June 9, 2021--The stitches inside the circles (through number 8) are done as well as the background. The next step is to place the needlepoint related decorative stitches inside the diamond shaped areas.
|Friendship Circles Through Stitch 8|
March 18, 2021--Worked two stitches this month--3 and 4. Wanted to finish two of the circles before putting this away for next month. This is a very challenging project. The sections have complex, compound stitches that require lots of compensation.
|Friendship Circles Through Stitches 3 and 4|
February 20, 2021--This month's installment, Stitch 2, is completed and this project will be put away until next month. A large project such as this one seems much less daunting when divided into 12 month segments.
|Friendship Circles Through Stitch 2|
January 22, 2021--I've just completed Stitch 1 placed in two areas of the interlocking circles and decided to do one stitch each month which will take me through August (there are eight different stitches used). Then I'll work on the five decorative logos to be placed in the circle centers, then the background. That should take me through December. The stitches for the interlocking circles are very complex with lots of compensation along the edges. But a fun challenge non the less.
|Friendship Circles Through Stitch 1|
January13, 2021--To celebrate a recent anniversary, the Maryland Checkerspot Chapter of ANG (of which I am a member) is stitching Friendship Circles taken from the ANG 2019 Chapter Project Book (CPB). It's a lovely project designed by Carol Algie Higginbotham with needlepoint related logos stitched in the areas between the interlocked circles. When finished, I'll have it framed and hang it in my craft room. This is my progress to date....
|Friendship Circles progress to date|
A photo of the project as stitched by the designer can be found on the right under In Process Projects.