It's a rainy Easter Sunday here, but not as cold as it's been so I think Spring may be trying to pop out. This design makes it seem like Spring anyway. I made a baby sampler for one of my Jazzercise instructors. This is her third child, a baby girl. It broke the spell on Jazzercise instructors at the facility where I take class. The previous 10 babies born to instructors at this facility were all boys! The design is "Bloom Where You Are Planted" by Birds of A Feather. I've been hoarding this design, just waiting for the right baby to be born. Am I the only one who hoards designs in wait of a special occasion? Anyway, I used all DMC. I will say that the DMC color choices were excellent. They are not just the easy use of some online conversion charts to turn hand-dyed GAST to DMC, the way some designers seem to do grudgingly as an afterthought. The fabric is a piece of 32-count linen from my stash. Would you believe that I didn't notice there were numbers in addition to the alphabet until I got to the very end to stitch them? I always stitch from the center out.
I also stitched up this sweet little old freebie from Brightneedle, called "Bunny Hop" to use on a card to accompany the sampler. So simple and just grabs at my heart!
Hope everyone is enjoying their Sunday, and to those who celebrate, Happy Easter or Happy Passover... whatever your pleasure.