Jump into Spring!


Who else stays up too late when you’re close to a finish? That was me last night, and I’ve finished Jump Into Spring. The basket and 3 rows of special stitches were fun, and quick!

Here’s my backing fabric and a little butterfly charm to dress is up. I felt like this design just really called for a butterfly! The fabric is French General Jardin de Versailles and I am so glad it coordinates. I have started a new big project-trying to make a quilt. It is more challenging than I expected even to get the blocks laid out! I have had to order a good deal more fabric to make it how I want with the color arrangement. Well. I suppose someday I will have a quilt to show you, but for now I am very happy I can use SOME of the fabric for something that will be finished.

Found it! Found it!


I found my DMC 225 and finished Just Nan’s Celestial Collaboration last night.

I have an ambitious finishing plan. You will not see it this month. Or even next month. This idea has to bake a while! 🙂

May Recap


Well, that was quick! Poof, May is gone! Here’s how my projects stand:

I did not get to a good stopping place on Autumn Quaker so I’ll just keep working on it in June. Maybe it’s about a third done? It doesn’t matter. I really like stitching on it.

Next is Jump Into Spring.

Jump Into Spring had an adventure last week called Jump Into the Pool. I stitch this one while watching the kids swim and put it down for a minute. The next thing I knew my son had pulled the chair I was sitting in into the pool with the whole project bag and everything. He was very apologetic. Well, the paper pattern was spoiled but not beyond use, and there’s a tiny bleed around the red flower on the right, but everything else survived the dunk, even my antique wood hoop which was my main concern. Fortunately I keep my floss in plastic baggies and they were all zipped up! I will still stitch by the pool but perhaps a bit further away.

I made a new start last week, something I couldn’t resist when I was putting away things and came across it in my stash. This is Celestial Collaboration Stars in Bloom from Just Nan:

I’m missing one thread! Gah! Actually, according to my list, I do own the thread in question, but I can’t find it. It is probably kitted with something else. This is cute and will be done soon, if I ever can find DMC 225! I love the peacock charm!

I will just keep working on these in June, at least for the next couple weeks. I hope everyone is having a nice summer!