Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Happy Dance x2!

I finished something. Two somethings, even. Admittedly, neither is a very large project. BUT, my WIP count now goes from 10 to 8. Quite satisfying.

Here's Autumn Leaves (by From Nancy's Needle), the counted canvas work project I referred to in yesterday's post. Belinda has definitely enabled me. I think I'm glad.

Autumn Leaves 011012 complete

I did change the Overture overdyed fiber to Caron's Wildflowers in Fiesta because I wanted more of an autumn palette. I did follow the directions so that each of the leaves show near identical color changes, but I did not do so for the rest of the design. I wanted a more random look.

My other finish is Block B2 of Celtic Quilt by Chatelaine Designs.

Celtic Quilt B2 block 010412 complete

Stitched on 32ct Silkweaver solo to match the other blocks. Stitched as charted except for subbing Eterna minitwist silk for the NPI solid color silks (which regular readers know I dislike in texture, sheen and expense).  I'm stitching these as individual blocks and then will make them into an actual quilt rather than stitching this as one huge design. I now have six of sixteen blocks completed.

As I said, I now have 8 WIPs. One I can probably finish in an evening, should I be so motivated. I'm trying to tell myself I have to finish it before I can start the preparatory stitching on the DebBee's Designs class project I signed up for yesterday. Three finishes in one month are definitely worth a new start, don't you think?

13 comments:

  1. The canvaswork piece is just gorgeous! I love the colors!

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  2. They are just beautiful congratulations on your finishes

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  3. I'm really liking your canvas work - have to get more into that myself one day! It looks fabulous. :)

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  4. Well done on two beautiful finishes.

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  5. I would say 3 finishes deserves a start.

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  6. I definitely think that deserves a new start, Cheryl!

    Congratulations on your two finishes - that's wonderful!

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  7. Awesome finishes, Cheryl, congrats!

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  8. They look great. Definitely have a new start :)

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  9. Ooooh, Cheryl!!! They're both gorgeous! The colors in Autumn Leaves are amazing.

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  10. Gorgeous. Three finishes definitely gets you a start

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  11. They are both lovely, congratulations

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  12. ohh very good works !!
    ciao Pat

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