Hi Blogger Friends,
As promised here is my update for April. I have not done as much stitching as I would have liked as I had a whole week of no stitching due to catching a cold from my Husband that has really knocked me for six. I have not felt so unwell in a very long time nor even though the cold has now gone I am still so drained of energy. So slowly I am returning to normality.
So I completed just two projects in April
I also completed my 'British' Letter D for the Prarie Schooler Alphabet. All the changes made were re designed by Sheena Rogers. The Tudor rose is from a published chart and the stylised Union Flag and Lion Sheena designed for me when I posted on FB that I was struggling to come up with the changes I wanted to make. I am very happy with the outcome. Below is the Letter D on its own and the whole project so far. Letter D took 25.5 hrs over 9 days.
Other things I worked on in April
Out flew the web and floated wide;
The mirror crack'd from side to side;
'The curse is come upon me,' cried
The Lady of Shalott.
This is my first Teresa Wentzler and I know I was really daunted by the project because of all the blended threads. All I can say is there isn't anything to be daunted by as long as you prepare your project properly. I have all the threads both singles and blends on home made project cards and so far I have had no issues just sheer joy with working this design. I love the muted palette and how cleverly the blends make the design. It will not be my last Teresa Wentzler.
I also spent one evening working on this Henry VIII and his 6 wives. I didn't take an after photo
Simon got a little bit of work
I also spent a couple of evenings working on Historic Countries Mystery Sampler by Papillon Creations as featured in The Gift of Stitching Magazine
Finally for April stitching I got a few Mill Hill bead kits yesterday and started on the Celtic Santas - Wales Santa
I also spent a couple of evening working on my huge crochet blanket
Back at the beginning of the year I joined the Stitch Maynia group on Facebook. They do lots of Stitch a longs throughout the year but so far I have not joined in any of them. May is the month that they host Stitch Maynia which is 15 new starts for the first 15 days of May and so being the glutton for punishment that I am and also because I want to feel that I am taking part in the group I have decided to put rotations on hold and do this instead.
So my stitching for May will be May Pin Cushion, Prairie Schooler Alphabet Letter E and Spring Sampler plus the 15 new starts for Stitch Maynia. Below are the projects I intend to start.
As this blog is now picture heavy I will sign off now and will return at the end of May with how I got on.
Bye for now