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Saturday, April 6, 2013

E is for Erestor (and YOTA! Totally for YOTA, too!)

I really had to think about this one!  I couldn't find anything at first, and I started to go with E is for Eagle, and show one finish - but then the Turtle Trot list came through for me again!

In the Lord of the Rings books - not the movies, sadly - there is a very small part about an elf called Erestor.

You should read it - Erestor is the Chief Adviser to Elrond, and if you can sort out some of the old-style speech, he is snarky and awesome!

He's not really in the movie, they just called one of the background elves Erestor.  This is a pic you'll get if you search for movie-Erestor (sadly small, but all there is!):

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And this is a pattern I made - with the artist's permission! - of a drawing of Erestor.  I made it in PCStitch, and this is the exported pic.  I started him on that same Crazy January Challenge that I completely failed at.


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This was the tiny start I made:

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He won't be like this for long, though - Fred has about a quarter of his finish-up bits done, and as soon as he has all of them, Erestor is taking Frederick's place in my main rotation.  He's actually going to be a pretty easy stitch - lots of blank white space and only about six or seven shades of grey.

Also, today is YOTA!  My YOTA project is Wufei, and this is his before pic:

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And his after pic:

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The reason I am so late posting today is because after I worked a partial day (five hours) I went to JoAnn's!
If you're a new follower (and hi! by the way) a trip to JoAnn's is a very big deal because it's almost a two hour drive.  I'm very tired.  But happy!  I kitted up two HAEDs and added a few kits to my collection, including one to go with yesterday's post:

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I'll show more stash later!  Have a nice night!


9 comments:

  1. Great progress! And new stash!!! Driving 2 hours to go to Joanns? Yes, I think we can assess you're a stitching addcit!!! I love the new piece you got!

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  2. Love the new chart Tama. Thats about how long it would take me to go to Joann's or Michael's. Thats why I don't go. Wufei is such a pretty design. The colors just pop on the fabric. You made some nice progress. Erestor is going to be really nice. (The guy playing the part ain't bad either)lol

    Linda

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  3. Oh, the pattern you made is beautiful! Can't wait to see more progress on it!

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  4. Great YOTA progress, well done! :)

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  5. Lovely new start. Great progress for YOTA.

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  6. You make your own patterns? That's so cool!

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  7. Wow, that is so cool that you make your own patterns! Very impressed.

    Stopping by for A to Z! Here's mine: A Girl and her Diary

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  8. Oh, what a shame that Joann's is so far away! But I'm sure you make your trips worth the drive! Your Erestor chart looks great and I'm sure it will be a quick stitch for you. Wufei looks awesome too!

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