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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

WIP Wednesday

Happy Wednesday my wonderful readers!


 I am counting the days to my 2015 Dominican Experience trip, this year will be my 6th.  I think this long, cold, dreary and all around crappy winter has gotten me down and I can't wait to get some real sunshine!  The beach is probably not the most appropriate picture the trip is so much... but its white sands, palm treas and azure ocean that keeps me going!  I leave a week Saturday!  Cirque Des Coeurs is READY to go!

Tic-Tac-Love - Freebie
Simply Chic Needlearts
stitched on: Porcelain Linen from Silkweaver
stitched with: DMC & GAST

I'm still whipping up the seasonal smalls!  This past weekend saw the finish of Tic-Tac-Love, it took me a bit to decide what colour beads I wanted to use to mark "tic-tac-toe"!  There was a choice between clear with an ab finish, pearl, or this dark rose that I picked in the end.  I didn't have any of the Crescent Colours the chart called for so I used Ecru, and from my GAST collection Coral Bells, Tea Rose and Evergreen.  I'm so happy with how these colours came together on the fabric!


My next seasonal small start is Green + White by Bent Creek... and this one I have all of the necessary floss in my stash!

Finally... Page 10 is finished on The Accolade!!!  As you can see I've moved into page 11, the 2nd to last page!  I didn't think I'd ever see the day.

27 comments:

sharine said...

Can we come with you?lol
Great stitching:)

Bea said...

Tic-Tac-Love is SO pretty - just love the colour combinations.

Yay for Accolade! Looks like you have a little colour before the grey again.

So envious about the trip, but enjoy it!

Linda said...

Congrats on the cute finish Dani. The Accolade is amazing. Her hair looks so real. Cute new start.

Linda

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

It must be nice to have a trip like that to look forward too.
The tic tac love is a cute little seasonal finish.
And of course Accolade is looking stunning!

Christine said...

Great stitching Dani, The Accolade is looking wonderful

Julie said...

Accolade is so amazing!

Vickie said...

Tic-Tac-Love is so sweet!

riona said...

Having watched your progress on The Accolade, I am enabled to finally start a huge multi-page chart from my own stash, The Tangle Faerie, by HAED. When I ordered it, I foolishly thought from the model photo that it would probably be about the size of TW's dragon in a tea cup design. Imagine my horror when the chart had over 15 pages. But your steady 10x10 block progress is inspiring, enabling and encouraging. Or maybe I am deluding myself. I wonder if I have your patience or even enough time left to stitch it. I will consider it my retirement project, started just a few months early.

Carol said...

I'd be counting the days, too! I think all of us in the northern climates need a bit of sun and surf right about now :)

Your little Tic Tac Love is so cute--great color choices. Keep up the great work on The Accolade--we're all rooting for you!

Kate said...

Great stitching update Dani. Not surprised you are looking forward to your trip - looks amazing.

D1-D2 said...

Take us with you! I can't wait for my own vacation, but mine isn't until April. I love those shades of green in your new WIP.

Brigitte said...

Two wonderful smalls and very nice progress on Accolade.
I often switch threads these days, I just take my box of overdyed threads and try to match them to the picture of the chart or to my own imagination. Usually works great. Just like on your small heart piece.

Brigitte said...

... and I can easily understand that you are looking forward to getting away from the cold and snow to some warmer place.

Sylvia said...

Your wok on Accolade is amazing!! It is gorgeous. I have enjoyed watching your progress over the years. Enjoy the sunshine and warmth in the DR!!!

Michele said...

love this finish .. do you know if the freebie is still somewhere on line? or could I get a copy from you? I love reading about your Dominican experiences

Justine said...

Very jealous of your trip! I'm sure you will have a wonderful time in the sun. I'm not a summer person but I am craving some warmer weather at the moment.
Your smalls are lovely and as for Accolade, wow! It must feel like the end is in sight...

Jan Jones said...

Yay for Accolade! Gosh, How long has it been since you started it?

Von said...

You've had a brutal winter! I'm so glad you will get some sunshine real soon. :)

Miamina said...

Lovely stitching and well done on the finish!

After all that cold weather I'm not surprised you are looking forward to your DR trip!

Sally said...

Sweet finish and lovely new start!

Wow you're making amazing progress on The Accolade.

Have a great trip!

Meari said...

Cute finish!

Emma/Itzy said...

Your so close on the accolade now! :D I know you have said before this isn't a HAED, where is this version from?

Annette said...

Lovely stitching update!!

Melanie said...

Even I'm going to do a happy dance when you finish The Accolade. It's been great watching it grow over time. :)

Maureen said...

I just The Accolade. So close to finishing as well. Hope your trip is going well.

stitcherw said...

Tic Tac turned out wonderfully, what a fun project and I love the beads you picked to finish it with. Accolade is looking fantastic! Congrats on a page finish and moving to the next one, the stitching and confetti is so involved, it's quite an accomplishment, this will be awesome when completed.

mytimestitching said...

Wow! You have gotten quite a bit done. Looks fabulous! You are into the home stretch!