Sunday, 28 April 2013

2013 WIPocalypse - April Full Moon

Just a few days late, but I have a good excuse for not posting on the night - I was out with my team from work enjoying our Christmas do.  I know that sounds daft, but trying to find a date which suits the majority of 21 people split between two different cities took the organiser several months.  Anyway we went out for a very nice curry at a very good price, and a good time was finally had by all. 

Well, I don't have a lot of stitching to show you, because as you know, I am concentrating on getting Enchanted Garden done.

Blogger appears to be having problems uploading photos, so I'll just do the writing now and add the pictures later, hopefully tomorrow.

Enchanted Garden - well, Fairy 3 has wings and arms and is properly dressed.  She still needs legs, but there are only so many hours in a day.  I have now stitched from one side of the piece to the other.  Once I've done Fairy 3's legs and the toadstool that she is sitting on, I shall scroll up and finish off all the clover leaves and flowers at the top of the piece, and back stitch my way down as far as I can.  I shall then scroll down and do all the stitching at the bottom (including Fairy 4) before back stitching my way back up to the middle.  I have about 5 weeks left for this, leaving me a couple of weeks to get it framed.  Fingers crossed, folks!

Turkish Challenge - the stitching on this was finished earlier in the month, but on Wednesday this week I went round to Mum's to start putting together the final piece.  It is not wonderful but we were limited as to what we could do to combine the stitching and the fabrics.  What we ended up with was using two of the fabrics in a sort of braid effect to frame the stitching with a diamond and using the third fabric on the back.  Mum did the braid effect on her machine and then I have slip stitched (sort of) the two braids to the linen with the stitching on.  It will then need some wadding before being backed and bound.  I'm quite pleased with the stitching (first time on linen) but the overall piece - does nothing for me!

On a brighter note, Mum and I went to the fabric place today.  Mum was helping someone choose fabric for a baby quilt that Mum is to make for her.  I didn't come away with much - a bit of aida, some needles, a couple of threads and a 4 1/2 inch square quilting ruler which will do the same job as the Blue Ribbon Designs Stitch Starter that I was thinking of buying - so that saves me ordering from the US.

Right, time is getting on and I'm yawning like mad, so photos tomorrow if all goes well and so good night! 

Edited to add: Blogger is now finally letting me add pictures!

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