Monday, August 31, 2009

Small, But Finished

Last week I finished this piece - Sargent from Kick Back and Stitch. It was my travel project, and only took about six weeks for me to do, solely when I was away from home. I like the colors and the way it turned out, which is a good thing, since there are several more in the series in my stash. My only complaint was that the kit from Fireside Stitchery skimped on a couple of the threads and I had to go out and buy more.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Looks Like Maryland

The shape looks like Maryland to me this week, with the trailing down area on the right. I'm sure it'll change by next week. There's a lot to go with this, but I'm surprised by how much progress I'm making. I think it's because there are large blocks of the same color.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Four More Buildings

Four buildings complete this week. Yay! I was able to complete the two with the detached tops and the two flanking the center building. Fewer and fewer left to do. I also got a lot less stitching done this past week than usual. I was in the car driving at least three days and there's a project I've been working on that I'm unable to show you at this time. It's taken a lot of my remaining stitching time. It should be done in a week or so, though.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Another Stitchalong Start

Marquoir has a lot going on these days, and here's a part of it. It's called Herz Rot-Weiss, but as you can see, I changed the colors. This is the first of many sections, and I'm halfway through it. Silkweaver solo fabric and Vikki Clayton's silks. I like the way they look together. Anyway, it's in my rotation now and I'll be keeping up with it as well as I can.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Cobi's Block Goes Home

I was the last person to work on Cobi W.'s Autumn Round Robin block, and I finished it up this week. I added a leaf on the top left, a buddha charm in the middle, and two seams - both beaded to one extent or another. This top picture is before my work, and the bottom one is after.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

A Carrier Cover

Here is a baby carrier cover I made from a couple of balls of cotton yarn (Bahzar) by Alize I bought in Bulgaria. I love the bright, popping colors. It's for a colleague of my husband's who's having a baby in the next week or so...

Back to the Stucco

This week, it was cream and white for the upper window and peaches for the stucco. Got some done, and I'm progressing pretty well, considering.