Monday, 30 May 2011

Oh look - a bit more black!

The title says it all really, I've added a bit more black to the stitching and it's getting gradually bigger. You never know, I might actually finish it eventually, it seems like I've been stitching black for ages, and it doesn't really seem to be getting any bigger.
Having said that, I haven't really had much stitching time this week, so I'm going to give it a second week and try and get this page finished this week, look, a flying pig!
You may notice the colours and detail are a little different to my usual pictures this week. I've just inherited a new camera and it's a lot posher than my old one!

Monday, 23 May 2011

IHSW and a page finish - woop!

I finished the page, and all the evil flowers (well, on this page at least, that's for that Joyze :-) ). Thank you for all your support and encouragement on the flowers, I got there eventually, and I've finished the page as well, which makes me very happy. It's odd, because when you look at this page, you can't really see much or what it is or is going to be, although, as is often the case when I (metaphorically) take a step backwards and see the photograph that I'm posting as opposed to the tiny little bit that I've been working on, I actually start to see the picture develop where I couldn't see it before. I can see her elbow, and that's the first time I've noticed that, despite the fact that that's actually on the page that I finished a few months ago. But this is the first time that I've looked at it as a whole instead of a stitch at a time.
Did you get involved in International Hermit and Stitch Weekend? I didn't do as much as I wanted, but a page finish will do me. What progress did you manage?

Saturday, 21 May 2011

I hate the little flowers!

The title pretty much says it all! I hate the little blue and white flowers. I go in fits and starts on this piece, sometimes I love it and sometimes I hate it, and that generally coincides with whether I'm working on the horrible little flowers or not, and at the moment, I am, so I hate it!
To be fair, I haven't done much this week, I don't seem to have had much time in the last few weeks, so what little progress I have made was done in about an hour and a half last night, so not much at all really.
It's International Hermit and Stitch this weekend though, so hopefully I'll get some done, as I've done so little I'm going to give it a second week in the hope that I'll actually get some visible progress, in fact I'm hoping that I'll manage to get this page finished this week. If you want to sign up to Hermit and Stitch then pop on over to Joyze's blog to put your name down so people can see the progress that you've made!

Saturday, 14 May 2011

More tea on display

Just a quick update this week, I haven't really done much stitching, and what I did do was last weekend. I'm onto the second tea picture, this one is frui-tea, but as you can see, it doesn't really look like it yet. Its just been a busy week one way or another, and I haven't had much time.
I did get to the launch party of a new musical though, which was really good, got to hear a couple of the songs.
I think I've got a couple of localish followers so, if anyone lives near Harrogate, keep an eye out for 'Boiling Frog' It's running 14th to the 16th July at Harrogate theatre and looks as though it's going to be fab, so head on over if you're in the area.

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Multiple updates

Good afternoon, I know that I'm a little late on my update this week, but this is due to the fact that I've been out with some college friends this afternoon (haven't seen them it years, it was brilliant).
A couple of weeks ago I inherited a kit from a friend. She bought A Dictionary of Tea a couple of years ago intending to stitch it for a friend's birthday present, did a little bit of stitching on it when she first got it and hasn't touched it since, so a couple of weeks ago she asked me how I'd feel about taking it on for her and seeing if I could achieve more than she had.

So, Ben was away last weekend and I decided to spend some of my time working on this, as she'd requested. I haven't done yet, but I've managed to complete the first square, seeing as it wasn't my main project for the weekend I'm actually quite proud of how much I did manage to get done. It's about 10% done, so that's not bad for a start, and apparently she's quite happy with the progress so far.

However, as I say, that wasn't my main project last week, in stead it was Dragon Rider, and I'm also quite happy because I managed to get all the confetti done on my first page of Dragon Rider, and all I've got to do is finish all the black now.
I was actually quite disappointed with it because it really wasn't looking like much, but I'm looking at the photo as I type this and I'm starting to see the picture appear. If you're not sure what the blue, black and green smush you're looking at is, allow me to explain. It's the light shining through the trees, you can just about make out branches and stuff appearing, and the sky is pretty self explanatory. There's also a little brown splodge to the top right of the photo, that will be the beginning of the dragon's wing so, woohoo, the dragon has appeared in the stitching.

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

TUSALly goodness

And that's pretty much all I have to say about that.
There's quite a lot gone in this week, it's been a surprisingly productive stitching weekend. Pics to follow