Hi. Sorry I haven’t posted in a while. I am still stitching, just can’t post what I am stitching right now. But I do have a share. My Asian Round Robin arrived home this week.
It really turned out beautiful. When I get time, I have to find an Alphabet to add a title before I get it framed. It’s so bright and colorful and did I mention it’s beautiful? The girls did an excellent job in stitching the lovely ladies. They are all Joan Elliott designs and they are stitched on Stephanie’s Mocha Delight 28ct Jobelan.
So…what are you stitching on today?
I finished stitching Eastern Promise for Julie’s Round Robin. Here she is:
This photo really does not do it justice. I just can’t seem to photograph my stitching very well lately. Anyway, she turned out beautifully! I love the colors. I wasn’t sure about the orange background at first, but I do love it. I have this Geisha to be stitched on my Round Robin as well, so I am glad to see that the orange color is not really a bad color after all. Here is Julie’s Round Robin so far:
It is going to be sooooo beautiful when it is finished. What are you stitching on today?
I was able to get quite a bit of stitching in this holiday weekend. Here is my progress on Julie’s RR:
Sorry about the bad photo. Maybe I get too close to the design when taking a picture. I will make a note of that for when I take my final photo. As you can see, I am almost done. The colors are gorgeous! Her face is a little off as she doesn’t have a nose or lips, but that will come when I do the outlining. I love her and can’t wait to finish her. Maybe tonight.
I also added a few stitches to the Passione Ricamo Stitch A Long, but not enough to take a picture. Only about 35-40 sts. Section 5 just came out on the 1st and I need to catch up as I haven’t done sections 3 or 4. Section 3 should go pretty fast, but 4 and 5 will take me a bit. I hope I can get caught back up before section 6 comes out.
I did get a little knitting done this weekend also. Working on my next pidge scarf for Sue.
I LOVE this yarn! It is Kudo by Plymouth Yarns. I love how the stripes form as I knit along. This is a worsted weight yarn and the pattern is for a chunky yarn. I tried adding some stitches to make it wider, but for some reason, I could not get it to work out. There really isn’t a pattern that would need to have a certain amount of stitches added to make it come out properly, but for some reason I had to keep pulling it out and starting over-many, many times. When I casted on the required amount of stitches and continued knitting, I had no problem. I should have gone down a size or 2 in needles, but I knew that would make it too narrow. So I have continued on and will see how Sue likes it when I am finished. I did pick up a pattern for a pidge scarf when I was on vacation last month. It requires worsted weight, so I will try it out and see how it turns out.
So that was my stitchy weekend. I had fun just stitching (and laundry) all weekend. How was your weekend?
I think the title speaks for the photos.
This is an under the bed storage box that I have all of my hand dyed fabrics in. I remember when I didn’t have any hand dyes, and now I am obsessed with buying them. And I have plans for every one 😉 Well, most of them. Some may be just too pretty to stitch on right now. But I have them on hand when I need. I am not a patient person, so waiting for hand dyed fabric to come in the mail is very hard for me. So now I have a pretty good stash.
Just some of my Hand Dyed Fabrics by Stephanie.
Some from Silkweaver. Just can’t seem to stay away from their auctions 🙂
A few from Picture This Plus from last years sale.
These are my 2 latest fabrics from Stephanie. On the left is her limited edition Liberty and on the right is Calypso. Both are 16ct Aida and both are gorgeous!! Not sure what I am going to put on Liberty, but Calypso is perfect for a mermaid 😉
And here is what I am currently working on. When I can stay awake that is. I have been getting up at 5:00 am 4-5 days a week to walk with a friend and it has been really kicking my butt. Can’t seem to stay awake at night to stitch. Hence the very little progress.
This is going to be Joan Elliott’s Eastern Promise on Julie’s Asian RR. Sorry for the bad photo, but the colors are truly bright and beautiful and Julie’s fabric is a blue sky with a touch of tan here and there. It’s gorgeous!
That is my update for now. Thank you for visiting and have a safe and wonderful Labor Day weekend.
I finished my Geisha last night. I’m so happy with how she turned out
I know I should start working on the birds and cherry blossoms. But a mermaid has been calling to me for some time now. So now I don’t know whether I should take a break and start Siren, or continue on with the RR…Decisions, decisions.
I thought it was about time to show you what I have been stitching on since finishing Emmie:
This is my Joan Elliott Round Robin that I am going to be participating in starting in May. I have wanted to stitch a Geisha for a long time and decided that my Round Robin would be Geisha’s. I am stitching Joan Elliott’s Red Geisha and getting near finished. I also want to add some cherry blossoms and birds before I send it out and hopefully a Title at the top. Sorry about the wrinkles. The fabric is an extra large piece as I wasn’t sure what I would be stitching and didn’t want to be short. So I am rolling it up and using a hoop and probably stretching it too tight as I like my stitching to be tight like a drum when I stitch. I am stitching on a Hand Dyed Fabric by my favorite dyer, Stephanie. It is 28 ct Jobelan Mocha Delight Here is a close up of my Red Geisha:
Sorry about the bad pictures. There hasn’t been any sun lately in Michigan and I just couldn’t seem to get a better photo. Hopefully when I finish her I can get a better picture.