Monday, 27 August 2012

Pharaoh's Hound

I only managed to work on one project last week - Pharaoh's Hound. I haven't made an update post for this one for a while, think I was busy after I had been stitching on it every time. This update comes after an extra three weeks of work, which is quite embarrassing as I think many people can do the same amount in about 3 days. I only have to do the blue bits round the moon before I can start work on the border and use colours other than blue!   

Monday, 20 August 2012

Kitty has a Face!

This past weekend I have been back working on my Monty cat kit. Kitty now has a face! And a body! lots of white on white for part of his chest so for most of Saturday felt like I was making no progress at all whenever I looked at it. Only after adding the other colours on the chest did it start to look and feel complete. Just need to do the flowers/greenery/butterfly and that dreaded back stitch before I'm done and can start the next in the series.

Earlier in the week I worked on a HAED I started a while back. It's half of a chart called L'Amethyste and Motley. I plan on stitching this design as two pieces rather than one. At the moment I'm working on the Motley half of the chart. I have include a before picture as well as a picture of where I am now. A lot of the background has a mosaic tile effect. Makes for very hard work as there is lots of confetti, the colours are just scattered everywhere. Looks really good stitched up though. 

Friday, 17 August 2012

TUSAL August

My TUSAL photo for August. Back ground for this month is my fleecy leopard print dressing gown thing (I'm a Manic Street Preachers fan - owning something Leopard print is almost compulsory!).
Managed to drop the jar on the floor earlier this week, seems like I have less in there now than I did a month ago now!

Monday, 13 August 2012

Back Again

Been MIA for the past few weeks to to being away/not around on a Monday/not having anything to show but I'm back again now with an update on a couple of projects from the last week. First up is my latest progress on Eternal Promise, my Lord of the Rings HAED. Have most of the border on page 2 done now and working on the trees. Lots of colour changes going on here, feels as if no progress is being made as there are no big blacks of colour but comparing it to last month's update have done more than I thought. Don't think I'll be making as much progress next month as I'll be playing LOTR rather than stitching it. The new Riders of Rohan expansion comes out next month for the Online game, complete with mounted combat so stitching may have to take a back seat for a while.

My latest weekend project has been the Unicorn cushion design by Julie Hasler. Still just stitching the white on this one. Think my tension mush have changed or the white floss I was using thinner as my coverage doesn't seem to be as good this time round, but I'm sure it will sort itself out once washed.