Sunday, 25 March 2018

A little bit more

Nothing very exciting this week I'm afraid, a bit more sneaker, a bit more of her jeans and a bit more back ground, it's all very exciting! Next I'm aiming to finish off her sneakers, hopefully her jeans and do the shading around the edge of her, so that's all that left for background is filling in. As per usual I'm probably being much too ambitious, but it's fun to aim for things huh!

Sunday, 18 March 2018

I didn't cheat!

Tenting, oh how I love thee, let me count the ways...
I know, I said I wasn't going to work on the cat first, I was going to be good and work methodically, but it turns out that working methodically actually meant doing quite a lot of him, as it turns out that the colours in Celara's sneakers and the colours in his fur are very similar, so I finished the red/brown of  Celara's shoe and ended up doing lots of cute fur at the same time, of the hardship!
Once again I'm loving how this is making up and seeing it come together so quickly (and not just because it's tented), and once again, when I step back to take the picture I see the details better than I do when I'm working on it.

Sunday, 11 March 2018

New start... like it's a surprise













We all knew it was going to happen, here's my shinny new start, and I love that it's looking like something already, it makes me so happy when I have something to show that actually looks like something. It does to me anyway, I'm hoping that isn't just because I know what I'm looking for. If not, picture someone sitting cross legged, here is a sneaker, a knee, a cute little cat and an elbow. I am so tempted to work on the cat first, but I'm being good and working upwards. Below is a picture of what this will look like in the dark and distant future. This is artwork by a fantastic American artist called Karen Hallion (link here), as this picture shows she does some fantastic geeky artwork, and this is her character called Celara. Karen was generous enough to give me permission to have some of her artwork charted, and this was one of the ones I picked as it's got several of my favourites in in. As with everything, it'll be months (haha - years) before it's finished, but at least she is already looking like something, I'm much keener to work on something when I can see it (her in this case) progressing. I should say by the way, this was charted for me by the lovely Stitchpix.

Sunday, 4 March 2018

Page finish - a whole one!

Second page finish of the year, seeing as I only managed four page finishes in the entirety of 2017 (and I'm being quite generous in those descriptions, most were small pages and barely deserve that tile), then 2 pages already is quite an achievement, I'm so proud! Especially as this is Dragon Rider, and we all know what a love hate relationship I have with this. And guess what, this is the 11th page finish on him, out of 21 pages, so in a technical sense, I'm over half way, and the maths is boggling my head at this time in the evening, but I think even though some are  partial pages and some are full pages, I'm still officially over half way through. If I can vaguely stick to me stitching plans for this (and I'm certainly more optimistic that I was last year), then I'm hoping to get three more pages done on this throughout the year. If I do manage it then that'll be the most attention he's ever had in one year. Parts of my (overly complicated) rotation are still in place, and once I get over my startitus the full rotation will be back into effect... Although I'm not admitting to how far off that could potentially be. So, with that in mind, a page finish means time to move on to a new project, I've just admitted to startitus, what could my next post be about.
Happy stitching!