Heaven and Earth Designs (HAED) had their anniversary sale last week and there were RAKs flying around their Facebook page and I was the lucky recipient of one!! Thank you, Kate.
This is "It's About Time" by Ciro Marchetti. I have a piece of fabric in my stash that is large enough, have pulled threads (I need to buy a few), and just need to decide how I am going to grid the fabric before I start. I don't really *need* another WIP, but this one is really hard to resist! and I've got most of the supplies, so I'm taking that as a sign.
I am closer to being on time for and then I have been in a while, so I guess the day switch ended up being good.
is hosted by Melissa at Measi's Musings and gives us a bit of incentive to work on, and hopefully finish up, some of the WIPs that plague many of us. Melissa gives us questions each month and this month's is: "Are there any fibers or materials used in stitching that you're nervous to try?" That is an easy one for me, no. I have jumped, feet first, into everything since I started stitching with very little thought as to difficulty. The only thing that gives me pause, and it's more due to expense than nerves is gold work. I would love to try it, but my budget just isn't in a place to allow me to try. I have worked on three projects that are on my WIPocalpyse list since my last check-in. First is Shakespearean Fantasy. Lots of black stitches were added and there are lots to go, but I am close to a page finish. At the August check-in, it was here:
and today it is here:
I would like to finish that column today.
Another HAED piece Christmas Presence, was here:
And finally, Secret Victorian Garden from Chatelaine went from here:
I have finished through part 11 on the right side and part 9 (and a bit of part 10 and 11) on the left. As I really do want to finish this one this year, I have stopped my rotation and will work on this until it's done.
I also have a piece for the . Heather at Stitching Lotus is hosting this SAL. It gives me a break from all the large pieces that I gravitate towards. If it wasn't for my smalls, I would have very few, if any finishes, each year. This year I am using The Sampler Life's SAL pieces as my smalls pieces. This month's was Friendship in Bloom from Blue Ribbon Designs.
and here is the entire piece, so far:
I need to do a bit of housework and then onto stitching.