Thursday, September 25, 2014

Stitch from Stash - September report!

I haven't been stitching much this month, though I started out really strong with a ton of progress on Gypsy Mermaid.  I kind of got sucked into gaming (again) and started doing some fandom things (blogging, etc) so that ate up my evenings. :)

New starts from stash:
- none

WIPs or UFOs worked on:
- A Day at the Beach (Sweetheart Tree)
- Gypsy Mermaid (Mirabilia)

Amount spent:
$27.68 total, but I had $50 in the bank, so I still have $22.32 to carry over to next month.

My purchases were:

Victoria Sampler - June needleroll kit ($7.68) 

Brooke's Books set of 10 witch designs ($20)
Still available at this price in her Etsy shop, FYI *enabling*

Okay, back to gaming... haha. :)

Saturday, September 06, 2014

this is getting ridiculous

Yup.  It's a fin.  That's the entire bottom half of the mermaid done in less than a week!

I guess I'll do the water around this part next!  But I absolutely have to get back to the last round robin I have for our group after that. :)

Friday, September 05, 2014

omg stahp it

I feel sorry for my poor needle.  Most of this was done this evening... I couldn't stitch much last night because I had a stupid nosebleed and I was afraid it would find a way to stain my fabric! (TMI?  I dunno, it's just a nosebleed...)

I thought there was a lot more left of the fin, but I think I've already done more than half...

So I guess I should say... if you've been thinking about this mermaid, you should definitely stitch her!  She's a LOT of fun and I feel like the fin is very "classic" Mirabilia with the multiple color changes to create a shiny/gleaming effect even without the use of any metallic threads.

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

it's a tail!

Yup yup, it's a tail.  You might argue that this isn't the entire tail, but I'd say this is the tail and the missing part is the fin. :p  I'd also say this is pretty amazing progress for just two days!  You can really see the flowers on her tail, especially from a distance.  When I stare at it up close, it just looks like a weird mess, but in the picture it's very clear that she has flowers all over her tail.

Tomorrow will be happy fun fin time.  Well, and probably the entire next week, since that fin is pretty monstrous. :3

Once I lose steam on the fin, I'll be good and get my round robin finished up too!

Next time I'll post some pics of my amazing Crafty Kitten fabric haul that finally arrived today. :D

Monday, September 01, 2014

September goals

I haven't done one of these in a while... looks like the last time I posted about my stitchy goals, it was way back in March!  But I'm ready for a challenge again. :3

September goals:
- complete and return the two band sampler RRs I'm working on (already finished one!)
- complete Gypsy Mermaid's tail (and fin!)
- finish A Day at the Beach
- no new starts!
- continue with Stitch from Stash!

That should be reasonable.  I've already done a big chunk of Gypsy Mermaid's tail this weekend, so I'll probably have her done early in the month.  I needed a break after the first band sampler because both of the pieces I have right now are Sweetheart Tree.  I love ST but all those delicate backstitched vines were making my eyes explode, so I'm taking a Mirabilia break for a bit. :p

Here's the round robin pic!  The colors are a lot nicer than shown here, but of course I'm always taking pictures late at night and the lighting is no good...

And here's the mermaid so far... I hated the orange tail at first but it's growing on me.  I'm still not sure about the bright yellow in the middle but I don't think I'll be making any changes at this point.  Probably.

No recent pic of A Day at the Beach, but here's how it looked a while back.  I've already added three of the yellow shells and some of the border, but I got annoyed with it after making a bunch of stupid counting errors.  It's not hard, just kind of tedious...

That's all for now.  Hopefully this will be a successful month!