I'll want to get in one more new start before getting back to my goals list stitching. I spent all of last year and most of the first quarter of this year diligently stitching on items from my BAP-UFOs and Class Projects lists. That leaves me craving novelty and fresh new starts. I plan to indulge myself with one new start a month from May on but April just cries out for three new starts.
Psychologically, I am almost ready to return to my BAPs and UFOs in a day or two. That should make this month one where I meet most, if not all, of my monthly goals.
A long time ago, maybe 25 years or so, I was a docent for our local historical society. I worked in the Blauvelt House, a 17th century Dutch homestead, cooking at a hearth, tending an herb garden, pressing cider and other homely tasks. The herb garden had tansy [used as a bug repellent when added to bed straw and feather pillows], yarrow [used as a dye] and rue [I can't quite remember what we used this for, but I am thinking as an ingredient in potpourri]. So, when I saw the Tansy, Yarrow and Rue sampler sampler by Pineberry Lane, I knew I had to stitch it. Some things just resonate with one's memories. I will probably finish it up as a throw pillow for the living room sofa. But for now, it is simply a pleasure to stitch it.