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

Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Hi Tanya here, and I have just started Cerque des Triangles, I'm not sure my fabric choice and thread colour are the best match. I absolutely love my choices Sparklies, Sparkingly bonkers hand dyed fabric along with Threadworx dreamscape thread. I'm just not sure the thread shows up enough on the fabric but I am going to stitch a bit more and see if it looks better when the triangles fill out.
What do you all think should I change my thread colour or keep going and see how it goes?

First post - Happy Dance

Hi everyone, even though I've been a member of this blog for a while and have enjoyed reading all your posts and seeing your lovely stitching this is my first post here. I'd like to share my final finish of 2009, which is Growth Rings, stitched using the recommended Hand Dyed Fibers on a Polstitches fabric called Heirloom.

And here's a close up to show the lovely colours.

This is my second Ink Circles finish this year, the first being Cirque des Triangles, and I also have Cirque des Carreaux as a WIP.

I'd love to join in with the SAL in 2010, my first aim being to finish Cirque des Carreaux but I really want to start The Bramble and the Rose next year too, I just have to find the perfect colour, which is harder than I thought it would be LOL.

Monday, 28 December 2009

Getting ready for 2010

The title reads scary – Cannot believe it is 2010 already!

I thought I would join in and share what I will be working on during the year.  I have a number of Ink Circles WIPs that I hope to complete sometime this year or at least get a good number of x’s added.

Tanglewood,32ct Antique White lugana & Carrie’s Threads.  Im working on getting this one completed for entry into the county fair this year.

Tanglewood 11-30-09

Mother Maya – 35ct Kudzu WDW linen, Threads GA Autumn Leaves.  This one is for my older son.  The boys come with me from time to time when I visit our LNS and this chart caught his eye.  Color choices are his.

Mother Maya 12-18-09

Growth Rings, 32ct Rock Quarry Lugana, Threads are Carron Wildflowers Emerald & Nefertiti

Growth Rings 6-13-09

Cirque des Carreaux – 30ct Garnet WDW linen, Threads Caron Wildflowers Elderberry Wine.  Im not one for reds & purples.  Greens are more my color pallet.  These colors are just too beautiful together and will be a nice change from the greens I tend to work with.

CDD Redo 7-15-09

I have the chart for Bramble & The Rose but Im still having internal arguments over colors and fabric.

Looking forward to seeing everyone’s updates :o)


Sunday, 27 December 2009

Blackstone Fantasy Garden December 2009

This is what I will be stitching along with I'm hoping this SAL will help me to finish this as it has been on the go for a couple of years now, it is a joy to stitch but has been at the bottom of the pile

It is stitched on 28ct Brittney Lurex with the said Carries Creations colours

December 2009

Hazel's Ink Circles

Dec 09 before i start the Ink Circles SAL blog

Here is my CdC design which has been in my UFO pile for ages now. I really hate working on it and I don't know why! It might be the fabric as it is quite dark. Mulberry linen. It might be the Thread Gatherer silks which seem to look a bit fuzzy. Shade Spring Frocks. It could be that I had numerous starts on this one and unpicked several times before deciding on this. I just don't know. I am hoping this SAL will help me get going on it and make some progress. Thanks for letting me participate Rachael! x

Friday, 25 December 2009

2010 SAL starting points.

I guess I'll post my 2010 SAL starting points as well. :) CdCx will be my focus. I want to get this one finished before the end of 2010. I am about 1/3 of the way done, and I am sure that wont be a problem.

Cirque des Carreaux by Ink Circles
Fabric: 28ct Cashel Linen in Meadow Mist
Fibers: Hand Dyed Fibers in JewelWeed 3169 and Yawning Mountain

I'll also be stitching on Tanglewood, but probably not as often.

Tanglewood by Ink Circles.
Fabric: Jobelan in Bluebell
Threads: DMC conversion, except for B5200 for clouds and undecided on leaves.

After I finish CdCx I am thinking of starting on either The Bramble and the Rose or Growth Rings. Knowing me, I'll probably start both of them.

Thursday, 24 December 2009

Sea Stars 2009 Update

Following in Rachael's footsteps, I though I'd also post some pics of where this piece stands now before the 2010 SAL starts.

I left off this back in the summer after a particularly disastrous encounter with that dratted frog, the result being: having to frog out the right hand side of the large central motif. That was the biggest frogging session after several smaller ones that really put me off this back in the early summer. Last week I picked it out of the UFO pile and decided to re-stitch the motif (in the right place) ready for the SAL starting in 2010. This is where it stands now:

I can't unroll the whole piece to take a pic, as the fabric is stitched to the frame, but here's a view of how much I could unroll, to give you an idea of how far along the piece is:

Still a ways to go....... but if I do manage to have a finish before the end of next year there are several other IC designs kitted up ready to go. LOL

Hope you all have a happy festive season. Look forward to watching all your pieces developing through 2010. :0)

Karan :)

Thursday, 17 December 2009

This years progress pictures

I was thinking with the end of 2009 coming up, I would post a progress post of my Ink Circle WIP's

So here they are Cirque des Triangles on 28ct Brittany white with DMC 4130

Garden Stars
28ct Brittany white, Various threads

Growth Rings
32ct Linen, DMC 4020 and 4080

I do have Bramble and the Rose somewhere I can't find it at the moment,
 but that is on 28ct Black evenweave, DMC 777,701
I am hoping with The SAL I will get more done next year.

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Growth Rings progress

I haven't stitched on this one in a few days, but here is where I am at

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Sorry Ladies I should of explained myself properly, When I meant Monthly progress I meant just that and then at the end of the year I will put all the names that manage monthly post in a pot and draw a name a bit like what they are doing HERE More of an incentive than a contest really. But I will give that person a gift!
I think I will put in a poll/vote widget in the sidebar, and see what response from that.

Progress on Growth Rings

Here is my progress on Growth Rings as of November 29, 2009

Bonnie B