Please join me…

For this dance!!! It is a very happy one!!!

Without flash:
cirque des carreaux

With flash
cirque des carreaux

Left half
cirque des carreaux

Right half:
cirque des carreaux

Third finish for 2010 😀

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I can’t stay up stitching…

No matter how tempting…. as there is so little to do….
cirque des carreaux

It is almost very nearly complete:

cirque des carreaux

So that will be goal 1 for June done….

Almost…

Just 10 little diamonds and 2 motifs to go…

cirque des carreaux

Cirque and Lily

I was awake way too late stitching this last night, and some would say tonight (although I did have the tv on a silly movie or two…) and it is almost done:
cirque des carreaux

cirque des carreaux

cirque des carreaux

cirque des carreaux

cirque des carreaux

And the bit I did on Lily the other night:
lily,nora corbett

Tomorrow is the one year anniversary of the starting date

For my Cirque des Carreaux…I suppose on the plus side, it is still growing!!!

cirque des carreaux

cirque des carreaux

cirque des carreaux

And the revamped fabric for “The Night” – this would be a colour scheme I would probably call Galaxy or something – inspired by photos from Hubble, and the deep space telescopes that show space is full of wonderous colours and lights. It is darker than the photograph and has definite greens and pinks scattered through it this time.
experiments in dyeing

What not to do with dyes…

I decided that the fabric for PR’s “The Night” had dyed too pale so tonight I decided to fix it – and couldn’t get the lid off one of the dyes… when I did manage to the dye flew everywhere – my hands are dyed, it went into my hair and all over the floor… so I am now running low on one of my greens.

Anyway, as it is cold I am leaving it to cure overnight, and will add the fixative in the morning. If it doesn’t work out how I think it should I will just dye it all navy.

So I gave up on that and did another bit on Cirque des Carreaux:
cirque des carreaux

cirque des carreaux

And because I had said I have started it – the very beginnings of Chatelaine’s Egyptian Garden – on 32ct linen dyed by me
Egyptian garden

I need to take pictures

I have done another bit of Cirque des Carreaux and have started the centre square of Egyptian Garden.

I think I need to start a rotation.

Goals for June:
Finish Cirque des Carreaux
Finish current border on Misty morning
Water Goddess – head and hair, start the moon
Lily – Wings

That should be enough for this month I think…

Cirque update

Thanks for the cheersquad Hev!!!

I do love this colour 😀

cirque des carreaux

Overall:
cirque des carreaux

Tiny bit more

water goddess,joan elliot

I have realised that if I can finish something else by th 24th of June, then that would mean I have finished 7 things in 12 months…. which isn’t too bad…
I started Cirque des Carreaux on the 10th of June, 2009, and am up to the last 1/3. I am almost at the outer edge of the top left hand corner now:
cirque des carreaux

cirque des carreaux

I should try to get this one done in the next 3 weeks… it is doable, I am just such a flibbertygibbet when it comes to stitching one at a time….

I didn’t get so much done…

I managed to spill coffee on the edge of the fabric – not the stitching thank goodness, just the fabric, so it spent the day being washed and drying. It was rainy so it took quite a while to dry. I managed to get part of her fin done though…

waiting for ships,mirabilia

waiting for ships,mirabilia

While it was drying I did a little Cirque des Carreaux
cirque des carreaux

And worked on dyeing a little more – trialed another combo for a friend- so here are the two
experiments in dyeing

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