Monday, 14 January 2013

First up on the rotation

This New Year I have decided to re-instate the rotation, and stick to it!  So for the first full week of the month I'm going to stitch something with a Halloween theme. I have chosen to do the Lizzie*Kate Halloween Rules Double Flips.  I am going to stitch these all together as one piece as I have the frame for it, a gift from Father Christmas in 2011.  These are being stitched on 32 ct Chestnut linen with the recommended over-dyed floss.  Wast week I managed to complete three of the flips.

I have included the scissors in the photo because when I have seen this project on other blogs it has seemed much bigger than it really is. My next dilemma is what to do about claiming a finish? Do I only claim a finish when all twelve flips are completed or do I claim each one or do I claim two flips as a finish as this is how you buy the charts?  Suggestions please!

At weekends I'm often away from home for one reason or another so I usually take a small project away with me.  This weekend's one also had a Halloween feel, the Creepy Pin Cushion from Shepherd's Bush.

On the rotation for the second week of the month is something from The Drawn Thread starting with the Winter Arbor so progress pics of that next time.

White Nights came back from the framers and is now on the wall.  This is not the best picture but it shows you how big it turned out!

Happy stitching!


Anne said...

Great idea! to stitch a theme each month, I think. Then it isn't all crammed into a month before! Love your White Nights, stunning! :)

Lesleyanne said...

Great progress on Halloween Rules. Definitely a finish for each block. White nights looks great.

Chris said...

Great progress Jen!
White Nights looks amazing framed!

Anonymous said...

Wow the White Nights is HUGE!
I love Lizzie*Kate designs, but i've never actually done any myself.
The chain on the scissors is lovely too!

Prairie Patch Quilts said...

Your work is amazing. Always look forward to see what next you will be working on.

Brigitte said...

I love the idea of stitching a theme each month - I was doing this last year and it worked great so that I had a nice choice of witches by Halloween. This year I'll be doing it with birds - a bird a month.
Your L*K piece is getting along great!

Anonymous said...

OMG White Nights has turned out amazing, well done Jen.

Justflo said...

Love the LK stitching. I'd claim a finish with each completed chart. But that's me I'm a slow stitcher.

Your White nights is truly amazing. Glad you had a wall big enough, you'll have to put on the actual finished measurement size in ins/cm so that the real finish is understood.
Looking forward to seeing what your next BIG project is, or are you staying smaller for a time?