Friday, April 5, 2013

April Showers?

Hey, Friends!
On Thursday, we had rain and about 40°.  Not so much like spring, but the predictions for the coming days is climbing up to the 70’s.  Let’s hope it stays in that vicinity of spring for a while!

I started on a new piece on 28 ct planning to stitch over one, but with two threads.  How many times do I have to start a project that way before I remember – it won’t work!  I frogged what had been done and began with one strand.  Now it seems so easy…  Maybe that’s the point??  Not far enough along to share, but maybe next time.

I finished stitching May Word Play by With thy Needle and Thread.  I am really enjoying these!

Oh, and here's April hanging on the office door at work.  Not a great pic taken with my phone... 

What else?  Finished the piece that was a gift from TheScarlet House at the PALS conference last year.  Thanks, Tanya.  It was a fun stitch!  It’s in a small shadow box that sort of reminded me of drift(barn) wood with shells around.  It’s stitched on 28ct Tea Linen over one.      

Hope you all have a great spring weekend with a bit of time for stitching – maybe on the deck or garden?!

Thanks for stopping by, today and always.  I appreciate your thoughts and comments!

May 2013 be filled with Happy Stitching!



  1. Your finishes look great ! I have just started the May Word Play. I agree, they are fun to stitch.

  2. I love your word play pieces, and Tanya's piece too! I so need to do the Word Play series.

  3. Fabulous word plays. I have stitched two and must get another one out, maybe july's, lol I might get that one finished if I start now.
    Love the beach finish
    Happy spring!!

  4. We are warming up a bit, not as much as you though!
    I do that too! I always ask myself too, why did you stitch with the two strands with 28ct AGAIN?!

  5. Oh....I love your shadowbox! It looks perfect with the shells. So ready for the cold wet weather to go away... and that nasty pollen! Hope you have a great weekend!

    happy stitching....

  6. Great finishes, Charlene. Hope your weekend's nice and warm. It's supposed to rain here.

  7. Your Word Play is ever so cute! Love the Bunny on the April one in your office! I wish I had that Beach piece! I think I am going to MB this year. Working on it anyway. Would be nice to see you again! I am so ready for warmer weather! Though the pollen prevents me from going out of doors a lot...Except I think I can drive to the beach and walk out there... NO TREES! Hugs!

  8. May's Word Play is adorable, Charlene. I'm just finishing up April's, but just having trouble enjoying stitching it... Not sure what my problem is because the charts are so darling!

    Cute way to remember your beach retreat--love the shells!

    The sun is shining here today, but it is still VERY cold (34!!) so I won't be spending much time outside today. Hope you enjoy your weekend :)

  9. Love your finish of May Word Play. I need to get going on these word plays!! They look a lot of fun to stitch!

  10. Spring is finally coming!! Yippee! Lovely finishes!

  11. Love your shadow box with your sampler! Beautiful. Love both your word play pieces. I know what you mean about stitching over one. Sometimes we have to test our ideas and then make adjustments:) Your finishes are fantastic. love Annette

  12. Nice finishes on your word plays. I love how you finished your stitching at the beach.

  13. Beautiful works of art. I used to do cross-stitching, but my eyes are no longer good enough. Love the way you framed these. laurie

  14. What a lovely blog! Your samplers are all so beautiful. Much to inspire here! Elizabeth/Bluebird Stitches


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