Annette's Acre

Stitching, knitting, reading, life…whatever catches my eye
November 12th, 2012

Masquerade

Last night I finished another WIPocalypse piece: Ink Circle’s Masquerade

This is on 40-ct Vintage Tarnished Silver using Gentle Arts Sampler Threads (all as charted).  I started it right after it came out…. way back in 2010 (October) 🙂

Next up… Mirabilia’s Lilac Pixie.  Here’s where she is right now:

November 3rd, 2012

Two Glorious Days

With the travel this week, I had the opportunity to do my usual weekend errands on Thursday which leaves me with *nothing* urgent to do this weekend.

No errands.

No appointments.

And other than a walk to a local mailbox (to drop in a couple packages), no tasks needing my urgent attention.

That means two glorious days of stitching with a short break for dinner out on Saturday eve (Famous Dave’s! Woot!).

The next WIP getting my attention and hopefully a 2012 finish is Ink Circles Masquerade.  Here’s where it stands as of this morning:

Hopefully, I won’t get distracted……

October 16th, 2010

Buttons and Masquerade

Last weekend, I spent a few hours at my LNS, Attic Needlework, learning how to embellish crocheted trim with buttons.  I worked on the trim and applied it to my small pillow:

A very simple technique (some crocheted trim, #10 cotton, small crochet hook and a pile of buttons) gives a nice result.  And of course, I can see a whole bunch of other options and uses. 

To that end…. I bought some buttons.

I found some on Etsy at this seller:

I may have bought another few (::cough:: six ::cough::) assortments from her today.

I also found some at Nancy’s Notions.

I’ll give you one guess which one I clicked on first.

I also bought this, but that’s a whole ‘nother discussion.

Still waiting on the half dozen yards of crochet trim to arrive….

In the meantime, progress is being made on Masquerade by Ink Circles

I’ll be putting it away for a bit.  I realized this week that while I’d promised DH I’d finish his Summer Queen this year, that’s going to be quite difficult if I don’t actually *work* on it….