Monday, April 1, 2013

March Madness DONE and a tiny finish!

Phew, April finally arrived and March Madness is OVER!  But have a feeling it is a regular on this 'ere Themalicious.....oh well, I have eleven months to recover!  I know you are dying to know if I rose the challenge, well, let's see........  I should first admit that in this part of the month it's not all stitching, there's some quilting, knitting and even some bobbin winding - what, that's not allowed?  Nonsense, Heather said to work on something different every day this month!

My Bag
designed by Tanya of the Girl Garage
but stitched by me, lots of lovely pockets on
both the inside and the outside!

Wound Bobbins waiting!

Sarah Jane Lathrop Marking Sampler
The Gift of Stitching
Issue 55 August 2010

Pink Quilt
no pattern, made several years ago
bound and quilted last week!

Birdneck Sampler

Berlingot (or humbug)
Nancy Pederson
The Gift of Stitching
Issue 59 December 2010


Fanciful Alphabet
My Mark Designs
The Gift of Stitching
Issue 4 May 2006

Owl Panel
Bought who knows when, I am
hand quilting it and it
will be a table topper

Bought as a small kit in Plymouth?
More than 20 years ago so have
no idea.  Obviously NOT the the maiden
voyage of the Mayflower as houses and a small
boat have been built by someone!

ABC a l'arbre de vie
a free design
Patati et Peties Blog
Unable to find a link

Yellow Quilt (don't you just love
the imaginative names?), yet
another panel and trust me, there are more!
Hand quilted and bound this month
Sweet World (though I may change the
lettering for a gift)
Midsummer Night Designs
Second attempt as I was one thread out in
several places on the original and just couldn't
live with it!
Song of Solomon
Bought originally as gift for WT
for anniversary two years ago!

Hillside Samplings
Seasonal Samplings

from The Hitchhiker Trilogy
by Martina Behm
Our Hearts pincushion
Shepherd's Bush
given to me by DJ

I did it, though the more observant of you might have noticed that the berlingot appeared twice in the month - well, shucks, but do admit, it's a finish and it covers all the bases with the 3D ornament on Heather's list, so thanks, Liz (no blog (yet!)) for pointing me towards it!  Whoops, just had a look at the ornament list and apparently I am a month behind....... February was snowlady/gent but I got permission to stitch snow instead, lol, and MARCH was the 3D ornament......oh dear, do you think she'll notice?

So, what treats do April hold? 
for the ornament I have to search out.......  Santas or elves

and for the theme.....think big!

Amazon April

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

so methinks I will have to go and blow the dust off, dig out of a packing case, instantly retrieve (ha!)  Mary Wigham, Anniversaries, Around the World - sadly, you were right, Kate :( Castles in the Air and begin my Scottish Sampler before I get thrown off the Scarlet Letter SAL.

So, if you will excuse me, now for a large cup of tea and a nice lay down as we say from where I'm from!

Please comment or I shall throw myself in desperation into the lake......which would definitely upset the swans!