Monday, April 02, 2012

March Madness Round Up



It's time to wrap up my 'March Madness' stitching.  My goal for the month was simple - I wanted to stitch at least once on all my wips as listed in my side bar and I'm pleased to say I met that goal.

My projects for the first half of the month can be found here and now it's onto the rest

First up was another CA Wells class project - the Three Sided Reticule that was designed for the tenth anniversary class at Hanging by A Thread in 2006.  I completed the cross stitch border on one side and started the next. When I got the piece out in the day light to take the photograph I noticed that my colour sequencing is way out on one side so I will have to frog, it had looked fine under artificial light.

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Then it was the turn of the Red Rabbit Scrimshaw case by Forget Me Nots in Stitches, this is a companion to the Red Rabbit Needlecase I finished last year. I stitched some of the back stitched border.

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Next up was Juda Hale in Miniature by Eileen Bennett.  I have worked on it occasionally since I last posted a progress photo, all I did this time was the letter 'H'
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Then it was Above the Clouds by Teresa Wentzler where I continued to work on the wing.  You can see my last progress picture here
 

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After that I pulled out the project that lives in the study (I keep a few projects scattered round the house that I can pick up if the opportunity presents itself) This is a tapestry kit by Landmark Tapestries called Stained Glass Sunflower that I started back in 1995/6. Then got put in a box and brought out again 3 years ago when I was looking for a project to work on when Rosie was around.  This time I worked some more of black border.

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Next up was another class from Ackworth 2008, a Needlelace pinkeep by Doreen Holmes.  I worked on this a little last year and completed the first square of the needlelace, please excuse my shocking stitch tension that is something I shall be trying to work on for the other blocks.  This time I made a start on the next square,  it took a couple of goes to get it right as I started out going the wrong way!

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Then I moved onto stitching a bit more on Anniversary Rose by Forget Me Nots in Stitches.  After I finished the first band of Montenegrin stitch I discovered that I had started the stitch two threads too far down,  fortunately(!) I only had to frog the first inch of the stitch rather than the whole band and was able to move onto the rest of the Montenegrin stitch.  But as you can imagine the air got a bit colourful when I discovered the mistake...

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And finally I got to the last of the projects - Fruits of the Vine by With My Needle.  I finished the band with the Queen Stitch hearts then moved onto the next one.

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Having met my goal I managed to revisit a couple of the projects.  First I went back and froged the four side stitch on the fob for CA Well's Whitework companion and finally managed to stitch the four sided stitch border correctly.

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Then I went on and completed the back stitching on The Nutmeg Needles Happy Winter, I 'just' need to complete the border and stitch a back to match.
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Congratulations if you've made it this far!  I shall leave you with my plans for 'Amazon April'. I have decided to focus on my two largest wips - the Scottish Sampler from the Goodhart book and Anniversary Roses but Forget Me Nots in Stitches.

18 comments:

Jackie said...

Congratulations on meeting your goal! You have some beautiful WIPs!

Margaret said...

How great to have met your goal! So many pretty WIPs!

Melissa said...

Wow, you've done a lot in March Karoline! Congratulations! Here's to lots more lovely stitching in April!

Giovanna said...

Oh my, my head is spinning - lots of gorgeous WIPs there, well done!

Katrina said...

Gorgeous and what a lot of projects, all pretty :-).

Annette-California said...

All your WIP'S are beautiful. Wow indeed. Congrats being on target for your goals!

Chris said...

Wow! Lots of progress on many beautiful projects.

Scully said...

You've done so well Karoline. There are some lovely pieces but I really love the Juda Hale in Miniature and Fruits of the Vine. ♥

TeresaB said...

WooHoo! Goals met are the best. All of your pieces are lovely. Can't wait to see what you're able to accomplish in April. Happy stitching!

Sheila said...

What a lot of lovely projects on the go...there is going to be a lot of Happy Dancing when the time comes :)

Dani - tkdchick said...

Karoline you've got such a wonderful and beautiful array of projects on the go!!!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

What a lovely mix of stitching, thanks for showing them all.

woolwoman said...

Karoline it was so much fun taking a tour of your March Madness projects - WOW you have some beautiful and unique ones on the go. Hope you and your family have a joyous Easter Melody

geeky Heather said...

Ooo, I love all your WIPs! If you ever want to trade WIP piles for a while (you know, like my sisters used to trade closets for a bit), let me know! =) Everything looks lovely.

Susan said...

All your WIPs are gorgeous, Karoline - I can't wait to see some finishes in your future!

Sharon said...

Gorgeous wip's, I must say that tapestry piece is just divine!

Kathy Ellen said...

My goodness, Karoline...you have an amazing assortment of beautiful WIP's. I especially love the 'Sunflower' stained glass piece...it is gorgeous! Looking forward to seeing more progress in time:)

Brigitte said...

Wow, you have some great projects on the go!!