Whew! I am always so happy to see March Madness arrive, and--if I'm being perfectly honest--I'm always pretty happy when it ends, too! =) It's a ton of fun, but it is a wee bit exhausting. Nights when I'm really tired and might normally just sit around after work comatose or pick up something really simple to work on, I feel "obligated" to work on whatever the Sparkly Compote of Decree has...er...decreed.
To give a little recap, on the even days during the month, I draw a slip of paper from the SCOD and stitch on whatever appears on it. (On the odd days, I was stitching on SAL items.) I already recapped the first part of the month here.
Mid-month, I finally got my first wildcard slip! I had promised myself that the first one I got, I'd work on my Squirrel Fob. I had already sewed it shut (rather badly), so the next step was ruching some ribbon to put around the outside (to hopefully disguise my less-than-stellar sewing). I didn't get very far, because I tried about five different ways to ruche the ribbon!
The next project was a real blast from the past. We won't talk about how far in the past, but this is an old Teresa Wentzler Bulletin Board round robin that I never finished.
This stash bag tag is sooo close to being done!
The next project that came up was a really old class piece, and it was a little frustrating, since I could NOT find the hoop I used on it. I still have no idea where it is.
Just in time for Spring, the SCOD coughed up my Urban Necessity Gloves.
The SCOD does sometimes seem to be acting less randomly than I would like. The next project was another knitting project...Astrid.
I just added Summer Quakers to the SCOD before March Madness started.
I'd been kind of miffed with the SCOD this year...I think last year, I probably got three or four wildcard slips! But so far, I'd only gotten one...until the very last day. And of course, I was too tired out to really appreciate it. I had all kinds of wild ideas about what to do with it (*cough* start something new *cough*), but in the end, I decided to be all responsible and pick a project that I'm trying to finish but isn't part of any active SALs.
And that wraps up March Madness for another year!
Now it's time to share our plans for THIS month, which is...
What pieces can you find in your flood of WIPs that include water? Rivers, lakes, oceans, or rain (and anything that lives within).
Hmmm, this is actually going to be a challenge for me! Off the top of my head, I can only think of two of my WIPs that have water on them. Of course, there are a few more that have frozen water on them....
So how was March Madness? Did you make a mad dash through your stash, or did you completely lose the plot? What are your plans for April Showers? Please add your link below (to your latest Theme-a-licious post), and visit some other Themers if you can (everyone loves comments and encouragement!) Unlike last year, there will be no check-in post on the 15th, so our next post will be on May 1st. And remember, it's never too late to join in or send suggestions for future themes!