March's theme is March Madness, I plan to stitch as many different designers as fit in my schedule (how's that for a fudge?!)
So far we have:
Julie from In the Company of Friends (Dark Alphabet)
Chez Elisa for the Needlecraft Haven Freebie Challenge
Debra Page for the WOCS Daffodil Flower of the Month card
Sandy from San Man Originals for her Little Quilt Shop
Marie Suarez for My Lovely Sewing Tools from GoS online magazine
Joan Elliott for the JE RR on the Yuku Board.
I received the RR piece but rather than start on it immediately I felt the urge to put in a couple of evenings on My Lovely Sewing Tools. That's my definition of Madness - Throw Crazy to the Wind! Here are my Before and After shots to show the progress after three evenings:
This is my part of Jacqui's Joan Elliott RR. Her theme is "Your Favourite Joan Elliott design". It's an impossible choice so I chose a genre I won't be stitched on any of the other RRs. Here is one evening's progress:
Again the scanner has bleached the fabric colour.
Can you guess what the design is? I'm trying Anchor 403 instead of DMC 310. It is marginally thicker on 28 count. I was also recommended Vicky Clayton's HDF black. Does anyone know of a UK stockist?
I'm also using black on another project and I'm trying 3 strands of 310 which is working well.
Finally, a non-stitchy item - my boys have normal names as I've said before but I do call them cute nicknames and use terms of endearment. A lady came to the door today, while we were chatting The Small Boy was behind the stair gate and wanted me. I said "Hang on a moment sweet pea, Mummy will be with you". Lady-on-doorstep: "Sweetpea, that's a pretty name".
Now, (A) he's a BOY (OK he has a mop of hair but he's very boyish under it) and (B) what kind of person calls a child of either gender "Sweetpea"? I'm not Olive Oyl and hubby isn't Popeye. LOL.