Sunday, December 28, 2008

It's a Disease!

It's a sickness, I tell you. Just when I've made up my mind that there'll be no new stash in this house, along comes another must-have design. I saw the new design from Ink Circles called Cirque des Carreaux and just had to have it. It doesn't help when my friends at work tell me it has to be displayed as a WIP in the store. We sold an awful lot of patterns for Cirque des Cercles that way. So I agreed that it had to be started. I'm so weak! Of course, I'm doing it, once again, on 25 count lugana over one. I love this color fabric but what a pain it was trying to get just the right shade of thread. I first tried a rust and green but the rust faded right into the fabric. Then I tried a shaded green and pale green but the pale green muddied the pattern up. So now I have a really dark green/bright green and I think this is the one I'm going with. If it isn't then I'm going to go with another color fabric. Besides I've already ripped it out twice already and I refuse to do it again. Stitching over one is hard enough. Frogging it is the pits. I'll be posting my progress on this so we'll see how long this takes me. I can't work on this too much cause I still have the Chinese piece I'm working on for Chris for his birthday in late january. Must stitch faster!!


Beatrice said...

Yeah I'm not alone I love a new start!!!
That will be lovely.

Bronny said...

I'll be watching your progress - I love this new design too - but it remains on my wish list for now until I finish a few more things first...including Circ de Circles!!

Sharon said...

That is going to be a gorgeous project. Happy New Year to you!