Thursday, March 25, 2010

Castles in the Air progress report

Once again I have some progress to post on Castles in the Air by Papillon....part 8 has been added! In April I am going to try and catch up as pts. 9 and 10 have been released. Part 8 included the two vertical elements to the left of the center. Part 9 will be the same for the other side. I have shown a close-up, and this is the whole piece so far. It's quite large so I have been stitching it upside down to make it easier to reach. Easy really, all you do is flip it, and the pattern and the color key the symbols don't confuse you!

I decided after this that I had better get started on Mother's Day gifts, so I pulled out a couple of Hummel pillow kits. I have had them for a while, and Mom and hubby's Mom aren't getting any younger! Started Lily of the Valley for my mom, and will work on Daisy Girl for MIL next month.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Biscornu again!

I'm still stitching a biscornu a month, just to reduce the collection! This month it is another collaboration biscornu from Cat's Whiskers and Dinky-Dyes, the Winter Wonderland biscornu. I changed the fabric to Silkweaver's 28ct Alpine Ice Reflections, and used crystal beads in place of the stars that came with it. Stitched the top with one silk sequence, and reversed it for the back. Fun and quick!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow progress report

Latest progress report on CaHRH....block 3 is done! Doing one block a month, stitched over 1 on 40ct silk gauze. Each block is 2.3 inches square.

Started my monthly biscornu last night....more on that later!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The Branch, by Bent Creek

Started March 2nd, finished March 13th...this is Bent Creek's The Branch, a set of five leaflets stitched together. This was fun! Fabric is Silkweaver's 32ct Dreamin' jobelan. Another for my framer in April....along with several other finishes. Now I'm working on block 3 of Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow. Update on that soon!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Castles in the Air progress report

Finished up part 7 of Castles in the Air! I'm gradually getting caught up, and will do parts 8 and 9 later this month. Part 7 is the two diamond motifs on either side of the peacocks. Click on the picture to see a larger view.

February Recap, March Goals

February Recap
~Castles in the Air, Pt.7 Done!
~Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow, Block 2 Done!
~Alexa Name Tree Done!
~Dragon Feathers Afghan One block added...3 to go!
~Heart Motif (for a friend's RR) Done!
New Starts...
~The Branch Postponed to March
~Sweetheart Tree Baby Shamrocks biscornu Done!

March Goals
~Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow...Block 3 done!
~Castles in the Air, Pt.8 Done!
~Dragon Feathers Afghan
~Breaking Dawn
New Starts...
~The Branch Done!
~Winter Wonderland Biscornu Done!
~Lily of the Valley Hummel pillow kit Started...