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

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Mad Idea update

My beaded CdC in Nov

And this afternoon (Jan 31)
It was getting very difficult to hold so I started a new piece and will join the two together when that one gets difficult

January 2012 - finish and a new start

Great to be back; missed November and December due to holiday cheer :-) I have a sort of finish: As I was stitching Pizzazz I moved from the middle to completing the lower left hand corner, and the more I looked at it the more I thought how cool it would look if I left out two opposing corners and turned it 90 degrees. Well, I absolutely love it. I still have not been able to fully capture the deep jewel tones of my floss choice; my photography is easily my least favorite part about sharing my stitching. Don't let my photos put you off; definitely give this color a try.

My Pizzazz finish, 2 over 2 on 28 ct Gravestone by Stitches and Spice using HDF Plumage:

And here's my start on Peregrinations. This is on 32 ct Heather from PTP, 2 over 2 using almost all of the recommended Carrie's fibers. I changed out the light pink for GAST Clover and the light yellow for WDW Buttercup...neither of which are yet stitched, but hopefully you will see them next month :-) That's all for now, folks - see you in February!

Monday, 30 January 2012

Back with a new start..

I fell off the Ink Circles SAL wagon a while ago working on another SAL (CCN Cottages of the Month) but I'm back! Made a small start on Love Letters Art Nouveau. I'm a huge Art Nouveau fan and got this as soon as it came out at my LNS.

I'm stitching this on 28ct Star Sapphire Jobelan 2 over 2 with the called for fibers.

Sunday, 29 January 2012

A New Year & A New Start

Hi all and Happy New Year.

Good luck to those who are undertaking the Crazy January challenge, or the 'Ultimate' version of the same. I have decided to start this year with many 'new starts', but have chosen a more modest number in the hope I will be able to complete them all this year (time will tell...).

Quaker Floral Puzzle
Vikki Clayton's (HDF) silk conversion on
40ct Newcastle linen by Stitches & Spice 'Camo Fudge'

January 2012 - New Start(I only wish I had discovered 40 count fabby when my eyes where about 5 years younger :))

Look forward to seeing everyones updates, happy stitching until next time

Liz x

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Bonnie's January Update

I haven't worked on Bramble this month, but I do have a new start to show you.
I am doing a SAL with some friends in my local stitching group.  We are doing the seasonal mandala's.

I decided to give 40ct linen a try and am doing this on one piece of fabric.  I am using the called for DMC with one strant over 2.

Here is my progress to date.

Winter Mandala

Monday, 16 January 2012

A few new starts

Hi everyone! I'm Adrienne over at Tryllacraft and I want to say thank you for letting me join such a great blog!

I have recently started two new Ink Circles designs as part of my 2012 Crazy January Challenge.

32 ct Heritage lugana, 2 over 2
recommended GAST threads

Cirque des Carreaux
25 ct Night Fall lugana (Sassy's Fabbys), over 1
Carrie's Creations - Epiphany (silk)

While I have been in love with Ink Circles designs since I first laid eyes on them, the only one I've ever stitched was the Thread & Eye Mandala created especially for a SAL my LNS (Thread & Eye) held last year. (I actually left out the black outline because I didn't want to overwhelm the colours I'd chosen.)

Thread & Eye Mandala
25 ct antique white lugana
HDF silks

Monday, 9 January 2012

Happy New Year

I am so pleased that you all are posting still and keeping up with the stitching.

Most of you know my stitching Mojo disappeared during 2011. Well I am glad to say it looks like it has returned!! So I am hoping to be joining you all this year.

Now I haven't forgotten about the small incentive I have on this blog, as soon as I can I will sort this out. And let you all know who has won and what they have won. I pay for this myself so please bare with me on this!

I look forward to seeing all the wonderful posting this year!!
Welcome to the Newbies I look forward to seeing what you are stitching!!