Saturday, March 30, 2013

Hoppy Times with Girlfriends and A Spring Tussie Mussie

Last Wednesday I had dinner with a 

group of girlfriends at my friend, Susan's. 

Susan loves holidays and always 

has her home beautifully decorated 

for every special occasion throughout the year.

Among her treasures are many 

hand stitched needlepoint figures.

Susan sets a gorgeous table 

and creates the most adorable centerpieces.

This year's centerpiece included 

fresh yellow daffodils, a large paper maché bunny, 

glitter eggs, and cute little bunnies dressed for spring.

 Each place setting featured a white linen placemat 

and details in shades of green and pink.

 The bunny plates are in the Provence pattern 

produced by The Haldon Group many years ago.  

 Look at these adorable white linen napkins 

with the eyelash embroidery details.  

They make me think of a spring meadow.

It is tradition for this group of friends, 

that each of us brings a small gift or 

favor for the holiday celebrated.

I decided to make my gifts this year 

when I saw this adorable tussie mussie that 

folk artist, Johanna Parker, recently shared 

as a free downloadable pattern 

of one of her original designs.

Tutorials, Tips, and Tidbits @ Stone Gable

You'll find a complete tutorial on Johanna's blog 

on how to make your own spring tussie-mussie

with the free printable pattern.

Just click here.

You can see more of my friend Susan's 

beautiful Easter decor here towards the 

end of a post I created in April 2010.

~ Happy Easter All ~

May your Easter be filled with joy!