Saturday, 4 April 2015
April WIPocalypse Speciality Stitches
WIPocalypse is hosted by Measi's Musings
The focus of my WIPocalypse will be my "15 in '15"which are 15 charts I want to stitch in 2015 (following on from my "11 in '11", "12 in '12", "13 in '13" and "14 in '14" - imaginative, eh?)
This month I got side-tracked by the design for the Stitching Out Stigma project so I only managed to stitch on two of my 15.
Here is the final corner of Prairie Moon's Thine is the Trick and the Treat, you can see how close to a finish I am now:
Stitched on 40 count hand-dyed fabric
The other piece I stitched is Primitive Hare's Hallowe'en Cubes, the letter L:
Stitched on 32 count Vintage Grain linen
I also got baby Albert's sampler framed and presented to him:
A nice simple frame from Wilkinsons, the perfect dimensions for this piece and therefore the other three in the series which is good to know!
This is the mast in his room! Daddy is in the Navy so the nursery has a nautical theme.
Measi also sets us a conversation topic:
April - Which speciality stitches do you love doing on projects? Which do you dread?
I do enjoy a variety of speciality stitches, the fact that I love Just Nan and band samplers is evidence enough of that! I don't really have a particular favourite although I do love Bargello or flame stitch:
A Note of Friendship - Dark Alphabet
There are quite a few samplers in my 31 DUCJC starts which include speciality stitches so I am getting lots of practise. I don't even mind French Knots which so many people hate. But the one stitch I cannot get the hang of is the Lazy Daisy. No matter how much I try the "loop" always becomes two straight lines when I put the tying stitch in. Or if I leave the thread a little loose it becomes a lop-sided loop.
Finally, the Easter Treasure Hunt Blog Hop went online yesterday and by now everyone should have posted their letter. You have until the 11th to post the answer to the Mystery Phrase in the comment section of that post. Good Luck!