said...

Beautiful Easter stitching, everything is so full of happy colors! I wonder how I missed that Snowflowers design. It is very sweet. Thank you for the letter and Happy Easter to you! :D

deb said...

All of your Easter stitching is absolutely lovely - thanks for sharing them. Happy Easter!

Tiffstitch said...

Beautiful stitching, I love the stained glass look of the last one especially. Thanks!

Shannon Meyer said...

Pretty Easter stitching! Hope you had a great Easter:)

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

I always look forward to seeing your themed stitching, DJ. Your finishes are great.

Gwen said...

Lovely Spring and Easter stitching.

Leonore Winterer said...

I love your Easter stitching, especially the new one - such cheerful colours, nice and bright! Thank you for the letter.

Stitching Noni said...

Love your spring and Easter stitching. The Snowflower bunnies are adorable :). Thanks for the letter :)