Greetings, fellow stitchers! Hard to believe that it's time already for the April WIPocalypse update! But April means spring time, and that is definitely a good thing. So, first things first -- my progress for the past month on WIPS.
I did not work at all last month on Tyler's Lion, my historical sampler. No reason, I just got sidetracked by other things. Such as my new start. I loved the finished Albero Felice so much that I decided to start what will be a companion piece by the same designer, Alessandra Adelaide (AAN). She has a couple dozen fantastic, stylized tree designs, and I fell in love with this one:
I chose this one for the design, but also because some of the colors are the same ones used in Albero Felice. Since I plan to frame them similarly and hang them as companion pieces, I figured the similar colors would tie the pieces together. Anyway, here is my start on this one, which I'm stitching on 32 ct. antique white Belfast linen:
I actually could have worked a lot more on this one, but one of the reasons that I started it is that I am going to Dallas to see my sister in a week or so, and I wanted a piece to take with me that wasn't super small like an ornament, but that was simple enough that I could work on it without having to intensely concentrate on each stitch.
Next up is Liza's Bouquet. This piece was my primary focus for the month. I'm not sure why, I just couldn't seem to stop working on it! I just love stitching this design, it is so bright and colorful. So here is where I am on this one as of yesterday:
And here's a close up of one of the super colorful areas:
Until May, then, happy stitching!