Thursday, 29 November 2007

Paradigm and Crystal Tree

Here is my latest progress on Paradigm. At the end of week 5 I have completed page 3. Now, in case you are wondering why I started at page 3, I am a leftie and so started on the right side of the piece.
I finished the large motif on this page, did all the backstitching then added the small "a". After checking my placement I realized I was out by 1/2 stitch. It took some time counting and searching until I found that the R was the problem. With much grumbling and mumbling, I frogged the letters R and Q and the small "a" and restitched them. I ended up pulling a midnight shift as I would not go to bed until I had them all done. What is it with having to put back the stitches we remove right away! I am excited to be on to page 2 next week.
I have some progress to report on Crystal Tree too. I have picked it back up and I am making progress. I have been able to add a couple of Kreinik threads. I even got to stitch one present under the tree. For some reason, the camera actually did a better job of capturing the colors this week.


You will notice several new names in my blog list. Many of these are new stitchers that have joined the Paradigm/Cirque blog. Check them out when you can - Joyus, Tannia, Gail, Rob at Coastal Stitching, Lesley, and Mindi are the ones I can think of right now.




13 comments:

Teejay said...

Both projects are coming along exquisitely! Paradigm is bold and addictive.

Mindi said...

Great progress on PL, despite having to frog. Crystal tree looks gorgeous, I imagine its even better in person.

Cheryl said...

Great progress on PL. Im the same, as soon as i frog i have to re-stitch straight away, no matter what the time!! Makes me feel better about the mistake originally made!
Crystal tree is so pretty

Aussie Stitcher said...

Congratulations on finishing a page of PL. I love Crystal Tree and I am glad that you have found some fabric for Little Book of Stitches.

Little Cat said...

Brilliant progress on both your pieces!

Suzanne said...

Great progress on PL. I am the same, I usually have to restitch whatever I have just unpicked, not matter what!

Crystal tree is great, love the colours.

tkdchick said...

Wow Kathy! You've finished a whole page on PL! Awesome!

Crystal Tree is coming along amazingly well!

I enjoyed our chat on MSN last night too. I always feel better after talking to you.

Cathy said...

I am enjoying your progress pictures. I am also a lefty stitcher and I also tend to start at the upper right hand side of a design.

Stitch Wizard said...

You are doing such a magnificent job on PL, despite having the frog show up at your house. I know how you feel about wanting to stay up and fix something because it is hard to go back to if you don't. It is just really pretty!!! I will enjoy watching your progress. Thank you so much for the really nice comment in the Neighborhood Round Robin!! You have made me feel so good!! Debby :)

Lynn said...

Wow, you've already finished a page! Looking good!
Crystal Tree is really coming along too. I love the colours in this one.

Beatrice said...

Good for you to finish a page. Sorry about the frogs.
The tree is so pretty!

Jenny said...

Both of your pieces look great Kathy! :)

Rob said...

PL is looking great!