Monday, January 24, 2011

Burning Through the WIPs

My goal was to finish a page of the marquoir pattern. Despite the fact that stitch night was canceled on Friday, I accomplished that goal quickly. I hoped to finish another page on Saturday, and I almost did--the E and the first part of the F would have completed that page. Pretty close. I may yet get back to it before the month ends.



Instead of finishing that, I moved on to another WIP, a Janlynn kit Primitive Santa. This one hardly qualifies as a WIP. You've never seen if before because I had exactly 46 stitches in it which is fairly unimpressive. It's stitched on 14-count black aida which is unappealing in many ways. This one has about four colors of red--and lots of it. Sense a little fatigue?

Today I've moved on to St. Basil's Cathedral. Let's see how far I get...

7 comments:

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Well, the Marquior is stunning - absolutely gorgeous. I don't know how you can put it down. I am not familiar (or likely, don't remember) St. Basil's Cathedral but I'm guessing it must be another biggie. I'll go look it up in a minute. As for the black piece - I'm sure it'll be darling when done but oh, stitching on black fabric of any kind is not my favorite thing to do.

Deb said...

Your Marquoir is going to be stunning in those colors. I seen it done in reds and blues, but I like your adaptation much better.

I always think of Thea Grovenor (or however you spell her name) when I think of St. Basil's Cathedral. It will be interesting to see what yours looks like as go get further along.

staci said...

Congrats on making such good progress on your marquoir. It's really pretty!

Terri said...

Great progress on Marquior. Cannot wait to see more. Great start on your new WIP. Cannot wait to see St. Basil's Cathedral

riona said...

The Marquoir is going to be one very impressive sampler when it is complete ... have you thought ahead yet as to how you wish to frame it?

Michelle said...

Your Marquoir is going to be stunning. I feel you on the Santa...not overly exciting to stitch.

Siobhan said...

Nice progress! Your marquoir is soooo pretty.