Wednesday, April 1, 2015

April Update

Well, I'm almost embarrassed to share with you how much I got done (or didn't get done, as the case may be) of my March project, "Happy Hearts" by Victoria Sampler. This is where the project was at the beginning of the month. I was working on the third panel at the bottom:

And this is how far along I got by the end of the month. Unfortunately, didn't make as much progress as I was hoping as life got in the way and I had to spend several days preparing our taxes instead of stitching. But I really like how nice it is looking.

But now it is a new month, so I need to pull out my next WIP. For the month of April, I'll be working on……drum roll………a project called "The Color of Nature" which is NOT a Victoria Sampler design. See, I do work on other designs than Victoria Sampler. LOL  This is a project that was in The Cross Stitcher Magazine back in 1994-1995 and is an afghan that uses all 390 (at that time) DMC colors. The first picture shows the entire afghan; the second shows the square I'm currently working on. It should be really awesome when completed (several more years from now).

So I would love to be able to finish this square by the end of the month. We'll see how it goes!


  1. That is going to be lovely, Dorrie. No experience of afghan stitching except a thistle design on one for my American Mum - it was her 80th birthday and a gift from out quilting group.
    Thanks for your nice comment on mine......I am beavering away on the bit I DIDNT finish!

  2. Your afghan will be lovely when finished, Dorrie. I like your Victoria Sampler project. Thea has some beautiful designs.

  3. They are all beautiful the specialty stitches in the Happy Hearts piece! You've done quite a bit on it actually! The new project for this month really looks ambitious, can't wait to see all the little motifs. You're doing really well!