Cirque des Cercles
c2006 Ink Circles
Stitched on: 32 Queen Ann's Lace Joblean
Stitched with: DMC 4240
Isn't CdC fantastic? You can't really tell from the picture but the floss is a gorgeous shade of blue/purple. The fabric is supposed to be Queen Ann's Lace, one of my favorites but for some reason this piece I ordered on line (hadn't seen in person) had non of the lovely grey mottling that I normally see. So it was the perfect piece of fabric to stitch design like this on.
I started CdC in September of 2012, I got a wee corner done between then and this past February when I last picked it up. The almost all of this piece was stitched between July 24th- September 2nd (at 1:30AM!). It was a great piece to stitch and perfect to work on while I travelled this summer.
The last couple of years Labour Day Weekend has become Kathy's Annual Stitching Weekend. Christin comes into work with me on the Friday before Labour Day to help get the student packages ready for the first day of school. Then we hit the road and road trip down to Kathy's where she has her guest room set aside for us.
Saturday (and Monday) was a rainy day, perfect for stitching!
Fran showing Barb how to make a bullion knot
Adriana, the most amazing 97 year old stitcher!!!
Fran, Barb and Beatrice
Kathy & Beatrice trying to put lavender in an ornament
Julie was new to the group this year and it was a pleasure to meet her!
I wanted to show off Clare's amazing knitting!
A short while ago I was making a few scissor fobs, and I had the most perfect penguin charm, so I snuck it into a certain Penguin lover's belongings. I know she's since found it but ... so far hasn't accused me of planting it!