Friday, January 31, 2014

Compass Rose Dragon: Second Post

I got as far as I could on Compass Rose Dragon.

A couple of days ago I finished up the darkest and lightest greens, and did the remainder of the yellow.

Last night I did more of the greens, then finished up with them and the navy blue today.

I still do not know where my vintage gold Kreinik thread is, so I'll put it on hold for now.  Once I find it, I'll finish it off along with the back stitching.

Project Stats:
Pattern: Here Be Dragons - Compass Rose Dragon
Pattern by: Dragon Dreams
Started Stitching: January 26, 2014
Fabric: 28ct. DMC Linen
Floss: DMC 2 over 2, or 1 over 2 Kreinick #4 Braid
Percentage: 98.52% complete
Stitches: 1,720 out of 1,744 complete

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Compass Rose Dragon: First Post

Finally, I started working on the second half of the Here Be Dragons charts, the Compass Rose Dragon.  To see the front page of the chart pack just go to the original post for Here Be Dragons.  I was cleaning up the piles of thread and realized one pile was for this, I decided to stitch it before putting the thread away.

I  actually got quite far today.  I started with the compass part, the blues, and the yellow middle.

Then added the reds and the red of the compass.

And finally the rest of the compass except for the navy blue outer circle since the entire thing is back stitched in navy blue, so I'll do that color last right before I start back stitching.

Now it's time to continue on to the dragon.

Project Stats:
Pattern: Here Be Dragons - Compass Rose Dragon
Pattern by: Dragon Dreams
Started Stitching: January 26, 2014
Fabric: 28ct. DMC Linen
Floss: DMC 2 over 2, or 1 over 2 Kreinick #4 Braid
Percentage: 57.68% complete
Stitches: 1,006 out of 1,774 complete

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The Lion: First Post

So this was my first new start of the year.  I wasn't going to start anything, but I just couldn't help myself.  It's a cute little picture of two lion cubs.  I don't usually do cute like this, but I just liked it.  In fact, I like most of these little guys created by Gloria & Pat.  This one is The Lion, and since lions are my favorite it is the first one I've decided to do.

I was part of the fabric of the month club with Picture this Plus until they abolished it just last month.  So I have quite a few little swatches of 32 count Lugana.  I found one that I thought this would look good on, Ancient.

I did the color with the most stitches, they are quite clear already.

Next I added two darker colors.

Then two lighter colors.

That's where I left off this evening.  My wrist was starting to hurt when I was stitching so I decided to quit for the night.

Project Stats:
Pattern: The Lion
Pattern by: Gloria & Pat
Started Stitching: January 9, 2014
Fabric: 32ct. Ancient Lugana
Floss: DMC 2 over 2
Percentage: 50.05% complete
Stitches: 2,318 out of 4,631 complete