Tuesday, April 24, 2012

I'm still here

I just haven't been stitching much lately, although I now have some projects I need to finish in a hurry, so I guess I ought to get going again.

First up I have Flyways by Michael Boren to show you (not finished) - this is the piece I piloted last year in about June.

Next I have a piece I started this weekend at our guild meeting - A Diamond Progression by Susan Cluck. I chose the colours to be a bit outside what I normally use, and found a gorgeous overdyed to use as my base that has beautiful wood tones that I thought would work really well for this piece. An added bonus was that it looked like a hokey pokey icecream cone after stitching the first point of the compass. Now that I've almost finished the second point it's looking more like a clown head. It should look like a compass centre by the time I've finished all the points though.

Lastly - this months progress on the HAED SAL Siberian Forest:

Coming up in my stitching I have a retirement gift for the school librarian (deadline - end of May), bookmarks for the teachers (again end of May), a wedding gift for my brother (April next year), a 40th birthday gift (August), another ANG class (June), and an ANG group correspondence class for which I got the materials at the class on Saturday.

I've also finished picking out all my threads for Tony Minieri's Stars for a New Millennium (only when saying that I keep transposing Minieri and Millennium - good thing that the people I'm talking to know what I'm really trying to say). A group of friends from one of the bulletin boards I belong to are going to be doing this as a stitch along starting September/October-ish and aiming for 1 square every two months. I've chosen royal blue and chocolate brown with silver accents and a cream neutral as my colours, but now I'm second guessing myself and wondering if I should have gone with my second choice which was black and white with red accents and a silver grey neutral.

I had intended to start stitching Gay Ann Rogers Heart of Elizabeth with the rest of the class earlier this year, but I'm still waiting for one thread to come in so I haven't started it yet, and now it's probably going to have to wait a bit longer while I get the things with deadlines done.


Cheryl said...

Clearly, I'm going to have to teach you to "just say no" to obligation stitching. That is quite a lot on your plate, girlfriend. I like Flyways quite a lot. Reminds me of the Diamond Delights piece I stitched but with very different colors (love the flamingo presentation aid ;) ). I just got an invoice from JJ's, so I think that means my overdyes are shipping. So hopefully, I will be selecting my overdyed for Stars over the weekend. Meanwhile, there is a new-to-me canvas work designer you should check out if you haven't already. FredasFancy Stitching. I just bought Color & Texture and Golden Ivory (see ABCStitch website). You're welcome.

MysteryKnitter said...

You have your hands full, but so have I.