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, 31 December 2011

Bonnie's December Update

I totally forgot to post the finish I had for December

Cirque des carreux before


I also worked on Bramble a bit



I hope all of you have a wonderful and SAFE
New Years Eve

See you next year!

Lindsay's Dec update

CdC has had a little love this month


And this afternoon

Last update for 2011

Hi all and Happy New Years eve

... and once again we say "Where did this year go?"

October 2011

December 2011
(not same colour as IRL... will try for an 'outside' snap next time)

Only a few stitches to show for the last two months : / Stupey work!!!! With high hopes (and a stitching plan) for next year I hope to get a lot more done on my ICs in 2012.

I hope others have had more time stitch and look forward to seeing everyones updates : )

Wishing everyone a Happy and stitchy 2012

hugs from Liz x

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Blackstone Fantasy Garden

Hello Everyone!

I'm new to the group and just wanted to say that I love everyone's WIP pictures! It really helps keep me motivated when I see all the lovely stitching pics!

Here is my Blackstone Fantasy Garden:

Thanks for looking, and keep the pics coming!

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Growth Rings: December

December 2011

April 2011

Hello all-
I've MIA since April but I have been enjoying viewing everyone's WIP since then! My stitching came to a screeching halt but now I have found a little bit of time to work on it. I'm still oh so close to the second color! :)


Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Bonnie's November update

I did manage to work on CdCx this month
CdCx at the end of October

CdCx at the end of November
Edit - I have managed to get the left side and the middle done. Just have the right side until a happy dance.  I am hoping this coming weekend will be productive!

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Beaded CdC update

I can't remember when I last posted this and this is the only pic I can find on the puter!

Anyway here it is as of this afternoon

Sunday, 27 November 2011

September competition

You may remember I posted a little competiton a while back,
Yes I had forgotten Oops Sorry.

But I will announce the winner now and the winner is....


Thank you to everyone who has partaken this year and kept stitching even when your Host has lost her mojo, you all keep me wanting to finish mine, maybe next year my mojo will come back with force!!!

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

October Update

Im a tad late in posting but last night had us treating a bit late and today is catch-up

I continued working on Fall Mandala in October and finished the outline stitches


Fall Mandala 9-26-11


Fall Mandala 10-12-11


Monday, 31 October 2011

Lindsay's Oct progress

CdC in July

CdC in Oct

I've worked on my beaded version as well but forgot to take a pic of it!

Tanya's October Pizzazz Progress

Still working on Pizzazz a couple of nights a month - might be done by year's end but not sure what with the holidays coming up. See you in November everyone!

Progress at end of September...

...and below is progress as of end of October

Claire's Happy Dance - Bramble and Rose

stitched on antique white 32 count Jobelan with Threadworx "Morning Meadows". Begun in March 2010 and took an incredible 20 months to complete because I got distracted with so many other projects along the way.

Happy Halloween - a fly by post...

Hi all

Happy Halloween to those of you who celebrate it...

Here is my fly by posting for this month



Somehow I have managed to stitch what looks like a ships steering wheel in the centre (????) Not sure I can live with it like that but will need to see if I have enough floss to fix it once I am almost done...

Happy stitching 'til next time

Liz x

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Bonnie's October Update

I did manage to do some work on my Cirque des carreux this month

CdCx Sept 2011

CdCx October 2011

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Shy Violets finish

Finished this two days ago and recieved Pizzazz in the mail yesterday so I'll start that soon. I had fun with this one, made a few changes including filling in the design with a color that matched the model on the chart. Changed the floss colors as well, used Valdani Evergreens, Orchid Mauve along with the Gast Sugarplum and DMC 522 and 523. Inside is the lighter DMC and outside is the darker.

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Shy Violet start...

I've started Shy Violet while I'm waiting for Pizzazz to come in the mail. I'm using Valdani Evergreens for the green and will probably swap out another color for the creamy color as well. I'm thinking of doing this pattern three in a row with different purples as a gift for a relative. I'm using I think 18ct fabric (sort of a mystery cream fabric.

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Namaste in its rightful place

Almost forgot - here's a photo of my finished Namaste hanging at my local spa. They are hard to see but I attached to the bamboo hangers some fake Chinese coins I found at my local A.C. Moore in the jewelry section. Not culturally accurate but they achieved the mood I was looking for :-) Sorry about the picture quality...I look forward to seeing what everyone else does with theirs!

Pizzazz September Progress

This is pretty late but hopefully not too late :-) Have not had much time to work on this due to working on Christmas gifts but did manage a couple of nights. Still love this floss so much...

End of August:

And September progress:
Happy stitching everyone - see you on Halloween!

Monday, 3 October 2011

claire's rambling B&R

Am working almost exclusively on this piece at the moment because it's been rambling on since March 2010 and I really do want it finished this year.

Friday, 30 September 2011

Bonnie's September update

I haven't been able to stitch as much as I would like this month, but here is my update

Cirque des Carreux August 2011

Cirque des Carreux  September 2011

A Finish and a New Start

Hi again everyone,
The time for this month's updates seemed to come really quickly. Didn't this month fly by!!!

August 2011

September 2011 - Red Square happy dance
I had grand visions of popping this into a frame for this post - hahahaha...

I also hoped to take a snap of it in daylight so the colours were closer to the real thing - hahahaha...

And so I came to that wonderful place where there is a choice to be made... "Do I get back to the WIP OR do I go ahead and start something new [not for the very least reason that it's the celebration of the month of your birth and you should go ahead and treat our self - that New Years resolution is long gone by now anyway...]" No prizes for guessing which choice won :)

Pizzazz - New Start
I have been inspired to join those of you stitching Pizzazz, below is my first start. I found this piece of linen in my stash and thaught I would try stitching 1 thread over 2 [on 32 count] to see if it would let the 'hand dyed' look on the linen show through better....

....ummm - not such a good look for this particular pattern!!! So, over to another corner for another new start :)
...happier now...

Looking forward to seeing how others are going [how are those gorgeous CDC beads coming along?]. Take care until next time

Liz x

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Namaste Finish

I finished the last Chakra this week. I have the whole piece now washed, ironed and ready to cut into squares for a wall hanging. I'll post pics when it's all done. I finally found one Ink Circles pattern at my LNS, Shy Violet so that one will be next instead of Pizzazz.

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

September Update

Much was accomplished on Fall Mandala this month (as compared to recent months at least)


Fall Mandala 8-31-11


Fall Mandala 9-26-11


Sunday, 25 September 2011

Kaleidoscope HD

I finished Kaleidoscope on Friday morning what a fab way to end my holiday :)

Started 12 July 2007
Finished 23 September 2011


Sunday, 18 September 2011

sept update

It's been a wee while since I worked on Bramble but got it out this month and managed to get about half a page done - hopefully get onto new page next month

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Namaste update

Since the last update I finished the Heart, Solar Plexus and Sacral Chakras, now have one more to go. I want to do Pizzazz next but can't find the pattern at my LNS. I'm going to order it soon. This is my first Ink Circles pattern and I'm hooked.

Monday, 5 September 2011

Namaste - Sept. progress

Just finished up 'Heart', part # 4.  Here is how it is looking.

Thursday, 1 September 2011

August Update

Fall Mandala came out to play again this month.


Fall Mandala 7-31-11



Fall Mandala 8-31-11

Added more yellow to the mix of colors this month.