Ah, the joys of an assortment of bulbs. As soon as one color tulip fades away, another starts blooming.
Right now these red and yellow tulips are blooming and also some lemon yellow ones are just beginning to flower.
For the Spring Garden SAL I've started stitching. After doing the center motif about 3 times and not liking the result, I switched fabric. The linen I originally chose isn't suited for blackwork.
This fabric is more even and tightly woven and the stitches don't disappear. I also changed the colors a bit. I swapped out the bright red for a more subdued color (which coincidentally are about the same shade as the tulips now blooming). I've also made a few tweaks to the pattern as I go along.
I'm notorious for not liking hearts (sorry) and there are 2 hearts coming up. I haven't decided if I'll stitch them or not. The instructions include graph paper so I have a feeling I'll be doing some doodling before I get to that section.