Friday, 18 March 2011

A New Beginning - look at the smush!

Ooops, a new start, how did that possibly happen?

This gorgeous new design is/will be Dragon Rider by Randal Spangler (there's a picture to the right if you want to see what it's going to look like). I talked about my plans for this one etc so I'm not going to bore everyone with that again. It's going to be a present, I've not told the person in question but it's also not a massive secret. She's not a follower on here, but she knows of it's existence so if she seens it happening I'm not massively bothered.
Believe it or not there are five colours in this so far. I know they're in there and I can still only count three in this picture, and Ben's just flat out refusing to believe me. You can see the black, the green and the blue, you can't see the navy blue and the dark brown though, but trust me, they really are in there. Gotta love the shading and confetti - I know it'll be worth it in the end. I love the turquiose actually, it's a gorgeous colour anyway, and it's such a lovely splash of colour in what is a very dark page.
I'm updating a day early today because I've got a couple of things that I want to get done tomorrow that may get in my way. It's also International Hermit and Stitch weekend this weekend. I'm cheating slightly, I am looking to be a little busy this weekend so I'm going to have my weekend today instead and see what progress I can achieve. As is often the case, as this is a new start it gets to be worked on for a second week so I should be able to get loads more done.
I've finished my old job now, it was my last day on Wednesday, and I'm going to start in my new job next Wednesday which is quite exciting, but also a little nerve wracking.
Oh, and has anyone seen the gorgeous new chart on HAED? Lady of Avalon? She's absolutely gorgeous! I know, I shouldn't have been looking it's Dorothea's fault, she added it to her wishlist and it's stunning. And there's a sale on at the moment - this is just a dangerous thing.
Ooh, and I'm coming up to my hundreth post, so I'm debating a little giveaway to celebrate that and my shinny new job. So keep your eyes out. I've got to wait for something to arrive first but once it has and I hit 100 then something will happen!


Maureen said...

good luck with your new job - hope all goes well for you

and good going with starting two HAED's - you are very brave lol!

Lonneke said...

Good start. I love the dragon rider. Can't wait to see more.
Good luck with your new job!

Lesleyanne said...

Great new start. Good luck with your new job.

Joysze said...

Great start. Lucky friend to receive this when you're done with it. :D

Good luck with the new job next week and happy stitching today!!!

Topcho said...

Nice start! I think I'm going to love watching your progress on this!

Shirl said...

Great start to a lovely picture. I look forward to seeing it progress.
Love, Shirl x

Sarah said...

Good luck with the job and I just love Dragon Rider, cant wait to see it completed. These darn new starts just creep up on you dont they!!

Virpi said...

You have won something in my spring cleaning. Could you send you snailmail address at

Stitching Noni said...

Great start.... nice to see the splash of blue! Randal Spangler has such great pics to stitch! Look forward to seeing your next update!

Good luck with the new job!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

It's looking good so far. It's interesting to see this technique in progress. I always stitch adjacent areas rather than all one colour on a page.
And thank you for pointing out the Lady of Avalon, just what I need, another "want to do"!!