Sunday, March 24, 2013

Who Doesn't Love a Bunny Hop?

My New Year's resolution to spend more time stitching is paying off.  Of course, it's not like more stitching time is a big sacrifice. "Bunny Hop" is ready to frame.  I think I'm going to whitewash a simple pine moulding and give it to my mom for Mother's Day.   The decision to go with the brick stitch for the grass was definitely the right one.  And thanks to all of you who've expressed your approval.  I can't wait to see how many of you stitching "And They Sinned" will try this.  Just be careful of the compensating don't want to see the frog as often as I did.
So, as soon as I signed and dated "Bunny Hop", I was pulling out "Virtue Outshines the Stars".   I've been trying to get to it for almost twenty years and I'm finally taking the plunge.  It's full of Queen stitches, which I love, and Algerian eyes, which I don't.  But you gotta take a little rain with your sunshine.
Darleen O'Steen published this piece in 1984 and it is charted for DMC.  I tried to convert it to my favorite silk, Soie d'Alger (au ver a soie), but there were too many colors that didn't match up well and I really didn't want to take a lot of artisitic license.  So I turned to Spendor.  They tend to match DMC colors more closely.  I still have a couple of question marks, but I'll have to see them stitched before I make a final decision. 


  1. Mom will love love love!!! And Darlene's sampler is a total classic!

  2. Gorgeous finish! I love the texture the brick stitch gives the grass.

  3. Bunny Hop look brilliant. I love the way the grass turned out. xx

  4. Your posts are always full of great ideas! I definitely want to try that "brick stitch" when I finally get to the grass on "And They Sinned" but I just hope I remember because that goal is a long way ahead of me. I also love your tip today about the Splendor silk as an alternative to AVAS silks. Will definitely have to check this out. Do you have or know of a good conversion site for DMC to the Splendor silks? Thanks again. Bunny Hop looks fantastic!

    1. looking forward to your ATS updates, Kevin.

      Rainbow Gallery has a downloadable conversion chart, but I don't know how current it is.

      Good luck.

  5. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the colors you converted to! Could you send me that conversion?? I just might have to work that into my rotation and kind of work it with you!!! Laura

  6. I love Bunny Hop! What a nice gift for your Mom.

  7. Love the stitch changes you made in the grass. Hope I can remember this if I'm ever faced with this problem! Great job.