7 Sep. 2007

I finished a page

WOO HOO!!Well as the title says I have finished the first page of twenty, here are the before and after pictures of HAED Gypsy Rose. I am loving this and was tempted to keep going on her after her rotation finished last week, but I don't want the others in my rotation to fall behind. The creamy color on the right is her dress, and the design is four pages wide, so there is alot of dress to get through.














The next picture to come is of CdC.








This was taken after finishing stitching on it last Sunday night. There is not much more to be done of the bottom row, but I can't see myself finishing the bottom row this week end, perhaps the next. Through the week I ordered another ten skeins of the Dinky Dyes thread and a couple pieces of fabric from Stitching Obsession. Mandy is great to deal with (no affiliation) and offered for me send her one of my skeins so that she could then send it to the Australian distributors for them to do a comparison with to ensure that I received the same dye lot. I told her not to bother, but if they are different I am planning on mixing up the lengths, do one length from one skein and then another length from another. At the moment I am going to complete the bottom circles and then start the mixing if I need to.
We haven't heard any more about the jobs in Canberra, but no news is good news, right!!!! DH was unsuccessful on a few, Devonport, Warragul and the one in an inner city suburb. Another one has come up in Ballarat and he has been making heaps of phone calls in answer to ads on various internet sites and in The Age newspaper, all I can say is thank goodness for VOIP (voice over internet phone) otherwise our phone bill would be astronomical.
I have also been tagged by Kim, it is about middle names, and you would not believe it, but my middle name is the same as Kim's. I will do mine over the week end, and if you want to know what my middle name is in the mean time, you will have to go to Kim's blog to find out. ;) LOL
Happy stitching everyone, and stay safe.

31 comments:

Dee said...

Wow! Those are so stitch intense pieces! They are looking good.

Suz said...

I think I will always be in awe of those huge pieces.

I love your circles! it's awesome!

Michelle said...

Both pieces are beautiful! Great progress!

Barbara said...

Really excellent progress! Have a lovely weekend. :)

Mindi said...

Gypsy Rose is looking gorgeous, I love those colors. You've definitely gotten a lot more done on CDC than I have. In fact, I don't think I've touched mine in over 2 weeks.

Mylene said...

WOW! Such very good progress. Have a nice weekend!

Tannia said...

Well done Jo - Gypsy ROse really is divine! (Although I was surprised to find out there was much more to it than just the rose *G*).

CdC is also gorgeous - and I do like you when I stitch one colour designs - I cut all the thread to length and then mix it up :) Works well for me :)

*fingers crossed* for DH's job search!

*toes crossed* that he finds a job in Melb *G*

cathymk said...

They are both looking fantastic!!

Jenn said...

Gypsy Rose looks great. I just love the colors in it.

Beatrice said...

Your WIP's are looking GOOOOOD.!!!
CdC has become an interest in our Thursday stitchers group. I think you've created a monster.LOL.

Carol said...

Congratulations! That is a wonderful achievement! I don't think I could ever dedicate that much time to an HAED, so I truly admire you :-)

Karoline said...

Great progress on both of your wips

Carla said...

Congratulations on finishing the first page... it looks great!!
CdC is also looking great!!

Itching To Stitch said...

I agree, WooHoo on Gypsy Rose and your CdC is incredible. Gorgeous threads ;)

Ranae said...

Great looking WIP's.
Keep up the great work.
Have a great weekend!!

Lynn said...

I love the colours in Gypsy Rose. Congrats on the first page finish.
CdC is stunning! It looks so labour intensive that I get scared off. Is it a difficult stitch?

Marita said...

You are making amazing progress, well done.

tkdchick said...

Both projects look fantastic! I've got a copy of CDC set aside at my favourite LNS Knowledge and Needles!

Kathy A. said...

Your CdC has set off a storm as you can see by my fellow stitchers. It is a stunning piece and you are doing a great job. Your HAED is beautiful too. One of our stitchers is doing the Father Christmas HAED. I don't know how you do it!

Jenna said...

Beautiful work on both pieces! Continued best wishes coming your way for your DH to find the perfect position. :)

Cheryl said...

Congrats on finishing page1!! I love your CdC and cant believe how much you've done, your needles must be smoking! Its been so long since mine's been out of my wip box!

Squazi said...

These are looking great. Keep up the good work!

Sharon said...

Congrats on completing another page-it's beautiful.

AnnMcD said...

Beautiful work.
I can hardly wait to start my CdC!
How many skeins of thread do you figure ( I should say reckon... when I lived in Perth everyone used the word reckon like I use the word figure) it will take you to do CdC?

Sylvie said...

Great progress on the two pieces!

Kathy said...

Wow they both look good.

Hugs xxx

Lili said...

What a fine thread choice for Cercle des Cercles! And such progress on both pieces... Impressive!
The hiring process can be very long: it took DH's present firm about eight months to carry the process to its end... So I just want to say that yours mutsn't get discouraged... At times, this is difficult...
Take care!
Lili

stitching aussie style said...

Congrats on finishing the page. The piece is really stunning. Can't wait to see more. Hope you are enjoying the stitching as much as we are enjoying the viewing.

Lelia said...

WOW! Just beautiful : )

Margaret said...

She looks stunning. What an intense stitching project this must be.
Looking forward to reading about your middle name.

Emily said...

They are both amazing!!

An Aussie girl who loves to cross stitch