All it took was an Ink Circles chart 🙂
As I was discussing with JulieD the other day, I love Ink Circles charts because I find the flow of the designs quite intuitive; especially the designs with repeating elements. Once I have the repeat in my head, I can stitch for up to an hour without referring back to the chart. Tracy is often symmetrical in her work and I guess places her symbols where I expect them to be 🙂
I often can get a flow on in the stitching of Ink Circles designs and I rarely make many blunders when stitching. They are literally a relaxation and a joy for me to stitch. So last night I pulled out Bright Idea. Mainly because it was the first Ink Circles Work in Progress I saw sitting on top of a half unpacked box.
Today the project looks like this:
Okay, okay – I didn’t stitch all that last night 🙂 All of the citrus and two-thirds of the light purple had been stitched before the move 🙂 However, last night, while in migraine, while a rave party was going on up the street, keeping my head screaming in pain, I managed to still stitch one-third of the light purple from the centre-top (12 o’clock) clockwise around to around the 5pm position.
I find Tracy’s designs stimulating enough that I have to concentrate on what I am doing, but easy enough that I can still get some progress made even in the current adverse circumstances. I suspect there might be a few Ink Circles small designs being worked on over the next little while.
I woke up feeling so sick but so elated over my stitching success this morning – especially in comparison to the grind of the last few weeks.