Monday, March 14, 2016

An Easter Inspired Finish!

We enjoyed a beautiful weekend ... sunny skies and warm temperatures ... but don't be fooled.  Mother Nature cannot be trusted here in my remote corner of the planet.
It feels like spring has arrived and the temptation to believe that it is here to stay is real ... however, we've been down this road before ... so we just enjoy the good weather while it is here.
The Easter season is upon us ... and I have been preparing for it by finishing up a wool applique' project that I started a few years while ago.  ;-)  Yep ... the dillydally doctrine says we work on a whim ... no guilt or shame allowed!
I spent a few evenings stitching the panel to the background ... using that time to catch up on Pat Sloan's Quilt Radio show!
Next it was time to add embellishments to the border!
Flicka loves to play with small pieces of wool ... and was up to all kinds of shenanigans during this step.  She used stealth and was successful at taking a few pieces!
Finally everything was sewn down ... time to add the backing fabric and the final stitching!  Yay!  The end was in sight!
Embellishments on the lower right corner ...
... the upper left ...
... and a quick look at the fabric used on the back!
Completely finished and ready for the Easter holiday!
I have been back in the classroom for 2.5 weeks ... which doesn't leave much time for dillydallying.  So ... I dillydallied with my credit card!  Works for me!
While on facebook, I saw a post by Purl Soho showcasing these beautiful wool felt Easter Eggs.  I could not resist!
After placing the eggs in my cart ... I was kindly told that others who ordered that had also purchased these super cute sheep!  Oh ... how ... I ... love sheep!  Yep ... had to have them!
Next ... it recommended that I would probably like these bunnies ... of course I immediately fell in love with them ... and had to have them!  Finally ... I forced myself to click "check out" before I looked at all the other things that I am sure I would have loved!  The kits are beautiful and will be fun to dillydally with!  No deadlines or pressure involved ... my plan is just to enjoy the process!
With the time change, our sunset last night was scheduled for 7:43 pm ... I took this photo at that very moment.  For me ... the ever increasing hours of daylight are what bring the promise of spring!  Easter is scheduled into our calendars, so no matter what Mother Nature does, we celebrate!  This year I'm excited to add my wool applique' Easter eggs to the decorations!  This finish feels fantastic!

Do what you love.  Do dillydally!
   Mrs. DillyDally       


  1. I saw those eggs and loved them too! I can't wait to see yours. :)

  2. I remember this, it turned out so darn cute.
    Maybe Flicka wants to make her own Easter eggs. :)
    Those kits look so cute, what great Easter projects.

  3. The final photo is amazing. So beautiful. I love your new Easter decoration. One thing I don't like to do is wool work. Hmmm. Maybe I should try it again.