Monday, November 09, 2015

pretty Willow Queen

As you can guess from the title, I'm still working on Willow Queen, but I've made a surprising amount of progress (in my opinion) considering just how much writing I've been doing this month.

I have to confess, the long brown skirt almost made me lose my mind, but I'm glad I persevered and finished that up before getting to the garland of leaves. Now it's just leaves, backstitch, and beads!

I might push for a finish this week, since I'm having so much fun stitching her. And I need a break from Nano hell every once in a while... I'm pushing to hit 25k today and my story is still just getting started! It's supposed to cover about 5-6 weeks of time and I'm still on day one! Well, there will be plenty of days that don't get written about at all, and of course the first day is critical. That, and I'm a nut and trying to work in 20+ characters, at least as brief introductions during plot points, which is taking up a ton of words...

Oh, right, I'm also learning to crochet! I have a second lesson this Wednesday, so I think I'd better gather up a few patterns that I want to do and try to learn the techniques used for those...

Hopefully next post will be a finish of some sort! Even if it's just my crochet apple, haha. :p


  1. This looks great! Keep us updated on the crochet - I have always wanted to try it :)

  2. Wow your willow queen is growing fast
    The beads and special threads will give it the glamour i think
    I can smell a finish coming soon :)
    Are your writing a book ?
    I know you have been writing a few sfs letters and i am sad to hear that the group is closed down
    Nothing for you to pick this on up with a rahenna spin on it ;)
    Big hug

    1. Hi Esmeralda, thanks for your comment! She will definitely be gorgeous once she has all her beads... beads are my favorite part of most projects.

      I'm writing a long fanfiction piece for Nanowrimo this month. It's an idea I've had in mind for months, and the series has a ton of characters, so it's been very easy to keep up with the required word count. :)

      I've decided not to carry on SFS. I know that might be disappointing, but the rules weren't working for my personal situation, so I don't think I'd be a good group leader. I'm sure someone else will step forward with something similar, and when they do, I'll be sure to promote it here!

      I actually have another SAL idea in mind, though I think I'll be doing a SAL with myself because I don't play well with others. :p

  3. if you are thinking about picking up sfs i would love to help you if you neaded any help as long as it is not writing a newsletter because my english is not that good :)

  4. Beautiful progress!
    I learned to crochet about a year ago, and I love it. If you haven't already, check out Attic24...she has some really great patterns:)

    1. I'll check out Attic24 on Ravelry! My goal in learning to crochet is to make cute little humanoid dolls... I really want to make some for my favorite fandom, since my #1 boy never gets represented in any collectibles, etc. Fine, then, I'll just make my own!

  5. The Willow Queen is beautiful. Have fun with your crocheting! I think you will really like it.


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