It’s been a rather fun month for us. We’re continuing to settle in. The weather has been excellent and we’ve been spending a lot of time in the pool. We purchased a new BBQ and patio furniture and are spending our mornings and evenings on the patio. I figured out this morning that our WiFi is strong enough out there, with all the doors and windows closed, that we’ll be streaming our iTunes and satellite radio out there so I’m going to start stitching out there in the mornings. This makes the puppies happy since they love running around chasing birds, lizards, and each other.
I’ve spent a bunch of time playing in my room. Still a long way to go but at least now I can sit at my workstation and sew.
The most fun has been working on my WIPocalypse pile while watching baseball and hockey. Before I show my WIPocalypse progress, I’ll share a picture of Harley from last night’s hockey game. When the Coyotes score, there is a howl played over the loudspeakers. We, M and I, have started howling with it and the puppies have taken to joining in. At the end of last night’s game we were howling and I got a snap of Harley doing her Coyote impression. I know I’m biased, but she’s so darn cute when she does it. Her little howl is so high pitched and “soft” you have to really listen to hear her, but you can tell she puts her whole heart behind it.
Now, on to the stitching:
Finished Hannah Beeby!
I had completely finished the tree on the right when I discovered it was one stitch over on the right 🙁 It had to be frogged and put away since I was so upset. I have picked it back up and will definitely finish it in May.
I don’t normally participate in stitchalongs since they feel like obligation stitching to me but two Facebook groups I’m on are having stitchalongs on designs that I already had planned on starting, so on Wednesday last I started Rose Quaker. It feels like a quick stitch and I’m loving the colors:
It was very tempting to keep going but I wanted to start Mary Wigham for Thursdays. I had messed up on Petite Mexican Sampler on Tuesday, and I let her sit screaming next to my stitching chair while I stitched on Mary Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
I am loving the subtleness of the colors and I think GAST Salmon, the top motif, is my new favorite color.
Hannah, Rose Quaker, and Mary all definitely qualify for April’s Theme-a-liciousness, too!
All that stitching has left me with a full TUSAL jar for April.
You can see the different layers 😀 I’ll be adding a bit more to it this afternoon, to finish out the month with Petite Mexican Sampler stitching.