Saturday, November 27, 2010

could it be... Cirque?

Of course it could. :p I picked up the exact purple I wanted from the LNS (CC's Pansy Purple, if you must know :3) but I couldn't find a single blue that I liked. I must have spent a full 20 minutes looking at all the colors for all the different companies... Crescent Colours, Gentle Art, Dinky Dyes, Caron, others I can't even remember. Not a single sapphire blue that I liked.

So I replaced the blue with CC's Bejeweled, which is a rich, dark green. It's not exactly what I wanted, but none of the blues were even close to being what I wanted, and green's my favorite color anyway, so nyah. :p

Here we are at 26.5 hours!

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My girlfriend and I made matching little Christmas kits yesterday! We were digging through our stash on Thanksgiving evening and admiring all the shinies. These two kits were taking up a lot of space in one of the small kit tubs because of the frames, so we dug them out and stitched them up. Cute and fast! I did the one with the red fabric, she did the green. I think we'll give them to her mom for Christmas. :)

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Now, if only Queen Lazybutt would get to work on her round robins... :p

Friday, November 19, 2010

more Cirque!

Got some progress on Cirque! Unfortunately, not much during the week, but last weekend was good for stitching. Couldn't post because my webhost wasn't cooperating and I couldn't upload my scan. :p

Ended last weekend at 12.5 hours:

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And brought it up to a total of 15 hours while watching DVDs tonight:

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Now the hard decisions come in. Keep on with Cirque, or give in to temptation and start Mirabilia's Mediterranean Mermaid? I finally got all of my supplies in (lots of bling!) and the fabric I ordered during the Sunny Dyes sale.

The fabric is great, by the way, I should really take a picture of what we got. Sadly, two of the pieces have the pattern in the dye going the wrong way for what I'd wanted to use them for, so while I love them, I'm at a bit of a loss as to what to do with them. I can probably squeeze South Seas Mermaid in the other way, but there's no way it will work with the other pattern. My bad for making assumptions, and I'm very happy with the fabrics otherwise. Hmm...

Friday, November 12, 2010

a new start!

Remember my colorful plan for Cirque des Cercles?
It's okay if you don't, because here it is again. XD

I got started this week! Here it is after 7.5 hours of work.

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Looking good! I put another 45 minutes in this evening and completed one of the flowers that's between the main circles (you can see it's just started here) and started on the green base for the one opposite. As for colors... I'm using the DMC color variations line for most of the colors. The brown is Crescent Colours Caterpillar, and the light green is GAST Spring Green. I need to find a suitable purple, and I'm not really liking the DMC dark blue because it has a lot of purple in it.

Oh, tragic, I'll have to look at pretty threads. :p