Sunday, March 01, 2009

Bits and pieces

I got my first Jim Wurth Dodecagon ornament (Coronation) this week along with his Bargello 2025 design (if you want to see a picture of this I think you need to join the Yahoo group (Coronation is the middle of the three ornaments shown on the homepage), although Pierrette has a slideshow of her finished ornaments in her December 22 '08 post - she also has a lot of other lovely work there - it's a blog well worth visiting). I've also signed up for the Cyber-pointers chapter of the ANG, so there are lots of fun things going on there too.

I'm going to have to start stitching faster though I think to get done everything I want to do, and I really haven't done much this month - far too busy playing World of Warcraft. I have managed to keep stitching a little bit each week on my UFO (O' Jerusalem), but everything else has hardly any progress, not that O' Jerusalem has much progress, but at least it's doing something.

My Bug Collector I'm still working on the ladybug row (row 2 - the SAL is up to week/row 5) - the instructions say you don't need to backstitch and just put random french knots on as dots, but I've decided I like the look of the backstitch, and I'm also putting in backstitch to mark the wings and head (i.e. a 'Y' shape) and then two spots sort of random on each wing. I find it hard to do random french knots as they always seem to end up following the holes in the fabric, and when the bug is only 4 stitches across it doesn't leave much room for random.

I really want to start the Jim Wurth ornament soon as it is a series of 12 and I'd love to be able to keep up with them as they are sent out (one every two months) - I'm getting the kits too so I've got no excuses about not having materials. I'm just trying to work out when to squeeze them in. There are some other classes I want to sign up for as well that will need some time from me.

I still can't post photos as the server is waiting for some part. Hopefully there might actually be something worth posting (I guess there is bug collector, haven't shown that yet) by the time it's fixed.


Karan said...

I was all set to have a lovely long catch up on all your projects & the pics aren't showing for me - just red x's in the top corner. Gutted!

Z said...

I know - it's most sad. What's a stitching blog without photos :) Hopefully the server will be fixed soon and all the pictures will come back (along with new ones).

MysteryKnitter said...

I am sad for the server situation.