The weather is warming up and the trees are blooming where I live which means two things are coming up fast: outside stitching and allergies. (Hopefully you only have one of those to look forward to.) I spent last weekend hacking up the bushes in my backyard (and hiding the evidence behind our laundry shed because my landlady doesn't believe in yard bins) so that I can pull out a camping chair and stitch in the sunshine this weekend.
I know some of you don't like to knit in the summer because you break a sweat with a half-done sweater sitting on your lap. But embroidery is nice because you can do it year-round. Just swap out your comfy couch for a lawn chair and your cocoa for some lemonade.
To get you ready for some spring stitching, I thought I'd give you a little peek at the next few designs coming to the Super Stitchers' Club. My Rockabilly Girl charmed so many of you that we've reached a new high for the club membership. I'm so giddy that you loved her this much already and I can't wait to see how you stitch her up.
Then there's a friendly sloth for May. I know you've been asking for this design for a few months but he's finally here! I think his little smile is darling. Plus, you can make him more 'difficult' to sew by filling in the leaves with satin stitch.
One fish, two fish, orange fish, blue fish! For June, I thought some goldfish would be humorous to stitch. I have a soft spot in my heart for these fish. When I was little, I won a goldfish at a fair. (If you knew me, you'd be saying that they only gave it to me because I was such a terrible ping pong ball tosser.) That fish only made it five days and then I woke up one morning to find his bowl empty and a note inside from my parents. It said he'd died and they'd flushed him down the toilet. I remember going to the bathroom and saying goodbye to the toilet. I'd like to think that these colorful fish live in a wonderful ocean instead of a bowl on my kitchen counter.
If you're not a member of the Super Stitchers' Club and want to stitch up these designs, it's never too late to join! I've been working with club members to make sure you don't get bogged down with your stitching so I've started to add more small, 5" designs. This way you can take all of your spring vacations without getting behind in your embroidery.