I’m trying to get a few finishes under my belt at the moment, I seem to have quite a few projects almost finished…but not quite! So I’m going to make a concerted effort over the next few days, there’s other things I want to start but I really want a clearer sewing room before I start.
Last week I showed you ‘February’ from the Joyful World stitch-a-long by Snowflower Diaries. I managed to finish stitching this on holiday, but I also managed to stitch March and April too! I think April is the only one in the year of designs that I find a little too twee, in fact the squirrel was meant to be carrot orange, but I changed it to soft grey – brown colour.
I looked in my stash and found three prints which coordinated nicely. I made a simple mini cushion and then made some cord from two of the embroidery floss colours. It always surprises me just how long a length of thread you need to make cord, it’s roughly three times the length required, so for these little pads I used about three yards of each colour! For March I decided to try a pale yellow and a dark blue, have a bit of contrast, I don’t think it’s really worked so I won’t try that again, I’ll stick to colours of similar tonal value.
So I have now finished the first four months, and importantly, I’ve caught up with the actual month, so April is now out on display in the dining room and I’ve actually started May!
If you fancy stitching these, they can either be stitched into one panel, or individual ones like I’ve done, they are actually meant to have a border round too but that made them a bit big for what I want. Maja Matyas, the designer, has a facebook page just for these and all the patterns are free on there.