Monday, April 1, 2013


Every day is a new beginning. Treat it that way.  Stay away from what might have been, and look at what can be.
Marsha Petrie Sue

Yes here we are at the start of a new month, and it too is a new beginning.  Here is my journal page for April. I have used the  Deerfield Embroidery piece which I had shown earlier on my blog when I completed it,  I had chosen to stitch it because it went with the colouring of the canvas work piece I wanted to use. The canvas work is a piece from the past. I am trying to use one piece from the collection of sample pieces I have and stitching a new piece to go with it and also a different coloured beetle each time.
This time it is a little silver beetle 
I am stitching the pages for my Journal for the Needlework Masters Monthly SAL Challenge
Having made a Journal cover each month the challenge is to add a page showing two different embroidery techniques. It is great seeing what everyone who is taking part has done each month.
 If you have missed seeing everyone's pages to date the link is here Then click on the month at the top to take you to the pages. Now to decide what I will do on the next page.


cucki said...

Wow it is truly looking so sweet..lovely colors..
Happy April xxx

Chris said...

Happy April Lee!
I love the Deerfield Embroidery. This page is just wonderful.
Have a great week!

Annie said...

A journal is such a nice idea. And it's fun to re-purpose some older stitching. Beautiful page!

Vickie said...

Gorgeous work Lee. A silver beetle!! Wow!

gracie said...

Perfection as that beetle..... how about a tutorial on how to master him?!

Annette-California said...

Oh Lee! Your two stitched pieces are Gorgeous WOW WOW WOW. I love your whole color scheme for April. Your silver beetle looks amazing in silver. ALL your work looks remarkable. love Annette

Anindita Basu said...

Beautiful work. All of them and I like the look of your blog. Dita.

Evelyne said...

I love your page for April.
Beautiful work!
Do you used leather for the beetle, all the beetles looks fantastic!

Hugs, Evelyne

Karoline said...

Your April page is gorgeous

Anne said...

Stunning work Lee! Your April page is full of amazing stitches!