Yup, there will be two Stitch Along posts this month! And since the caravans are all done and gone I've decided to use these check-ins to keep myself on track with an embroidered block of the month program sponsored by Joy. I finished the first block a couple of months ago.
That was presented for February. I was impatient to learn what the block for March would be, then when it finally came out I was so distracted by other projects I couldn't get to it. Ironic that, given the theme for the block.
I've traced off the design for April but haven't begun stitching it yet. So it looks like I'll remain a month behind for a bit longer. Or maybe at the next SAL I'll have April's block done and will have started on May!
One of the reasons I haven't begun the block for April is that I wanted to complete this panel, also from Joy:
I've stitched it on the same slightly yellow-ish green fabric as the monthly blocks so that eventually I can set them all together in one quilt if I so choose. I'm also using Nancy Turner's hand dyed floss exclusively. The largest petals in the flower are a deep burgundy, not black as it may appear in the photo. I'm just winging it with my color choices. I use whatever feels good at the time. A bit risky, but that's how I'm personalizing it. It's been a blessing to have these simple lines to back stitch when my brain was incapable of more strenuous activity.
There's quite a group of us in this Stitch Along, all doing our own project in various types of needlework. We span the globe too. I didn't make it around to see what everyone else is working on the last time; I hope to do better this time. Our next "meeting" will be at the end of the month, 27 May. If you'd like to join us you can let Avis know by visiting her blog.