Sunday, 26 October 2014

Round Robin Wrapped Up

As you know, I am a big fan of Round Robin stitching, especially the band sampler we do each year.  I joined all my RRs on the Yuku Board The Worldwide Round Robins.

We have just finished our sampler for this year.  I chose a traditional "Band and Spot" Sampler using the bands and motifs from my Brenda Keyes sampler book.  Some people did add bands from other designers if they thought they fitted in with the general feel of the piece.  Following on from a jokey comment by Karen I also asked each person to add a bunny!

Here is the full piece:

Close up of the bands: 
From top to bottom:

Close up of the spot motifs: 

As I said, everyone added a little bunny.  Except for one person, Karen added this little cutie as well!

And here are the six pieces I stitched for everyone else this year:







I have just noticed that I signed my name in a different way almost every time!

This weekend I have been concentrating on my cousin's baby's birth sampler.  The design is called On the Beach by Madame Chantilly and as they have a nautical themed nursery it is very suitable.  Here is the current photo:

Fabric is Kynance by Sparklies.
It is a difficult piece to photograph, the white does show up more in real life.

Finally, I should be showing you a Happy Dance for Noel Blanc, but after finishing the final snowflake two evenings ago I decided that the greens in the top wreath did not show up well enough on the blue fabric.  The original was stitched on a natural fabric.  I was unsure from the time I finished the wreath and having changed the mistletoe to lighter shades I decided to do the same with the wreath.  So each evening I am now frogging. which is a slow task because there are three shades of green all tucked under the red ribbon which is staying.  But as I discovered before, it will be worth in the end!


Vickie said...

Oh wow! So wonderful!
Oh rats! on the frogging. But it WILL be worth it. =)

Linda said...

All of the RR pieces are gorgeous Jo. The birth sampler looks like a fun stitch.


Daniela Bencúrová said...

Very nice!

Justine said...

I love that birth sampler and the fabric you've chosen is perfect! Thanks for sharing your beautiful RR pieces too.

Steph said...

The Round Robin stitches are beautiful. The beach stitch is lovely too. XoX

Preeti said...

Lovely RR pieces !! On the beach is looking nice.

Marilyn said...

All of the RR's are just beautiful.
Great job all!

Thoeria said...

Gorgeous band sampler! RR are such fun to participate in ....when the mail is operating as it should! Love the added touch of the bunnies :D

Christine said...

The RR is gorgeous!
Shame about the frogging on Noel Blanc

KimM said...

I'm in awe. The sampler is STUNNING.

Susan said...

Love the RR piece - the rabbits (and squirrel) are too cute. Will be searching the other blogs to see their finished pieces. Sorry to hear on the frogging but if you don't fix it you will only focus on that every time you look at it. You're making great progress on the baby sampler.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Your RR is just awesome!!! Congrats!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful RR stitching, very delicate.
Lovely wips too x

Hazel D said...

Lovely RR pieces. I haven't done a RR for quite a few years but I remember how much I enjoyed seeing what everyone else had stitched each month

Lili said...

Very beautiful band sampler!!
Nice progress on MadameChantilly, the fabric is amazing and fits so well on the design!

Kaisievic said...

Love your finished band sampler - it is gorgeous! All of your stitching on the others bands is lovely, too. Good luck with the frogging on Noel Blanc.

jocondine said...

RR is great and lovely idea to ask to add a bunny.
So which green will be the good one, a frog green may be.

Julie said...

The different selection of RR's is fantastic, you added such lovely bands to each one.
Yours looks fantastic, well done to all who added their own little bit to it.
Boo hoo... the frogging!

Shebafudge said...

Your band RR looks beautiful, I really need to participate in a RR again. I can't wait to see what you do next year. Is anything planned yet?