Ink Circle Stitchers

Do you have quite a few Ink circle designs in your stash? Are you after encouragement to finish your Ink Circles design? What ever the design you have come and join. Would you like to do a Stitch along? But don't know anyone to do one with. If you would like to contribute to this blog just email me and I will add you to the authors list. If anyone has emailed me about joining this blog, and you have not yet received an invite please let me know. Or check your Junk mail folder.
This Blog was started 23 September 2008

Saturday, 27 December 2008

Ok so I jumped the gun!

I kept telling myself that I would start CDC after the first of the year, but I just had to reward myself for getting all my December goals finished. So without further delay, my first progress pic of CDC after 6 hours of stitching:

Sorry the pic isn't the best, it was taken at night. The fabric is actually more blue than it appears. I'm using 28 ct Jazlyn Opalescent Blue and DMC variations 4240. It's a blue/purple combo.

I have to say I'm really enjoying this project. It's actually rather relaxing compared to some of my other projects. And since I have gone on the Wagon regarding stash, I just had to get one last minute item that I could not possibly live without....Cirque des Carreaux. CDT never really got my interest for some reason, but as soon as I saw Carreaux, I knew it was be fun to stitch.

Monday, 22 December 2008

Sea Stars Progress

Thought I'd post a more recent update of Sea Stars. This is after Week 16 of the SAL:

No progress for Week 17 (last week) due to other commitments and there won't be any this week, as it's Christmas Day. Roll on the New Year. LOL

BTW, love the new look Rachael. :0)

Saturday, 6 December 2008

Garden Stars

Here is my first pic of Garden Stars

The Green thread is a Madiera thread, the thread above that I am not sure about for the big motif, so may have to frog that and choose a different colour.

Thanks for looking

Thursday, 4 December 2008

Update pics CDT

Here is the latest one

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Cirque des Triangles

Firstly have you seen the new design!! Cirque des Carreaux, Go and look at Tracy's site,
Oooo that is going on my wish list!! I love it!!

Ok now on to my stitching,

Here is the thread I have decided to do my CDT in, it is DMC 4130

I have put the first few stitches in last night, so I officially started this December 2nd.

Not sure if I am doing it all one colour or change to a different one for the edges yet! Will have to see!!

Thanks for looking.

Saturday, 29 November 2008

Woo hoo!!

I have the fabric to start Garden Stars at last, it is white 28ct Brittney, Thanks to a wonderful friend.
Not sure if I am going to hand dye it as it will mean I have to wait a bit longer to start it, But I would like a coloured fabby so will think on this.
And thanks to another wonderful friend I now have Cirque des Triangles, and I do have the fabby to start this as well, So watch this space!!

Friday, 21 November 2008

My Cirque

This is on Silkweaver's Frenzy and Vikki Clayton's Midnight Rainbow.

At this point the top half of the page is frogged and I haven't put another stitch in since. I really, really, really need to work on this again.

Monday, 10 November 2008

Sea Stars Update

Thought it was about time I posted an update, so here's the progress made after Week 11 of the SAL:

All Carrie's Creations threads. Still thoroughly enjoying this piece.

BTW, I have Tanglewood - a design that was in the JCS mag - kitted up for a start at any time. Anyone interested in doing this as a SAL?

Sunday, 2 November 2008

Happy,Happy Dancing!!

Just finished this tonight!!

Saturday, 1 November 2008

Nearly done!!

I have managed to do all the larger circles, now just all the little fill in bits, I might just have this finished for christmas

Friday, 31 October 2008

I have been thinking........

............. about doing the Garden/Sea stars as separate pieces, so each Motif is a single finish.
And then maybe put them all in a quilt maybe......ummm will have to ponder this idea more!

Friday, 10 October 2008

Sea Stars Update

This is how Sea Stars looks after Week 7 SAL night:

The right hand motif is in Carrie's Creations Baja Blue. I also stitched a little more of the ships' wheel and added another tropical fish.

Roll on next week, I'm really getting in to this now. :0)

Monday, 6 October 2008

Another Update

Getting closer to a finish with this.

Closer view of the circles

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Love stitching on this...

...and I have managed some more progress on CDC,
Here are before and after pictures

And a close up of a section.

I reckon I could have this done for christmas, and then I could be ready for starting another Ink Circle design.

Friday, 26 September 2008

Sea Stars

I'm currently taking part in a three person SAL, via the Jayne's Attic Stitch'n'Stash Forum, of Sea Stars. We stitch on our pieces on Thursday nights and this is my progress for Week 5:

The other participants are Rosanne and Barb (no blog) and we are all stitching our pieces on different fabrics and using different threads. My SS is on a piece of Jayne's own hand dyed 28ct evenweave fabric and using all Carrie's Creations threads.

Feel free to join us on a Thursday night, if you wish. :0)

Thursday, 25 September 2008

Blackstone Fantasy Garden

This is the first Ink Circles design I saw and immediately had to stitch. It's stitched on off white 28ct evenweave, using the recommended Carrie's Creations thread pack.

It combines my love of cross stitch, blackwork and celtic knotwork and was completed in July 2007. I enjoyed every single stitch.


I started this in July last year and worked on it on and off for the rest of the year. When I did my rotation reshuffle in Jan and again in June this year it got put on the back burner but I plan on making it an active WIP in Jan next year unless a SAL appears on here for it that is.
It's on 32ct White Minster Linen and I love the way it's looking already.

Tuesday, 23 September 2008


I have started this blog as I have a few Ink Circles designs and I feel they need a blog all of their own.
I am currently stitching Cirque des Cercles, I am stitching on a evenweave that I hand dyed myself with tea and coffee, the threads are Carrie's Creations~ Ashes, Tiger eye and Wildfire.


I also have Garden stars and Sea stars and I have many more on my wish lists