Monday, May 20, 2019

Finish No 5

Yet another finish for the year!!!

This particular finish I am super happy about. I of course am happy about all my finishes but this one is in a different level. The reason is because it is one of my long lingers WIPs, for some reason this WIP took forever to become a finishes and I have no idea why, perhaps I just needed a better size q-snap or maybe I needed to put it on my Lowery stand.....I don't know, either way it is finally finish and it looks fabulous. It is Cirque des Triangles by Ink Circle on 20 ct white aida using Carrie's Creations thread Spring Delight.



I seem to be on quite the Ink Circles kick this year as well.

I finished this at the beginning of the month but only now remembered to post the finish. Since finishing it I started working on Shade of Orange by Northern Expressions. I am using DMC threads on 18 ct Champagne Cocktail by Enchanted Fabric (loved this hand dyed company). I am currently working on pages 7 and 8. I worked on it for 2 weeks before I just ran out of steam. So I put it away Saturday and started working on my Paisley Box pattern. When I get some progress done on it I will post a new photo.


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Saturday, May 4, 2019

Finish No. 4

I forgot to post this before the end of April.
 

 
Finish number 4 for 2019 is Chalkboard Mandala by Ink Circle done on 18 ct Echo fabric from Picture this Plus. I can't stop looking at it I just love this design.
 
I have moved on to Cirques of Triangles also from Ink Circles using Carrie Creation threads Spring Delight. I have about 3 triangles left and then I will be finished so hopefully by the end of the weekend, I am binge watching a bunch of my tv series so that should help in getting a lot of stitching done. LOL
 
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Saturday, April 27, 2019

progress is being made

I am currently working on 2 WIPs at the same time trying to finish the both of them before the end of April, as of today there is a possibility I can finish one but definitely not both.
 
 
The first one is Chalkboard Mandala by Ink Circle. This is the one I will probably finish before the end of the month.
 
 
 
Second one is Circle of Triangles also from Ink Circles. I apparently am in a IC mood of late. I run hot and cold with this design for the longest time I could only do a few triangles at a time before I got tired or bored with the design so it became a long lingering WIP. But when I picked it up again last fall I really enjoyed it and have been able to stick for all this time so I alternated it with Chalkboard since I couldn't decide which one was going to be the priority piece.
 


I have no idea what I will work on after these to project, I guess I will just play it by ear.

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Sunday, March 17, 2019

Finish Number 3

My latest finish is Summer Mandala by Ink Circles. In theory this project should have been a quick finish once I did the black border but unfortunately I was working on this project when I fell in November and as we all know it took awhile before I could comfortable stitch. By the time I was ready to stitch again I needed a new start to get my mojo going. So it had a bit of a time out. But without further ado here is my latest finish



It is just so gorgeous, in my opinion.

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Saturday, March 2, 2019

Two finishes so far this year

I have been plugging along with my stitch this year trying to finish off some older WIPs. I think I have been doing a pretty good job at it LOL. Since I have two finishes now.

The only thing that is stopping me from being more successful is the cold, some days it is so cold my fingers and joints have told me that stitching wasn't going to happen and that has really ticked me off.

Now I shouldn't complain too much since the west coast of Canada hasn't gotten the bad winter weather nearly as bad as the east coast of Canada and the US.

Here are my finishes.

The Hobbit by Cloudsfactory




Seasons in Chalk - Summer



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Monday, December 31, 2018

Final post of 2018

Surprisingly I have had a heck of a lot more stitching time in December then in previous years, not sure how that happened LOL.

I have about 85% mobility back in my left arm. I still can't put my arm behind my back, some stretching is painful and the strength isn't really there but I know I will get it back eventually.

Since I last posted I have gotten great progress on my Summer Mandala by Ink Circle.

 

 I added the grey/blue

 
and added a dark green

I also started one of my 2019 projects early....I just couldn't help myself. It is the Hobbit by Cloudsfactory on Shades of Autumn by Sparklies fabric. So far I have done Gandolf, Bilbo, Ori and I am almost finished Thorin. This design is just so cute and fun to stitch, I forgot how much I enjoy stitching a Cloudsfactory design.


Well Happy New Year everyone, happy stitching.

Friday, November 9, 2018

A finish and great progress

First things first, I don't think I posted my Reflections of Cairo finish by Ink Circle. So here it is



It is done on 32 ct Dried Thistle by Handy dyed fabric by Stephanie, I used Sulky Thread in Milk Chocolate.

On to my latest finish, it is Let's Love Autumn by Imaginating done on Cream 18ct aida



Then I started to work on Circle of Triangles, I finished about a page and a half before taking a break.



I have moved onto Summer Mandala, I am putting in one color at a time. So far I have only been able to put in one color. The lovely punch of blue looks really good.



Unfortunately while walking to work on Wednesday, I tripped after getting off the escalator and fell landed on my left side on the cement. I currently can't lift my left arm and have my arm in a sling. I tried to stitch yesterday which was a really bad idea. So there will be no stitching until I can move my arm again.

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