Not much stitching got done in December, was far too busy with work and ended up playing a ton of video games. Hopefully will have a new picture of my CdC, page 3 is almost done!
But here are my goals for 2010:
- Finish Cirque des Cercles
- Finish the first 5 pages of Peacock’s Lagoon
- Start the peacock Maia kit I have
I also want to check out some Golden Kite designs, like the John Godward ones. I also have several other HAED designs in my stash that I might do.
Here’s to a stitchy 2010!
Cirque des Cercles, December 7, 2009
Finally got started on Cirque des Cercles again, about 40% done now. December will probably be just as busy as November though, but hopefully will finish page 3 out of 6 this week.
No pictures unfortunately, but I got my first piece of hand-dyed fabric from Silkweaver. Will probably end up using it if I ever start Rachel Anderson’s Queen of Hearts. Speaking of HAED designs, the Tree of Life design by Ciro Marchetti that was recently charted looks pretty awesome.
For Thanksgiving sales so far I hear Jo-ann will have DMC floss at $.33 each. Depending on coupons I’m not sure whether Michaels or Jo-ann will end up cheaper. Still haven’t had the time to make spreadsheets to figure out how much floss I need for future projects. I’ve been far too busy reading – just finished the Queen’s Fool by Philippa Gregory, and I got Dragon Age: Origins last night so I’ve been playing that as well. Next Wednesday the in-laws will arrive for Thanksgiving so that may not leave much time for stitching. I am working on page 3 of Cirque des Cercles now though, hopefully will get a picture in the next few days before the holiday madness!
Slightly less than a quarter of page 2 is left for Cirque des Cercles.
Cirque des Cercles, November 8, 2009
I’m probably going to make a list of floss for future planned projects such as my HAED stash so if/when there is another sale (hoping Thanksgiving!) I can actually go buy right away without having to think about it. Still haven’t touched Peacock’s Lagoon, my CdC is really holding my attention right now.
I’m now halfway through page 2, there’s a total of 6 pages. Not sure how much stitching will get done this month, since it’s NaNoWriMo time! We’re also expecting guests for Thanksgiving and work is really heating up since it’s fall. Hoping to finish page 2 of Peacock’s Lagoon also but haven’t really had much inspiration to pick it back up at the moment.
Cirque des Cercles, November 2, 2009
I also have another HAED in mind to do, but haven’t decided which version, I’d really like to do one of the Queen of Hearts by Rachel Anderson. Have been looking over at Silkweaver for pretty hand dyed fabric as well for that piece.
Here’s an update, really liking how the colors are turning out right now. Hopefully page 2 will go pretty quickly too. There’s a sale at Jo-Ann’s for floss, but I can’t think of anything else I really want to kit up right now. Perhaps another HAED?
Cirque des Cercles, October 22, 2009
An update on Cirque des Cercles, will tackle a very large circle next:
Cirque des Cercles, October 14, 2009
I keep on getting ideas for new projects, but really need to finish existing ones or will never get another finish! Witches Stitches’ Elemental Cosmos is very intriguing, though I might use the navy blue aida I have already in stash rather than use black aida for it. Rachel Anderson’s Queen of Hearts is also very pretty, though I would probably only do the Quick Stitch version, stitching a whole lot of background is not very appealing.
Also got the latest issue of Cross Stitcher (UK) today, another one filled with Christmas designs. Not very interested in those at all, still have several of the projects in previous issues already kitted up. Speaking of which I never did decide what to do with the daffodil one I finished a few months ago. They also had an Art Deco lady I finished except for the beading, should pick it back up just to finish it as the lady was quite pretty.
Finally took it out again! A little less than half of page 2 is now complete. I’ll probably be focusing on Cirque des Cercles more, though.
Peacock's Lagoon, October 11, 2009
Cirque des Cercles, October 10, 2009
Almost one page out of six done.
Got more done on Cirque des Cercles this weekend.
Cirque des Cercles, October 4, 2009