It's time for the February 2017 WIPocalypse post and I''m happy with this month's progress...I am excited to share it with you.
But first, to answer this month's question...
What is your favorite stitch other than the standard cross stitch?
Well, that's an easy one, and it may surprise to know that I adore making French Knots...like I love, love, love them! I didn't always like them and even avoided them for many years, replacing a charted French Knot with beads or ignoring them all together. I know just the words "French Knot" can send many running to a dark room to rest a spell, and I used to feel the same way and would do anything to avoid a French knot when charted. I have Mill Hill beads of every color, purchased as a decoy to avoid a French knot.
However, that is the old "me" as I now have a tried and true, easy and fool proof method to creating the perfect French knot, every single time.
I must warn you, dear friend, that it took some practice and did not come to me over night, but it didn't take long to get the hang of and once I did, I can now French knot my way through any chart!
Now that we have that bit of fun finished, It's time to get down to business with a few finishes, and a couple of starts...
Jardin Prive "Quaker Village"
Becky Boo's "Welcome"
Lizzie Kate "June's Flip It"
I was only able to get one Dough Bowl Small finished, which I obviously didn't spend my 10 hours stitching...I was just too excited to start my Carolyn Manning SAL piece so "June" got pushed to the side...I am hanging my head in shame (sorry/not sorry).
Next...A couple of starts
Since I finished two WIPS, it was time to rotate two more into my Rotation...
La D Da "Bless Our Home"
I am stitching this on Silver Moon 16ct Aida using the charted floss, though why it looks beige in the photo is beyond me...
Carolyn Manning "Granny Is No Square" SAL
This was a SAL that I had been looking forward to, as soon as Carolyn announced it, so it was just a matter of when. I love this chart, and have really enjoyed this start. If you are interested in checking it out, or even want to join...go to Carolyn Manning Designs or visit her Facebook Page...the more the merrier! The chart is being published in PDF installments and calls for DMC floss.
I am continuing on with the 10 Hour Rotation, with perhaps a wee wiggle here and a tiny tug there as my flights of fancy rear their ugly heads and I get distracted by the sweeties that are waiting their turn in the WIP bin...I'll keep you posted.
So, there you have it WIPocalypse buddies...
Thanks for stopping by for a visit!