Sunday, 29 July 2018

I'm not good an evening photos

That fabric is a very light cream. I can't work out if it's my camera of my terrible photography, I suspect that it's my incredibly bad photography skills (at least I hope it is).
The Steampunk bookshelf doesn't look like much, but it's grown a bit. I didn't think this start through, I'm loving colour at the moment, and a whole lot of brown was not the right choice, but I'm getting there.
I do have lots of other things to show in the next few weeks, but nothing was up to my poor evening photography. I've done some dyeing in the last couple of weeks but I don't think it deserve to suffer that orange colouring (well some of it is awful and deserves to suffer, but not all of it.
I've picked my crochet up in the last couple of years, and the spinning wheel is out, but there really isn't anything to look at there yet.

Sunday, 22 July 2018

Woohoo and ooops

 I think you can probably guess what both parts of that title means, but lets do this in order. Firstly Aratama, woohoo, I've got my page finished already, I think this might be a new record for me, less than three weeks. Granted it was a nice easy page, with very little confetti, but a page finish is a finish, and I know that it's mostly pink and red, but there is a cream and orange patch on the left, and that is the beginning of her her beautiful kimono. It doesn't look beautiful yet, I am aware of that, but it will do, one day, quite probably any years from now, but beautiful is definitely there in potential.
Secondly, yes, we all knew how this was going to end up, especially with my complete and utter startitis (I've just been told that I've been stelling that wrong for many years) at the moment, look, it's a new start, and not just a new start, but a wholly massive new start. This is one of Aimee Stewart's truly humungous Bookshelves, this one is the steam punk one, and it is completely amazing, or again, it will be, one day, possibly when I retire if I'm honest, but I don't need to worry about that now, so it's fine.
Happy stitching!

Sunday, 15 July 2018

I'm not getting bored of the new starts yet...

Don't worry, it's not another new start, just yet... give me another couple of weeks though, I promise nothing. So far I've made a page of red, and I pretty much think that that is what it's going to be, a whole page full of red. But I'm flying through it, I reckon I might just have it finished by the end of the month. If you're interested this is Aratama by Haruyo Maorito, and I've recently fallen in love with all of their artwork. This is my Japan memory piece as one of the  most exciting things about the trip was meeting Tomit-suyu, a trainee geisha and I've been trying to find the right piece since then. I think I'll have to do everything released at some point, but this is my favourite.

Sunday, 8 July 2018

What could it be???

And here it is, another peg in the startitus board, another page that looks like absolutely nothing, but it makes me happy all the same.
And what could this be? Okay, at the moment I accept that it's just a splodge of pinky red, but I'm quite excited about this one, as this is my reminder of our trip to Japan project. It's beautiful.

Sunday, 1 July 2018


I got my page finish (and apparently managed to take it in weirdly pink light, but lets ignore that). I finished my page and as per usual stepped back and went, oooh, there it is, that's what I was stitching. I knew it was the bike, but I can't quite worked out how, look how shinny it is. I'd set myself the target of finishing the page by the end of the month, and I'm only one day off, so I'll take that as a win. Especially as I stupidly left all the confetti till last, which I never normally do, because I know it drives me insane!
So, new start next (woohoo for my stitching groups SAL theme this month), which one shall I pick, I have so many in mind.