Sunday, April 20, 2014

April's IHSW

I went to work on Monday with the hope that a walk around the Tidal Basin at lunch would be under blooming cherry trees.  Unfortunately, the majority of the blooms were in the Tidal Basin but the walk was still very nice - if a bit crowded:

Fortunately, the cherry tree in our front yard is a bit behind the ones in DC so I did see a tree in bloom:

We planted the tree about six years ago so it's still very young for a cherry tree but it certainly doesn't scrimp on the blooms.

The wild dogwoods are just past their peak but are still pretty:

And I found several clusters of wild grape hyacinth in the yard.

It's the third full weekend in April which means it's  I stitched on three pieces this weekend but will only show two as the third was a small finish that I'll show the end of the month.

The first one I can show is Just Nan's Strawberry Summer.

Here's where it was on Friday:

and here's where it was when I put it away yesterday:

This is stitched on 28-count Savannah Rose linen with DMC floss and perle cotton and beads as kitted.

And Secret Victorian Garden by Chatelaine went from here:
To here:

Stitched on 32-count Carol's Meadow with the called for fibers and beads
This one will be on the frame for this week, so I am hoping to have a bit more progress by next weekend.


Robin said...

Your WIPs are looking good, Susan! I love your cherry tree. What a gorgeous picture you shared!

Have a marvelous Monday!

Robin in Virginia

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Wow, lots of progress this IHSW, especially on your Just Nan.

The blossom is beautiful, every year I think to myself "I should plant a hawthorn hedge" because I love the blossom so much!

Chris said...

Lovely spring pics and great stitching progress!
Have a great week :)

The Maiden said...

beautiful blooms, and your Victorian garden looks amazing!