For my Hardanger SOTW square, May seemed like a pink month to me for some reason so these were my choices - no hand dyeds again, so they don't count towards my thread totals, but I really love using DMC variations perles for some reason!
My freebie project for this month is from Les Chalets des Perelles and I decided to stitch it all in silks as I haven't raided my AVAS stash so far this year, so I chose mainly AVAS, a few HDFs and a Waterlillies silk:
So the stitching is all done, just the finishing to do.........
I also decided to have a sneaky new start on the new SAL taking place over on the Yahoo Stitch Specialists Group, which is exclusive to its members. It is called Milady's Blossom Garden by Abi Gurden and is a drawn thread band sampler with a new part released each month.
I decided to crack open my Gloriana stash for this one as I haven't used any yet so far this year. I still get in the mind set of saving them for a special occasion as they are one of the more expensive brands of silk - but as Operation Threadporn has taught me, there is more joy in using threads than there is in just collecting them :).
So here is my floss toss on good old 32ct white Belfast linen:
|Glorianas in Carmine Rose, Birch Brown, Leaf Green and Blythe Green|
Dinky Dyes Madi's Rose and a Cascade House yellow silk
And here is Part 1 stitched up:
I'm looking forward to getting my teeth into the drawn thread work when it appears!
Next week I hope to be in the mood for Hardanger and pick up Confetti so that I can get the last of the squares filled, in preparation for the final mammoth part next month. I'm thinking next month might be a month of finishes, which means that maybe July could be a month of new starts............
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