Well, I have two BAPs that have been ongoing since 2013! The first (which I did NOT stitch on this month) is "Save the Stitches", a blackwork sampler design by Elizabeth Almond. I started this back in early February, 2014 and it is now nearly half completed It was last touched in early April, 2015:
Back in 2013, this was originally a SAL with one chart, "Roll Your Own", which meant each person coud choose their own private colorway *or* use one of the those provided by Tracy. This evolved in two directions. First, people sent ideas to Tracy about colorways, often with an inspiration photo, and she came up with the colors to be used. Second, Tracy, decided to issue more mandalas and create a series which we could opt to subscribe to or not. I opted to subscribe to this series and a second (which is a set of circular mandalas with astronomical/geographical terminology - I have them downloaded but not started).
I decided to use the "Tropical Ocean" colorway of 12 shades of blues and greens on a large piece of Silkweaver's "Iris Garden" 32ct Lugana and to stitch all 9 "Roll Your Own" mandalas on the same piece. Well, it seemed like a good idea at the time!
Anyway, I finished the first of the mandalas, "Roll Your Own", February 21, 2014:
Anyway, the first of "Spawn" to be completed was "Marcia", March 29, 2015:
I would love to have this done and framed for entry in the county fair next summer, but that entry deadline is likely to be late June 2016, and, given my track record on completing these mandalas, I seriously doubt that will be possible. Maybe summer 2017?
So... on to reporting in on WIPOcalypse for August, 2015. Last month, my goals were "continue as we started - July and August Crazy Quilt/Bead Journal blocks and finish 'Jan' in Roll Your Own!" Well, I managed that plus a little more ("CIndy")!
So this next full moon, my goals will be:
- September block for the Crazy Quilt Journal/ Bead Journal Projects (the block is assembled --- embellishment with stitchery and beads is all (yeah, all!) that is required
- Start on "Rematch of Roll Your Own", trying to get at least the outline completed and placement of "Revenge" and "Return" established.
And if time is good to me, maybe pull out "Save the Stitches" and get a few more blocks filled on that one!
And when these two BAPs are finished, I think I will try some color combinations OTHER Than blue and green!