Late Theme-tas-Stitch post and Catch-up

It's been a busy 2 weeks while my parents visited, and then it was the 51st annual Maple Festival in nearby St. Albans this weekend, so there's been a lot going on. Plus work continues to be busy and I've had to take work home, and go into work early, which has unfortunately meant less stitching time. But there's still some and I'm more grateful for it when I can take a little time to relax with my stitching. :)

First, the Theme-tas-Stitch catch-up! This is hosted by the amiable Kerry of Ramblings of a Biscornu Addict. We're supposed to post on the 21st of the month, but I suppose it's okay that I'm getting it in before the end of April at least. :) It's a very relaxed SAL, so join in if you're up to it and like the themes Kerry has chosen. A few of us have talked about a dragon month in August for the Animalia theme, so you can plan for that if interested. 

April's theme is April showers, and boy did we get some at the parade today!
 The local chapter of the 501st legion
some huge draft horses

And on the stitching front, I did at least manage to finish the February part of the Under the Sea SAL:
and get started on March:

The top photo is a little more true to life for the fabric. This is stitched 2 over 2 on 28 count Eilat by Chromatic Alchemy with the charted colours. 

And I finished the April design from Palko:

With Nile Princess(?) by Jodyri threads on 14 count opalescent Realgar by Chromatic Alchemy. 

And got an almost finish on May as well:

Stitched 2 over 2 with Jodyri Over the Rainbow (love this thread!) on 28 ct? Ice Blue Alexandria? I've had the fabric for a while and I don't really remember the details. I'm shoe-horning this one in since you can't have rainbows without water. :D

I had estimated my thread lengths to finish and was just short. I feel like this happens every time, that I underestimate by a good 20+ stitches. Does anyone else have this issue?

I'm glad to post again and will have to catch up on all your blogs now too. Hope you're all well and have had a good couple weeks!

Happy Stitching!



  1. Congrats on the great finishes Tiffany. The parade looks like fun.


    1. Thank you! And it was a really fun parade, it seems to have bad weather every year.

  2. Great progress on the UTS SAL! Love that over the rainbow thread colour!!!! It is gorgeous!
    Hope things go back to a more sane rhythm for you :)

  3. Your Under the Sea SAL is real pretty, love the fabric. Nice finish and near finish!

  4. Lovely finishes Tiff. The rainbow thread is gorgeous. I hope things settle down at work and you get more time for stitching.

  5. Great progress, the May thread is so vibrant

  6. I tend to over-estimate (which is why I have a HUGE collection of spare DMCs), but I do tend to under estimate fabric sizes for some reason, so I feel ya!

  7. Lovely work this month despite the work-nonsense!
    I always play thread-chicken, it's one of the reasons I use a petite needle, you can get an extra stitch or two that way!

  8. Great themed stitching - the Under the Sea SAL fits in so well, and I love the Rainbow thread.

  9. What fun, a parade!
    Under the Sea is coming along beautifully and I love the colours in May!

  10. Hey Tiff, thanks for joining in this month. Love the threads you've chosen for the months. The under the sea sal is super cute.

  11. Lovely finish and great progress on your WIPs :o) The parade looks like fun! Don't you just hate it when work/life gets in the way of stitching! I often under-estimate the thread lengths vs how many stitches! :o)
    hugs x

  12. Nice progress on under the sea. Great finishes ..... love the threads ..... and the shoehorning!
    I've been lucky with my stitching ..... so far, and always found I had more threads of the same colour hidden away with another project when one floss colour has run out.
    Sorry to hear about your work being so busy, and eating into stitching time. Hope it settles down soon!
    Barbara x


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