So for a detailed introduction of myself I kindly point you to my very first blog post on December 28th - this whole blog is still quite new, and I would basically just be repeating myself if I wrote another one. I will, however, gladly introducy my ongoing and planned projects to you - so let's start with what surely is my most imortant project right now - Teresa Wentzler's Peacock Tapestry.
I started this on January 1st to participate in the '2014 - The Year of the Magnificent Teresa Wentzler'-project. First, it was really just a replacement - my first project was supposed to be The Enchanter, and I just got PT because I found the kit for little money on ebay, but because of several...supply-hiccups I couldn't start the Enchanter when I wanted to, and now I'm totally in love with Peacock Tapestry, though it will probalbly take most of the year to finish.
So far, I have done the top section of the border, and I'm aiming to finish all of the boder/frame before moving on to the actual picture, which might get quite repetitive, so it's a good thing I have other projects to alternate with.
Most prominent amongst these other projects is the mid-sized The Little Mermaid from the Thomas Kinkade Disney Dreams Collection, one of the few WIPs that carried over from a very productive year 2013. When I saw Thomas Kinkade's Disney-cross stitch, I fell in love instantly, and I wanted to start with one of the mid sized ones because the small ones are, you know, small, and the big one quite intimidating, though I really want to try one or two of them some time. Anyway, I worked on this quite intensively for some time, but there is a lot of color chaning involved (sometimes after only one or two stitches), so it's quite tiresome and I somehow lost my 'drift' on it, if that makes any sense.
So, that much for my ongoing WIPs. I do have some ready-to-go projects lying around here (either complete kits or just projects I gathered all the supplies on) that might become WIPs during the course of the year, including (but probably not limited to as I'm always forgetting about stuff):
- Toby Fox Bookmark from DMC's Woodland Folk series
- Seashell Treasures from Dimension's Gold Collection Petites
- Flowers in vases by Vervaco
- Still Life with Martini by riolis
- Grandchildren are flowers by Dimension Crafts
- Teresa Wentzler's The Enchanter
- A Bookmark I want to make based on a friend's artwork
So, that much about my stitching plans for the year...time to move on to the more imidiate future. Since I won't be home for the weekend (tonight, my boyfriend - his name is Felix by the way, I feel a little stupid writing 'my boyfriend' all the time - and I will drive to where his parents live, because it was his brother's birthday and there are also some other apointments he needs to attend) I sadly won't be able to participate in my very wirst IHSW (International Hermit & Stitch Weekend) in the way I want, but I'll still try to get some stitching in. I don't want to move PT, though - it's currently all nice and cosyly settled in it's little basket and I'm afraid it will get all tangled up if I put it into a bag or something - and I don't feel like doing much work on the little mermaid, either (though I'll take her with me, just in case), so I prepared the Toby Fox bookmark, which will make for a nice break from all this PT-border-thing.
Once I get home, I can than decide whether I do some more border stitching, or work on the Little Mermaid, or even start the Enchater so I have to big projects to alternate between. Or maybe, just maybe, I already started the next part of the border because for some reason, I can't keep my hands off of this not-quite-a-bird-yet. Oh well.