Easter Baskets and Free Grass Design

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OH DEAR!  I have just accidentally deleted a comment from “Janice” and I am so sorry!   (It’s purely coincidental that we have the same name.) March 29, 2017, Janice asked for the free design of Easter eggs and grass and I would like to get it to her.  Please, if you are Janice please resend your request.  Or of if you know a stitcher with that name, please give her this message.  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

After two full weeks of fun and sewing, my Aunt Rheeta just left for home in Indiana.  Her suitcase is stuffed to the limit with finished projects.  I’ll share details of those wonderful items in a future post.

With Easter just around the corner, this seemed like a good time to re-run this post and offer the free Easter grass design again. Take a look at the grass and eggs under Harry and Alastair’s names.  That is the free design.

To get the grass designs, just leave your request in the comment section below.

It also might give you some ideas for decorating your own baskets and other Easter projects. There is another Easter freebie rerun  in the queue so check back for that in the next few days.  I’ve got to get started on my grandchildren’s outfits!

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My struggle to break away from spring gardening was put to rest when two days of much needed, non-stop rain fell on Glenwood.  As it poured, I planned Vivian Rose’s size 2 Easter dress, pulled out all the goods needed and even did a little work on the fancyband.

In the midst of planning the granddaughters’ Easter finery, a huge, eagerly awaited box arrived with these 5  baskets.   That box changed my direction right then and there.  I had to get them personalized and out of my way.  They will be used at our church’s Bunny Lunch and egg hunt as well as on Easter morning.

 

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One is for the 6 month old Harry, the long awaited first grandchild of a beloved friend.   The little guy won’t be hunting eggs this Easter, but his grandmother wanted him to have a special basket for his first Easter.

Harry’s basket was a challenge because my friend asked me to include a frog if possible.  I’m not sure that goofy amphibian passes for an “a” but I hope it is close enough.  After the Precious Boy Child blanket, I was focused on substituting an animal for a letter, hence the frog/a.   After it was finished, I wished I had just nestled a tiny frog in the grass.

Speaking of grass, I frequently use the greenery design used on Harry and Alastair’s baskets.  I think it might be equally useful for you readers.  Suzanne Sawko and I often discuss how we prefer embroidered figures to be anchored, somehow, to the ground or something else. Suzanne digitized the grass, which is best stitched with a fine machine embroidery thread such as DMC 50/2  or Mettler 60/2.  But regular 40 wt. thread also works.

 

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The grass provides a great foundation for the addition of other elements. .  Each basket is embroidered with a combination of grass and other designs from here and there.

 

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I am so pleased to have these finished–well, I think I am finished.   Almost 9 yo grandson Robert has yet to declare his preference for a plain basket, basket with an unembellished liner or basket with embroidery like his sister’s and cousins’.  To proceed without his input might, in the end,  would be a waste of time and a waste of a cute Easter basket.  The blue one is in reserve while he deliberates.

 

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Font is Jazz from Five Star Fonts.

 

The bunny design on Vivian Rose’s basket is from Bernina’s Warm Wishes from Ingrid collection.   It had to be rearranged somewhat to accommodate Vivian’s name but I was pleased to be able to use it again.  The lettering for her name is from Five Star Fonts Jazz alphabet.

So  the children have Easter baskets, but still no Easter outfits.  Back to the sewing room.

I’d love to see your Easter projects.

 

 

256 responses to “Easter Baskets and Free Grass Design

  1. Janice, you are so generous! I would love to have the design too!

  2. Yes, I would love to have the grass designs. I agree that having a design grounded seems a good touch.

  3. These are precious. I would love to have the grass designs. Thank you so much.

  4. Martha, the grass designs have been sent. I bet you’ll make something wonderful.

  5. B, the designs have been sent–several times! For some reason, your e-mail address comes up corrupted. I finally got it right! Hurrah!

  6. Gail, the grass designs have been sent. Happy Easter sewing!

  7. would love to have the grass design thanks

  8. Nancy, the grass designs have been sent. I hope you find a good use for them.

  9. Hi Janice, I love your Easter baskets! They are soooooooo cute!! I would love to have your Easter egg and grass design Wishing you a Very Happy Easter!

  10. Gail, the grass designs have been sent. I hope you find them useful.

  11. Elaine Gilfilen

    I would love these cute designs. Thank you so much.

  12. Anything with Easter is a true delight. I would love to have the designs too. It looks so sweet. Think spring!

  13. Such a cute design, and so many ways it can be used! Thank you.

  14. I would love to have the grass design. The baskets are so pretty.

  15. I would love to have the designs too. So pretty and perfect for Easter projects. Thank you.

  16. I love this design…thank you for sharing. Can’t wait to try it!

  17. I love your designs for the Easter Baskets!

  18. Adorable baskets!! I would love to have a copy of the grass design.

    Thanks

  19. Elaine, the designs have been sent. I hope you find many uses for them.

  20. Carol, the grass designs have been sent. I agree that everything related to Easter is a delight and a joy. I hope you enjoy stitching the grass.

  21. Leigh, the grass designs have been sent. I hope you find lots of uses for them.

  22. Mari, the designs should be in your in-box. Happy stitching!

  23. Ann, the grass designs have been sent. I hope they will be useful for your Easter projects.

  24. Sumcoop, the designs have been sent. I think you will find many uses for the plain grass.

  25. Karen, the designs have been sent to you. Happy sewing!

  26. this is beautiful would love to stitch this out.

  27. Would love to have the designs. Thanks

  28. And I would also like it; I love designs that can be mixed with others to create a sort of scene. Thank you so much for offering it. Your baskets are adorable.

  29. That grass would work nicely with other designs! I’d like to give it a try (perhaps it will load easier for me than the bees! LOL!). Thank you for your continued generosity, Janice!

  30. I would very much appreciate your Easter designs…thanks so much!

  31. Janice, I love the grass idea of anchoring lettering. Thank you so much for offering this design. N J

  32. This is so cute. Would love to have it. Thank you so much.

  33. Hi Janice…add me to your list to please. The children’s Easter baskets are
    darling….can’t wait to see what you do for their dresses! Love to see your
    things.

  34. Shirley Calgary

    Cute cute cute please add me too – thanks

  35. I love your Easter baskets and would love your design.
    thank you very much frances

  36. Sweet design would be appreciated, with thanks! j

  37. Rebecca, the grass designs have been sent. Happy stitching!

  38. Malinda, the grass designs have been sent. I hope you enjoy stitching them.

  39. Would love to have this sweet design and appreciate you sharing with us. God Bless!
    Delaine

  40. Chere, the grass designs have been sent. As you create scenes combining designs, you will find the grass to be useful.

  41. MoDo, the designs have been sent. Let me know if you cannot open them.

  42. Ginny the grass designs have been sent. I hope you enjoy stitching them.

  43. NJ, the grass designs have been sent. I’m glad you like the idea of anchoring lettering, or other designs.

  44. Joyce, now you have the bees, too! Happy stitching.

  45. Mina, the grass designs have been sent. Thanks for your sweet words about my projects.

  46. Shirley, the grass should be in your inbox. Happy sewing!

  47. Frances, the grass and egg designs have been sent. The grass with eggs is great for Easter, of cours. But I think you will find many uses for the grass alone.

  48. Joan, the grass and eggs designs have been sent. I hope you enjoy stitching them.

  49. Delaine, the grass designs are on their way to your in-box. I hope you find a good use for them.

  50. Judy, the grass designs have been sent. I hope they are useful to you.

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