If April showers really do bring May flowers every time I say this line that silly joke pops into my head. Oh you don't know it? Well, "if April showers bring May flowers, what do May flowers bring? Pilgrims!!! - it was hilarious when I was eight!!! than it will be VERY colorful here in central Virginia this month. We had almost 5" of rain over a three day period this week. Lots of roads closed due to flooding but fortunately, no major damage near us. There was some rather dramatic footage of a portion of a street collapsing onto a train track in Baltimore but fortunately, nobody was hurt. It all cleared off Thursday afternoon and it has been beautiful since. Hopefully that wasn't our entire summer's allocation of rain!
Reading through my blog list I came across this idea - use mason jar lids as mini-pie pans - I think that is an absolutely ingenious idea and will have to give it a try soon. Although not with rhubarb...
In case you missed them, there are a couple of SALs starting up. Blackbird Designs has a very cute sampler and By the Bay Needleart is hosting a mystery. According to Donna, this mystery is not a seaside theme so very interested in seeing what direction she is taking.
It is the first Saturday of May which means it is time for a YOTA post. YOTA is being hosted at Pull the Other Thread - and she has an amazing finish shown on her post this month! YOTA is a WIP finishing SAL and do I have WIPs! I have really enjoyed the focus on getting things finished that this SAL has given me. While I still have a lot of things in various stages of stitched, I have fewer than I did a couple of years ago so I am happy.
If you check out my WIPocalypse SAL post for April you can see my progress on several of my pieces. I have worked on Elegant Doily and Secret Victorian Garden since that post so will only show my progress on those two.
Secret Victorian Garden went from here:
And Elegant Doily had more eyelets stitched as it is hard to see progress on a large white-on-white piece I'll only show portions of it from now on.
This will stay on the frame for the rest of this evening. Santa's Magic will take its place tomorrow.