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WIPocalypse the fourth

So, we’re now more than a quarter of the way through the year (and that’s a rather scary thought!), and it;s time for another WIPocalypse post. The question this time…

Which specialty stitches do you love doing on projects? Which do you dread?

I don’t do those needlework projects, so I’ve never done such things as eye stitches, or butterfly stitches (or whatever they’re called- I usually just skip to the pretty pictures!)

However, I do enjoy beading projects, and will commonly swap out confetti stitches or French knots for them (not that I hate French knots, just that I much prefer beads, they’re so pretty!)

Wow, I’m coming across rather strangely this month! I totally blame the cold I’ve got, but hey ho.

Anyway, I’m not so fond of back-stitching, but the effect of it makes it totally worth-while! As long as I don’t need to do it all in one go, but can stitch a section and then back-stitch it.

Another thing I love is using sparkly thread, although I’m not sure if that counts as a specialty stitch. I think so, as it takes more effort, but I suppose that you’re still making the standard cross for cross stitch, or back-stitch, which I’ve already mentioned.

I can’t really think of any other specialty stitches that I do really. So, onto the pictures!

I managed to finish my butterfly! Woot!

butterfly7It has been ironed (gently, so as to not ruin the beadwork or blending filament), and is off at the framers. My parents will pick it up tomorrow, and then bring it up to me in July when they come up to help me move. I can’t believe that it’s so close(and yet so far still) to getting hung up!

I haven’t done much other cross stitching- I’ve been busy working on my mum’s birthday presents, but they’re sewing, rather than cross stitch, so I’ll talk about those in another post.

However, now that butterfly has been finished (and I’ve worked through a few cards to get it out of my system!), I’m ready to pick up another big piece. And next I will be working on Stained Glass again. This is how far I have gotten so far

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and so hopefully I’ll be able to put a few stitches into it at some point 🙂 I also do have a few cards I need to get done, but they’re not especially urgent right now, so we’ll see what I feel like working on.

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Comments on: "WIPocalypse the fourth" (8)

  1. I’ll look forward to seeing the butterfly framed! I used to work as a picture framer, and know that having the fabric stretched and everything all laid out is going to make such a difference! The new project looks intriguing–will all those open spaces be filled with bright thread?

    • Yes, I am currently planning on colouring it in with sparlies (like the butterfly really :P) but I’m also toying with just colouring some in for a different effect

  2. Congrats on a beautiful finish 🙂

  3. I love the idea of the stained glass! And congrats on the finish 🙂

  4. Congratulation on your beautiful butterfly finish. I particularly love the border.

  5. Your butterfly is beautiful. I am looking forward to watching your progress on the stained glass project. It looks so intricate.

  6. Can’t wait to see your butterfly framed! And loving your stained glass .. Such an effective pattern.

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