Friday, November 02, 2007

Snowbird SAL start

Hello Friends! I'm biting at the bit to publish this post! I became the member of the The Snowbird's SAL......yes, I know what was I thinking?! Another BIG project and it's not like I'm sitting around on my hands! BUT I'm hoping with Dani and the gang holding me accountable I might see a completion? Anyway I'm stitching Cirque de Circles by Ink Circles. I must admit, this pattern never *did it* for me until I saw this in the CdC gallery:
Isn't it GORGEOUS?! I love it....the lady that stitched this plotted her own colors and this is what she came up with....I think it is stupendous! So I got the pattern when I saw Dani had started this SAL up.....made copies, got my markers out and went to town coloring in my CdC. I've got a plan and I made my start....without further ado - Here it is!:

Week #1 - Cirque de Circles - November 1, 2007

Stitched on 28 ct. Black evenweave 1 over 1...that's probably 5+ hours of work there

So what do you think??? I'm dying to know! My plan is to do all the outlines and the smaller circles in this rich gold color. The insides of the larger medallions only will be colored. I think that will make all those *pop* even more....the lady's that I fell in love with had all the circles even the small ones colored in, but I think that there will be more drama if I leave those all monochromatic and stick with the larger medallions. I also think that stitching it 1:1 is making it look very delicate.......so what do you think?



Next Up: Sassy's Fabrics!!!! Have any of you ever stitched on Sassy's Fabrics?! Well I'm here to tell you - 'WHAT A DEAL'! Thanks to Monique who posted to her blog about Sassy's and their ornament cuts....I thought WOW! I need to scoot over there and check them out for fabric for my Fair and Square squares. They have ornament cuts that are 6 x 6 and just perfect for ornies and well Fair and Square! So I purchased a load of them to try. Here they are:

The colors from L to R are: Tan Marble, Sugared Coffee, Toffee, Khaki, and Creamy Cocoa

I'm really ready to give them a try. I think they look rick and luxiourious...and I love the Sugared Coffee one....I think that it's *close* to vintage exemplar that LHN is doing a lot of their designs on of late - I may be purchasing a whole bolt! :)
I found out from belonging to a LHN group that The Attic (in Mesa, AZ) and The Busy Needle (in Tucsan, AZ) had shop exclusives that Diane Williams designed. So being the LHN NUT that I am, I called them both yesterday and ordered them! I can't wait til they get here...I've seen the Busy Needle exclusive on Ebay...but I have no idea what the Attic's looks like. But I guess I can't go wrong, because I love anything and everything that Diane does.
Ok well, I'm going to be busy stitching a RR and exchange over the weekend. WISH ME LUCK!
Have a great weekend and I hope your needle and thread dances over your fabric!

54 comments:

  1. I read your intentions on The Snowbird SAL blog and I thought Vonna is committing stitching suicide!! LOL!! 1/1 on black??? And on such a large piece!

    The lady's version uses somewhat muted colours or it might be just the camera. But your's is so daring and bright. It is a definitely a twist (no pun intended) :D

    I thought of joining the SAL but chickened out :p

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  2. Holy cow! I can't believe you are stitching that over one on black - that was my first thought! It's going to be stunning when it's done! Congratulations on a great start!

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  3. WOW, Vonna, I absolutely L-O-V-E your colors!!!!!!

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  4. One over one on 28-count BLACK??? I hope you have really good eyesight!! LOL!! No doubt, it will be totally stunning when you finish, like everything else you do. Those colors are going to POP! Just pace yourself, girl!!

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  5. Your stitched piece will be a masterpiece when you finish, and I think the gold color is going to make it very elegant!

    Hmmm. . .I may have to visit Sassy's!

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  6. Wow, I can't believe you're stitching CdC over one on black but it is going to be stunning! I love your WIP. The colours are just gorgeous.

    Those ornament cuts from Sassy's look lovely. I've used fabby from her and it's lovely to stitch on.

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  7. WOW! That looks awesome. I'd never tackle it; however, will totally enjoy watching your progress : ) What a nice 6x6 haul. You must be itching to fill all those squres : ) Enjoy the day.

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  8. Oh it is gorgeous! Truly stunning! It will be an heirloom piece when it is done. I will enjoy watching the progress. Have fun with it!

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  9. Speaking of being busy, you are that. CDC is an awesome piece and one over one makes it more so. Love what you are doing. Where do you find the time to do all you do?

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  10. Wow - over one on black??? You'll be cross eyed by the time you're done, but future generations of your family will be fighting over who gets that piece. it's gorgeous!

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  11. Your cdc looks stupendous so far. Bette over at Reflections of a desert rat is also doing hers over 1. I saw it irl and it is to die for!

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  12. Your start looks wonderful!!! The finished piece will be just incredible I'm sure!!!

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  13. Wow, Vonna, your right - that version of CdC you found is gorgeous! And in just the colours I like too. I'm sure yours will look beautiful too and that's very brave of you stitching it over one!

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  14. Wow, your CdC is going to be stunning! I'll admit that the piece isn't really my thing, but I'm looking forward to watching your version of it come along. The colors are really going to pop against that black fabric.

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  15. Lovely start! I too think that the 1 over 1 will give it a lovely effect.

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  16. Hi Vonna! I am so looking forward to following your progress on CdC...it sounds like you have picked some lovely colors...and over 1 on 28 black...bless your heart!!!

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  17. Vonna, I love the black, and one over, wow! That's even harder. It will look fabulous. Good Luck!

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  18. vonna,
    I am trying to e-mail you at pfeiffers6@sbcglobal.net and I am getting a failure notice, I tried it 3 times. Bette's blog is http://azstitcher.blogspot.com/, sorry I had to put this info in your comments, can you delete this comment.

