Friday, 7 March 2014
Round Robin and Some Steady Progress
I'm stitching in my third Band Sampler Round Robin organised through the Yuku Board. This month I have been stitching on Measi's Bold Sampler, so called because she has chosen some strong colours for us to stitch anything we like with. Here are the bands I chose:
And here is an "action shot" of the beads:
The bands I chose came from a Just Nan sampler, Needlestory but I completely changed the colours. Measi sent us a selection of Dinky Dyes and other threads to use. She said we could use toning colours if needed, so I added DMC 746 cream to the top band and the Teresa Wentzler lilacs to the other bands. Why do I call them the TW lilacs? Anyone who has stitched a TW will recognise 3041 and 3042 as two classic Teresa colours!!
The beads were some random pink beads I had which really tied the rows together, especially the bottom row. I wasn't overally happy with that row until I added the beads.
The whole thing so far.
I am now patiently waiting for the next sampler to reach me. Rachel has given us another free theme so I think I will choose some more Just Nan bands!
The steady progress has been on my Noel Blanc by A Mon Ami Pierre. I stitch on this every evening while the Small Boy is in the bath. Here is how it looked on 20th February:
And here is how it looks now (2 weeks later):
I got bored of the white repeating border so stitched some green last night!
Here is the other piece I am stitching on a regular basis, Spooky Countdown by Primitive Hare (with Giovanna). Block 5 now completed:
Finally, I have sign ups open for the Easter Treasure Hunt (we have ages but I thought I'd start early!). Click on the bunny on the right hand side bar for more details. I also have quite a long list of Easter and Spring freebies on my Freebies page if you are stuck for something to stitch.