Saturday, 27 September 2014

A bit of background

I still haven't managed to finish the sword handle, but working on a bit of background means that I do at least have a bit of progress to show this week. I think my progress will slow for the next couple of weeks... we're busy and short staffed at the moment, so it could cut into my free time a wee bit.
Happy stitching all

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

My first IHSW this year

Least ways it feels like my first International Hermit and Stitch Weekend this year. This  year is whistling past and I don't seem to have had many free weekends somehow, and practically never at the right time.
Anyway, Apocalypse Princesses have come out to play, I didn't achieve as much as I'd like, but at least you can vaguely see what it is. I was hoping to finish the sword hilt (bottom left) this weekend, but obviously that didn't happen, but at least you can kinda make out Jasmine's head.

We were at a little comicon this weekend with friends, and have been invited to a larger one in Cardiff later in the year. The temptation to try and Cosplay one of these princesses is much more than it should be!
Happy stitching all!

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Two partial pages


Here is is, the first two partial pages of Rendezvous, and as per usual at this point, it's only when I take a photo and look at the picture that I work out what I've actually stitched. Why is that? I guess it must be something to do with the photograph not being your actual stitching so you look at the whole rather than the tiny little stitches, but I'm guessing!
I put this away to work on something else because I was starting to get antsy and easily distracted (a sure sign that it's time to move on), but it's already calling to me to come back. So I may be back to this one much sooner than I expected. Stranger things have certainly happened anyway!

Friday, 5 September 2014

Second (partial) page already!

The great thing about starting bottom right corner is I get to start with all the partial pages and I actually get to feel like I'm making some progress, although I'm willing to admit that it doesn't look like much right now... I've got a fair amount of background to work on before i get to much else, but it's a very pretty chart.
I've re-planned my rotation slightly. I pretty much operate a screaming rotation anyway but it's usually do a page and move on, except when on partial pages where I try to add them up to make roughly a page... however I've decided that I'm now going to operate within the full bounds of a screaming rotation and work on a project for as long as it screams then move on. Ideally hitting a page before I move on but I can work on a project for as long as I like. It's all good!