Monday, March 27, 2017

Overly optimistic

So, you know how in my last post I said that I thought that Andromeda would take a couple of weeks to finish? Turns out that there was quite a bit more stitching to her than I thought! But I continued to take a picture at the end of every day, and yesterday afternoon I finally finished her, so here are the remaining pictures of the journey.

Day 7:

Day 8:

Day 9:

Day 10:

Day 11:

Day 12:

Day 13:

Day 14:

Day 15:

Day 16:

Day 17:

Day 18:

Day 19:

And finally, the finished piece:

My sweet husband gave me a gift certificate to my framer for Christmas (they know him by name when he comes in now!), so I think I'll try to take this over this week and get the process going; she's too pretty to leave in the "finished" bin.

Now I'm off to get some housework done, and then I need to get back to the Rosewood Manor model. There have also been two parts released in the two SALs I'm participating in, but they'll have to wait until I can make some good progress on the model--if only there were more hours in a day!

Hope everyone has a great stitchy week!

Monday, March 13, 2017

Andromeda day by day

Sometimes a design calls out to you so loudly that you just have to start it; Andromeda did that to me last week, and already having a piece of fabric that I was excited about using just made the call that much louder. As the design isn't really that big, I decided to take a couple of weeks off from the models I should be stitching and try to get her done in that time--so far, so good!

I chose to use the Mermaid fabric, as I agreed with the comments that the size of the moon on the other piece would have been a bit overwhelming and that the colors in Mermaid just flowed so nicely with the floss colors. Since I am trying to get this stitched in two weeks, I thought I would take a picture at the end of every day to see the progress made, and decided to share the pictures here as there shouldn't be too many.

Day 1:

Day 2:

Day 3:

Day 4:

Day 5:

Day 6:

I'm really getting the urge to fill in all those spaces for her bling, but I think I'm going to wait until after I get her leg stitched and then reward myself with sparklies! The skin is always the slowest part on a Mira, choosing which partial stitches to use to get the smooth lines that make them look so nice, so it's always a relief to have that done.

Hope everyone has a great stitchy week!

Monday, March 6, 2017

Getting anxious... finish these SALs soon; Welcome should have the final part released in early April, and Beautiful Sea towards the end of April. I really like the previews of the Tempting Tangles Long Way Home SAL, so I think I'll start that one once I've taken Welcome off the Qsnaps.

Here are parts 1-13 of Welcome:

And parts 1-11 of The Beautiful Sea:

Part 11 actually has more stitching in it along the right and bottom sides, but I need to see more of it before I can choose which colors to use. Apparently, there is some kind of creature at the right, which has "eaten" the right side of the incomplete motif (which, by the way, is driving me crazy!!); sounds like it should be fun.

I'm very excited about the latest Mirabilia release, Andromeda, which should be arriving in my mailbox today; have you seen it yet?

I already have her kitted up, but I'm torn between two pieces of fabric. Polstitches has these great printed fabrics, and I like the idea of the Moon piece for this design, but the colors in the Mermaid piece blend really nicely with the floss colors:

I'd better make up my mind soon, but it's really hard...

Hope everyone has a great stitchy week!