I love it all: embroidery, canvaswork, quilting, crochet. So much to do, so little time.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Bugs and Rabbits!

Hey Blog Buddies,

During the WIPocalypse update, I mentioned that I had started on Raise the Roof's "Crabby All Year" and showed you my start for June.  I had originally intended to do only one "month" per rotation, but enthusiasm got the better of me this week.  So here is June:

I'm not a fan of bugs, but I do like this square.
My favorite is the caterpillar.
The designer calls it a centipede.
But I had never seen a red and yellow centipede
(and I've seen a lot of centipedes!),
so I shortened it's legs,
and it's now a cute little caterpillar!
The lettering and the "gnats" flying around
appear to be black,
but they are really DMC 939
(dark, dark blue!).

I had intended to continue on to July, but--hello!--
April, May and June are all on the same row!
So I backtracked to May's rabbits.
And here is May:

The design called for DMC 420 for the rabbit,
but I substituted WDW's Cappuccino.
Stitchers like me probably should not use overdyes.
Notice how stripey the rabbit is?
That's because I almost always
insist on crossing my stitches the Danish way.
But this design is a little zany anyway,
so the rabbit stays the way he is.

It seems like the lettering could be
a little larger in this square.  Hmmm.
I'll wait until the project is finished
before I make any decision to change the letters.

The weather in these parts has
been just beautiful the last couple of days.
Hope the weather where you are
is just what you like.
Thanks for visiting!


cucki said...

aww it is so cute xx

robindefender said...

Crabby is looking great!

geeky Heather said...

Ew...I do NOT like centipedes, but caterpillars are just fine! Actually, he reminds me a little of Slimey...Oscar the Grouch's worm. =)

Faith... said...

Both squares look great!

Chris said...

Great progress, what fun colors. I think that the rabbit looks perfect!

Carla said...

Love these blocks! But I have to agree with you that the letter on May's square should have been bigger =)

milly said...

It's lovely, very pretty!

Happy Baker said...

Those are so nice - I really like them a lot although my favorite season you have not done yet!!!

Mangogirl said...

lovely stitching :D