Sunday, April 25, 2010

Another part

Part 5 of Persian Iris Garden is completed. It was a fun stitch and I stitched the four corners in a couple of days. From now on, progress will be slow as the rest of the parts are big and very stitch intensive with lots of backstitching and colour changing. I am aiming to at least finish half a part each month.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Second flower

I am halfway through page 6. This one stitches up pretty quickly, I love the combination of colours used in this piece. I will try to find time to stitch again on it this month.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Iris flower

The first corner of part 5 of Persian Iris Garden is completed. I opted to stitch this part instead of beading.

A close up:

Thursday, April 15, 2010

New Stash

I have received the fabrics from Enchanted Fabrics. I took the opportunity to purchase these last February when the cart was re-opened for the last time.

Oceans Dreams 32count linen

Abyss 32 count Jobolean

Not a great picture as the colours are a bit washed out.

Fairy twilight 32 count linen

Not sure if I like it, I don't really like those big splotches of blue.

Fall Foliage 32 count Lugana

I love this one!

Midsummer Dream 32 count linen
This one is great too!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Part 8

Part 8 of  Zentangle is done. I stitched it without any hiccups and it is ready in plenty of time before the next part comes out.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Done for now

Part 4 of Persian Iris Garden is completed for now. I hit a minor stitching slump while stitching this part  and it took me more than a week just to stitch the bottom corners. This is such a gorgeous part especially those rice stitches. Usually  I don't like stitching rice stitches but I loved stitching these. I used two ply as I preferred the look better than with one strand. I am not sure with how many plies they were supposed to be stitched, as the number of plies was not specified in the instructions. I will stitch the jessicas and the iris flowers at the end before I start beading.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

April Goals

March goals recap:

1. Finish Saint Petersburg White Nights. Yay, done!!
2. Complete Part 4 of Persian Iris Garden except the jessicas and the iris flowers. Nope, did not manage to complete it.
3. Stitch part 7 of  Zentangle. Done.
4. Complete page 5 of Mouth of Flower and start page 6. Finished page 5 only.
5. Rinse the threads for part 5 of PIG. Done.
6. Rinse the threads for part 1 of Holland Springtime Mandala. Done.

My goals for April:

1. Finish part 4 and 5 of Persian Iris Garden.
2. Finish page 6 of Mouth of Flower.
3. Stitch part 8 of Zentangle.
4. Start Holland Springtime Mandala.