Freitag, 25. März 2016

WIPocalypse March

Well, it looks like it's time for another WIPocalypse update =)
I am fairly happy with last months progress, so here we go:

My first WIP is QS Paddys Luck, finally with a picture involving the missing colors.
Last time you saw him:
And now:


I also worked on Kreimhilds Revenge by Howard David Johnson. Finally, more of my actual Kriemhild is appearing!
Last time you saw her:
And now:
I truly love how she is coming out, the detail in her dress looks great =) I plan to pick her up again soon =)

Last but not least, I have been working on Supersized Iris Keeper by Josephine Wall.
Last time you saw Iris:
And now:
The new stats for her are:
Total stitches: 301 698
Total stitches done: 12 800
Stitches in 2016: 3 600
Stitching days in 2016: 5
Average stitches per day: 720
Stitches left: 288 898
Days left to stitch: 402

She is so much fun to stitch! I know that I said that I meant to stitch to the 150-stitches-across-mark, but I just had to add another column (the page looked weird otherwise... now page 3 is halfway done). I think I set a personal record on this one on Wednesday by doing 1000 stitches, lol. That happens if I have some days off :D The first 800 stitches I did on Wednesdays went by pretty quickly because there was not so much confetti in there. The nest 100 were ok, a few more colors coming in, but nothing serious. And the last 100 stitches were confetti hell and they took me about 2 hours to do, lol. And all it did was creating a blob of colors. But well, I guess that's normal if you stitch a Haed... Anyway, I put her away for now to get a few stitches into Supersized Ride of the Yokai while I have a few days off left (and that means stitching by daylight). I only did 240 stitches so far, so not much to show. But the 32ct and I might become friends after all...

Aas for this months WIPocalypse question:
Do you use hoops, stretchers bars, lap stands or Qsnap frames and why?

I use different types for different projects.
For my regular sized and supersized Haed patterns I use my Millennium frame with the matching floor stand.
I love that I can roll up the fabric on the scroll rods, so it is not in the way when I am stitching. I also love to stitch with two hands, which doesn't really work for me when using a Qsnap. I have 6 different sizes of scroll rods and I love them all. Since the frames are quite big, there is enough room to place the pattern and all the colors I need besides my stitching, so I don't need an additional pattern holder. I can't imagine my stitching life without my scroll frames anymore!
I also have some non Haeds I stitch with those frame, mostly because I want to stitch two handed (or use my laying tool when stitching with more than one strand).

My smaller Haeds (Quick stitches or Storykeeps) I usually stitch with a Qsnap. There is not so much fabric that can get in the way and from time to time I just like to stitch with a frame I can hold in hand. I have 3 different Qsnap sizes, depending on the project size.
The Qsnaps are easy to set up, they are not that heavy and I love the tension I get with them. My first frame actually was a Qsnap, I never felt the desire to buy and try a hoop. I have seen a lot of pictures showing hoop marks and never had such extreme marks with my Qsnaps and after all - don't change a working system, right?

Sometimes I also feel like stitching something in hand, it can be a nice change ;-)

I think that's all I can say about frames. I haven't tried all types of frames so far, but I am completely happy with my scroll rods and my Qsnaps. So I don't really feel the urge to try something else ;-)

Happy stitching =)

Kommentare:

  1. What a great update! Interesting to read about your use of Qsnaps and frame. I love the bright colours in Paddy's Luck. Well done on making progress on so many of these huge charts.

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  2. Lovely projects! Always nice to see how your cross-stitches are coming along.

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  3. This month's topic has been one of the most interesting so far this year. I've really enjoyed seeing what everyone has to say about it.
    I'm strictly an "in-hand" stitcher myself.

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  4. Kreimhild looks amazing! Paddy's luck looks like a fun stitch with so many bright colors. I might need to add this pattern to my stash!

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  5. Hi Johanna, you have so many nice projects! Happy stitching!

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  6. You've made wonderful progress on all your beautiful projects!

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  7. You've made such wonderful progress this month! Glad to see more colors on Paddy's rainbow, and Iris looks amazing! It's always nice to stitch more than expected on a project. :)

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  8. Beautiful stitching, I especially love Wall pieces. Great choice!

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