This past weekend was the third weekend in May, so that was IHSW. I hope you all had some time to hermit and stitch. We had a pretty fantastic rain storm on Saturday afternoon, so that gave me some time while DD was "resting". She doesn't exactly nap any more, but she definitely needs some time to wind down for a while.
Let me get WIP Maynia out of the way first since it's chronologically in order and the last piece I worked on had a lot more added during IHSW.
Satsuma Street Happy Halloween
on 18 ct oatmeal aida?
on 14 ct black aidaBlue Fractal by skitzzzzz
1 over 1 on 28 ct monaco
Spider Banner by AAN
2 over 1 on 32 ct opalescent gift fabric
Lakeside Needlecraft UTS SAL
2 over 2 on 28 ct Eilat from Chromatic Alchemy
The Optician - NEW START!
2 over 2 on 28 ct fabric from Chromatic Alchemy (I'll look up the name)
To celebrate keeping up with WIP Maynia for 14 days, I decided to start on something new on May 15. It's the project I hope to finish in time for my friend's 50th birthday in June. I'm switching up the glasses a little bit to look more like ones we have in stock, and more like real glasses vs. the ones in the pattern. I've done a lot of the basic stitches now, although I had to modify a few things. This is the original again:
You may notice that the optician has no hair, my friend shaves his head. :) And doctor/optician coats have white buttons, so I only backstitched those instead of making them black. Also, he has blue eyes, so I changed the eye colour and I changed the shoes to try and make them look like Converse. He wears those every day. I think the wording on the eye chart will change too, but I haven't decided what to put there yet.
So this has a lot of the heavy work done and now just needs a lot more glasses. I needed to get out my metallics and some funky colours because glasses are a fashion accessory now more than they've been some years, plus it will add interest. I'm open to ideas for fun glasses if you have any, or what I should put in the eye chart. I'm debating something like "KEITH'S 50th BDAY" but haven't settled for sure yet.
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