Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Progress Report - March

Around the beginning of each month I plan to review what has been done in the previous month and set new goals for the coming month.

Frame 1: I have done the finishing and laced Loving Couple onto mount board ready for framing. I will take LC, unframed, to Bournemouth for my tutor to assess before having it framed. I would have liked to frame up my next Phase piece ready for class but there was a delay in delivery so I will collect the fabric and frame up on the first day.

© JEC/Carol-Anne Conway

Frame 2: I took Embroidery Bridge Between East and West away for a stitching weekend and made reasonable progress. I really like how this piece is developing and hope to give it some more stitching time soon.

© JEC/Carol-Anne Conway

Frame 3: Most of my stitching time has been dedicated to Poppy Pouch and it is coming along steadily. I did not quite meet my target of finishing by the end of February but it is nearly there. I estimate it will take 3-4 hours more stitching to complete this and I hope to do that this week.

© JEC/Carol-Anne Conway

I did not do any work on Frame 4 but nor did I expect to. I want to move Floral Melody onto Frame 3 before I do any more to it.

I also completed 4 travelling pages (I will blog about these when I know they have been delivered), 2 Round Robin Doodle Pages (to be blogged when the Round Robin is completed), crocheted a hat and made a necklace.

In March I go to Bournemouth for a 5 day Japanese Embroidery class (woohoo!), that will set the tone for my stitching for the coming month. I usually find that when I return from Bournemouth I only want to work on the Phase piece that I began in class, but I don’t want Poppy Pouch to fall by the way side. Hopefully, I can finish that in the next few days.

Happy Stitching


Elizabeth Braun said...

Very beautiful and inspiring work, CA! I've been inactive needle-wise over the past fortnight+ (Beyond my control, mostly), but seeing your lovely posting today has made me want to get back to it!

Thanks for sharing.=)

PS, I sent a list of suggested blogs to the V&A Webmaster the other day (as they have an 'Embroidery Blogs' page), and yours was one of them. Hope they publish the links.....

Angelcat said...

As always your stitching is just so beautiful. You're such an inspiration, when I see your lovely work it makes me want to strive to get better.

You're so close to having the Poppy Pouch done. I can't wait to see it all made up.

Have fun in Bournemouth, sounds like a fabulous way to spend a few days!

Plays with Needles said...

That Poppy Pouch is just wonderful! Have fun in class...come one, you can get poppy pouch done before you go...then you have a clean slate to work on the new piece...go go go

bubbygigi said...

Your work is inspiring. I especially love the poppy pouch and can't wait to see it finished. Enjoy your stitching holiday.

Пенелопа said...

Yes, such a beauty! Magnificent work! Successful learning!

Rachel said...

These are looking lovely - it's great to see Loving Couple mounted, and the Poppy Purse so close to completion.