Thursday, May 1, 2014

Theme-a-licious April/May

I ended up having more projects that fit in with the April Showers theme than I thought I did!

I started out working with some frozen water. =)

Dancer, by Mirabilia
I am now finished with all of the snowy ground!

I remembered an old piece from a class I took with Teresa Wentzler her very self.
I'm planning on changing the verse to
Here is the sea, great and wide
where Your teeming creations hide.
Above, the ships sail to and fro
and Leviathan doth sport below.
It's based on Psalm 104:25-26. I'm not married to it, though, so if you have any suggestions (especially if they tie in the castle as well), leave me a comment!

Next I made a start on the thread bag of Ye Shall Prosper.
A very small start. =) I actually have the needlebook, pin keep and front of the scissors sheath stitched (though not assembled).

OK, time for a quiz. Anyone know what this is?
Give up? It's the water in the middle of Chatelaine's Japan Garden, which I bought just after we visited Japan. Now one of the blue silks has wandered off...hopefully it will show up again!

And now for something completely different. These are the second pair of Cookie A Sock Club socks for February (knit in Capretta from Knit Picks).
And what do they have to do with water, you ask? The sock pattern is named Björk, but I called the project "Swan Feathers". And you know swans hang out in the water all the time. Why did I call it "Swan Feathers"? Well, when I think of Björk, I think of only one thing...

...wait for it...

Swan dress. Oh yeah.

Now it's time to share our plans for THIS month, which is...

Menagerie May
Is it a zoo in your stack of WIPs? How many projects can you find that include animals or birds?

My main focus for the month is going to be Dancer! And there are definitely some squirrels that need my attention... =)

So how was April Showers? Did you sail through some WIPs, or did you just experience a sinking feeling? How are you planning to tame your WIPs during Menagerie May? 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!) Final reminder: unlike last year, there will be no check-in post on the 15th, so our next post will be on June 1st. I'll post some time mid-May to announce the theme for June! And remember, it's never too late to join in or send suggestions for future themes!


Beth said...

You make me smile Heather. Looks as though your april theme worked well for you and May's theme should be fun too.

Chris said...

Hey Heather!
Great update on the past month! You have some great projects going. I hope that May is a great stitching month!!

cucki said...

Beautiful stitching and great up date x

KimM said...

Gorgeous stitching - and you make me laugh. Love your posts.

Delusional Knitter said...

I didn't accomplish anything for April - BUT - many of my current cross stitch WIPs can fit into the May category!!! I have the hummingbird from earlier this year to finish and I just picked up a small one for our "Princess" its a cat on a pillow with a crown on her head.

I loved your "And now for something completely different" reference ... but your Bjork one made me laugh even harder!

SoCal Debbie said...

Your frozen water looks great! The start of your Japan chatelaine is gorgeous! The Teresa Wentzler Sand Castle is beautiful! I was trying to finish a birthday gift last month and only stitched on one water design. I have lots of animal WIPs for Menagerie May to stitch!

Julie said...

You accomplished a lot in April, well done.
The socks are beautiful.

Nic said...

All good waters.
Love the dark colour you've chosen for your Chateline. Hope this piece gets some more love this year - am looking forward to seeing more.

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