4 Jul. 2007

WIP Update





Here is Drawn Threads Game Board Sampler. A new start this rotation. I enjoyed this one. I am stitching it on 32ct Driftwood, the designer actually suggests 25ct Driftwood but the piece I ordered was too small, but I am happy with how it is looking on the 32ct.



Next in my rotation is something that I started some time ago. I wouldn't really call it a UFO at this stage as I have always intended to finish it. I asked my three sisters to choose a design each and that I would stitch it for them. I have completed one of their choices but I can't remember the details, but it was of three teddy bears sitting on and around various patch work quilts. The next sister asked for a dragon and one day I spotted a magazine with TW The Castle on the front and I just had to buy it. Not knowing what TW's were like back then and not knowing about linen and evenweave, I did this piece a huge injustice and started it on (cringe cringe) aida. I know, how could I do that???!!! Anyway, there is no turning back now, I am not going to restart it as it is almost 3/4 done. Here is a picture: sorry for the cruddy photos, I took these on my computer desk and was crammed for room. The design in the magazine is on four pages and I have nearly completed the third. In the last few days I have managed to fill in the 'empty' spaces with green and have been surprised how quickly they filled in. Well I will leave my posting here for now as I have to get ready to go to work. I start at ten today but I go back in at just before four so that I can see the balancing procedure. Work is only five minutes from home, the first time I have ever lived so close the where I work.

Bye for now, and happy stitching everyone.

20 comments:

Itching To Stitch said...

Your Game Board Sampler is great and that TW Castle is just awesome. Nice work ;)

tkdchick said...

Both projects look fantastic. TW's are daunting but look awesome when done!

Barbara said...

Oh, all that fractional stitching on aida! Your poor fingers! I did one of her little dragons on aida before I 'knew better' so I sympathize!

Marita said...

TW dragon is looking great. I hope your fingers survive the stitching.

Kathy said...

Oh my! I can't imagine doing a TW on aida. A friend suggested that I use a sharp needle for the 1/4 stitches - maybe that will help. I did a TW band on a sampler for Dani and cursed her for days because of all the 1/4 stitches LOL Both projects are looking great

Karoline said...

They both look gorgeous, I feel your pain about the Castle as I stitched mine on adia as well

Michelle said...

The Castle is looking awesome! Love the Gambeboard Sampler too - that Driftwood is beautiful.

Dawn said...

The castle is stunning! TW's are tough but they are worth it in the end. I can't wait to see your progress on this one:)

Dee said...

I did The Castle years ago (there's a photo on my blog). It is my favorite piece EVER!

I'll be watching as you work your way forward.

I love the colors in the game board. That one is beautiful!

Mylene said...

wow! both are looking great.

Carla said...

I love the DT-Game Board Sampler! I've never stitched a TW design..they seem so difficult :S

Gill said...

The Gameboard looks wonderful so far!

OMG, the fractional stitches must be driving you mad on The Castle!!! But..it still looks wonderful, and stitched on aida is better than not stitched at all!

Lynn said...

I love the Gameboard Sampler! As for TW, I can't imagine even doing one myself. They look so daunting!

Sam said...

The Castle looks fantastic - I am sure your sister will appreciate all your efforts of stitching it on aida. The Gameboard Sampler looks great too, such lovely rich colours.

Lili said...

Well, I'm in love with this game board sampler and have been trying to resist for weeks but if you stitch it and I'll follow it all on your blog, I don't think I can hold on for long...
You're doing an amazing job on this dragon, and Tereza Wentzler's designs are no piece of cake...
It's great to live close to your working place. So are we and we sure appreciate that.
Take care!
Lili

Carto said...

Hey there sweetie :) Thanks for dropping by and leaving your lovely comments. Sorry I've not been around for a while. Your TW looks very impressive! And I love the 'Game Board' sampler - lovely stitching x

Carol said...

Your gameboard looks great - wonderful start!!

Chelle said...

Both projects look great!

Dee said...

I'm glad you stopped by my blog. No, I don't "always" attract a crowd, but something about a woman, a camera and a scarf gets people going. LOL

I am a very outgoing person though and usually end up talking to people on my photo expeditions.

Jenna said...

Great WIPs!

An Aussie girl who loves to cross stitch