Friday, March 30, 2012

Theme-a-licious March Madness Recap

March Madness, she is finished!

And I'm exhausted!

I'm glad I put Amazon April as a follow-up to the epic context-switching that is March Madness. Since the check-in post, where I cataloged 12 WIPs, I've done two recap posts:
And since that post, the Sparkly Compote of Decree continued to cough up WIPocalypse projects. Think it's trying to tell me something? (In a completely inanimate way, of course.)

Sunday was Keep a Little Secret.
It's so much easier to stitch on this in daylight, but even though it's light so late, I still failed to stitch while it was still light! Kind of a pleasant surprise to see what the colors actually look like the next day, though! =D

Monday it was the Urban Necessity Gloves:
Done with the cuffs and starting on the thumb gusset (hence the stitch markers).

Tuesday was Blackwork Band Sampler, which I did not take a picture of. Since I only stitched on the cream-on-cream satin-stitched border, it still looks remarkably like it did at the end of Fangirl February (only not so yellow).

and Wednesday gave me Hemlock Ring Throw (NOT a WIPocalypse project), which is lace on size 10 needles!

Thursday, it was back to WIPocalypse projects with Eight-Pointed Star.
I thought I'd finished all the kloster blocks, but I missed a little section there. Oh, well. Soon I'll be on to the fun stuff.

Total: 27 projects! I'll have to show you Friday and Saturday later. That'll bring my total up to 29. WOW! I only missed two days (I was too tired to stitch at all)...that's pretty darn good for me!!

Thanks to all of you that indulged in the madness with me, no matter how you chose to embrace it! Hopefully those of you that were scared away will rejoin us in April. I promise it's much more sedate...

Amazon April
Dip your needle into the vast swath of fabric dedicated to your BIGGEST projects!

Now this theme will work great for all of your that joined the BAP Challenge! In April I'm going to work on
  • Grandmother Star Temari...I know it's not a HUGE project per-se, but it's the biggest temari I've ever made, so I'm counting it! I'm going to try and finish all the green.
  • Peacock original giant project
  • Random Thoughts...again, not the hugest of huge, but by golly it's close enough for Theme-a-licious! I'm just making this stuff up as I go along anyway, people. ;)
  • Les Rubans...I'd like to finish ribbon 1 (not a problem) and make a good start on ribbon 2
  • And maybe my Origami Turtle...'cause wouldn't it be awesome if it was done in a year??

I'm so proud of those of you that shook up your routine with some form of March Madness. Your creativity continues to inspire me! =) So what was the final damage outcome? How are you going to calm things back down for Amazon April? Please add your link below (to your wrap-up post), and visit some other Themers if you can. Our next post will be on April 15th, when we'll check in for Amazon April! And don't worry if you haven't posted before...just jump in whenever.

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Unknown said...

Sorry I seemed to have entered my link twice.
You made great progress on your March Madness pieces and it was great to shake things up a bit for the month lol but I'm glad there is only one Madness month. Looking forward to seeing how your BAP will go over the month.

Sherrie said...

Hi Heather,
Great job on your pieces. Love the Hemlock Ring Throw. Have a great day!

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Sue said...

Wow! What a month you had! There was some awesome stitching and knitting, plus horrible hayfever! That is NOT nice.

Sue said...

Oops! I forgot to say.....congratulations on the award. It is well deserved.

Sue said...

Mr Linky loved my post so much it's there 5 times!

Anne said...

Gorgeous works in progress Heather!! I love that peacock!! I can see how you are thankful to be done with MArch LOL!!! Looking forward to Amazon April and to see your progress on your BAP!!!!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Look at those fantastic WIPs yeah I'd feel a little ADD if I had to constantly change projects!

Measi said...

I really wanted to be part of it, but life just got in the way. I'll probably be doing something similar for the Olympics this summer (having fun with rapid rotation).

krayolakris said...

It's great seeing all of your projects Heather! Love your Sheldon stitch markers :)

Unknown said...

Stop being so awesome! Oh wait, no, don't stop. Take this award instead:

Topcho said...

OMG lol! "Knock knock knock Penny"on the gloves project XD How awesome is that!!!
All of your project looks great, I hope to put up a check in post tomorrow

Jenny said...

Wow - you have a lot of fabulous projects going on! I love the JN peacock - it is so pretty!
The stitch-markers are so cool! Almost makes me want to start knotting, since it looks awesome! The trow will be spectacular!
29 projects! I can't wait to see how all of them progress!

Michelle said...

I'm dying over your stitch markers. So funny!

Daffycat said...

I'm here, I'm here! Sorry I'm late, no excuses!

Whoa, I love your Just Nan project! Too pretty. I have a thing for peacocks so I might be a wee bit biased.

It was kind of the SCOD to give you WIPocalypse stuff since that update is coming up! All mighty ~ all knowing SCOD!

AimeeWrites said...

OMG! Your stitch markers. FABULOSITY!!!!!

Joysze said...

Gosh... love that Hemlock Ring Throw, Heather.

I see both Peacock and Les Rubans in April's plans. i'm a happy puppy. ;)

Valentina said...

Hi Heather, sorry for posting twice, but it kept on telling me there was an error, so I did a second try and I ended up with two entries.
Just letting you know I've posted my Theme-a-licious check in. I'm far behind in reading your blog, sorry!. I've seen you're up to pretty things with your needles!

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