Seam 24: This started as Seam 95 from Valerie Bothell's Joyful Embellishment stitches.
Seam 25: This was inspired by Valerie's Stitch #82, which was a single detached Cretan Stitch.
Seam 26: Pretty much exactly Stitch #53 from Valerie's seams.
Corner 13: This is from a machine stitched picture I saw on the internet. I had no way to find out whose motif it was to give credit. Hard to see in a photo, sorry!
That's my favorite part of the April block. It started from something I saw on the internet, and then I just did more, added beads, just really had fun with it. Colors of beads were inspired by the variegated Sassa Lynne threads I used, one blues and one grays/pinks. Click to enlarge. The background is ombre, and that causes it to be even harder to photograph.
Seam 27: An idea for short/tall buttonhole that started with Val Bothell's Stitch #60 and got carried away.
Seam 28: another one I liked, but based on nothing but a curvy chain and what I could do with it. The chain stitch is done with 2 strands of Gentle Arts floss, and I liked it and this color, Geranium, from their Simply Shaker line. I was trying to find where I bought it, because I liked their service, but I can't find it.
Seam 29: Sort of an experiment with these deep curves. Partially successful. I will have to refine the angles more if I do it again.
Corner 15: Just a fun fern stitch to finish this corner, going in both directions, and sprinkled with gold tiny Delica beads.