26 Apr. 2009

I am so Weak!!!

I have succumbed to startisis. Just in the last week I was e-mailing Ranae and telling her that I was trying to avoid any new starts, well I caved. I was going through my charts and Caitlyn was sitting beside me. I came up to a particular chart and she said "Oooohhh, that one is pretty, I like it." That is all it took to convince me that I needed to stitch it. I have been fortunate since I have been blogging and have won several give aways on other blogs, so I have decided to have a competition. The first person to guess the name of the design will win a little package of stitching goodies from me.

Here is the first wip picture;

It is not the best of photos, it is stitched on white evenweave. As you can see, it is stitched over one, and it is a HAED. So all you have to do is name the artist and the design. If nobody has guessed it by next week-end I will give a further clue.

I while ago I joined the Our Friends HAED SAL, back then, rather than a new start ahem, I thought that I would pick up one of my other wips and get some stitches into it. So a search through my wip containers brought up Gypsy Rose. I don't have a before shot, but here is an after one:

and here is a picture of what she will look like when completed. So as a part of the SAL I will be stitching on Gypsy on Thursday nights.

This week I have also put some stitches on Faery Tales and here is an after shot.

I have decided do a 'sort-of' rotation. I will continue with these three wips, alternating between the new start and Faery Tales a row at a time, and Gypsy on Thursdays. If I need a break from over one stitching I will spend some time on either A Love Song or CdC. The last time I had a rotation I failed miserably, seeing that this is a 'sort-of' rotation, I just might do better!!

Louanne asked me in my comments the details of my CdC and A Love Song. CdC is stitched on 28ct navy lugana, 2x2 with Dinky Dyes silk in the color called Desert Sands, and A Love Song is stitched on 32ct Antique White linen using HDF (Vicky Clayton) silk in Garnet.
Thank you everyone for your wonderful comments on my last post, I hope that you are all well and doing lots of stitching, stay safe.


Gabi said...

I have not the slightest clue what your newest WIP is...but I do love the colors. And the progress on your other wips is just lovely.

Kim B said...

I haven't the faintest idea about your new start. But your WIPs are impressive!

Marita said...

I have no idea what the new start is, not that familiar with HEAD.

Initially I thought it might be a Disney Princess picture.

Like the idea of a rotation. I'm sort of doing one between my two projects. Stitch something easy and fun to reduce the pain of the big project.

Looking forward to the WIP pictures.

stitchinfiend said...

Me either - no clue at all. Your Gypsy Rose is coming along nicely too. Good luck with a rotation. I have been rotating for years now.

Daffycat said...

I'm terrible at guessing games!

Lovely WIPs and I think your rotations sounds workable!

Hoebeltje said...

I like the gyspsy, but I have no idea what the other one will be...

Ranae said...

I like the WIP's and Gypsy Rose is gonna be beautiful.
I have not a clue to which HAED it is.
I am weak too :)
You can have Princess Parade, it's free, LMK!

Cindy F. said...

You are definetly not weak! Anyone challenging themselves to stitch such beautiful designs, no matter how many, is a very strong person to me;) Beautiful stitching friend! Good luck with your rotation. I think that's a great plan you have!
No way I could guess on your HAED...but I can't wait to hear what it is!!!

Carla said...

Nice progress on your HAEDs :)
No idea of the name or artist of your new start !

Gina E. said...

Hi Joanne, thank you for your compliment on my blog about my teapot. When I look at your work here, I cringe with embarrassment; I don't know why you even LOOK at my blog with my amateur stitching efforts!!! Your stitching is incredible, and so are many other blog/stitchers on the net. I am in awe of all of you!

Mel said...

You have some lovely WIPs!
I am wondering if your HAED is Fairy Tales? It looks like the purples, but who knows there are so many great ones it could be! :)

Anonymous said...

Sometimes there is no way to avoid startitis. LOL

Lana said...

I'm not even gonna try to guess! But great progress! I love all your WIP's!!! So impressive!

Alex said...

why are you week,look the photo is very nice,trust you,come on...

like your style,i will come back..

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