Friday, 18 January 2008

Working on a WIP

I finally got to work on a WIP this month - hurrah! This week I pulled out Awake the Dawning Day and stitched some windows and some house. One day I'll actually finish this amidst all the exchange and secret stitching that I'm currently embroiled in! Here's my progress:


Thursday is my Snowbird SAL night for Paradigm Lost - I'm still doggedly stitching the massive medallion on the right, and probably have a few weeks yet to finish it.


I'm also happy to report that we did eventually (!) book our anniversary holiday, so we're headed off to Prague for 4 days at the end of the month. H hasn't ever been to Prague before and I haven't been for several years, so we're both really looking forward to our well-earned break!

And, lastly, Cheryl asked about the tray that I made for Nicki - I certainly didn't come up with this myself and credit must go where it's due: I used the extremely helpful Focus on Finishing site and followed the links to the tutorials and found Barbara's tutorial on basket finishing which I used as a basis for making the tray - I hope it helps!

Right, now I'm off to enjoy my weekend and also stitch some ornaments with Leena - it's the third weekend of the month and we've decided to stitch some Christmas ornaments in our own little SAL - in the hopes that we'll have a stack of them ready for next Christmas. Time will tell :)
Happy stitching and thanks for stopping by!

11 comments:

Anna van Schurman said...

Both projects look fabulous! I hope you have a great time in Prague.

Annemarie said...

Oooooh, your WIPs are both lovely. PL is such a huge undertaking, I shudder when I even think of stitching it! I love the BBD.

And you're going to Prague! I'm SO jealous. Where will you be staying? What will you be doing? Where will you be having dinner? Jealous? Moi?

Becky K in OK said...

Both of your WIP's are so pretty. Great job of stitching on both!

Itching To Stitch said...

Awake the Dawning Day and PL are both so beautiful. What is the thread you are using on your PL? I just love that color ;)

Sharon said...

Nice progress on both! Looking great!

Laura (nutmeg5) said...

Both of your stitching projects look fantastic. Prague sounds fascinating. I hope you post some pictures.

Deanne J said...

Great progress on both pieces.

Cheryl said...

Thanks for posting the links! I'll definitely check that out. I love the tray finish.
Your wips look great. I love that BD design, the colours are great in it. PL is coming on well, im so glad of that SAL :)
Enjoy the rest of your weekend

tkdchick said...

PL looks great! I'm model stitching at the moment so I haven't been able to work on mine!

Barbara said...

Oh!I love Awake the Dawning Day!!

crosstitchcottage said...

I have the Awake the Dawning day chart and am wondering whether to go with the DMC or the silks...did you do yours on the R&R linen?
It looks lovely...Theresa