Thursday, March 22, 2012

March IHSW

My IHSW wasn't very productive. =/ I am, however, almost done with Ornate Butterfly! I had done pretty much all of the progress on this before IHSW, but I needed to update the photos anyway.

I've finished all the regular and half stitches and now it's down to all the back stitches, couching, and knots. I think it looks amazing and I already have the frame bought! Going to have to be sure I pack it up carefully for delivery, since it is a gift for a dear friend. <3 I hope she likes it as much as I think she will.

I've also started on Woman with Bouquet, mostly because I just couldn't help myself! I got the fairly large EZStitch kit with all the different size bars and I was itching to make use of it. I haven't made much progress on her yet, though. Just the first bit of a flower and her sleeve.

I also grabbed everything I need for my YRP sprite stitch. Once I finish up Ornate Butterfly, I'll probably juggle Bouquet and YRP. How was everyone else's IHSW? :D

Monday, March 5, 2012

Phew. It's been a little while since I've posted and for that I apologize! There's been a lot of just icky worries floating around our home these past few weeks. (Short story: Money is horrible. D:) In any case, I've been trying to keep my mind off things by stitching and as such am probably now 3/4 done with Ornate Butterfly!

I need to blaze through it the rest of the way so I can make the little sampler of names for my BFF's birthday before I get started on my next project: Woman with Bouquet! Must add reference pic for effect!

She is just incredibly beautiful and I can hardly wait to get started! Going to grab a larger scroll frame for her tomorrow, since the tiny one I got for Butterfly just ain't gonna cut it. I also have some sprite stitching I plan to be working, starting with YRP:

Abysswolf's sprites are really incredible. I'm planning on doing several, actually, including following in Karyn of A Riot Patch of Pixels's footsteps with the Pokemon trainer. My son Link loooooves his Pokemon! Plus, if I ever do the Pikachu Pile, I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be able to part with it!