What else have I been up to??

I was working on Nora Corbett’s Lily for a while. She is now finished as well.


I started Ink Circle’s RYO. I have bought the full series, but here is the first one:
RYO outline

As I work on mulitple projects and like having my current WiPs on hand, I decided I needed a better way to store them, so I purchased a 10 drawer unit that sits besides my stitching chair in the living room.


Currently I have Mermaid of the Pearls, Titania and Egyptian Garden Mandala in there, plus a few others.

The 3rd last Heaven and Earth Designs sale was way too tempting with over 50% off, so I ended up purchasing quite a few designs. Quite a few were on my wish list for a while, such as Minerva’s Melody by Josephine Wall, Faery Bride by Amy Brown, and Dragonflies Whispers by Ching-Chou Kuik. I was tempted to get the Seven Deadly Sins by Marta Dahlig. I was considering the minis of those. I need to buy floss so I can start. I have bought some 20ct evenweave to stitch them on. I had some 22ct stuff but I really dislike it. I was considering restarting Doorway to the Stars.

I have been so slack about posting…

So here is a big update.

Firstly, I have been stitching away at Fire Goddess:
With Flash
fire goddess,joan elliott
Without Flash
fire goddess,joan elliott

And I have been stitching Lily at work. Considering she gets maybe 20-30 minutes a shift at most, I am happy with how she is progressing:
No Flash:

For something fun, I started Dolly Mama’s Coffee:
dolly mama,coffee

14 ct and very bright!!!

And pulled out my Cirque de Cercles No. 2, stitched with HDF Paua Abalone:
Last time I stitched it, it looked like this:
Cirque des Cercles

And now:
cdc,ink circles

Thanks for looking!!!

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 😀

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….


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

cirque des carreaux

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