Monday, March 20, 2017

There be dragons...

Actually, their much smaller cousins, the dragonfly.  

I've really been enjoying this one.  I don't know if it's because it's a new start, a Chatelaine, beads or a combination of all three.  

Friday night, I finished the first rose bud.  There are eighteen colors, including the backstitch color, in that baby.  But the result is beautiful!

Saturday, I finished another couple rose buds and added the backstitching on the first two dragonflies.

And last night, I finished the last rose, added the remaining dragonflies and started adding beads to them.  There is a definite PITA factor to beading this way, but I love the little blingy dudes!



Monday, March 13, 2017

Ugh...

Since my last post, my mojo has taken a short leave of absence.  

I haven't managed much since my last post.

There were 115 stitches on Lust



Then to try to tempt my mojo back, I pulled out my kit for Chatelaine's Beaded Dragonfly Tile.  Here's a screenshot from chatelaine.de


I didn't get very far, in part because we had a basketball tournament all weekend.  I'm stitching on 28ct white Monaco.






Tuesday, March 7, 2017

They kinda look like chickens...

Last week was fairly productive.

I think the long tailed animals are probably supposed to be dragons of some nature, but they kind of look like chickens with the combs on top of their heads.

Page 23 2/28/17




page 24 3/4/17



page 25 3/6/17



overall



Now, Lust is back out to hopefully see some good progress and the end of the flames!




Monday, February 27, 2017

Coat of Arms

I've been making some really nice progress on Coat of Arms Band Sampler.  

page 21 2/21/17

page 22 2/25/17


2/27/17


I should finish page 23 tonight and make some headway on page 24.  After I finish this row of pages, I'm thinking about starting the next row.  Lust is still sitting on the coffee table staring at me though so I'll have to see how I feel after I finish page 25.





Tuesday, February 21, 2017

WIPS and a couple of floss tosses

Last week, I managed to get the rest of the black on page 2 done.  There is now over a skein of 310 stitched.  Saturday, I started filling in color and decided I'd had enough of color changes for a bit.  this is where I left Sea Witch.  I'll come back to her.

http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a507/skrieser/HAEDs%20Sea%20Witch/20170218_122529_zps424b4cpp.jpg

I pulled out Coat of Arms instead for some monochrome time.  This is far as I got Sunday.  I've almost finished page 21 but I don't have an updated picture.  



Saturday, my oldest had a basketball game.  So I checked the stash to see what I need to finish kitting up Mirabilia's Snow Queen and Santa's Sleigh.  After basketball we stopped by Hobby Lobby to pick up what I was missing.

I think my floss tosses look pretty good.  I'm using Wicked Garden by Colour Cascades Fabrics.  I took pictures on the same piece of fabric but you get the idea.  When I saw the fabric, I had a picture in my mind's eye of the northern lights behind them and this fabric is perfect.  I think there could be a problem with a couple of the DMC colors, but they're surrounded by other colors so I don't think they'll be an issue.

Snow Queen floss toss


Santa's Sleigh floss toss



Monday, February 13, 2017

Black


I spent a good amount of time stitching this weekend.  Most of it in black.  There are a couple shades of dark brown at the very top but so. much. black.  And I'm still not done.  I'm getting very close to having a full skein in there.  Thankfully my coverage is good and tent stitch goes so fast!


Friday, February 10, 2017

Page 22!

When I called it an evening Wednesday night, I only had 14 stitches left on page 22.  Last night, all I did was those 14 stitches, in 12 different colors.  But I think the result is worth it.


I moved the qsnaps to start page 23 but I don't know if I'm going to take her back off for a bit or not.  I'm thinking about picking Sea Witch back up for page 2.




 I was a little bad this week.  I'm participating in Stitch From Stash 2017A on Facebook.  But when Eclectic Bloke Designs announced their closing and all their charts 50% off, I went through their charts and bought several.  I'm still in the black though, so it's all good.