For my April SOTW hardanger square this month I choose to use mainly DMC perles in their variegated and variations series - not everything I do has to use hand dyed :) (although they don't count towards my thread challenge totals). I stitched portuguese ladder stitch for the first time and I also had to stitch what I refer to as" maggot stitch" - aka bullion knots, which I hate! Fortunately I had a straw needle large enough to take #8 perle, so that made them a bit easier, though they are still one of my most hated stitches lol!
I then chose two freebie projects to stitch this month, each of them was only an evening's worth of stitching and I got to use more threads :). Firstly was the La-d-da Rose Freebie, I chose 28ct Jobelan in Mummies Curse by Polstitches and Valdani and Crescent Colourworks threads and finished it as a little cushion with some of my new fabric stash:
|Valdani Threads: Old Rose, Old Brick, Muddy Monet, Crispy Leaf|
Crescent Colourworks: Hickory Sticks
|Thread Pickerz Silks: P3 and Fuschia|
Pages for beading, chenille, crewel, straw and tapestry needles
So the stats for this month are:
Percentage of hand dyed stash used to date: 9.07%
Number of different stitches used to date: 27
Number of finishes to date: 14 (8 of which are "finished finished")
Now to think what I want to achieve next month.......