I've got the new Deco Spirits and Halloween Fairy updates already up, but what about everything else that's been languishing?
Well - here's a rundown, some dates are approximate - I had a lot of WIP pics on Webshots, but that photo hosting site got rid of personal accounts a while ago :)
Book of Ink Circles - a carpet page mystery by Ink Circles (starring Barfy). Started in February 2008
I did get the entire outline done before she started releasing pages, but I never actually got to the pages. I am hoping to do one or two pages at a time in the rotation, so hopefully it'll be done "soon."
I've become excited about this one again, but I'm more than a little concerned I might have lost my threads and do not look forward to having to re-figure out what I started with. The upside is that they would just need to be "close enough" because the entire border is done, which is a plus. If they don't match exactly, I clearly did it "on purpose" right?
|So much sparkly barf!|
Egyptian Sampler by Teresa Wentzler. I bought it when it was still a kit and started it in 2001(!). I've included two shots, one of how far I had gotten before a UFO-RR and one of how it came home. The only thing I changed from the kit (because it was DMC and therefore not necessary) was the fabric. That's vintage (distressed) linen - it looks all parchment-y)
|Before the UFO-RR, clearly I was zipping right along...|
|After the UFORR, I've started to actually feel excited about this piece!|
|It's like I have a complete inability to finish anything, no matter how close I am!|
|And again, shouldn't take toooooo long, but, me.|
|Only I could stall out that close to being done with the border!|
Oh, look, MOAR BORDER! I'll probably do the picture last, but again, I really want to get it framed.
|Oh, look, another border stall! Shock of shocks!|
I am not as jazzed about this piece as i used to be, but it shouldn't be all that hard. It's a crap ton of whole stitches, and I probably should have done it on aida, but I was going through a fabric-snob stage. I also kind of wish I had either done it over one, or done it on canvas in continental/tent. oh well, live and learn.
|While we're at it, there's nothing "Freshwater" about this piece.|
Phoenix by Dracolair.
I don't think I've stitched a lick of this piece since starting it at the CATS where I bought it in May of 2004!!
|No really, saddest start and stop, ever.|
I have repeatedly thought about adopting this one out.
I'm *still* thinking of adopting this one out.
My goal for this one, isn't just to stitch the border like I do with most TWs (only because once upon a time I found the repetetive border stitching awful, though now I like it), but to make sure that the fabric is actually big enough for the whole piece (damn kit makers always do that with fabric).
|I couldn't prove worse "border stall syndrome" if I tried.|
I got this far. And this far only. It was a gift from my aunt (complete with threads) and I just couldn't bother because it's such a huge piece with so much solid stitching... it's also not really my style, so off it went. It got lost in a UFORR from a few years ago (and by a few years, I mean that I was living in another state when it started!!!), but should be on its way home soon now.
I don't have pictures for Celtic Ferret Knot or Poseidon/Neptune.
Celtic Ferret knot by White Willow isn't very far along and was started in 2009, but I'm stitching it with black DMC and then overdyes to make it more interesting. I only really started a bit in the muzzle, but when I get back to it, I will go ahead and take before/after shots.
The best part about that piece was that I was in Montreal in 2011 and I saw someone at the same convention i was at stitching on this piece in the hotel lobby!
Neptune-Poseidon by Lynne Nicoletti is likewise not very far along, and not really in my 'style' but terribly fun looking, and a gift/RAK/Secret Stitcher gift from someone "back in the day" :)