What else have I been up to??

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

Lily

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.

Drawers

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.

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Bits and bobs of fire goddess and pearls….

I need to do more beading:
mer

But she is progressing
mermaid of the pearls,mirabilia

Fire Goddess feels relatively fast compared to Pearls
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The backstitch really does make a difference…
fire goddess,joan elliott

My experiment… the design

I decided to chart out my version of:
Love is patient, love is kind.
It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
It is not rude, it is not self-seeking.
It is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails.
(Corinthians 13:4-8)

It has ended up being 120 by about 320 count, which is problematic as I for some reason started stitching about 7 inches down from the top of the fabric. If I had started the normal 3 inches down it would fit… so the question is, do I frog and hope that I have enough of this floss, or just start again? I do like this colour combination though… decisions, decisions.

Anyway, the design so far – I have to add the last line in, replace the band of the rings as I have decided even though I like interlinked rings it doesn’t really fit overall.. I might change the font in one section but other than that I am happy with what I have charted so far – there are blanks but they can be filled in pretty easily…

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And stitched:
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Does anyone think this would be a chart I should share when I finalise it all?

Cirque des Carreaux update

cirque des Carreaux

cirque des Carreaux

cirque des Carreaux

CdCx,cirque des Carreaux

Almost a third done 😀

Winter and Spring

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winter

Stargazer update again

This afternoon:
SG 12.4 earlier

Now:

SG 12.4

And a close up:

SG 12.4