Monday, April 3, 2017

2017 Weeks 12 and 13 - Falling leaves

After retreat, I knew with work and Uni, my schedule would be increasing, and my stitching time would be decreasing.  With this fact, I have decided to not worry about a rotation, and just stitch on what I want.  May 1st will bring a new start (no spoilers) and the return of my rotation.

At retreat, I was asked a few times about my Autumn Leaves, which didn't travel with me this time.
So, I knew this was the first project I wanted to work on during my non-rotation.

Here is where I started
After 2 weeks, this project is going to sleep for a bit.  But not too long, as it is a goal of mine to finish this by the end of the year!
Here is my progress as of today

Sunday, April 2, 2017

2017 Week 11 - being knotty cont.

Week 11 saw something I look forward to from the middle of January - and that is the March Retreat.

As I posted earlier, I finished the outlines on the pathways before I arrived at retreat.  My plan for the weekend was to get it finished... and I DID!
I gave a couple of my other projects some love, but not enough to share.

What I will share, is a couple of pics of the wonderful finishes the retreat group brought to share.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

2017 Week 10 - being knotty

Life has been a little crazy these past few weeks... and it will only be getting busier

This week started with me working on Santa's Village - the last project that needed love besides my BAP that isn't in my rotation.
I only worked on it until the 8th though, as I got VERY distracted
Here is where I ended off
Now for what I was distracted by:

Yep... I signed up and as soon as I saw Tulip Garden (part 1) I immediately had to pick colours.
While I was looking for something on Pinterest, I came across some design seeds.  This made me go to the site and search for tulips.  After seeing this, I knew I found my inspiration:
With some help from the wonderful Tracy herself, I had the colours I needed and the concept I wanted down.  I immediately started it, thinking that having the path outlines done before retreat, and I could work on it at retreat.  Path ways done!

Friday, March 10, 2017

2017 Week 9 - Autumn Sky... say what?

This week it was time for Miss Autumn (aka Touching the Autumn Sky) to get some love
I don't believe I have shared this one with you yet. Dani, Christin, Bekka, and I started this on the first day of Autumn. Well I actually didn't... I had a fabric delay, but got started soon after.

Here is miss Autumn to date. I'm stitching her on Steph's Blue Sky (I think that's the name!)

This week I will be giving some love to the only wip I haven't touched this year... any guesses?

Thursday, March 9, 2017

2017 Week 8 - Tapestry and rememberance

Monday Feb 20th was a holiday on Ontario - Family Day. My friend Rebecca (Bekka Stitches) and I have been talking about starting Ink Circles Tapestry since late last year. Well we finally managed to settle on a date and I thought a holiday Monday was perfect!

I am stitching this with the recommended over-dyes and on Steph's Carmel Macchiato (32ct Linen)

This is where I got to by Sunday (26th)

This week I also learned of a friends passing. Linda was an amazing women, and I will remember the stitching time we had together. Lots of laughs for sure, and anyone who knew her definitely will remember that amazing laugh. She was the one who told me about Ann at Knowledge and Needles, and from that I have met some amazing ladies who I consider very close friends. For that, I will always be thankful.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

2017 Week 7 - The ornament that wasn't

I worked on the Blair's blanket for a good part of the week.

But I also attempted to work on my ornament for February (I'm behind on January too... you haven't missed it).
I had an epic counting fail, but instead of giving up, I decided to try a different pattern.

This time I picked The Prairie Schoolers Cranberry Christmas.
This is my small progress

So still not much on the stitching front, but I hope to have more this week!

Monday, February 13, 2017

2017 Week 6 - The stitching that was

It took until Thursday, but I did manage to actually stitch last week!

Here is where you last saw Cirque Des Coeurs from Ink Circles

I was hoping I would get the bottom outline done... and I DID!
Some stitching is better then none, and I'm happy this finally got some love.
Not sure what is on the agenda this week, but will hopefully fit a few minutes of stitching in!