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Song of the Weather – April update


And yes, it’s in May, but only just in May so that’s an improvement. I  have high hopes of getting May’s done in the correct month.

I really enjoyed this one. I loved the surface stitches. Rhodes stitch is one of my favourites and once I’d figured out what I was doing, I liked doing the Portuguese border. I had some difficulty with the Bullion knots and they’re not particularly even but I’m fairly pleased with how they turned out. I think I finally got the hang of them but for a while there, I thought they were going to replace French knots as my nemesis.

04AprilThe cutting seemed to go a bit more smoothly this time as I wasn’t quite as terrified. My Double wrapped bars aren’t very even but I was having some problems getting the thread to stay tightly wound and not go all over the place. They’ll do. My Greek crosses could be better but I enjoyed doing them and now that I’ve done those, I feel fairly confident that I could do better next time.

The next one looks lovely but I’m going to do the Papillon SAL next  and leave May until the end of the month. Hopefully it won’t get left until June.


Author: Carole

The books I read, the things I make, the places I go.

6 thoughts on “Song of the Weather – April update

  1. Looks fantastic; thinking of joining in. Are you doing each month on individual pieces of fabric or are you doing them together as one large piece?


    • Thanks 🙂
      Do join in, it’s great fun, and the instructions are excellent.

      Mine are all on one piece of fabric at the moment but I may do something different with them later. I’ve left a slightly larger space between them, just in case.


  2. LOVE it! You did a fantastic job on this one! (I’m still stuck in February!)


  3. I think your April piece looks lovely. I’m still trying to decide on colors for mine.


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