Sunday, July 31, 2011

Morning Fae Update

Did not get as much as I wanted done but I am beginning to see an end...Yahoo, end in sight, LOL.So here she is as of 7/31/11...

Recent Updates

have updates on two of my fantasy projects.
The first one is Unicorn and Maiden by Joan Elliott:
My second is Once Upon A Time by Passione Ricamo:
I haven't done very much on these because I have been caught up in working on a Chatelaine. Hope to get back to them soon.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Teresa Wentzler's Tracery Dragons

This is becoming a love-hate kind of stitch. I have had to frog errors four times on this project ... something most unusual for me. I have been stitching for a little over 40 years and like to think of myself as rather an accomplished needlewoman. But this rather unforgiving chart is doing a number on my ego. It is deceptively simple with its many unstitched spaces [at least, at the cross stitch stage of the project ... these spaces won't be quite so empty after the backstitching]. However, what this means is that all the stitching has to line up precisely. Well, as many of you know, TW is the unrivalled mistress of the irregular repeat. Most recently, my aging eyes didn't take note of a 2 1/4 stitch repeat causing me to have to frog two rather lengthy branches of the rose bush. And I do hate to frog quarter stitches!

But I love the design and so am determined to get this done perfectly. Here is my current progress photo. Lest you wonder where the dragons are: the blue stitching will begin to look more like dragons after the backstitching.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Sunday, July 24, 2011

My rotation on Morning Fae so far

I thought I would never get done with the beads on this section, lol.  I hate them but it is worth it.  This weekend I finished out that one skirt section with beads and finishing flowers and silver lace.  Just two more sections on the dress and then I will be almost done.  Hopefully soon.
I have a few days off and the end of the week so I hope to get a lot done :).  I am ready to get her finished....I love her, but the blue is a lot.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Morning Fae

This is my progress on Morning Fae from Passione Ricamo.  I have modified the dress to simplify it and left off the tattoos/vines.  The only thing left to stitch now are the beautiful wings which is why I love this piece in the first place.  She is being stitched on 32 count lugana (legacy) by picture this plus.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Bluebeard's Mermaid

This was started as part of the Mirabilia Yuku board Mermaid SAL but I've thrown the rotation schedule in the bin and intend to keep stitching til she's done now!

I have stitched the top and the conch shell but it doesn't all fit on my scanner!  You can see how much bling there will be from the gaps.  I am currently stitching both seahorses then the border.  After that it'll be the metallic and the beads to finish.

The fabric is a 32 count Murano from The Crafty Kitten.

There are progress photos on a special page on my blog.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Pirate Queen Hat

Yay, managed to get 10 hours of stitching in on the DSOTM Pirate Queen.  Speaking of Dark Side of the Moon did you see her new design?  Check it out here.  It is Vana and the Dragons.

So Here is Pirate Queen, and back to Morning Fae for me.

Friday, July 8, 2011

butterfly fairy update

I hope I can finish this in the week, just some stitching along the bottom and the right side and then the beading

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

TW's Tracery Dragon's Progress

Now that it is actually beginning to look something like the model photo, I feel comfortable in posting a progress photo. TW designs depend heavily on back-stitching. Compare the back-stitched rose at lower center with the un-back-stitched rose on the upper left and you'll see what I mean. The one not yet back-stitched looks rather messy with all those quarter stitches going every which way, exposing the background fabric. Even so, I'll be waiting till I complete page two of the chart before I do any more back-stitching ... it has to be done in a specific order to define the design properly.

Started Pirate Queen

on Polstitches Big Bang.  I love this fabric the picture does not do it justice.  So here is about an hour and a half work on it so far.  It is has gotten me wanting to stitch.  So I will do about 10 hours on it and then back to Morning Fae for at least 5 and onward, I think this is going to keep me motivated.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Morning Fae Update

This isn't much of an update, I have really got into a rut and not stitching much.  I decided it is definitely time to get into a rotation to get myself moving.  So, here is a picture of Morning Fae as of now, not a lot of progress

My rotation will include:
Pirate Queen by Dark Side of the Moon(on Big Bang from Polstitches)
Spring Fairy by Joan Elliott (thank you secret sister) on Fairy Dreams by Polstitches
Fancy Fairy by Joan Elliott on Polstitches Summer Breeze
Pansy by Nora Corbett on unknown fabric
Rose Goddess by Joan Elliott on Polstitches Colorful Clouds
Sweet Pea by Nora Corbet on Silkweaver Opalescent solo
September Sapphire Fairy by Mirabilia on Polstitches Sky HIgh
Eclipse by Fire Wing Designs on Polstitches Toffee Popsicle
Bluebell by Nora Corbett on Dyeing4U (yes I still have a piece) Mint Julep
Inspiration by Rosewood Manor on Silkweaver Tawny Sparkle Belfast Linen (already about 1/3 done)

So hopefully it will spur me on!!

Have a Good Week!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Fairy Flora

This is 3 more weeks of progress since the last time I posted Flora.  Most of that time was spent stitching variations of pink on her fairy gown.  There is still a long way to go but I am going to take a break from this piece for a while until she inspires me again.  Please visit me at The Mirabilia Stitcher.