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  19. CdC will be beautiful! Over 1 on black is definately for you younger gals! lol ...

    hey, the sassy fabric you bought .. is it Laguna or Joblean? I've been drooling over the colors .. you enabler you!

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  20. Fabulous start on CdC, Vonna! It's going to be fantastic. I look forward to watching your progress. Congrats on that gorgeous fabby stash haul, too. :)

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  21. Great start, Vonna!!! I love the colors you picked:)

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  22. Oh I love that project! Your colors are so jewel like! Can't wait to see more of it!

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  23. Your SAL project is gorgeous...I am so impressed, you are stitching on black! My eyes would give out on this. I look forward to seeing your progress.
    Have a great weekend and good luck on your RR and Exchange stitching. :-)

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  24. CDC is beautimus! I'm sooo in lust with this pattern! I called DH in to look at yours & he said.... "Just buy the darn thing, ok??" {;^). I'm off to order it now...
    Woe is me, what color what color??
    I'm looking forward to watching your progress!
    xoxo

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  25. It's going to be just stunning Vonna!! Looking forward to following your progress!

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  26. I love the colours you've picked - looking forward to seeing your progress

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  27. You're off to a great start on CDC! You are very brave to be stitching over one on black. It will be fabulous, and well worth it :)

    Thank you for the tip on the ornament cuts. I haven't checked out that site before, but it looks great!

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  28. Please post photos of your LHN exclusives, I can't wait to see them!!

    PS: I love your stitching blog...it is very inspiring and I only hope I will end up with the readership that you have! (I'm just starting my blog, fyi...)

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  29. Love your start on CDC, the colors really pop out on the black.

    Aren't Sassy's fabrics wonderful? I ordered some of her ornament cuts in 36-40 count and was extremely pleased with them. Right now I'm waiting on a larger order of some 36ct fabric.

    You'll have to post a picture of the LHN exclusived, I wasn't able to find one.

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  30. I love you colour choices for CDC. What a huge amount of material. What an excellent idea making them ornament size.

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  31. I LOVE your CdC Vonna! The colours are beautiful. How creative you are.
    Cant wait to see the LHN exclusives

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  32. Your start on Cirque is already looking stunning! Great colours!! I didn't realize SF does high count fabric... I need to check them out! Hmm, do I need more stash... duh, of course I do... LOL!!

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  33. Oh wow! I like the way your coloring yours in. It looks delicate and allows the colored circles to stand out. And those orie cuts of fabric looks great I think I'll have to check those out, especially cause their cut perfect for the fair and square. :)

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  34. Wow Vonna! Your Long Dog is already stunning! The black background just makes those rich colors pop even more! These are several LD pieces I am looking at - like I really need another WIP! LOL!

    Love your fabrics too!

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  35. Wow that CdC is amazing. I agree that pattern has never done "it" for me but I may have to look again now.

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  36. Vonna, your CdC will look amazing in those colors. I have to laugh because I felt the same way initially about this pattern and then I saw the other's and was hooked too. I may have to start mine-LOL Looking forward to seeing more of this.

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  37. I love Barb's comment about commiting stiching suicide!! I posted on the Snowboard blog re your start. It looks fantastic!!
    I think I'm going to pop over and have a look at these fabrics. They look lovely!

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  38. Wow, It is just stunning! I really like how you have added your own touch to the piece.

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  39. Your CdC is stunning. The colors just pop on the black - and over one! I can't wait to see how it comes out! I'm sure it will be beautiful.

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  40. Dianne8:00 PM

    I've never seen the circle piece before and it is really outstanding! I like what you are doing- I mean LOVE what you started. You go girl (on that black fabric-whew-how's that going?)

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  41. Oooo Vonna,
    I love the gold color! It will be beautiful when it's done! Good luck with the black linen! I'm gonna check out the Sassy Fabric!
    Donna

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  42. All I can say is you go girl! Blac, 1 over 1? Hmmm.. no thanks! Your progress so far is beautiful. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  43. No doubt the CdC you have started is beautiful. I can't wait to see your progress on this. Will watch for the ornies you do on the new fabrics.

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  44. Wow, that is a pretty version of CdC!

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  45. Vonna, CdC will be stunning. I look forward to your progress.

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  46. The stitching you have started is beautiful. Will you let us know the color of the thread you use and the brand? I love how the colors pop against the black. I look forward to more pictures.

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  47. Wow, I admire you to stitch such a large piece over 1 on black! But it will be worth the work, your start certainly looks stunning!

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  48. There are a few of you ladies that I'm going to be following on the SAL and I can't wait to see how they all turn out. Your CDC is looking fab so far....and how brave you are....on black, 1 over 1!!! I'm impressed!

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  49. I'm so late to comment but I had to! I just love how you are doing your CDC. It's going to be stunning when it's done. I just love seeing the colors everyone is doing for this design. I'm going to have to check out the ornament cuts, those look perfect for so many things, thank you for sharing!

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  50. Fantastic start on CdC!!! It's looking very pretty!!

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  51. I'm really fascinated with this design and think I'm going to have to stitch it. . . sometime. :) In the meantime, your color choices are scrumptious and I'm looking forward to seeing your progress!

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  52. just discovered your blog... and i want to congratulate you for it...
    i only know the silkweaver fabrics, i am in the Fabric of the month program... i have already heard about those sassy's fabric but never tryed them... the colors you have received are very very nice !!!

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  53. Your plan for CdC is magnificent! Absolutely gorgeous. I love CdC on black better than anything. Yours is looking fabulous. Thanks for the tip on the ornament cuts too!

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  54. The new start looks awesome.

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