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Nearly one wife complete…

Just a little more and then Catherine of Aragon will be complete.

Henry VIII & Wives, May 15, 2011

Henry VIII & Wives, May 15, 2011

I’ve started using my Tanto thread organizer for this project, since the DMC one provided with the kit doesn’t work very well with the partially used threads. I used adhesive labels to label each spot on the Tanto with the correct symbol and use it to store all the partially used threads while keeping the DMC organizer as-is for the full skeins. So nice not to have to untangle threads!

Another Henry update

Picture from last week, right now more than half the dress is finished. It’s really nice how fast this is stitching up – although it will slow down once I do all the backstitching for this part.

Henry VIII & Wives, April 27, 2011

Henry VIII & Wives, April 27, 2011

Sandy Littlejohn’s Summer Ball looks really neat, another project to add to the to-do list… so many potential projects, so little time!

Henry VIII & Wives update

Here’s a Henry VIII update, it’s coming along slowly with all that backstitch!

Henry VIII & Wives, April 20, 2011

Henry VIII & Wives, April 20, 2011

My local Michaels has a lot of cross stitch kits marked down by 75%, it seems like they are getting rid of that section as it’s shrunk by a huge margin. Picked up a Dimensions kit and some 18ct Aida, considering doing a Golden Kite project sometime! If only I had more time…

Henry VIII & Wives

Here’s my newest project, since I can’t find my working copy of the Peacock’s Lagoon pattern. I’ve always been a big fan of history, and ordered this kit last year after it got rereleased by DMC.

Henry VIII & Wives, March 18, 2011

Henry VIII & Wives, March 18, 2011

There’s a healthy amount of backstitching, French knots and fractionals in this project, which will be quite a change as there were none of those in either Cirque des Cercles or Peacock’s Lagoon.

Cirque des Cercles is finished!

And here it is!

Cirque des Cercles, March 11, 2011

Cirque des Cercles, March 11, 2011

I’m not sure what project will be next.

75% done with Cirque des Cercles

I haven’t updated in a very long time, but here it is!

Cirque des Cercles, October 19, 2010

Cirque des Cercles, October 19, 2010

Hope to finish this before the year is over!


I haven’t had much time to stitch lately due to taking an accounting class (which surprisingly does take quite a bit of time to study for) and getting back into raiding in World of Warcraft. A little more is done on Cirque des Cercles, but it’s slow-going as I keep making mistakes and have to redo entire sections.

Have a few new stash additions: European Bistro by Dimensions and should be getting the King Henry VIII and wives kit soon. I also got all the materials for the Taj Mahal design that was in Cross Stitcher magazine a few months back. Someday I’d love to visit the Taj Mahal. Besides wanting to stitch it, if this LEGO set wasn’t so expensive I would buy it and build it too.

Hopefully by the end of the month I’ll have made a bit more progress and can actually post a picture!

Page 4 is nearly finished...

I’m not sure that I’ll finish this in a month.  February wasn’t a very good month for me, didn’t do any stitching for more than 2 weeks due to family things coming up.

Cirque des Cercles, March 2, 2010

Another project that’s caught my eye is one of the Maria Diaz Art Deco ladies that appeared a while ago – I did one of them but never finished the beading.  Margaret Sherry’s cattitude horoscopes are also very tempting, though I’m not sure whether I would stitch the 12 of them separately or all on a single piece of fabric.  In any case I will not be starting any new projects until Cirque des Cercles is finished.   It seems like rotations don’t work very well for me, I focus a lot better on a single project at a time.

Cirques des Cercles update

Hoping to finish Cirque des Cercles in the next two months, we’ll see!  So far it seems like it is taking about a page per month, give or take a little.

Cirque des Cercles, January 31, 2010

Very tempting to add more patterns to the goals list, but I think I will try to concentrate on my current WIPs.  I will probably start a new one though once Cirque des Cercles is finished.

Past the halfway mark now on Cirque des Cercles

I haven’t had much free time to stitch lately, but just finished half the floss so figured it was time for an update.

Cirque des Cercles, January 20, 2010

Hopefully when things have calmed down I’ll have more time to stitch.