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

Monday, 31 May 2010

Lindsay's May update

Not much progress for me this month but it's better than nothing right

May progress

Just managed to get this month's update of Bramble and the Rose in on time.



Quite a bit of progress but this is 2 months as I didn't get round to posting last time!

Cirque des Cercles -May progress

April Progress- Cirque Des Cercles 4/30

May progress- Cirque des Cercles 5/31

Getting there...

Viv's Progress for May

Viv's May progressYou know, what is great about this sort of SAL is that sometimes you think that you've not done anything at all, then, when you get to post, you discover that you have :)

I've done some more of the big octopus within the wheel, and one whole motif!!  Also started another one.  Discovered that one motif is in slightly the wrong shade of red, but I'm not undoing it now - we'll call it 'personalisation' I think!

Rachael's May Progress

I have two to show you this month, I have managed a little bit on both

Sunday, 30 May 2010

CdC May Progress



I really enjoy the fact that whenever I stitch CdC I have so many mini-HDs (as I finish each motif)

Saturday, 29 May 2010

B&R Claire's May update

On a go slow with stitching at the moment but hope things will pick up over the summer.
Anyway, here are before and after photos to show May's update.

Tanglewood - May progress

Reading everyone's posts made me realize I better get my own up.  A little progress this month.  I think it is coming along nicely.  I had to include another close up.  I think the two colors are working well together.


Friday, 28 May 2010

Cirque des Cercles -May progress



I'm pretty pleased with what I was able to get done. Thought you might like to see this too - I finally got Cirque des Carreaux framed:

(sorry for the flash spot in the bottom!)
Looking forward to a few days vacation in the Traverse City, Michigan region over Memorial Day -- and I'm planning a major expedition to Stitching Bits and Bobs on our way back home!
Hope you all have a great holiday weekend!

Thursday, 27 May 2010

My first post

Hello everybody,
this is my first post, so I don't have a before and after. I am stitching Tanglewood on 28 ct. linen. The multicoloured floss is hand-dyed by this tiny and spectacular source. The other colours are Anchor. I can already tell the difference: working with hand-dyed floss is soooo much fun. I didn't get very far for colour-deciding-reasons, so please bear with me.

Tanya's Triangles update 27.05.10


Here is my update for this month, oops I did it backwards

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

6 Days left to post

I am getting in a little early this month as I have a busy w/end ahead.
I hope you have managed lots of stitches this month, or have you been to hot to stitch those in the UK
Looking forward to seeing those pieces!!


Friday, 21 May 2010

2nd May update

I have had a couple of productive stitching days.
I have worked on Kaliedescope and The Bramble and The Rose.

Ink Circles - Kaliedescope
April 27, 2010

Ink Circles - Kaliedescope
May 19, 2010

Ink Circles - The Bramble and The Rose
January 17, 2010

Ink Circles - The Bramble and The Rose
May 19, 2010

I am hoping to start my first Cirque - Cirque des Carreaux.   I have decided to do it on 28ct Opalescent with Carrie'sAutumn Leaves.  I am hoping to wait until I have something finished, but who knows :)

Thursday, 20 May 2010

update the bramble and the rose

here is a little update for this month.. really like to stitch this!

have a nice day!

Monday, 17 May 2010

May Progress/Finish

Sorry I have been AFK for a few weeks and havent been able to post my April progress and comment on everyone's lovely pictures! I have been able to stop by for a minute or two and look at everyone's wonderful progress though. Great job everyone!

I plugged through and finished my Cirque des Carreaux. It's stitched 2 over 2 on 28ct Cashel Linen in Meadow Mist. The threads are from Hand Dyed Fibers in Jewelweed 3169 and Mountain Shadow. I cant wait to get it framed, unfortunately, my wallet tells me I have to wait a bit longer. :(

I havent decided which Ink Circles I'll start next. I have the fabric and chart for Bramble, but havent finalized the threads yet. I have about 5 other charts waiting in the wings to be started too. We'll see where the Ink Circle winds take me...or maybe I'll just keep plugging away on Tanglewood.

Sunday, 16 May 2010


Hello everyone,
I am so thrilled to be part of this blog. It took me a while to realize that Rachaels invitation had disappeared in my junk-folder, but when I found it - how happy I was!!

I decided to work on Tanglewood with slightly different colors and am still undecided if I should work over one thread or two (somewhere between 28 and 32 ct linen -(I guess). Suggestions or shared experiences by you might speed the decision... ;-)

I got the fabric at my local handycraft shop. They only have handwritten hieroglyphs on the description, so I selected by touch and sight. It's my first time on linen so believe me, I'm quite nervous.

I am looking forward to share a photo of my work soon.

Take care

die kleene

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

May Update

Here are a few updates I have for May.  Ive been just putting x’s in several projects but not really focusing on anything.

Cirque des Carreaux

Before  (8/09)

CDD 8-2-09


CDD 5-11-10

Mother Maya

Before (4/10)

Mother Maya 4-25-10


Mother Maya 5-11-10


Before (2/10)

Tanglewood 2-26-10


Tanglewood 5-11-10


Monday, 3 May 2010

May Update - 1st

I had a stitch filled weekend and thought I would post my progress
April 27, 2010

May 2, 2010

Sunday, 2 May 2010

a little update

Have gotten caught up in other stitching for the last few weeks but have now resurrected Bramble and the Rose and managed another few goal is get second page done.

Saturday, 1 May 2010

Bramble & the Rose - Vikki's April Progress

Like others I've not managed to get a lot done this month, but have done a little. Have finished the centre, now working on the outside edges of page 5.



Cirque des Cercles -April progress


February progress- Cirque des Cercles 2/28


April Progress- Cirque Des Cercles 4/30

I've been distracted by other projects as of late. I still love working on it. Question... What kind of light do you use at night? Any particular lamp or light bulb that makes it easy on the eyes? I want to work at night more without straining my eyes.

Cirque des Cercles -April progress



Boy, April flew by, didn't it? Doesn't seem like I got as much done as I would have liked, but I did also get started on Alchemical Romance - no picture yet, but I'll get one up sometime in May. See you then!