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

Friday, April 15, 2016

April, Come She Will

...from the Sounds of Silence album by Simon and Garfunkel.  A lot of my projects seem to remind me of songs.  Does that ever happen to you?

Anyway, I have a finish to show you today!

This is one of two designs from Prairie Schooler Book 152
entitled (are you ready?) April.

It was finished into a beautiful flatfold by

Here is a better view of the lovely material
that she used for the back of the piece.

And now for something completely different...

I do knit from time to time.
This project is called Slopes Scarf
and the pattern is available on Ravelry.
It's not quite finished--
I made sure that the needle didn't 
make it into the photo.
Unfortunately, I don't remember
the brand/color of the yarn.
It's a Merino wool and it's

And here's something I'm really excited about...


I ordered some antique white, 32-count,
Monika evenweave from Tanja Berlin,
and it came this week.
Its measurements are 18 x 70.
I don't think I'll need all of the 70,
so I might have some left over for smaller projects.
For those that are interested in this fabric,
Tanja sells it in either a half-yard or a yard,
and the width is always 70 inches,
which was perfect for me
because I intend to use this on the
Prairie Schooler alphabet.
I plan on stitching it all
on this one piece of fabric,
3 letters across and 9 down.
There is an extra pattern in the Y-Z booklet
which comes to an even 27.

Friends that know me personally
are well aware that I'm very eager to start
this piece.  However, I'm going to
try to show some restraint
and wait until Dawn Chorus is finished
before I start.
We'll see if that happens.

That's it from here.
Have a wonderful weekend.
The weather is supposed to 
be gorgeous in the Chicago area--finally.

Thanks for visiting!


CalamityJr said...

Lovely April finish, and an amazing piece of fabric! I assume you won't be stitching the alphabet in hand...

Rita JG said...

Beautiful stitching!
I am looking forward to see the PS Alphabeth!

Melody said...

Wow, that is an ambitious project! But, I love the idea of doing it all. It is going to be great. I also like your April flatfold finish. Very pretty. I have the chart, but I've not stitched this one. I do like bigger projects. We will all be anxious to see your progress!!

Robin in Virginia said...

Love your PS April finish and like how you had it turned into a flatfold. Look forward to seeing the PS Alphabet when you get to it. Enjoy your weekend!

Linda said...

Congrats on the gorgeous finish. Love the colors in your scarf. That piece of fabric looks downright scary.


Anonymous said...

Wow...that is a serious piece of linen! Can't wait to see your progress on this one. Love that alphabet series...each one is so nice. Love all the Prairie Schooler patterns...and love this April one you did. You scarf is scrumptious! Love the bright colors and the neat pattern. You do find the most unusual things to work on!

Justine said...

Your ornament is beautiful, and the finishing complements it perfectly. Great job!

Julie said...

Stunning flatfold, I do like that.
WOW ... that's a huge piece of fabric...
Great knitting, lovely colours in the yarn

Tricia B said...

Oooh, can't wat to follow you stitch the PS alphabet! I own the charts but am not close to starting it. Your April is adorable. Great finish!

Tiffstitch said...

Great finish! I don't think I've had that happen with my projects, although I always think of Prairie Home Companion's Sounds of Sickness when I hear Sounds of Silence now.

Carol said...

Oh, I'll be so excited to see your PS Alphabet come to life! I can't imagine working on that giant piece of fabric--best of luck to you...

Love your knitting and the PS finish is adorable :)