Saturday, 25 February 2012

Return of Winter's Majesty

She's back. Although I haven't done much on her, as I only picked her up again on Thursday evening after posting my Dragon Rider post. However the rugby is on today, so I'm hopnig I can get plenty done while Ben's watching that. Especially as I've got a couple of nights out this week, so I don't know how much time I'm actually going to get this week, so it's today or not much I think.
By the way, the word verification on blogger now are awful. After getting very confused trying to work out how to turn it off, I've come to the conclusion that I actually never turned it on in the first place. So, please. If you leave a comment and it insists on word verification, could you let me know, and I'll have another go at turning it off.

Thursday, 23 February 2012

The first column of Dragon Rider

I finished the first column of Dragon Rider, I'm so excited (it's probably quite sad just how excited actually). I'm going to work across the bottom now, which means that the next page will have motorbike on it, even more excited!
I'm loving the fact that I can now see the path properly, and the fern crossing the path, and I am (as Topcho said as she commented last time) completely in love with the little mushrooms. They haven't come out very well on the photo because of the flash but trust me, in real life, they're adorable.
I'm a little concerned, the line down the left isn't very straight, I think my photography isn't helping matters, it's not as bad in life, but it is there. I'm hoping that it's something that I can stretch out, and that's it's just where I've not put it on the frame properly, but if anyone can offer any advice I'd be grateful.
And who else has had sersious issues with the HAED sale? I caved and bought two (Smartie Pants by Hannah Lynn and Enchanted Evening by Rebecca Sinz). I'm not sure about the pink background on Smartie Pants, but it's only two colours so I'm thinking of converting it to purple instead. Still girly but not as painfully girly (and also, closer to the original colours on Hannah Lynn's site. For those of you on facebook, how many of your favourite artists have to linked to - I think I officially class as an artist stalker!). And the day after the sale Michele releases three more that I really want. Charka Fae by Linda Ravenscroft, Hope by Rebecca Sinz and So Many Books So Little Time by Randal Spangler. I love the colours of the Ravenscroft one, I've really liked the Sinz one, ever since I saw it on her site, and So Many Books So Little Time is just me, I've got a to read heap that's so big it runs the entire length of my bed and half way across the foot as well.
Happy Stitching (and reading) all.

Monday, 20 February 2012

Did you have a good IHSW?

Mine got better. By Saturday evening I was feeling very guilty about how little I'd done, and resorted to doing a block of colour, just to make it look like I'd actually done something, but then, on Sunday evening, I actually managed to get some of the more confetti bits done. Doing a bit more block colour in the evening, when I'd forgotten how to count!
I hope you all had a good stitchathon yourselves.

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Happy International Hermit & Stitch Weekend

This is why I like blogging, it's usually the first time I step back and look at my stitching as a whole, so it's usually the first time I see the picture rather than the tiny little stitches, and it's usually the first time that I see my progress as well.
That said, here is this weeks progress, more than I thought again. There's green developing into the smush at the bottom, the thing that I described as a stripe last week is now starting to resemble the path/road that the dragon is driving on, and the roots of the tree are slowly spreading. I'm hoping to get this page finished next weekend, so hopefully international hermit and stitch will help me towards that. I was certain that I was going to manage it, until Ben changed his mind about going away next weekend, so now I'm plotting how I can get him out of the house to give me time to stitch. He must have some friends that he can go and watch the rugby with next weekend, surely, and then, once they're in the pub, being the loving girlfriend that I am, I won't say a word if he wants to stay out all day :-)

Saturday, 11 February 2012

A Little Update

I was going to say that I haven't done as much as I was hoping to this week, especially considering I had a day off, and that's true I haven't, but looking at the picture now I've actually realised that I've done more that I though I had.
I've pretty much finished the mushrooms, which is very exciting (for me anyway).
It's quite a funny page, it looks quite stripey because the path is across the bottom of the whole piece, but I've only just realised that that's why it's stripey!
In other news (and the reason I had some time off) is that we've discovered that I really can't ski. I haven't broken any limbs, which means that I did actually do better than I expected, but it turns out that I am what skiing cartoon characters are based on, I actually managed the cartoon favourite where you go down the hill and hit a tree with one arm and one leg on either side, although I used the end of a padded wall rather than a tree. So, as that shows, I was truly terrible. I've decided that I'm going to try snow boarding instead, because skiing and I really didn't suit each other. Although amusingly I didn't manage to injure myself skiing, which I thought I would, but I walked home in the cold after work yesterday and went flying on the ice and injured myself, bruised knee and hip, and haven't quite worked out what I've done to my ankle yet. So it turns out that walking home from work is more dangerous than skiing like a cartoon character.

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Ben chose Dragon Rider

I let Ben choose what I worked on next, and he decided Dragon Rider, which I do love, so that was a good choice by him. I've basically only been stitching 310 since I started back on this week, but the good thing about the black on this page is it then gives me something to work round for the other colours. Not much to show at the moment, but I've got a couple of days off this week, one of which I intend to use for stitching, so hopefully I'll have more progress to show next week.
I'm having slight problems with blogger at the moment, I decided to update my blog list on the right side, adding in the new blogs that I've started following and instead I've managed to delete them all and now can't get the list to re-populate. I'm trying to get it sorted so hopefully, for people who care, I'll be able to get the list back this morning.