Saturday, 5 May 2012

May WIPocalypse

Saturday, 5 May 2012
Well it's that time of the month again and I've yet again only managed a couple of posts between this and the last WIPocalypse post.

April was my birthday month and because of this I allowed myself new starts.  I also was celebrating because I finished up Cirque.  Here it is in all its glory:


And here's a close up of the colours:


It's stitched on 28ct black Murano and used 'Aurora's Flame' from The Thread Gatherers Silk 'n Colours.

I didn't have any other finishes this month so here's my new starts and other WIPs:

The Flock from SamSarah Designs. This is a 12 part chart release and we've had the first two so far. I got them as a birthday present and this is a chunk of the first chart done:


Bugz and Birds from Lizzie*Kate. A pitiful new start but it's my travelling piece and I haven't been anywhere to work on it this month LOL.


And my third new start which was a 15 sided biscornu from Sue Hawkins.  I have swapped out three of the five colours that came in the kit because they just weren't bright enough for me!


I also worked on my Alphabet:


and on Witchy Washy:


So my needle has been flying this month! I am now focusing on Witchy Washy as it's the third piece I want to finish for framing and I must get it and Cirque out to the framer before the end of this month.  Unfortunately for me I fell foul of 'overdyed thread colour change curse' and had to completely frog the tree that is on the left hand side of the design because the skein of Sable I used was much too brown and the broom got lost in the tree (I stitched the tree first).  I did try stitching the broom handle much darker but the bristles still got lost in the tree roots plus I didn't like how dark the handle looked.

Much cursing later I'd frogged the entire tree and the broom handle...

I've tried a different colour all together for the tree that looks more like the model pic but I'm thinking that's too grey so I'm currently working on the rest of the design and mulling over my options for the trees.

11 comments:

Elfie said...

Wow! You certainly have been busy this month. Love your finish - those colours are magic.

stitcheranon said...

Wow, Cirque is amazing...love the vibrant colours. Lots of great projects on the go..and they all look amazing.

Sheila said...

Busy, busy, busy.....what a lot of great stitching you have done. All fabulous...the alphabet will be amazing when done.

Yvon (jioya) said...

You did a lot, i love the colors on Circle, and Witchy Washy is looking great, i have that one in my stash and really like to have it started.

The Alphabet is a new one for me, and i like it very much.

Hugs Yvon.

Monique said...

They all look wonderful. Looks like you had a very productive month.

MoonBeam said...

You have been a busy little stitcher! Amazing finish...you definitely deserve some new starts.

A friend of mine was just telling me that she found her unfinished Witchy Washy from a few years ago and wanted to finish it...now I see what it looks like. Fun.

Have a great month of May.

Bobbi

Kathy A. said...

Congrats on finishing Cirque. It looks absolutely stunning. Love your color!
You have been on a stitching frenzy. Your WIP's are wonderful.

Lesleyanne said...

Congrats on finish Cirque. Great new starts.

Veronica said...

I still marvel at how vibrant your CdC is. Lovely WiPs you've got going too.

Hugs,
Veronica.

Mangogirl said...

gorgeous stitching :)

Kaisievic said...

You certainly do love bright colours. Lovely finish and great new starts.

 

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