OK, I admit I thought I was done with this one month earlier but I was wrong. This is the last for Bargello Club 2011: Hungarian Point...
DMC floss ecru, 754, 760, 4110, 838, 3808 and 3811. This one was fast (only one evening) and I only got "lost" in the pattern once but found my way out pretty quickly! But I still have issues with rounding circles...
"Medallion" from the Bargello Club for February 2012:
Backgorund stitched in Kreinik fine (#8) white braid (032); medallions stitched in GAST Maple Syrup and Bittersweet, DMC 30676 and Kreinik fine (#8) dark orange braid (027).
Crazy Quilt Journal Challenge/Bead Journal Project/ Color Palette Challenge block for February:
Lots of acknowledgements to announce! This piece was influenced by the color palette challenge issued byJudy Laquidara and Vicki Welsh. The Crazy Quilt Journal Challenge requires at least a 6 x 6 block and I used the grid from block 39 of Sharon B's" (of Pin Tangle) "I dropped the Button Box" project, modified to accommodate ten fabrics. In addition, three stitches from the Take a Stitch Tuesday challenge adorn the seams: Cretan, herringbone and chevron. The Bead Journal Project aspect of the piece was the beading throughout the seam treatments.
All fabric was from my stash of quilting cottons. Mill Hill beads, DMC floss and scraps of ribbon and lace from my stash completed the piece.
This means I can stitch on "Sewing with Mama!" while I wait for "Kimono - Revisited" threads to arrive!
Pink Champagne Cupcake (Although I prefer to think of it as a white cupcake with raspberry frosting!):
It's a study in the "Smallest Scallop" line pattern and was done in three shades of raspberry (DMC 3685, 3687 and 3688) anb three shades of vanilla (DMC ecru, 738 and 739).
These quick little studies are addicting - I really need to motivate and get back to something larger, like "Sewing with Mama"!
Cup Cake 2 ...
When Janet Perry sent out the instructions, she said that she found that Cup Cake 1 looked naked and needed a background, so she provided a second model with a Darning background. So this is my version: A chocolate (DMC 938, 3031 and 839) cupcake with yellow icing (DMC Varuations 4077, DMC Satin S744, and DMC Pearlescent Effects E746) - does lemon go with chocolate? - and a white (DMC blanc) background.
So I'm caught up with Bargello Club --- a sure sign another is in the mail!
measi wrote on Dec 28, '11 Hi Carol! Thanks for joining the WIPocalypse next year. I wanted to confirm that I've added you to the participant list. Looking forward to seeing your progress.
thatyankstitches wrote on Dec 29, '11 measi said Hi Carol! Thanks for joining the WIPocalypse next year. I wanted to confirm that I've added you to the participant list. Looking forward to seeing your progress.
It's going to be fun! Glad I found out about it!
Think devils-food cake cupcakes with butter cream icing...
There's a "second" model in the instructions with a background but I need different colors to work that as my canvas is white and white next to that white icing won't work, I think.
This is the second part of the November Bargello Club, using the same yarns (plus one). The sock yarn is Walk Away's "Heel to Toe" #42; the light purple is Baby Bee's Sweet Delight "Sugarplum" #60, and the dark purple is Love This Cotton's "Amethyst" #250.
Called "Swag" if oriented this way...
Called "Arches" if oriented this way...
I think these yarns now constitute part of my stash and I will use them on the first Stash Buster Project...
ifestitch wrote on Nov 28, '11 Ewwww, I like that - great colors!
The first was the LAS Mini Sock: Potpourri III, designed by Janet Perry and posted on her web site. LAS stands for "Learn A Stitch" and these socks are mini samplers. I shopped my stash and used GAST variegated (Purple Iris) and four shades of Needlepaints in the orchid range (2002, 2003, 2007, 2008). There's a mistake in this one which I didn't discover until two rows further on, and since I was running short of that color, I couldn't rip it out. I don't think it shows but an expert would find it... Also, since I was running out of the GAST, I had to use fewer strands in the toe section of the sock than in the cuff...
This is Potpourri III:
The second was Anna's Ribbons, one of two in the November Bargello Club installment. It uses a variegated sock yarn (Walk Away's "Heel to Toe" # 42) and a finger-weight pastel (Baby Bee's Sweet Delight "Suharplum" #60). First time I had to go our and BUY something as I didn't have a thread that variegated the way I wanted! As you can see, I have issues with circles --- they always seem to come out flat on one side or another!
So now i have to ask myself ...I'm NOT a purple person but I seem to be doing a lot of purple of late! Why do I own so much purple variegated threads?
rifestitch wrote on Nov 28, '11 Both lovely pieces!! If I need a purple, I know who to talk to, it looks like :)
In the October mailing, Janet Perry talked about how to modify a pattern she had seen online, using color --- the pattern was a shaded mushroom or tree-like pattern but she suggested sugary pastels and call it Lollipops. Well, I shopped my stash and found some pastel perle 5 cotton but by the time I finished with my version, it's more like Balloons!
rifestitch wrote on Nov 1, '11 Balloons is what I saw before I started reading :) Nice colors!
Ms. Perry named it "Daffodil Box" because she was going to use it in a box lid, and her example was one motif deeper and three wider than mine. I cut it down to fit the one piece of 18ct canvas I had left...
Shopping my thread stash again, I used Carrie's Creation "Jade Tree" for the green outlines and six shades each of DMC yellow ( 307, 444, 445, 726, 727, 728) and DMC orange ( 352, 352, 353, 720, 721, 722) as well as DMC white to create the daffodils!
She referenced one more "abstract" bargello pattern in her instructions so I'm off to find that one and print it and kit it out...
Ooops --- maybe not! The printer, the marvelous wireless printer that replaced my dodgy cabled one, is NOT connecting! It will not print! Have no clue why! And of course, no more cabled printer so... it's either email the instructions to DH and have him print them or wait and see if he can fix it... AAARGH!
A few hours later --- had to reload the software, FOUR times and finally gave up and set it up from the printer itself. Of course, it still is giving me an error message (Communication Error? What the?) but it finally printed. At least for now, I can print but this is NOT my idea of cool!
It's part one of a two part piece, and is called Moghul Spires ornament. As usual, I shopped my stash for threads and used all DMC this time: 550, 552, 553, 554 and for the hanger, 169.
The second part of the October installment is called Daffodil and I've kitted it up, but it sill take a little longer, I think, since it's a little more complex.
rifestitch wrote on Oct 5, '11 Nice!! And PURPLE :)
thatyankstitches wrote on Oct 5, '11 rifestitch said Nice!! And PURPLE :)
Sure is purple! Funny --- I NEVER do purple and so far, two of the pieces have come out strongly on the side of purple! For some reason (maybe because I never do purple do you think?), I have more purple thread than anything else!
rifestitch wrote on Oct 5, '11 Yeah, you just might have a surplus!!! Or you secretly like purple, and have stashed it more than you know :) :) That's MY theory!
ksteyskal wrote on Oct 7, '11 Very pretty!
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