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Friday, April 6, 2012

Progress After Absence

Sorry I was gone so long with no posts - I've been feeling poorly. First the weird Not-Spring weather gave me a nasty cold and my allergies made their annual reappearance, then I picked up a stomach virus and THEN the flu.

Bleh.

I didn't get much stitching done during this, and none at all on large projects. Just some little stuff except for QS Lovers. So here's a few before-and-after pics! Sorry for the hoop marks - I left one in the hoop waaaaayyyy longer than I meant to! I also completely missed the TUSAL post - maybe I'll take a pic, anyway, since I haven't put any of my April orts in the bottle yet :D

QS Lovers

Before (this was my IHSW project, which I didn't get to post about due to being doped up on cold meds - no matter what, those things put me dead asleep! Even non-drowsy ones!)

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After - I made it to the right side of page one and did some small confetti stitches. This pic looks very blue & purple, but it's really greys. My flash isn't working.

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Finished up the Sprite that needed two colors:

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By Missy, from the DorkStitch blog. This isn't a game Sprite, she is a costume Sprite, I guess you'd call her. A Victorian-era day dress.

Did some more work on 'Welcome Guests', one of my crazy January starts.

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And 'Home is Where the Cat Is' another Crazy January start

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I'm a little unhappy with this one, beyond the hoop marks - the pic on the front of the kit shows three distinct shades of blue in the chair, but the actual floss has the dark and medium colors really, really close. I didn't notice it until I was taking the pic, but since I've stitched all of the medium and most of the dark, I'm not taking it out. I'll live with it! There is more distinction than this picture shows; hopefully I'll have my flash fixed for the next one.

I have a lot of catching up on comments here and posts on other blogs! Over 900 posts in my blog reader! Yikes! Talk to you guys soon!

6 comments:

  1. cold meds aren't really helping with keeping awake, I can agree on that from experience:-) but I love seeing your progress and look forward to see your next update on the big stitching project.

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  2. Hi Tama. I was wondering what happened. I'm sorry you have been so sick, but am happy to hear that you are feeling better. Great progress pics and congrats on the finish.

    Linda

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  3. Oh, I hope you're feeling better now! You've been stitching so many blues and grays lately, too- all your projects look pretty, but did the same shades get old to work with? Even the sprite was a blue dress girl. I don't know if getting tired of a color family is a thing, though, so maybe that's an insane question. ^^;

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  4. Lots of great progress! I love the costume sprite!! Being sick sucks and I hope you are better now!

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  5. Hey! so... this may be really rude, but I (and a bunch of others) were wondering if you were ever coming back to your fic lj. we miss you! also, that cat in the bookshelves is crazy good. just sayin'. hope you feel better!

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