Carole's WIPs - UPDATE 12th October

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Carole's WIPs - UPDATE 12th October

by Carole » Fri Jan 02, 2015 11:36 am

2016 finishes
African Sampler
Rose Boudoir
Douceur de vivre

2015 finishes:
Natural Bow sampler by Sunken Treasures
Flower sampler book by Jane Greenoff
Miss Peepers by Little House Needleworks
McLaren/Hamilton by Stitchtastic
French country owl by JBW designs

New year, new thread and I'm hoping to fill this with lots of lovely finishes :wink:

I'm continuing with The Flower Sampler Book by Jane Greenoff. It's nearing completion now so should be finished in the next few months. Unless, that is, I get too distracted with my new start.

I spotted this on Etsy a couple of weeks ago and just could not resist it. It looks a little like Sammie, don't you think? It's not the type of design that I usually stitch, but I'm quite determined to do it.

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I'm stitching on 18ct Aida, 2 over 1. There are just seven colours in it - lots of navy, with a few other colours scattered in there.

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I also want to start something smaller and I'm torn between this, which I know will be a fairly quick and easy stitch by CCN.

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Or this, which is something a bit different, but oh so pretty.

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I'm thinking that I should leave that until I've finished The Flower Sampler Book, but I really want to start it now. Decisions, decisions... :roll:
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Re: Carole's 2015 WIPs

by millymolly » Fri Jan 02, 2015 11:40 am

So many decisions! I can see why your torn! Everything looks good!
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Re: Carole's 2015 WIPs

by Mabel Figworthy » Fri Jan 02, 2015 1:16 pm

Lovely projects, and I was surprised to see all the colours that go into the "black & white" cat design!
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Re: Carole's 2015 WIPs

by rcperryls » Fri Jan 02, 2015 2:38 pm

Wonderful projects! You can't make a wrong decision, no matter what you decide.

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Re: Carole's 2015 WIPs

by neecy » Fri Jan 02, 2015 3:23 pm

Wonderful projects. Love the kitty. Can't wait to see it underway
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Re: Carole's 2015 WIPs

by Lulu22 » Fri Jan 02, 2015 4:09 pm

Lovely projects I'm looking forward to seeing the starts :)
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Re: Carole's 2015 WIPs

by lavenderbee » Fri Jan 02, 2015 4:43 pm

Lovely projects, love the cat but like the house too. Wonder which one you will start first :D
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Re: Carole's 2015 WIPs

by fccs » Fri Jan 02, 2015 5:44 pm

Oh, I love the cat and I'll be looking for updates. :-) As for the two smaller ones...I know what I would do: I'd start both. (I hate to choose one and hurt the other's feelings.)
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Re: Carole's 2015 WIPs

by tiffstitch » Fri Jan 02, 2015 7:44 pm

Very interesting choices. You should start with whichever one is calling you the loudest right now. :)
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Re: Carole's 2015 WIPs

by Carole » Fri Jan 02, 2015 9:36 pm

Well I've started the cat. I gridded it and have done a few hundred stitches in the dark navy. It was quite relaxing doing just one colour while watching several episodes of Stargate Atlantis :)

I've also picked out a nicer fabric for the little sampler and that's now in my WIP bag ready to start. (the fabric it came with was 28ct but very stiff. I prefer Cashel or Jobelan.)

I like the idea of not hurting the feelings of any of them, so maybe I'll do a few stitches on the cottage too this week :lol:
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Re: Carole's 2015 WIPs

by rcperryls » Fri Jan 02, 2015 9:53 pm

fccs wrote:I'd start both. (I hate to choose one and hurt the other's feelings.)


Excellent advice. It is important to have a project's full cooperation to eliminate problems (like the fabric moving when you aren't looking and causes you to miscount and then have to frog a section).

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Re: Carole's 2015 WIPs

by Carole » Fri Jan 02, 2015 10:37 pm

rcperryls wrote:
fccs wrote:I'd start both. (I hate to choose one and hurt the other's feelings.)


Excellent advice. It is important to have a project's full cooperation to eliminate problems (like the fabric moving when you aren't looking and causes you to miscount and then have to frog a section).

Carole
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I think you're right :)

Can't have misbehaving projects, can we now :wink:
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Re: Carole's 2015 WIPs

by Squirrel » Fri Jan 02, 2015 11:10 pm

A most unusual cat one and I am glad you have started it Carole. The other 2 are lovely designs so I can see a busy stitching year ahead of you. :lol:
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Re: Carole's 2015 WIPs

by charmagne_capalad » Sat Jan 03, 2015 5:57 am

Such lovely projects! Love them all! :wub: Surely you will busy with those. Have fun & enjoy! :)
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Re: Carole's 2015 WIPs

by Carole » Sat Jan 03, 2015 6:55 pm

I've finished another page of the Flower Sampler Book.

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I loved stitching the teeny-tiny hemstitch square with it's micro-sized dove's eyes.

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And although the prep for the drawn thread work was fiddly, the stitches themselves were a joy to do. I love the effect.

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Just one more double page left to do plus two single pages. Then I just have to sew the pages together and assemble the book. The end is in sight methinks :D
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Re: Carole's 2015 WIPs

by karen4bells » Sat Jan 03, 2015 7:50 pm

:wub: :wub: :wub: :applesauce:
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Re: Carole's 2015 WIPs

by fccs » Sat Jan 03, 2015 9:02 pm

Wow!! So pretty! :applesauce: :applesauce:
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Re: Carole's 2015 WIPs

by socialsue » Sat Jan 03, 2015 11:07 pm

Beautiful work, Carole! :applesauce: :applesauce:

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by hms90 » Sat Jan 03, 2015 11:41 pm

Love the precious dreams one!
 
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Re: Carole's 2015 WIPs

by vanessanjf » Sun Jan 04, 2015 8:52 am

Lovely work :applesauce: :applesauce:
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