10 pages of chart complete and lots of parts of the remaining 6: I like to do one motif at a time, and some of them have pieces on as many as six chart pages and as few as two --- so there are bits and pieces of all the remaining charts stitched... just don't feel like calculating what percentage of stitching is done! Anyway, what you see is the final shape and size of the piece...
The beads I need for the February BJP still haven't arrived --- I suspect the weather (level two snow emergency due to drifting and blowing snow and six inches of new snow - and level two means only go out in an emergency!)...
rifestitch wrote on Feb 25, '11 That looks fantastic! You've done so much so quickly!
My gosh, seven weeks into the year already! That is hard to believe! And I've gotten so little done! What I get for stitching BAPs, I guess...
Anyway, here is my progress on "Garden Stars":
The top row (four pages) of the 16-page chart are complete now and I'm plugging away on row two. What is intriguing to me is the details that start "popping out" as I stitch. I couldn't tell from the chart that there were bees in that dark motif to the top right of the big green star! And that the neon green piece in progress to the right center was oak leaves and acorns until AFTER I started stitching!
BJP is on hold, awaiting those beads I ran out of. Funny thing is, the beads I ordered for March, August and December are here now and calling to me! AAACK!
rifestitch wrote on Feb 18, '11 I had to go look & look to see the bees - Ahhh, there they are :) Tracy is so good at putting motifs inside motifs - on BoInk, one of the sections looks like either aliens or frogs, depending on the color scheme :)
I said I would work a little on the February BJP - and I did (but I ran out of a bead so I'm waiting...) and I said I would try to finish some of the 2010 BJP pages - and I did: they are all pinned and ready for the sewing machine. But I did stitch on "Garden Stars" as well. Smaller motifs move a lot faster!
Still, only one of the 16 chart pages (page 2) is actually completed although there are parts of at least six more pages underway.
rifestitch wrote on Feb 11, '11 Wow - if you worked on getting BJP pieces done, as well, then you are a speedy stitcher! Stars is looking fantastic! I saw a piece of that fabric at an ONS last week, cheap, thought about getting it for this - but then I looked at my checkbook :( Some day... :)
thatyankstitches wrote on Feb 11, '11 rifestitch said Wow - if you worked on getting BJP pieces done, as well, then you are a speedy stitcher! Stars is looking fantastic! I saw a piece of that fabric at an ONS last week, cheap, thought about getting it for this - but then I looked at my checkbook :( Some day... :)
Not so speedy. Just stitched all day long! The benefits of being retired *and* and snowed in!
leslieannapa wrote on Feb 15, '11 What a wonderful piece of work. Carol, you are so talented. What will you make from this beautiful piece? Do you quilt? Right now we are counting down the last days of our move. I'm not able to work on my projects freely, that's why I got ahead of myself. My new hobbie room is full of boxes of art that belong on the walls. I've started to unload and hang, this too can be satisfying. Enjoy your time, Peace be with you. Leslie
thatyankstitches wrote on Feb 15, '11 leslieannapa said What a wonderful piece of work. Carol, you are so talented. What will you make from this beautiful piece? Do you quilt? Right now we are counting down the last days of our move. I'm not able to work on my projects freely, that's why I got ahead of myself. My new hobbie room is full of boxes of art that belong on the walls. I've started to unload and hang, this too can be satisfying. Enjoy your time,Peace be with you. Leslie
Not talent --- just perseverance, and a lot of ripping out. Garden Stars will probably be framed --- it's too large and awkwardly shaped to be anything else. And then the framed piece will likely join the stack of other framed pieces since we have no wall space left!
I took quilting classes when we lived in Saudi and while I learned to piece (badly), I never learned to quilt. So, thinking I might learn if I joined a quilt guild... well, let's just say that it hasn't been a learning experience so far! I still have a slew of unfinished class pieces from the late 1990s in a tote bag in my craft space.
I don't envy you your unpacking. We never finished unpacking ourselves when we moved in here --- the basement is chock-a-block with full boxes, mainly of books... delete replyleslieannapa wrote on Feb 15, '11Yes, Books, I love them. My hubby is going digital and thinks I should too, but I'm not, at least not totally. We have the bookselves. I'm going to take my first embroidery class, this wkend. I told my husband I would be taking my lunch at 1-2:30 on Sat. It's a mother and daughter team teaching and the patterns are from the 50's. I'll need the break. Well ladies have a good nite/morning. Leslie
Still not working out (my excuse this week is a very nasty cold... and 10" of snow) but I did FINALLY get that central motif on "Garden Stars" finished!
I think I'll work on February's BJP this weekend... or maybe do the finishing work on the 2010 BJP... or...
rifestitch wrote on Feb 4, '11 Garden Stars looks GREAT! I love that motif :) I may need to kit this up for later in the year (even though I have 5-6 other Ink Circles all ready to go) :)
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