Monday, April 12, 2010

Ink Circles Progress and Hardanger SAL

The start of a new week...again! I stitched one of the big "fishtail" corners of Book of Ink Circles by Ink Circles this week. It is my favourite block on this piece so far and was divine to stitch. I am hoping to do another small block or part of the border this month in order to keep up with my goal of finishing this piece this year.
Here is the third part of the Hardanger SAL by Mamen:
The fourth part of the SAL is already due again by the end of the week!

I think I should try to stitch and finish a small before then, so that I can at least have a finish to show. (I often find it "depressing" when you only stitch on big pieces that are nowhere near finished. A small finish always helps to boost morale and makes you eager to get back to those big pieces!)

I have my eye on a pretty little scissors fob, but I will keep you posted!

Hope you have a great week with lots of stitching time!

12 comments:

Cari-in-VA said...

Michelle, it is just beautiful - I love the vibrant colors!

Elaine said...

Love the bright colours in your block Michelle and the hardanger is just beautiful!

Carol said...

I'm more and more amazed each time I see your hardanger progress, Michelle! Just gorgeous :)

I, too, need the instant gratification that a small finish gives, so I totally understand how you feel!

Manka said...

Oh , I love these beauties!!!
Michelle you're so clever with your needles!!!
I really admire your patience whit what you are working on huge pieces!I personally prefer small and quick ones...

Vinniey said...

Your Ink Circles are looking great, love the color combinations. Very bright and beautiful! Admiring your hardanger project, very pretty! :) I love to start new small and easy projects when I feeling bored to continue stitching some of my big WIP projects.

Annie said...

Both pieces are looking beautiful. Your hardanger is so impressive!

I'm the same about needing a 'finish'. I feel compelled to do smalls to keep me going.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Your Ink Circles piece looks great and so colourful!

Love your hardanger, I've tried it but its just not for me!

Wendy said...

wauw, you've been quite busy !
I love your hardanger , I've always wanted to do that, but never had the courrage to start.

Siobhan said...

I find it a hard balance to blog and stitch on large projects. It's hard to keep showing, "look! more stitches!" pictures, isn't it?! I think your WIPs are STUNNING, though. What gorgeous, beautiful work on your hardanger. It is exquisite. Love your Ink Circles, too--love the colors in it!

Farm Girl said...

These are looking gorgeous Michelle, what great progress you are making.

Solstitches said...

Michelle you are so talented.
The Hardanger pieces you've done are just stunning.
Great progress on the Ink Circles piece too.

Margaret

Marifé said...

They are very nice in both colors, Michelle. Congratulations

Marifé