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Thursday, July 26, 2012

My Olympic 'Sprints'

So, since the Olympics start tomorrow, I thought I'd post a list of the small pieces I want to do.  At first, this wasn't this long, until I read Measi's post about the Stitching Olympics starting Friday but actually going all through August.  So I added :D

1. Warm Hearts (a tiny Christmas Ornament)
2. Christmas Bells (ditto)
3-10. Missy's Avengers Sprites:  Loki, Thor, Hulk, Captain America, Nick Fury, Black Widow, Hawkeye, & Iron Man
11. Chibi-Sev (one of my Crazy-January starts)
12-13. Two of my Stocking ornaments
14. Finish up 'Home is Where the Cat Is' (5x7)

I may add to this, but I figured that was enough for now, especially since I want to see if I can finish off Fred by the end of August.  I know I've said that before, but I'm so close...!

Monday, July 23, 2012

IHSW for July :D

I finally got back to some stitching!

I stitched up Meryl and Milly from Trigun, to go with Vash and Wolfwood.  The patterns are from the DorkStitch blog.

Meryl Stryfe:
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Milly Thompson:
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I also worked on Fred - his shelves are now complete!  Only books, backstitching and some shiny stuff to go.

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Whilst browsing blogs, I found Measi's doing an Olympics SAL... I wanna join!  I just don't know if I'll try for the Sprint or the Rotation Relay.  I lean towards the Sprint.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Framing and a Finish (Picture Heavy)

I know, it's been forever!
I'm so sorry!
And wow! I have 101 followers!  When did THAT happen?!

I haven't been stitching much this summer - too much pool and jigsaw puzzles! But I have gotten some framing done and a little finish to show you guys :D


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Going to Market  is now hanging on my Mum's wall in her Africa/jungle themed den.  She already had this frame and the glass, I only had to pay for the mat and the work.

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Mermaid of the Deep will soon be hanging on my living room wall, as soon as I figure out where. Sorry for the flash burn, it was impossible to get her focused without it.  The framer chose to pick up the weird skin tones in her tummy for the mat - I like it!


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I don't remember the name of this kit, but it's going in my living room, too.  I got the antique frame at a flea market, and the framer added the mat and glass.  The Mermaid's frame color was chosen to match the gold trim on this one.

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and doesn't Spike look gorgeous?  I couldn't figure out how he was going to be framed so that he wouldn't blend into the mat, but my framer said to trust her and I'm glad I did!

Total for getting these four pieces framed?  $46.23!!!  I love my framing shop!!!  Small, independent business for the win!  :D :D :D

And here's my finish - 'Welcome Guests' by 2Needles.

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I can frame this one myself - just got to get around to washing and pressing it!  It's roughly 5x7, and one of my Crazy January starts.