Saturday, 15 October 2011

Return of the Evil Flowers - The Evil Flowers Strike Back

For some reason that I can't quite fathom the colours haven't come out on this quite as well as I would have liked, but then I also didn't get as much stitching done on this as I would have liked, so perhaps it's just one of those weeks!
You can see the beginning of the next set of evil little flowers (hence the title) down the right hand side, and that's mostly what I've been working on this week, along with a little bit of the fur trim on her cloak.
International Hermit and Stitch again this weekend (it seems to have come round really fast this month. Is everyone joining in? I've got a few plans for today but hopefully that will also involve some stitching time, and I haven't got much planned for tomorrow yet, so hopefully so progress will be achieved. Dragon Rider is coming out again, I've only got half a page left to finish the first column, so I'm keen to work on that and try and achieve it, start to give me an idea of the size of a completed HAED. Unfortunately the latest Terry Pratchett novel also arrived today, so there's a chance that I'm going to get distracted from my stitching by that.
In other news it was my birthday on Thursday so I had a day off, and Ben took me out to lunch (local pub/restaurant called the Pine Marten, really nice), and we went to see the Three Musketeers in the evening at the cinema. I'm getting behind in my reviews, but I might try and get round to posting a review of that this weekend when I want a break for squinting at 25 count. And what did I get for my birthday? Ben got me a purple ukulele! It currently sounds like I'm torturing cute furry animals when I try to play it, but I'm going to try and play it (well practice chords at the moment) a little each day until it stops sounding like the torture of cute furry animals, and starts sounding like something that vaguely resembles music.
Have a fun weekend all, and enjoy the stitchathon if you're joining in!


Xeihua (Sara) said...

I hope this time the Evil flowers aren't as nasty as they were before, the design is really gorgeous and it's a pity that those nasty little things are trying to ruin your progress on it :)... I can't wait to see more of the Dragon Rider, I really enjoy watching your progress on that one, and I know that it doesn't have any nasty thing to annoy you eheh. Good luck with your progress on the ukelele and Happy ISHW

Lesleyanne said...

I love this project and look forward to seeing more. I hope you manage to get some time on dragon rider with IHSW.

Anonymous said...

I hope the flowers won't put you down =)
I'm just taking a stitching-break and try to catch up with everyone's blogs. I hope you are stitching, too ;-)
Looking forward to see more of dragon rider =)

Sarah said...

ziet er heel mooi uit, prachtig

mvg Sarah

Joysze said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Kim!! A purple ukulele... how pretty!!! :D

Flowers are looking great... hope you have more fun with them this time around. :)