The 2016 WIPocalypse is winding down, just a month plus change to meet goals and finish projects. I have rearranged my plans, hoping to notch a few more finishes before year end.
At the beginning of the lunar cycle, I worked on Love with a Capital L, 4 days effort.
I finally stitched the first page! I also finished the rose band pattern and worked on the borders at the bottom. Then I discovered the names, etc. were not centered properly. Frogging 1/1 on 25 count is painful, that's all I'm saying. And then I felt the fabric was "dirty" from so much handling/frogging and any leftover fibers. So I spot cleaned the bottom section. I stitched and frogged some more, charted some of my own elements....
I also spent about 5 days with Gigi.
I made good progress! The blonde hair is my conversion- going for a Fleur Delacour kind of look. Most of the stitching is complete. I need to stitch her hat, the straw on her broomstitck, backstitch and beading of course.
After that it was time for the Stitch Maynia Election SAL, a daily rotation challenge, which lasted two weeks until Nov 8. I also attended a stitching retreat at the end of October. I worked on almost everything.... I'll share a few pieces where I feel good progress was made.
After the Election SAL, I shifted into high gear on Love with a Capital L. And I finished!
Question of the Month: What pattern (or designer) is on your must-try-to-stitch bucket list?
Passione Ricamo. She has lovely, detailed large charts with fantastical subjects, my fave. I own a few and they are partially kitted. Specifically, Selene (Moon Goddess) on a dark blue/purple hand dyed fabric ("Phantom" by Picture this Plus) is ready to go and I hope to start her next year. Many of the Passione Ricamo charts are available for purchase in pdf form from her website, which I appreciate. I wish more designers did that.
My plans for the next lunar cycle are rather ambitious. I plan to work on Maiden and Unicorn, finish the bottom half at least. In the rest of the November, I want to work more on Celtic Autumn- my new goal is to finish her by mid December. I may also work on Aphrodite. As December starts, I'll work on The Spirit of Christmas- I made good progress on him during the Election SAL and I think I might be able to finish this year.