Sunday, October 28, 2012

mission accomplished!

Page 3 of QS Iris is all done!  I'd say this is about 3-4 hours of work since yesterday's picture, accounting for all the non-stitchy things I've had to do today.  Not bad. :)

Moving on to page 4 now... no reason to switch to another project with NaNo just around the corner!

Oh, and I don't think I ever shared my pictures from Ireland!  Here they are. :)

Saturday, October 27, 2012

late IHSW post, plus goals!

In my defense, my computer was in for repairs and I didn't get it back until Thursday.  Sigh.

The lack of computer-y distractions did give me a lot of time to stitch!  I've nearly completed page 3 of QS Iris.  I'm not sure I'll be able to finish it this month as I had to burn my entire Saturday on car repairs and other "fun" things, but I'm still proud of how far I've come... especially since I had an unexpected detour with Spring Knotgarden. :)

As you can see, I'm sticking with parking, and it's really working out well for me.  I feel like my speed has significantly increased, and it's very satisfying to see the image come to life in solid blocks, because any little missing area is very distracting.

And now, goals... because next weekend is NaNo time.  OMG. :o

October goals:
- Frame the Lesley Teare mermaid - I swear I'll do it tomorrow!
- Finish page 3 of QS Iris - yessss!
- Stitch part 4 of the PR SAL - nope!
- Stitch part 5 of Octopus Treasure Cave - yessss!
- but I did unexpectedly make progress on Spring Knotgarden, so...

November goals:
- Finish Octopus Treasure Cave! oops, last part is out in December, not November *cry*
- Finish page 3 of QS Iris! already did that :p
- Win NaNoWriMo!  AGAIN!  Because I am crazy awesome!

This year's novel is The Ninth Circle, a tale of love and sacrifice starring a demon who was born in hell (and thus does not understand the suffering of his demonic peers), and the stubborn human prince who will do anything to be reunited with him.  Yes, I love cheese.

If you're doing NaNo too, add me!  I'm Rahenna over there. ^^b

Monday, October 15, 2012

better pics of Spring Knotgarden

Stupid Blogger app... I can't figure out how to upload large pics!  Here are some nice ones taken with my regular camera. :)

That's better. :)

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Some spring...

Spring Knotgarden, that is!

I don't know how this post will look since I'm doing it from my phone... I hope both photos work.  Finally got the second big garden of part two done.  Two more to go... sigh.

There's more to show but it's something I stitched for an exchange so it will have to wait!

PS - Whoa, these pics are terrible!  I'll take new ones and post again soon... my computer is acting weird so I had to use my phone to post, but I don't know why it put awful grainy thumbnails instead of uploading the large images!  I know my phone can take great pics, I used it as my camera in Ireland.  Grr! >.>

Saturday, October 06, 2012

Octopus part five!

It only took me one (long) afternoon/evening to add part five of Octopus Treasure Cave.  It was a small part, two small corals, a shell, and one larger coral, but they were complex as usual and the shell is super shiny!  Check it out!

Here's a closeup of the part five additions (ignore the starfish!):

Angled shot just for fun...

And here's the whole project so far!  Just one more part before it's all finished!  There's some shells and other decorations on the outside, between the blackwork waves.  I'm sure I'll have it done within a couple of days of release... I'm super excited to finish this beauty!

And now back to the piece I'm stitching for an exchange... boo.  I love exchanges, don't get me wrong!  It's just that I'm itching to catch up on the PR SAL and work on other WIPs too.  I guess this means I shouldn't do an ornament swap this year, huh? :p

Thursday, October 04, 2012

nice giveaway... and I've been naughty!

Check out Tadamama's giveaway at Just a Little Stitchin'!

As for naughtiness... er, there were these three Chatelaine designs, you know?  And since Martina was having a raffle, now was a good time to buy them and all.  Right?  Right.

So here we have...

Hydrangea Autumn Fog, which will look great on a pale purple...

Spring Watergarden, which I haven't seen a single WIP pic of yet!
Probably looks awesome on a pale blue... or brown?  Cream?  GREEN??

Deep Blue Sea, which I could no longer resist!
It'll have to be on PTP Phantom just like Octopus Treasure Cave...

The funny thing is, I'll have a hard time picking out other stuff I want if I'm lucky enough to win one of the raffle prizes.  Oh well, I'm sure I'll manage THAT hardship. :p