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Monday, June 29, 2015

Update : Stitching

Once again I've become lax at blogging.  I keep thinking, I should blog but then my stitching seems to take precedence.  Also at work, the month of June is rather hectic as we're busy wrapping up another school year.  Sadly I'm not on summer holidays like may of my co-workers, I'm one of the "lucky" few that has a 12 month position in the school.  So I'm still working, I'm looking forward to 5-day long weekend starting after work tomorrow.  After that I won't be taking any holidays until the last week of July when I get to enjoy 3 weeks of vacation.  This year I have no travel planned, I'll be having a stay-cation or a few little day trips.

I'm going to update you on what I've done, been doing, stitching over the last month over a few blog entries.  First I'm going to start with stitching, my needle has certainly been busy!  I'll update you with all of my WIPs on WIP Wednesday, there has been a flurry of finishing, and a few little day trips that I've taken a few photos.  So, keep an eye out for blog entries every couple of days!
 
 Cirque des Carreaux (squares)
Ink Circles
Stitched on: 32ct Queen Ann's Lace Joblean
Stitched with: ThreadWorx Foxy

Since the end of May all of my stitching attention when to one piece, Cirque des Carreaux.  Christin suggested that was the project I should work on during a weekend away, and I just never put it down.  I was on page 2 when I picked it up, I found I was easily stitching a page in under a week, there's six pages in this design.


This is the third piece I've stitched in the "Cirque" series.  There is just one design left for me to stitch "Cirque des Triangles" (triangles).  I'm planning on starting that one in February during next year's Dominican Experience trip.  I haven't decided on colour yet, I'll keep the fabric the same as I have with all the other pieces.  Right now I'm thinking either a nice purple or turquoise, something vibrant.

In May I decided for my monthly ornament to start stitching up the Lizzie Kate Jingles series.  Fun, colourful, and quick are a great way to describe them!

Deck The Halls
Jingles
Lizzie Kate
Stitched on: 32ct Taupe Lugana
Stitched with: Weeks Dye Works

Noel
Jingles
Lizzie Kate
Stitched on: 32ct Taupe Lugana
Stitched with: Weeks Dye Works

So that's it until Wednesday when I'll share with you how my latest WIPs are coming along.

25 comments:

Xine said...

I love the fan view of the Cirques.

Ma, Herself said...

Wow Dani, your "Cirque des Carreaux is amazing...as are all of your "Cirques." I love Ink Circles and have had my eye on the Cirque series for a long time. in fact I am stitching my first Ink Circles now, "Bee's Knees" and I am just loving it...
Your Lizzie Kates are adorable, and as always your stitching inspires me :)
Thanks for sharing your progress, it's one blog that keeps me going...
Hugs
Ma

Linda said...

Congrats on the great finishes Dani.

Linda

Kate said...

Lovely stitching! The colors in the Cirque are very nice. Love those Lizzie Kate Jingles! I've started both of those and need to finish them.

Preeti said...

Beautiful stitching!! All the pieces look lovely! The Cirque is looking Gorgeous and wonderful :)

Justine said...

Those Cirque pieces are stunning and look so good rolled up together! I hope you will be able to frame them all when they're finished.

Julie said...

What a collection of Cirques, such a lot of work in them, don't they look lovely all together.
Cute little L*K's.

Bette said...

Love the Cirque finish. You have done a wonderful job on all of them. The Lizzie kate's are really cute.

D1-D2 said...

It's beautiful and when you see them all together like that they are very striking.

Robin said...

Congratulations to you on your finishes! Your Ink Circles piece is gorgeous. Both of your ornaments look great. The more I see these stitched up, the more I like them.

Robin in Virginia

Denise said...

Beautiful Stitching!!
Happy Stitching!
Denise

~Narita said...

Its so nice to see updates from you. I really enjoying reading about what you are up to. I know what you mean about spending the time stitching and not blogging.
My problem is I don't post unless I have something to SHOW and if I don't take the time to make it "presentable" for a picture, I just don't get to it...

Stay-cations are great! I have them FAR more often than I ever go anywhere. :)

Anna van Schurman said...

Very lovely! Look forward to hearing from you more regularly.

Lana said...

Beautiful finishes!! Can't wait to see all four ink circles done!!! They are on my wish list.... One of these days I may get to them, in the meantime I'll just enjoy your finishes and progress!

Bea said...

Cirque is lovely - they all are in fact. What a beautiful grouping they will be. The LKs are so cute. Congrats on the finishes!

Karen said...

Wow! You have been busy! It's a beautiful finish Dani. :)

Barb said...

You have done some wonderful stitching!

Carol said...

Each of your Cirque finishes is lovely, Dani--I especially like the thread that you've used on the latest! And isn't it nice to have the "quick fix" that those little LK finishes give us? They really are fun!

Hope your three weeks off later this month proves to be both relaxing and productive :)

Suz said...

Love all of those Cirques. Great job!

And hey, I disappeared for more than three months, so don't feel too bad over a temporary break ;)

Von said...

I love the Cirque designs, Dani! How wonderful to one day have the entire series stitched! :D

sharine said...

The cirques look great together. I've been finding it hard to get time to blog to lately to:(

Brigitte said...

Absolutely great, your latest finishes. These ornaments are so sweet. And your new Ink Circles finish is just gorgeous.

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

Fantastic fixing his. Your Cirques look amazing all together like that. Looking forward to following your progress on the final one. Enjoy your break! I bet everyone expects you to have all summer off too.

Kaisievic said...

Wow! Your Cirque pieces are amazing and I love the two LK Jingle pieces, too.

Miamina said...

Wow....beautiful finishes! You really are on a roll at the moment! Well done :)