Monday, June 18, 2012

IHSW June 2012

Hi ladies,

I hope you all had a stitchy weekend? As for me ... no stitching on Saturday but I caught up on Sunday when I managed to entirely finish the Hippo panel! YAY! I can tell you that backstiting all those waterlilly leaves took like forever! ;-)




Now I'll be tackling the other things that still need a finishing on the Serengeti mandala :
The inner border still needs it's golden backstitching. I'm halfway through that and think I'll rip it out again = without all that gold, the turquoise inner triangles look soo much more lively and lovely - what do you think?
And on the first panel my giraffe still has to find his/her spots and the grasses in the front part of the border.



I thought I was going to wait with the beading, but it's possible that I'll start with that as well.

When all of this is finished, I'll tackle "Juin" or "Juillet" (see previous post).

What are you working on? Feeling like starting something new as well?

13 comments:

Diane (di) said...

Woo hoo Ann! Bertha looks amazing. Congratulations on being caught up and I love your rhodes stitches on the sides of the panel. Just wait til you see the sparkle from all of those beads. Love. :)

Keebles said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love those patterns but have never had the guts to stitch one, so I have to be jealous of others!

Joysze said...

Ann, holy moly girl!!! This is beyond amazing. Now I feel like stitching it... .hahahahaha.

Southpaw Stitcher said...

Hi, just found your blog. Your choice of projects is awesome and your stitching is beautiful!

Giovanna said...

The hippo panel is smashing - gorgeous colours and lovely stitching, well done!

Melissa said...

The hippo panel looks amazing!! I love all the colors in it.

Great job :)

Bea said...

Your Serengeti looks fabulous. Great work.

tiffstitch said...

Excellent stitching on Serengeti! And good luck on Juin or Juillet, whichever you chose. I'd find it tough to decide, although since blue is a favourite colour I'd probably pick Juillet first. :)

Karen said...

LOVE the hippo!! I can't wait to see more of this!!

I just put Desert Mandala away a week ago, and have been working on Secret Victorian Garden since. Tuscany is now screaming at me, too :)

Dani - tkdchick said...

As usual Saregetti is looking magnificent! Congrats on finishing another panel!!!

milly said...

Wow, what gorgeous stitching, so colourful!
I've just finished a needleroll and I'm trying to decide what to do next.

Carol said...

Congratulations on finishing the hippo panel, Ann--what a stunning piece this is!!

♥ Nia said...

Lovely stitching :)