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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.




18 comments:

  1. Beautiful round robin piece Jo. Love the other pieces your working on and you have some good progress.

    Linda

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  2. Lots of fun stitching. Love the white on blue, very striking!

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  3. Love your work on the band sampler!

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  4. You bet, I immediately think "TW!!" whenever I have to use 3041 or 3042 :-) What a lovely band on Measi's RR. Nice going on the other projects too - will be stitching my 6th block later today.

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  5. Lovely work. I really like your Noel piece, especially the little bits of color.

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  6. Amazing how changing the colors gives the band a totally different feel. The beads really do pull it all together very nicely. Very nice progress on Noel and Spooky. I used to read while DS was in the bath - some nights he ended up a bit pruney looking...

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  7. Beautiful beautiful stitching.
    love Annette

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  8. Great stitching update Jo!
    Happy Spring!

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  9. Love your work Jo. Of course my fav is the Halloween countdown and the trick shot of the bead action LOL!
    xo Alicia

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  10. Lovely stitching! That band sampler is looking really good!

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  11. Stunning band sampler. The bathtime project is growing well, amazing what you can achieve when you multi task!

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  12. Love all the stitching, especially loving the Noel Blanc on the blue.

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  13. They all look great, amazing how different the JN bands look when stitched in a different colour way

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  14. Love what you did on the band sampler. One of the things on my wall that I'd grab if there were a fire is a band sampler RR I did with some friends. I love looking at it periodically and marveling over how creative we are. =) We did the same thing where we sent along the colors we wanted used. All four are so vastly different!

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  15. All the stitching looks wonderful! I love the band sampler, so pretty :)

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