Tuesday, February 25, 2014

IHSW February - the Conclusion

I was working all weekend, so there wasn't much time to stitch. I have managed to finish the AAN Mystery SAL part 1 though.

I added Kreinik for the eyes on the lower house to make them show a little more and I may go back and add some for the eyebrows as well, we'll see.

Hope everyone has had a great IHSW! And here's the other reason I get very little stitching done these days.
Happy Stitching!


Saturday, February 15, 2014

WIPocalypse SAL- February

 A day late for WIPocalypse again! And I didn't get a lot of stitching done over the last month, but Tribal Dragon has progressed slightly:

Because I'm out one row of stitching on the first blue section on the far left I've had to fudge everything to accommodate for it. It's been working so far, but still no big progress since I also started the AAN Mystery SAL this past month.
I'm close to halfway done the first part and hope to finish it this weekend. I'm going to add some Kreinik for the eyes, I think I have the perfect metallicy orange that it calls for.

As for the question about rotations, etc., well I used to stitch on one at a time and ended up with a ton of WIPs. At this point I have over 20 I believe. I'd much prefer to finish a few of them, but I also have this odd tendency that the more urgently I need to finish a piece, the less I feel like stitching on it.

When I had to finish Angelic Melody for my MIL and it was months behind I kept starting new pieces. Finally I read about stitching on 2 things you want and then doing one stitching session on something you're dreading and that helped me finish it up completely.
At this point I'd like to stitch on Tribal Dragon until I'm finished, and then I'll get my act together and finish up Homeward Trail since that was due last year. But first I'll finish the AAN SAL part 1. I have trouble keeping up with SALs, but I'm hoping this year I can manage. It's not 12 parts, only 7 so fingers crossed!


Monday, February 3, 2014

Update on Tribal Dragon - To Frog or Not to Frog

I have a couple progress pics on Tribal Dragon.
This one shows how I was almost done the light blue colour when I realized I'd forgotten a row in the very first section! It was below the 2nd section, so that piece is aligned properly with the upper part of the 1st section. BUT.. it is above the 3rd section, so I couldn't figure out why the 2nd and 3rd section didn't seem to be lining up. I finally found the mistake, but I decided to try and work around it. In that row of the pattern there are a lot of duplicate rows in other sections, so I'm hoping to just cut it out completely.

I have a feeling if I have to frog all of it or start over I won't ever finish. Anyone else ever run into this issue? What did you do?

I continued on and have started the darker blue for the wings as well.
I'm really happy with how they look together, I just hope I can remember to cut out that row when necessary!

Happy Stitching,


Mischievous March Wrap-Up

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