Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Theme-a-licious Amazon April Wrap Up

This month started off scattered, but I ended up doing pretty well, I think. My first major accomplishment was finally sewing up the sweater I had finished and blocked during the Lottlympiad last summer!
You'll get more pictures on Friday. =)

If you missed it last week, I finished my ornament, too!

I made more progress on Toccata I.
The astute observers among you (and probably even those of you in need of another cup of tea) will notice that I skipped some spots. That's so I can continue working on this during next month's theme "legitimately". I guess that shouldn't be in quotes. Because it will be "legitimately". Darn it! Legitimately. There we go. No theme-fudging. Can you guess which color I skipped?

Towards the end of the month, I focused my attention on Autumn Queen. Here's where she was mid-month:
And here's where she ended up.
That's pretty good for me, slow stitcher that I am...especially considering all the Wisper. I'm almost finished with the first card! Of three. *sob!*

Now it's time for...
Monochrome May
Pick a color, any color, then stitch only on projects that contain that color for the month!

Ornament Theme
any monochrome ornament

Whoah. Now, hang on...I know this one sounds scary. But you don't have to stitch only on projects that contain ONLY one color...you can stitch on projects with lots of colors, but you can only stitch with one of them. Are you completely lost now? =) If this sounds like too much to handle, you could just do it on the weekends, or only one night a week.

For those of you who know me IRL, and probably those of you who have been paying any attention at all, you'll be absolutely unsurprised to hear that my color will be BLUE. I should have a ton of projects to work on. =) As for my ornament, it'll be the Peace tree by M Designs.

So how did your Amazon April go? Did you make it out from under your vast swaths of fabric? Please add your link below (to your wrap up post), and visit some other Themers if you can (everyone loves comments and encouragement!) Our next post will be on the 15th of May, when we'll check in for Monochrome May!

1. TAGM: April Stitchery Wrap-Up
2. Serendipitous Jo
3. Katri
4. Tiki Stitches
5. Katie
6. Karoline

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Chris said...

Great progress! The sweater looks amazing.
I love monochromes :)

Annie said...

You had a very productive month! That sweater is just gorgeous and fits so well!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Your sweater turned out beautifully!

I'm loving watching your progress on Tocotta!

Karoline said...

Great progress, your sweater looks gorgeous

woolwoman said...

your cardigan is beautiful Heather and your progress on Tocatto is great. Hope that was one of your "challenge" pieces for duClay.
enjoy Monochromatic May - Melody

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Great cardigan, congrats on the finish!

I've decided to go for single colour projects but not necessarily the same single colour for each one. So Green for Goddess and Scarlet for Letter to start.

Se, my projects even have the colours in the title so that must be double points!

Christine said...

That cardigan is beautiful.
I'm glad you will be doing legitimate stitching, much of mine is illegitimate at the moment, as in I don't have time to pick the B*$?*%d up!

Nic said...

Good to see someone else that is as bad (or almost) at sewing up as me. No, not technique, just how long it takes you to get around to it :)
Love the cardi. Bet you're now wishing you sewed it up earlier (yeah, that doesn't work for me either)
Good progress on your queen. I'm impressed that you stuck to the whisper this month and didn't decide to ignore it in favour of the DMC stitching instead.

Looking forward to seeing your blue month. I'll be joining back in this month as I know just what to do for the theme :)

Katri said...

The sweater is so beautiful!

You already found my this month's report, but I added it in the list for others to see as well ;)

May will require some thinking; I'm currently stitching an Amelie design, just started with the greens. I wonder how many other "green" wips I have...

Anne said...


Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a nice comment. I enjoyed looking at your blog so I have become a follower.
Your cardi is beautiful and your stitching is too!

Tiki said...

Everything looks great. I'm looking forward to Monochrome May.

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