This month's topic: Reality or Fantasy. Which do you prefer to stitch? Figures or Abstract? (this question comes to us via Jo) I like both, but I do admit I'm more choosy when it comes to figures. My religion doesn't "allow" us to decorate our homes with art that portray people or faces. So I tend to lean more towards faun and flora. Which is really hard for me, because that limits me on the type of patterns I buy (for now, i.e. until I move out and get my own place). Some of you will ask: What about the Mirabilias you're stitching? I argue that those don't count since you can't really distinguish their facial features (kind of like Amish art if you've ever seen it). As for abstract, I love geometric/symmetric patterns. I don't have any patterns in my stash like that but I still love it. In any case, for me, what really drives me towards a pattern is COLOR. I love bold and bright, pastels, dark. It doesn't matter, if it's well used it will attract my attention. It's too bad I don't know enough about color theory to do it myself.
Still nothing on Bramble and the Rose.
Ink Circles - The Bramble and the Rose
I finally finished stitching all the leaves. I've been really neglecting this piece because of them. Now I have just one more color to stitch on the tree and I can finally move on.
Mirabilia - Tree of Hope
I want to thank Marcy for her suggestion on how to stitch with Waterlilies. Here it is for those who would like to try it:
I cut 2 of the same length of my over dyed floss. Pull off one strand from each length and combine the 2 for stitching. It makes a soft tweedy effect that I like better and doesn’t take any extra thinking or planning.
I still haven't touched Tracery Dragons.
Teresa Wentzler - Tracery Dragons
I worked on Fantasy Lace at the beginning of the month and then neglected it for the rest of the month. But then on Saturday, I took it out and powered through all those button holes to finish them in time for this post
Satin Stitches - Donna's Fantasy Lace
Pretty Little San Francisco took up much of my stitching time. It went from being my take-away WIP to my main WIP. I have about two hours of stitching time during the weekday and I think I spent pretty much all of it on San Fran, but as a bonus last Wednesday was a holiday for us in Quebec. That's an entire day off work to stitch. Despite that, I can't believe how much I got done since the last WIPocalypse post.
Satsuma Street - Pretty Little San Francisco