Friday, February 20, 2015

Mask of Colors 1, Batik Cascade

Quilting:

I did some more quilting on Batik Cascade (Batik Go-Round) by Karen Combs.




Cross Stitch:

Finally, I did some more work on Mask of Colors 1, a Colray Crafts chart by Michele Sayetta of Heaven and Earth Designs based on artwork by Linda Ravenscroft.


Friday, February 13, 2015

Mask of Colors 1, Batik Cascade, Da Capo

Quilting:

I did some more quilting on Batik Cascade (Batik Go-Round) by Karen Combs.



Cross Stitch:

I finished the first couple of rows on Mask of Colors 1, a Colray Crafts chart by Michele Sayetta of Heaven and Earth Designs based on artwork by Linda Ravenscroft.



Blackwork:

Finally, I did some more work on Da Capo by Elizabeth Almond.


Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Mask of Colors 1, Batik Cascade, Da Capo, Wheat Fields

Quilting:

I did some more quilting on Batik Cascade (Batik Go-Round) by Karen Combs.




Swedish Weaving:

I finished the embroidery on the towel based on Wheat Fields from Learn to Make Monk’s Cloth Afghans by Marilyn T. Magly. All that's left is to hem the ends.




Blackwork:

I pulled out Da Capo by Elizabeth Almond and got quite a bit done on it.



Cross Stitch:

Finally, I've started yet another new project. This one's Mask of Colors 1, a Colray Crafts chart by Michele Sayetta of Heaven and Earth Designs based on artwork by Linda Ravenscroft. As I said in this post, I'm not too happy with Ms. Sayetta's adaptations. However, I bought this chart and its companion piece at the same time as Joy of Computer Work, so I didn't know about the issues with her charts and I've fallen in love with the designs. So, I plan to stitch these 2 pieces and Joy of Computer Work and then never buy one of her charts again.

Hopefully, these won't be as bad as Joy of Computer Work. After careful study of the original artwork for both pieces, I'm pretty sure that the images on the patterns are the computer mockups rather than the original artwork this time. Also, there's no text in these designs. Moreover, I'm stitching them on 25-count linen rather than 28-count Murano, so the stitching's not quite as dense.

I'm beginning to suspect that I might have a slight masochistic streak, however. Besides the potential problems with the charts, these are the largest and most complicated designs that I have ever attempted. Mask of Colors 1 is 400 x 755 stitches. The chart is 48 pages long!

Anyway, here's what I've got done so far. I'm about 2/3 of the way across the 1st row.


Friday, January 23, 2015

Planetarius, Batik Cascade, Wheat Fields, Hidden Stars, Step Afghan

Cross Stitch:

I did some more stitching on Planetarius, which is adapted from the artwork of Miles Pinkney.



Quilting:

I did some more quilting on Batik Cascade (Batik Go-Round) by Karen Combs.




I finished the first block of my Hidden Stars quilt and did a bit more on the second block.



Swedish Weaving:

I did some more work on the towel based on Wheat Fields from Learn to Make Monk’s Cloth Afghans by Marilyn T. Magly.



Crochet:

Finally, I did some more work on the step afghan.


Thursday, January 15, 2015

Planetarius, Batik Cascade, Hidden Stars

Cross Stitch:

I pulled out Planetarius, which is adapted from the artwork of Miles Pinkney, and did some more work on it.



Quilting:

I did some more quilting on Batik Cascade (Batik Go-Round) by Karen Combs.





Finally, I almost finished the first block of my Hidden Stars quilt. You can pretty much see how it's going to look now. I also did a bit on the next block.


Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Gilt Sun, The Fish Did It!, Batik Cascade, Step Afghan

Cross Stitch:

I finished stitching The Fish Did It! by Michelle Lutzen of Stitchy Kitty.



I also did some more work on Gilt Sun (designer unknown) by Landmark Tapestries and Charts.



Quilting:

I did some more quilting on Batik Cascade (Batik Go-Round) by Karen Combs.




Crochet:

Finally, I did some more work on the step afghan.


Thursday, January 1, 2015

The Fish Did It!, Gilt Sun, Batik Cascade

Cross Stitch:

I've started yet another new project. This one's The Fish Did It! by Michelle Lutzen of Stitchy Kitty. The colors are a bit different from the model because she used Crescent Colours hand-dyed floss and I'm using the DMC substitutions. I did however use the recommended hand-dyed fabric.



I also did some more work on Gilt Sun (designer unknown) by Landmark Tapestries and Charts.



Quilting:

Finally, I did some more quilting on Batik Cascade (Batik Go-Round) by Karen Combs.