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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

September Goals

I used to do this all the time, and even stuck to them fairly well, so I thought I would give it another shot:

SEPTEMBER GOALS!

1. Start & finish another Christmas ornament
2. Start & finish the August-theme ornament for my Bride's Tree SAL
3. Start & finish the September-theme ornament for my Bride's Tree SAL
4. Add a motif to Mary Wigham
5. Work at least 10 hours each on Angel of Grace, Mermaid of the Deep, & Sunny
6. Choose either Kuruma, Chibi-Sev or Wufei and work 10 hours on him

Now to see if I can stick to it!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Four Fine Finishes :D

Sorry about the title, couldn 't resist the alliteration...

I've been way behind on my Bride's Tree SAL - I got stuck on June's 'fruit' theme - I wanted some small cherries, hopefully slightly realistic looking. For some reason, a pattern like that, free or purchased, I just couldn't find.

So I kinda winged it, and here are my Cherries:

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I finished them easily, in a day, because they are tiny, so I decided to move right on to July's 'fish' theme. The Bride's Tree blog had a link to another tiny pattern, so here's my fish:

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Done in less than an hour! And I adore him! I think he's so cute - I want to make more, lol! I've got special finishing ideas for both of these, so I wanted them to be tiny.

I finished this month's ornament kit a few days ago:





I think this makes seven this year.

And ...finally!
Here he is, in all his completed 10,000 stithes glory...




Spike!

My favorite-est vampire ever!
Patten: PC Stitch, from an online avatar pic
Stitched with DMC on 14ct antique white
About 8x8 inches square. Finished on 8/27/10

Now... what next? I think I'll do a motif on Mary and dig out my Angel of Grace...

Friday, August 13, 2010

Black, Black, Black...


I got lots of the black done on Spike - I didn't even work on any of the other colors for a while. I have now, but it was after I took this pic. I'm hoping to show him off finished, soon :D

Here's my latest Bride's Tree ornie - this one was for May or June... the theme was 'Birds'. The next theme I'll be doing is 'Fish', but I haven't found any small fish design that I like yet.



And here's my start on the July-December SAL at HAED - 'SK Sunny' by Myka Jelina. Once again, she will be for my sister when she's done. She's much bigger than the Mermaid that I'm working on; wider and a whole lot taller.

I'm trying out gridding for the first time with her! I can't remember where I saw this style of gridding explained, but it's supposed to pull out very easily. I didn't have the nerve to actually mark the fabric with dressmaker's markers like some people do; her skin is all stitched with B5200 and with my luck it wouldn't fade and would show through forever. Here's what she'll look like done:

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Little Things

Here are some of the little things I had done.

Another Christmas ornament (still working on all those little kits):
Two very small additions to Mary Wigham:
And a 'chibi' style pic of Snape, pattern from PCStitch. I've stitched all the black on him first, just to see how that went. (Pic was used with artist's permission)

I've been working away at the black on Spike but I don't want to post another pic of him until I have more done. I've also been working on HAEDs - my new SAL SK and a big project. I've also finished another Bride's Tree ornie, but I forgot to take a picture of it.