Friday, September 18, 2009

A Finish and a Start

Yesterday morning (9/17/09) I finished Cirque de Carreaux...It took me two months (and a day) to complete it.

I have put my measuring tape and a quarter next to it to give you perspective on its size. It is completed on 32ct lugana evenweave over one in Wedgewood blue with DMC 4240 floss. The finished size is 5 5/8" x 7 5/8 inches. It took a little over two skeins of floss to complete (this includes the floss needed to fix frogging incidents!?!?! LOL)

I am now starting on a complementing piece to is Cirque de Circles.

Another Ink Circles pattern (I LOVE Tracy's designs!!). It is also going to be done on 32ct lugana over one in the same blue and the same floss. I hope in the future to get the third piece (Cirque de Triangles) and display all three (and more if Tracy does more- Hey Tracy that's a hint!!!). When I originally got the fabric and floss for these two patterns I got enough to do them over two. Well, now that I decided to try my hand at over one, I've got more than enough to do these two plus Triangles plus any others that come out in this vein of design.

Below is the progress I made last evening and this morning...I have already had to frog on this one and I hope that is the last of that on this piece, although I had to frog early on in CdCx and it came out well so hopefully this one will follow along the same way.

Have a great weekend all and thanks again for checking out my blog...

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

the Promised picture of CdCx

Here is the picture of Cirque de Carreaux I promised to post in my blog earlier today...

I have completed the small square and have over half of the larger piece that is left completed...hopefully I will complete it in the next week or so but that depends on how my studying for Anatomy & Physiology goes...

First grades and ALMOST finished!!

Yesterday I received my first grade for my computer software class. When I took the quiz last Thursday (9/10) I thought I had done pretty well on it but didn't want to get my hopes up because in the past I've thought I did well on exams/quizzes and come to find out I did HORRIBLY. My professor finally posted the grades online yesterday and I found I got a 50 out of 50 (100%)!!! I was ecstatic. I have a feeling this class is going to be very easy for me (lots of people/kids in the class don't seem to have a clue about anything). Now if I can do this well on my anatomy & physiology (A&P) class I will be beyond the moon!!

At the moment I'm composing this post at the school library while taking a break from studying the A&P. I've got an exam in this a week from today on the first three chapters and I'm worried about is a lot of information to digest. In the next 6-7 days I'll be putting a lot of time into reading, reviewing, reviewing, reviewing!!!

During breaks from studying I've been putting in a few minutes here and there on Cirque de Carreaux...later today (tonight) I will post a picture of two on my progress...I've got probably an hour or two worth of work to go on the "progress of CdCx" on the right bar, the final picture is the last I've taken of it. I have finished the small square and I'm working on the final "icon" and have about half of it left to do...