Tuesday, 21 February 2017
Theme-tas-stitch February Finish Focus
Theme-tas-stitch is hosted by Kerry
The cousin to Theme-a-licious, one of my favourite themed SALs and the birthplace of the stitching shoehorn! Each month Kerry will be setting us a theme to fit our stitching into and then we link up on the 21st of each month. Because there's a lot going on at the end of the month already!
My current rotation is to stitch on my four monthly SALs and then focus on one project for the rest of the month with a view to making some major progress on some of my BAPs. This month it was the turn of my Chatelaine. A new start on Gardens of London. Highly unlikely to see a finish there! But here is my progress so far:
stitched on 32 count Belfast Linen in Cotton Clouds by Crafty Kitten
I'm using a combination of the recommended DMC, some of the speciality threads (just started the Dinky Dyes silk) and my own conversion. I've got a Jodyri thread lined up next.
This is absolutely going to be a long term project, we're looking at years rather than months but it's been a long time ambition so I'll just enjoy the journey.
I have also been looking at some Finish-Finishing this month. So far we have a framed finish with a fabric border:
Just Nan - Counting Bats
A hand painted box frame:
Nora Corbett - Little Snowy Gray Cottage
A simple wooden frame from a charity shop:
The Workbasket - Fox Forest
A low-sew cube:
Amint Kipatten - Tiny Heart
and some scrapbook pages for my Hallowe'en scrapbook:
Witchy Stitches - Witchy Brew
Lizzie*Kate - Sampling Hallowe'en
I keep my scrapbook finishes quite simple and I've left room for an additional pattern to be added on each page. I am quite pleased with the variety of finishing styles I have used this month. It was a deliberate decision so I would have something to show for this post! Thank you Kerry for the incentive.
Finally, I've been ten-a-daying now for over 50 days which means I have over 500 stitches on my project piece:
Just Nan - Spring in the Square