Sunday, 29 April 2018

April Smalls

Based on the weather around here this month, it was a very good month to stay indoors and stitch. Lots of rain, snow and cold! I did manage to complete some projects but not nearly as much as I'd hoped. You see I was out running around in a lot of that mess!

One of the reasons for a lack of stitching was a trip back to my hometown. My hubby had a recital to play in London, Ontario and since I wasn't needed there, I dropped him off and continued on to Windsor to visit my mom and sisters. One other visit I had planned was to a childhood friend. One of the ones that you don't see often but when you get together it's like you were never apart. My friend Patti enjoys crafty things so I brought her a much delayed stitch for her birthday last summer. I showed you a sneak peek of it last month. Here's my completed finish: E SubRosa Designs Happy Birthday.

I really enjoyed stitching this one for Patti and she was very happy with the results. 

On to the next gift. This one I had hoped to have finished by now but time has been catching up to me. This is for another friend who loves bees. It's another SubRosa Design called Bee Heart. Here's where I am at this point.

I'm starting the second wing this afternoon. I find I need lots of quite to concentrate on the wing's intricate pattern otherwise I can easily count wrong. Besides the second wing I have a honeycomb pattern to stitch around the bee and then the final finishing. 

I also have 3 other birthday gifts to complete, one for my granddaughter and 2 for stitching friends that I will see at the end of May. Wish me luck. Time is not exactly on my side these days!


  1. Your April smalls are fabulous, Lynn. What an elegant looking bee you are stitching! The birthday piece for your friend turned out great.

  2. A wonderful gift for your friend. Love the bee stitching.

  3. Oh, what a wonderful finish, Lynn! Very pretty! Love the bee as well. Oooo, a stitched honeycomb sounds intimidating to me! That type of geometric always freaks me out...then I stitch it and it’s so repetitive that it’s super easy.