Sunday, February 20, 2011

GTG & progress!

My girlfriend and I went to a lovely get-together hosted by Jo of Dinky-Dyes and managed to get in a good four hours of stitching. And some tasty eats. And some chatting - but mostly listening. We're a little shy, you know. :p But our ears were open and we DID listen to everything that was going on around us!

And, of course, we did a good deal of shopping - like YOU could resist with all that shiny silk right in front of you!

First up, progress on my Cirque (30.75 hours now):

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And the magazine mermaid (which I didn't work on at Jo's, so this is just progress over about a week or two):

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My girlfriend's been working on a pretty design called Gathering Honey from a super-old magazine. She's wanted to start it for years so I kicked her in the butt and she finally dug it out. It's funny because she's always the one with a billion things left to finish, but this is the only major piece she has going right now. I'm the offender with all the different projects going at once this time!

The model:

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Her progress:

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Sadly, I don't have a picture of the mountain of silk we bought, or the pretty hand-dyed fabrics, but that means I'll have something to show next time. :p


  1. Every time I see your Circles, I get tempted to add it to my stash! It changes the whole design for me when done like that and I definitely love it. And wow, I have the Honey one in my stash! I keep looking at it, wanting to start on it. A few more progress pics of it and I probably will! Ha ha!

  2. Your Circles looks awesome! And great progress on the Mermaid.

  3. Rebekah:
    Circles is SO pretty - I find it the most appealing of the three Cirque charts. I think it's because of all the curves instead of the angles on the others, which is silly because all three are lovely. Have you seen the gallery on the Ink Circles site? I love seeing all the different ways this one has been completed, it's fun to see all the interpretations of the design.

    Thanks! It's your fault I had to start, you know... you and that tempting red! :) Hoping the mermaid will be done soon, as the border isn't a lot of dense stitching. We'll see. :)

  4. Whoops, forgot to mention... the Honey design has a companion Rose garden as well! Aha, found a picture...


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