Thursday, August 7, 2014

Faces of Faery 88: First Post

Where the heck have I been?  I do apologize for my absence.  I have been doing some stitching, not alot but some.  Mostly a little bit here, and a little bit there.  I do have a few progress pictures to post, quite a few framed pieces to post, but we'll start here.

I think this may be the most popular Faces of Faery out there.  What can I say, I can't blame people for wanting to stitch it, I love it too.  I like working on charts that others have not done before, but this one I couldn't resist.  You may have noticed my love for dragons, hence my decision to do this particular one.  There are other Faces of Faery out there, specifically 221 & 174, that aren't charted that I'd love to do.  There are a few more I like; 95180 & 78, but not nearly as much as the first two.

This chart is 6 pages, two of which are hardly worth mentioning.  So I decided, since there are so many large chunks of color, to stitch all 6 pages simultaneously cross country.  Since it's easiest, at least for me, to start with the largest quantity of stitches, I went with the color that had over 6,000, yikes.  It was a flesh color.
However, the two large chunks of the color were very... VERY far apart, so I did a little bit of the second most color, 939, to make sure I counted correctly.  I did, yay!

Then I finished the rest of the 939.
Ahh... there's the little guy.

I guess I could have posted there, a whopping 10,523 stitches done, but I was being lazy on the posting and didn't.... I'm sorry.  However, I did two more colors are here's where she is right now!

She's starting to really come along.  I don't think she's going to be put away quite yet.  I'm enjoying it too much.  We'll see how long it takes me to get bored.  I promise I'll be better about posting for the rest of the year.

Project Stats:
Pattern: Faces of Faery 88
Original Artist: Jasmine Becket-Griffith
Pattern by: Heaven and Earth Designs
Started Stitching: October 4, 2013
Fabric: 28ct. White Evenweave
Floss: DMC 1 over 1
Percentage: 44.73% complete
Colors Stitched: 4 of 89 complete
Stitches: 13,778 out of 30,800 complete

A Request:

Now despite my recent absence I have a request for my friends over in the London area, or just someone in the UK that can tell me weather.  My parents are going on a trip next week and will be staying in London for a few days.  I'm insanely jealous!  I was hoping to be able to give them a bit of information on what weather they may end up encountering.  You don't have to be too specific, but just generally, hot/cold, humid, rainy, stuff like that.  Thanks in advance for any information.  I'm sure they'll appreciate it.


  1. Like this face and I'm happy you are back posting on your blog again.

  2. Look at the met office for weather. Lovely stitching.

  3. Great work, looks so pretty and you have done so much.