Long time no blog. This month I had two new starts and two finishes.
For the month of March my stitching focus was Cirque des Cercles by Ink Circles. I managed a whole 12 stitches (so no photo). This project is on an a PTP opalescent and I just had too much trouble seeing the holes. I need to get my checked I think. I know the migraine affects my sight, but I think there might be more to it than that.
So instead I spent the majority of the month working on Princess Charlotte from Fil’anthrope as the fabric is a 28ct white with large holes. I’ve moved about half way along this project. I think this could be finished in less than a month if I focused on it! Would have gone further this month but had a bad migraine episode in the middle of the month and stopped stitching altogether for about a week.
I also started a small Hardanger SAL (stitch-a-long) with the Polstitches Facebook group. This is the first two weeks of four. Yes there will be cutting. At some point …. all right, stop sniggering you lot 🙂
As I was slow ordering the kit, and then we waited on international post, I was a little behind at the start. But I caught up mid-month and then let slip again. The SAL is now finished but I’m still at the half-way mark. Definitely including this one in the April stitching to see if I can get my first small beginner piece of Hardanger done and under my belt!
Of course since I’ve been updating this blog all day with photos and links etc, the part section has been released. So I was caught up on this SAL for a whole twelve hours I think.
Finally I finished the secret present and selected, floss tossed and stitched a second small secret present. Both of these presents will heading off to a framer tomorrow.
Wow when typed out like this, I guess I did a fair bit of stitching after all this month. However, nothing I stitched used “teal” in colour. So I will say that I’m blue that I couldn’t stitch on Cirque des Cercles, and green with envy for those who did work on their focus pieces this month. Teal is a blue/green colour – so I think this fulfils the criteria.
On to April. The Stitching Hangout theme for April is “yellow” and it looks like the Polstitches Hardanger SAL will fulfil that quite nicely. And help me push to finish it.
The April poll result was a tie between Princess Charlotte and the Dragon Feathers Afghan. So seeing as it is getting a little on the nippy side here, I think I select the Afghan as my project for the month and rug up warm.