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Friday, August 16, 2013

A Very Small Finish

I used to carry one of the Sprites from the DorkStitch blog in my purse or bag all the time - they're very quick to finish but I seem to have a mental block about working on them at home.  If I have time to sit and stitch for a while, I think I feel vaguely guilty if I don't work on a large project.  Weird.

Anyway, I started carrying little projects with me again and the first day I put the little baggy with my Sprite stuff in my purse, I finished a Sprite!

This one is Zell from Final Fantasy VIII - he looks like this (and like most FF characters, wears a really odd outfit):
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And here is his Sprite:

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I also put two more black outlines on my Sprite fabric; the Joker (Batman) and Keiko from Yu Yu Hakusho.  She's the one in the corner who currently has no eyes :D  That fills up this bit of material, so I'll be filling in the outlines now until they're all done.  They are not a set - they'll eventually be cut apart.

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So carrying the little projects in my bag continues to work and I don't know why I stopped for a while.  I have a Stocking ornament almost done, too!

IHSW is this weekend, and I had part of today off, so Nostlagy is well-underway for her first turn in a loooong time!

Here's another HAED from my most recently paid-off layaway:

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Cascade by Johnathon Earl Bowser  - she used to be a retired pattern; when I saw her for sale again I grabbed her! I've seen her stitched up and she's gorgeous!  Luckily there was a 45% off sale at the time and I was planning a layaway, sooo.....  And there is, by the way, a 50% off sale right now!  Just in case anyone feels the need to bulk up their stash :D

6 comments:

  1. Love that chart. I have taken one hit from the latest sale:)

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  2. Ah, I have a piece of fabric like that right now, too! >< Your sprites all look so cool, though, and I love how bright Zell looks! Sometimes, I end up with blonde hair looking a bit dirty, which is a pain, but not an unavoidable one. Also, that HAED is fancy! How long does it take to stitch one of them? They look really daunting!

    PS: I couldn't get my comment to work when you actually posted this, as I seem to be poisonous to computers, but your Gundam Wing project looks beautiful! I can't believe how amazingly shiny his hair is- it's like an anime shampoo advertisement! It's perfect for that fabric, too.

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  3. Yesterday I was trying to stitch in my poorly lit livingroom (even during the day) and discovered that I just cannot stitch with black floss on black Aida unless I have a spotlight shining on it!!! Unfortunately I'm at a point in the project where I have to start using the black floss before I can move on with the design.

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  4. I love all your little sprites Tama. Another great HAED. Your suppose to be buying cut thrus. lol

    Linda

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  5. Congratulations on your sprite finish! Can't wait to see the start on your new HAED!

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  6. Love your sprites! The chart you bought is stunning!!

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