Archive | February 2012

WIPocalypse – 8 Feb 2012

Well, first of all, I finally framed Tallulah:

She’s rather difficult to photograph, because of being on black fabric, but you get the idea.  I’m pleased with her.  I have a load more framing ready to go, but I find I get bored very quickly of mounting.

The World Map has made some progress.

Before:  and as of last night:

But I got bored amazingly quickly with the blackwork ships, so I picked up a sparkly Angel Wreath, which now just needs beads and finishing:

Yeah, I know, it’s not on the WIPocalypse list, but hey, it’s sparkly!

Tiger Reflection has seen a little bit of work:

Before:

 and as of today:  

He’s coming along.

This came yesterday, and yes, I know, I’ve already got WAAAY too much stash:

This is a canvaswork piece called Solar Flare, by Ro Pace.  It’s got all sorts of interesting speciality stitches, and having read the instructions, it’s going to be a challenge!  I think it will work better on a dark background, though, so I’ll be changing the canvas colour.

I’ve also got a piece of specially dyed linen on the way, from www.countrystitch.com in New Zealand, for this:

It’s a really cool chart, but it calls for SIX AND A HALF skeins of colour to stitch the background!  I just know that it’ll become a UFO (UnFinished Object) if I have to do that, so the lovely Catherine has dyed me some linen to match the thread colour.  I’ll be dropping everything to start that when it arrives, so let’s hope I finish the map first!

And I’ll be staying in a lot to stitch – it’s so cold!  Not Canada cold, I’ll grant you (it’s around -3 overnight), but we’ve had our first major dropping of snow:

This was it just starting on Saturday night, and we woke up on Sunday to about 3 – 4 inches.  Again, nothing major compared to other places, but hey, this is the UK, we can’t cope!  And another big snowfall is predicted for Friday, I gather, so there’ll be lots of staying in.

Happy stitching!

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