Just a quick post to share my March and April Year of Smalls finishes. Of course, the stitching is done but the finished product won't happen for a bit. The first is BBD Pins and Needles. I stitched it over one on miscellaneous fabric in my stash. I thought it was 32ct but I have a feeling it was 36ct because it came out much smaller than I anticipated. I plan to make it into a pin pillow.
The second finish is what i substituted for the April small. I didn't like that months selection so I decided to go stash diving and came upon this cutie. It is the Cat Sampler by the Goode Huswife. Too cute!! My problem, what happened to the letters A,B, and J. UUUGGGHHHH. An incomplete alphabet. My plan is to frame it using a houndstooth wool as the background. We'll see what I can come up with. My fabric stores are limited so I may have to use what I can find.
The weather here has been steller although no rain means it's very dry!! All of the trees are in bloom, and some of my perrenials are made their way to the surface and bloomed. I have spent the last 4 days doing yard clean-up, gardening and pruning the many fruit trees. We also took in a new foster family. An orange tabby named "Rusty" (really, that didn't fit so I call her Miss Kitty) and her 5 most adorable little bundles. There are 3 boys (1 orange tiger and 2 buff colored tigers) and 2 girls (both torties). They have been rather shy because of their circumstances so no pics yet but I promise to have them soon. I hope you have a wonderful day and fit some stitching time in.