Wednesday, 31 March 2021

March Pie and Stitch from Stash

 It's the final day of March and time for a round-up of the month.  We'll start with Pie:

The original plan was to stitch on Fairy Idyll for 7 days but I got on a roll and just kept going!  She was a new start this month, thanks to the Tiny Decisions App and went from nothing to here:

stitched on 32 count Vineyard Murano from Crafty Kitten

That is a LOT of skirt!  Here's the cover photo so you can see how far I have to go and how much better this fabric is for her!

The plan for next time is to finish the palest yellow and then stitch that pink flouncy frill at the end of the skirt, with a view to working up the left hand side of the arch.

The Witchy Mice were stitched each weekend as part of my March of the Mischievious Mice.  Leonore said "How cute these mice are! I am all for making a whole...what do you call a group of mice?"   So I googled it and discovered the collective noun for mice is - a mischief!   How serendipitous!

A Mischief of Mice

Hawk Run Hollow, Main Street and Stoney Creek were all shown on my WIPocalypse post so that just leaves Just Nan Winter Blues.  This has been our Band Sampler SAL in the Just Nan FB group since 1st January.  Leonore gave me a shortlist and everyone voted for their favourite.  I finished it this week and it's just stunning.  I went for a 28 count white Jobelan because the lettering is over one and I wanted the details to really show.  

Our next Sampler SAL is for the design Nan's Garden.  I stitched a portion of this for a Round Robin back in 2014 so I'm looking forward to stitching the whole piece this time.  We're doing Follow the Needle in the Summer if anyone wants to join in.

Stitch from Stash has a Just Nan feel to it too.  I snagged two charts on eBay this month for every reasonable prices.  I set an upper limit of £5 for charts without embellishment packs.

The ALS is Autumn Lane Stitchery and here's my progress on Mrs Claus:

stitched on 28 count tea-dyed evenweave

Finally, my Easter Treasure Hunt Blog Hop starts on Good Friday 2nd April and I'll make sure my post goes up at breakfast time in the UK so you can start hopping bright and early!


diamondc said...

Jo: Nice progress on the skirt.
Your mice are so cute and sweet looking.
Nans Garden is so pretty, I love the blues in this one.
Mrs. Claus is adorable, nice progress.
Have a lovely day


Clare-Aimetu said...

Great start on your new project, I can understand how you kept stitching. Such cute mice and a super sampler.

butterfly said...

What beautiful stitching .
The JN lady is just beautiful.
Have a happy Easter .

Mary said...

I never knew a mischief was a group of mice!! I love your mischief!! The Just nan is stunning....and what a huge project your fairy is!! It's going to be gorgeous on your linen color choice. Have a Happy and Blessed Easter!

Christine said...

Your background colour is far better for Fairy Idyll

Shami Immanuel said...

I love the band sampler. All the projects are nice.

Preeti said...

Beautiful projects! Good progress on the skirt, it's a lovely project:)

Leonore Winterer said...

How fun is 'a mischief of mice'! I can just see them getting up to shenanigans.
And that blue sampler is just stunning! If I ever get a chance to snatch up that pattern, I'll jump on it.