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Monday, May 30, 2011

Fred's Shelf

I worked on Frederick the Literate this week, and got his bottom shelf even to the amount of books I've finished.
I really hate working on the shelves; it's why this project has continually been put away for years. This time, though, I'm determined to get him done. I at least want one of the big projects in the Challenges done!
I also started another book on the top shelf but very little is done on it so far. The shelves are not really wavy, of course, he just needs some serious ironing.

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...and now that I have posted that picture, I can see some not-quite finished stitches on that bottom shelf...
*headdesk*

Here's another little finish; I can't remember which number this stocking is but I like it :D
It looks very old-world to me.

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Is blogger having issues for anyone else? I can't post comments on blogs unless they are set to the pop-up window option, unless I'm willing to be called 'annonymous' and I can't edit posts without going the long way 'round on the dashboard. It's highly annoying.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

De-Stashing

I'm finally getting around to cleaning out my craft room.
I put up a de-stashing blog if anyone is interested.
There's not much in it yet but later there will be more, including yarn, fabric, floss and beads... I just haven't got to that stuff yet.
The link is at top right!

Monday, May 23, 2011

ISHW

I almost forgot to post today!
I kept wandering around, knowing there was something I was supposed to do...

Anyway, for Hermit Weekend I finished a motif on Mary Wigham
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and here's all of Miss Mary currently, looking pretty while basking in the afternoon sunshine.
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I'm only one set of initials away from finishing the top row.

I also stitched up Loz
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and Cthulhu
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er, I mean Yazoo!
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Mary Wigham is from Needleprint I think you can still download her for free but I'm not sure.
Loz & Yazoo are from Dork Stitch I know they are free :D

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

One Shiny Potion

Chibi-Sev is finished!

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I think. I may go back and make the grey pupil on his left eye one stitch longer. It looks sort of odd to me... I can't make up my mind.

The potion is a lot darker than it was originally charted; I could only find three shades of green in that satin-floss. It was not fun to work with, but the result is very shiny IRL and that's what I wanted. So yay!

I forgot to measure him, but he's about seven inches tall, stitched with two strands of DMC on 18ct ivory fabric. He makes number 4 out of 30 done for my stiching challenges!

After Sev was done, I decided to work on a small project before leaping into Frederick - I tried my Prairie Schooler Santa (1984) and got this far:

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Before I said 'forget it'. I'm just not in a Christmas-stichy mood. I'll see what else strikes my fancy tonight :D I may just go on to Frederick and forget the small project for now.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

More Progress! (and maybe setbacks?)

I don't have Chibi-Sev quite finished - the silky floss for his potion is a bugger to work with, so I'm taking it slow. But here's how he looked when I had all the regular floss done:

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I have also finished two more of Missy's wee Sprites! I know I said I was going to stitch Loz and Yazoo next but instead I finished off the Saiyuki boys:

Hakkai
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and Goku
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And the setback... I found myself unable to resist the new HAED freebie SAL. This is the pattern I chose:
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Ice Wind SK by Linda Tso

Like I needed another project, especially another HAED! XD

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Another Shade of Grey

I have added another shade of grey to my Chibi-pic of Severus Snape. He looked like this:
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And now he looks like this:
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My flash wasn't working, so the pic is a little dark. Only one shade of grey to go - then two skin tones, a wee bit of white, and the green potion. I'm looking forward to the potion; it'll be the first time I use Rayon threads. Or whatever they're called now. They look very shiny and slick, so I think they're potion-perfect :D

With so little left to do, he should be a finish this week! And that will be four of my challenge pieces done. Next I'm going to work on my Rapture SK, and some more of Fred.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Dolphin Play

Finished!

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Started this kit at a laundromat in 2000 or 2001 - promptly lost it. But it's done now! Except for, obviously, ironing!

This is one of my 'Up for a Challenge' finishes - actually, I think it's the first of that particular challenge.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

TUSAL the... fifth?

I think it is the fifth TUSAL pic!

The level hasn't gone up much as my Mum had surgery last month, but here's the jar - hosted by two of my handsome fishy boys :D

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That's Rasputin on the left and Horatio on the right. They are male Veil-fin Bettas.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Some Pics I Forgot

I forgot to post these:

One finished Stocking:
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And stash I got for my Birthday back in March:

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A Place in the Sun, from my brother (this cat looks just like my cat Audio)

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Frog Pile, from my sister

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and Equus Caballus by Steven Paul Carlson

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and Awakening by Adele Lorienne Sessler (both are HAEDs) from my Mum

I'm finding it very, very difficult not to start one of these. The thrill of all those starts in January is wearing off. I haven't given in yet, though - I'm trying to hold out! Getting out a 'new' WIP will help, and I'm almost ready to do so. I've got a bit of backstitch to do on a certain dolphin kit, and then I'm picking up Chibi-Sev.