20 March 2010

A Couple WiPs

After finishing Rose in Morning, I figured I'll stitch something more complicated. "High Hopes" by Just Nan which have been languishing in my WiP pile fits the bill so I picked it up and started plowing steadily away on it. It wasn't long before the constant colour changing started to drive me bonkers. Soon after, the project started stalling and finally came to a screeching halt.
That's when I decided something a lot simpler is in order before my stitching mojo vanishes. Going through my WiP again, nothing caught my eye this time so... yes, I was naughty and started a new project. In my defense however, there's nothing like a new start to ensure the stitching mojo stays.
This is "It's Berry Time" by Blackbird Designs. Knowing my fondness for silk, I'm sure you have no doubt that's what it's stitched with. The floss is HDF (what else?) Examplar Crushed Berry. In my opinion, it's perfect for the design. Even the name matches it. As for the fabric, this is the first time I'm using Vikki's 32 count hand-dyed linen. The colour is Jackalope and I gotta say I'm loving it. The design calls for about four skeins of floss and exactly one skein has been used here in this picture. Judging from the amount stitched, I should have more than enough, which I'm thankful for.


Anonymous said...

Oh nice!!! I really like the flowers and the basket because it has a nice scheme of colors to it. I like =). Then the other one lol. This one I know you had fun with all the different colors, but it looks good all the same, as always.

=D Mike

Jan said...

I love the JustNan. It is very delicate looking. The new start isn't so bad either! lol. BTW I nominated you for an award. Check out my blog for details.

An itch to cross stitch.. said...

Hi Veronica,
my name is Belinda and I just want to let you know I love your blog and looking at your cross stitch. The just nan design is so cute!
I have just created my own blog and I was hoping you might want to visit mine since I would love some visitors?
Thanks for sharing your cross stitch.

Christine said...

Hi Veronica! Thanks for posting on my blog regarding my Heirloom Stitching Sampler. This is my first visit to your blog and it's lovely!

I saw that you're stitching Love with a Capital L (it's lovely!)and I just wanted to mention that the bottom half of the chart is not centered. If you go to my blog entry for my finished Love, I've outlined how to correct the placement.

I was pretty bummed when I saw mine was not centered so I wanted to get the word out.

mbroider said...

You have got an award! Do visit my blog!!

Dani - tkdchick said...

The Just Nan is lovely I hope you pick it up again. Great new start!

Stitchingranny said...

Two lovely wips. Why not do just a little on the JN between each other thing you stitch - even if you only do a few stitches each time it will soon grow and it does look beautiful.