The third part of HRW is done and I have the fcatch up on the other stitchalongs. I still really love the colors I chose on this.ourth part to stitch, but I'm waiting as usual until I am done with another part of the other stitchalongs before getting back to this.
Friday, October 30, 2009
This is coming along, if a bit slowly. I could not work on it on the plane - a product of the seat change Continental pulled on me when I checked in. I loathe middle seats on planes. Anyway, all you see here was done before I got on the plane anyway. All the pink squares are done and I'm beginning to fill them in.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Doing the stitches on the second band is like walking up and down a rolling hill over and over again. That said, I'm making some significant progress on it. The first rectangle is all downs, this top stripe to the left, and then the next to the right. The color I got to use on it this week is a really shocking lime green that didn't photograph well.
I worked more on the lower left line again this week and a bit on the inside of the bottom egg with a bunch of dark green. Soon I'll be able to start the fourth line, or rather, finish the upper right one.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
This week was not only backstitching, but specialty stitches. I added the Rhodes stitches to the center building, satin stitches to the left garage, and window curtains in some of the others. It's coming alive.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
I am back to the Herz Rot-Weiss on the stitchalong rotation. They're on the fifth part; I'm on the third. I'm making progress on a lot of things, though. I still like the colors of this and the intricate scrollwork.
Monday, October 19, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
As I'm working on this and starting the first of the bargello rectangles, I'm discovering how very overexposed the picture of the project is in the magazine. I liked it lighter, but I love it darker. I know how hard this particular project is to photograph, so I'm not complaining about it being wrong. I'm just pleasantly surprised at how much more saturated the color is in person.
Monday, October 12, 2009
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Friday, October 09, 2009
Thursday, October 08, 2009
I've been working on the skirt some more this week. It's coming to the point where it's going to intersect with the ribbon below, which means it's getting close to being done. The colors of the week were more of the lighter browns.
Wednesday, October 07, 2009
Yes, this is the fifth of five concurrent stitchalongs in the German Marquoir group. This one's a mystery by Kelly Searles. I've switched out the colors rather drastically, as the originals were green, red, and two shades of gold on white. I just couldn't do something that Christmasy, so... I changed it. I like the way these colors work together so far.
Tuesday, October 06, 2009
Monday, October 05, 2009
My travel project got a little bit of work done on it this week. I'm still working on frames for different stitches, but it's progress. These go really quickly if you can devote more than ten minutes in the car waiting for someone to get out of work to them.
Thank you to Cobi, Lyn, Rita and Cindy for returning this lovely embellished block to me! I love it. It's inspired me to make three more, one for each season, and make a wall quilt. Thank you again for your lovely work.
Sunday, October 04, 2009
The next to last band is five medallions. I've already got one and a half done. I really liked the clean lines of this one, so I'm doing it all in one thread instead of several shades.
Friday, October 02, 2009
It was time for See the Stars in the rotation, so I've been working on it. I finished off the diamond-shaped blue-green notif and added a new color to the design - the dark blue on the edge of the stitching. Lots of red left to do on this particular part. I'm not too far behind, at least- the next part after this was only released yesterday.