Friday, April 22, 2016

April Wipocalypse

Another full moon another Wipocalypse posting.

Last month, I was working on Coat of Arms band sampler.
Page 19

Page 20


Then I decided to make sure my original measurements were right...and not so much.  I'm short fabric so I'm trying to rearrange (in my head right now) and decide which row(s) I'm going to skip to make this fit on my fabric.

This month, I've been pretty focused on Chatelaine's Medieval Octagon
Part 3


Part 4

Part 5

First quarter of part 6

I'm actually a little further than this.  I've got everything in the second quarter stitched except what's in the gold square.  I'm hoping to finish that tonight and get started on the next quarter.  I'm getting so very close to a finish on this one.  

Then I think I'm going to pull out Nightshade.  


My goal this year is to stitch the next page which will complete the row since I'm not stitching the black background.

Measi's question this month is What do you listen to while stitching? (via Jo)

I'll listen to almost anything or nothing at all.  Most evenings, you can find me parked in the living room in front of the TV whether I'm listening to what's on or I'm watching something else on Hulu or Netflix.  I also turn on the radio and stitch away as I don't have to pay any attention to whats happening on TV.  Many evenings, I'm at ball practice with my oldest.  I'll watch to see what they're doing and I'll have the radio on in the car.  Other evenings, we'll be outside on the patio.  The chickens talk to themselves and I'll just enjoy the quiet.



Monday, April 18, 2016

MO part 5

When Martina released the parts of Medieval Octagon, she released parts 5 and 6 together.  Since the right and bottom medallions are listed first on the instructions page, I'm going to call them part 5.  And last night I finished the bottom medallion.





I've started the upper left wedge and I'm hoping to finish this by the end of the month.  That's 12 days.  So 4 wedges, 12 days and lots of beads.  There is a weekend and half, three track meets and four baseball practices in there too.

Friday, April 15, 2016

More MO

Here is the right medallion.  I've flipped it so the flower is outside again.  



I've printed the chart for the bottom medallion which is my initials as well as the provided alphabet and figured out my placement.  Now I just need to decide if I'm going to stitch the background over two and fill over one around the letters or stitch it all over one.


Monday, April 11, 2016

Part 4

Part 4 of Medieval Octagon had some issues.  I stitched the first section without problems until I realized I had used the wrong color for the jessica stitches.  The same color as the blackwork was charted.  But I decided I liked the purple there as it kind of brings the purple from the border into this section.  So it stayed.  Then I didn't like the yellow backstitch on the birds. 

So it was changed to the color of the blackwork.

Much better.

I finished part 4 yesterday and started the right medallion from part 5.



Wednesday, April 6, 2016

MO

I finished the medallion I was working on Tuesday night.


Which left MO looking like this.


Then I started part 4.  This is just the upper part of the panels with blackwork.


Monday, April 4, 2016

Medieval Octagon is back

My mojo took a short break last week which meant this medallion took all week to stitch up.  I thought the flower faded into the background too much so I used the same blue metallic to backstitch it.  I'm still debating backstitching the rest of the flower in gold to continue with the same look from the flowers surrounding the medallion.


I started this medallion Saturday and almost got it finished last night.  Hopefully, tonight I'll get it finished.  I have flipped this one.  The chart shows the flower being on the inside.  


Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Coat of Arms

We had a quiet weekend.  Cold rain Saturday definitely helped with that.  So, in between loads of laundry Saturday, I stitched and finished page 19 of Coat of Arms.


Sunday, there wasn't as much laundry, but I did finish page 20.


and that finished the row

When I took this off the q-snaps, I decided, for whatever reason to make sure my original measurements were correct.  And, my fabric turns out to be short.  I'm probably just going to drop the last band which should leave enough room, but I'm debating rearranging bands a little.  So Coat of Arms got put away for the time being and will hopefully come out again when I make a decision.  When I was looking through my WIPs, I decided to pull out Medieval Octagon again.  Baseball practice has started again so I should have lots of time to stitch at the ball field as long as my son doesn't try to catch any more balls with his mouth and knock more baby teeth out.  He wasn't impressed with the teasing.  lol!