I think I've re-written this post at least three times. I was planning on publishing it early, then I was going to schedule it for April fourth. None of that happened obviously as this post is now a week late. The reason for that is because I was away in CUBA! It was my first trip down south and I had a lot of packing and organization to do. A friend of mine was getting married and decided to have her wedding there. The wedding was AMAZING. They had it on the beach and the pictures look gorgeous. I was actually worried that I wouldn't enjoy it as I was going alone and I don't like sitting all day doing nothing, but I really enjoyed it. I was never alone and everyone was really nice. I met a lot of people I hope to stay in contact with :)
So onto WIPocalypse. This month's topic: Which specialty stitches do you love doing on projects? Which do you dread? I think my favorite would be the Satin stitch, I love how it looks and feels. Which stitch do I dread: French knots. Although I am getting better at them, so I don't dislike them THAT much. What I do dread are stand alone specialty stitches. You know the kind, where there is nothing around it to anchor and hide the thread. I'm OCD about the back of my fabric. If I can't figure out how to stitch something neatly I start fretting and procrastinating. It's one of the reasons Castle in the Air took so long to finish (and why the beading still hasn't been started).
No update on Bramble and the Rose. This is normally my travelling project, but I decided not to take it with me to a humid climate. Especially the dyed thread and fabric.
Ink Circles - The Bramble and the Rose
I did more stitching with the Caron Waterlilies. I'm now stitching with the paler green thread.
Mirabilia - Tree of Hope
The dragons have still not made an appearance.
Teresa Wentzler - Tracery Dragons
I got more work done on Donna's Fantasy Lace. I've finished the four corners and will be starting the outer border soon.
Satin Stitches - Donna's Fantasy Lace
SAL Dentelles is done and officially off my rotation.
Brodeuse Bressane - SAL Dentelles
All the stitching on Gelati al Cioccolato is also complete. I was going to try to do the finishing before I left, but after looking at the instructions... I wasn't up to it. I'll see if I can do it this week.
Gingerbread Girl - Gelati al Cioccolato
Unless I break down and start my Ricamo Estense kit, this will be my next small to be worked on. But for now there is nothing new on it.
Karen Dudzinski - Pulled Thread Miniature Ornate Carpet
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