May 2, 2017

Cyra - A few project on the go.

I have been busy on a few projects lately. Here is a quick run down of them.

The following pic is the beginnings of what I hope will be a dandelion. It's a bit of an experiment.

Celebrating the number 5 for an anniversary in one of the groups on Ravelry. 
Just for fun.
1. 5 colours x 5 stitches wide x 5 rows.
2. 5 colours x 5 different stitches x 5 sides (pentagon).
3. 5 threads x 5 foundation ch. x 5 sc.
4. 5 colours x 5 puffs x 5 bead stitches.
5. Multiple of 5 foundation x increase every 5th st.

An embroidery piece. Two of these made. The pink is crochet, and there will eventually be a bead or two stitched to the middle of it.

Sorting out my mothers bobbins. Three piles like this. This stack is now untangled and sorted into order. I'll show the sorted photo when I have done all of them.

My mini HEX quilt has progressed a little bit with the blue, black, green and purple rounds added.

The ANZAC day dawn service.
We walked to the town hall and followed the pipes and drums band to the cenotaph and monument.
What an emotional event that was.
When the bugle played and then the silence, apart from the crashing waves on the beach below us.
It really brought it all home.
That 'just-after-dawn' moment.

And a stroll along our Opunake beach yesterday.

Quite an eventful and productive couple of weeks.

Happy Stitching 


ladyhawthorne said...

I love the fuzziness of the dandelion and all those 5 pieces are quite creative. But I'm totally in love with the peacock eye of a tail feather. Not sure if that's what you meant it to be but it's what I see. I have a 'thing' for peacocks.

I've seen lace making done with bobbins, very intricate and beautiful, how nice that you have your mom's bobbins.

It's amazing how precise those hexies are. Mine looked rather more haphazard.

I think Anzac day is like our Memorial day if I remember right. And your beach is beautiful, I'd love to spend a few days there.

Cyra said...

Thanks Angela, yes ANZAC day is the same as your Rememberance day.

The peacock eye tail feather is what I was going for, yes, but not in true colours of the real tail feathers. These two peacock eyes are actually to go on an imaginary butterfly's wings, hence two of them (only one shown though, as they are both almost the same).

I'm looking forward to using my mums bobbins once I have them all clear of the old tangled threads.

These hexies have ¾" sides. Quite small really, and milions of tiny stitches too.

Judy S. said...

I always enjoy seeing your beautiful projects, Cyra. You are very creative with that crochet hook! Love the hexies and all your other photos, too.