Tuesday, June 10, 2014

So many options

It has been a little over a week since I finished SDW and what a big decision it is to decide on what to stitch next!  So I pulled out a bunch and really stitched on 2 this week.  First up is Birds of  Feather Le Printemps (OOP), one of four in a series of seasons. 
She is so bright and colorful-- so far out of the box which is fun to do once in a while :)  I am stitching her on 45ct Vintage Maritime white (one of my very favorites) along with a silk conversion a few years back.  I have 1 more flower to go on the top left page, then 3 pages to go.  Then the thought is, do I continue on with this series?  I have L'Hiver (winter) started........
But easily sidetracked, I also have picked Peace by A Stitchers Hands back up.  When this pattern was first released in 2008, 3 of us kitted it up immediately.  Well, needless to say, all 3 of us still have it has the largest WIP in our baskets.  Well, its high time to invest some stitching time in it.  
Stitching it on 40ct Lakeside Sienna Night, 1 over 2 threads, with a overdyed silk conversion.  Yes, you are reading correct, it is a BAP.  I love the colors I chose for it.  The best part is, each of the original 3 that kitted it up, we each chose 40ct linen, but each a different color.  I LOVE this idea and each one is just so gorgeous.  I hope to keep my momentum going on this one, I would love to actually see it finished :)  Someone mentioned there has been some stitchers on Facebook that have been working on it; I am not on Facebook so I havent seen their progress.  But its kind of fun there are others stitching on it also!!
I would love to see that list of WIPs get smaller, but it is so hard as you all know.  It is terrible.  You finish one and want to start 5!!  LOL.  Time to get stitching on one of these great projects, so until next time!  Thank for stopping by and have a super week!!

10 comments:

  1. I have Peace as a WIP too!! I started it on 28 ct over one and decided that was just too large a project for over one. I decided to do it on 45 ct over 2 instead an am planning a re-start for later this summer. Yours is absolutely gorgeous!!! It definitely needs to be in your rotation!!! I look forward to seeing your progress, Laura

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    1. I thought about stitching it on 45ct, but I couldnt get the right shade of linen :(. A month ago before I even got fired up over it, I teased I should restart it on 52/60 with Tudors, but I have too much invested in this one already-- both time and $$. So here we go!! Lets keep motivated together!!

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  2. "Peace" looks to be very complicated, challenging and truly lovely.

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  3. Wow, those are beautiful silks on your BAP. Just gorgeous. Your lady is looking lovely.

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  4. Both of these stitcheries are absolutely gorgeous!!! I'm really loving the brighter colors... and different from any style that I've been used to seeing. Looking forward to following your progress on these!

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  5. Hi! Excuse my ignorance, but what is a BAP?

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    1. No worries! A BAP is a Big A** Project :)

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  6. Both are lovely! I have the girls to stitch, and the BAP -- amazing!

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  7. I really love your silks and colour choice. I have been looking for a long time for a new WIP piece, this is stunning. Was wondering if you could share the colours and brand of silks. Happy stitching.

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    1. Thank you!! My silks are a combination of limited edition gloriana, belle soie and silk n colors. We kitted these up in 2008 and it would be impossible to find the exact shades now. Dyelots change so often that it is hard to share it. But I am sure you can find similar ones!! Your sampler will be stunning for sure!!

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