My mermaid is getting closer to a finish! I've finished alllll the cross stitching, so it was no longer possible to avoid working on the skin. I always do over-one skin in basketweave or tent stitch, so it goes faster than full crosses, but it's still rough on the eyes!
I got her entire belly done yesterday, though. :)
Sorry, it's a partial shot since she's on the qsnap, and won't be coming off until the skin is done! I'll probably give her a rinse before beading since she's picked up a lot of cat hair in the past two years. Yeah, that's right... I started her in April 2013. How's THAT for slow?
To be fair, I started and then put her aside until September of last year, so it's not too bad... or is it?
Anyway, the game plan for her is...
16 - arm #1
17 - arm #2
18 - chest (or catch up on arms)
19 - face
20 - free day in case I'm being too ambitious!
21 - wash, backstitch, begin beading
22 - finish beading
Yeah, yeah, stop laughing right now. :p
Hoping for a finish this month so I'll earn a nice Stitch from Stash bonus, which I'd like to use to pick up a few things for my Mirabilia round robin! Planning on pixies, and I worked in four charts I already have, so I'll only have to buy two, and they're ones from my wishlist anyway.
Wisteria (flipped), Lily of the Valley, Waterlily, Poppy, Buttercup, Geranium
I may swap Waterlily and Poppy because I don't want the right side to be so red-heavy. I want a variety of color throughout the piece.
I was really tempted to go nuts and buy 4-6 new charts for this, but that's not in the spirit of SfS! I only want to buy charts that I genuinely want to stitch in their entirety, not just something that will be partially used for a RR. I may still switch out Poppy or Waterlily for someone else, but I'm going to sit on it for a while. I have time to decide. :)