Monday, February 27, 2017

WIPocalypse 2017 – February

This month's theme is: What is your favorite stitch other than the standard cross stitch? (bonus points if you provide a how-to link or diagram it on your blog post!) I think last year I said satin stitch. It's still my favorite, but recently I've come to appreciate the good old back stitch and couching stitch. You can do so much with it especially when you start using beads or gold threads and cords.

I did very well this month :) One night I took Bramble and the Rose to a guild meeting, so there is a tiny bit of progress here. See if you can spot it.

Ink Circles - The Bramble and the Rose

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Teresa Wentzler - Tracery Dragons

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Satin Stitches - Donna's Fantasy Lace

I was asked to come to a Stitcher's Rendez-vous :) On Sundays there are music concerts in the hall we use for guild meetings and there is a room visitors can come to before the concert to watch demonstrations from our embroidery guild and the spinners and weavers guild. It's a way for us to promote Embroidery and the guild. I decided to take Romantic Rosebud and managed to get some progress on weaving some leaves. It was really fun, I hope I get asked to come again.


Kathryn Drummond - Romantic Rosebud

Three updates in one post! While waiting for the next Pearl Butterfly lesson, I took out Fleurs de Sakura and got some more leaves appliqued.

Annie Penin - Fleurs de Sakura

Speaking of Pearl Butterfly, this is a project I've been working on a lot this month. If you want to see what it looks like click here for my previous post. Tomorrow I will be posting my latest progress from the weekend. 


  1. Your stitching is absolutely beautiful. How lovely to be invited to share your craft.

  2. You are making progress on several fronts now!

  3. I absolutely adore your projects - the hardanger/drawn thread piece is stunning!

  4. I love Bramble & Rose but I think you need to adjust your blog width so we can see it all! It's a feature in the Theme section of your Dashboard.
    I like the idea of demonstrating your craft before the concert. Did people come and ask questions? I would love the chance to quiz a stitcher about a new craft!