Saturday, 29 March 2014

A Boring update

I have lots of progress to show for this week, but as far as being a follower goes it really isn't much to show. The white on these two pages is now finished and now I'm working my way through the black. The end of these two pages is in sight, and then I'll have to decide what to work on next.
Happy stitching all!

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Even more white

And even more white, but at least I'm getting there now. The white is finally coming to the end... you can't really see it on this picture but I think the two whites are the wrong way round, the whiter white is on the edges and the creamier white is in the centre. At first I thought by thread (which is a tad old) was discoloured, but I bought a new one yesterday and that's the same colour so obviously not. I'm sure it'll even out eventually.
For those of you that are wondering (and fed up of me trying to make you guess) this is Dark Hope by Zindy Nielsen, I've been in love with this are work for ages and begging both Zindy and HAED to chart it, so Ben bought it for me pretty much the day it came out as a chart.

Saturday, 15 March 2014

So much white...

My poor eyes...
There are only three colours left on this page, two shades of white, and the black, so the rest of this page isn't too bad as far as confetti goes, once I get one shade of white done, the other two colours are just filling in the gaps... but that's a lot of white on white, especially for the first shade where I have to actually count stitches as well... but I'm hoping to get it done this weekend, which will be a new record for me... two partial pages, which adds up to roughly a page, in two and a half weeks... if I manage it anyway!
Happy stitching all...



Oh yeah, and have you guessed what it is yet?

Friday, 7 March 2014

Page finish - woohoo!

 I finished the page, I've officially finished 2 columns of Dragon Rider, which as there are seven columns all together, I am officially over 25% of the way through! He now has wings and a tail, with any luck the next column (which I'm optimistically hoping to finish this year as well - yeah right!) will start to have a body and a motorbike and all the part of the picture will join together... it's sound how excited I am about that! At the moment the tree and the castle are the focus point, next column and the dragon actually becomes the focal piece instead!
 Noah's Ark, my progress on this is kinda slow, because it only gets about two hours every two weeks at my stitching group. I probably ought to spend more time on this project, but at the moment this isn't a priority because it's an emergency Birth Sampler, as opposed to having a deadline. I am enjoying working on it though, although it doesn't look like much at the moment!
And finally, can you guess what it is yet? A new start (which I really needed), which I am, so far, really enjoying to working on, although I admit that I don't have much to show yet. I'm working on the first two pages together, but even when they're done there won't really been any of the focus of the piece on show!
Happy stitching all!

Sunday, 2 March 2014

Nearly there

Well, nearly there on this page anyway... another couple of weeks and I'll have this page finished, finally... I seem to have been working on this for ages now! But, because I am at the nearly there stage it means that I do have the final push to get there, which is always useful!
I do love this design, and I love that on pages five and six I'm finally getting to see the dragon come together. And look at this picture reminds me of one of the reasons I keep a blog. When I look at my stitching I see a shmush of stitches, it's only when I look at the picture here that I see how well defined the wings actually are, which makes me happy!
Happy stitching all!