Thursday, October 30, 2014

Dragon Boo: First Post

My apologizes, I've been absent again.  At least it's not as long as last time.  I got caught up on a few books, then my cable modem died so I had to purchase a new one, then get it set up with my internet provider.

I don't normally do very many seasonal pieces, but then I saw this one, and there are four more.  I thought they were cute.  And looking at the other three that goes with it, Dragon Love, Dragon Noel and Dragon Hoppy, and how small they are, I just couldn't resist.

I first changed the lettering for the "Boo" from regular black to the black high luster.

And so I added in colors that I found in my stash.

Then I had to buy two colors, I ran out of the light green, and I couldn't find my glow in the dark white, yep, the little ghost glows in the dark!

Now I just need to do the back-stitching and I'm not really in the mood to do it, so I'll finish it up next month.

Project Stats:
Pattern: Dragon Boo!
Pattern by: Dragon Dreams & X's & Oh's
Started Stitching: October 5, 2014
Fabric: 28ct. Eek! Cashel Linen
Floss: DMC 2 over 2, Kreinik 1 over 2
Percentage: 100% complete, minus back-stitching
Stitches: 1250 out of 1250 complete

Sunday, October 5, 2014

The Lion: Third Post - Framed

I framed The Lion a while back, but just forgot to take a picture of it, and post about it.

I'm hoping to be able to frame the rest in a similar fashion.  Which, I will, unless the frame gets discontinued, I guess I should stitch the rest quickly so I can frame them similarly.

Just a short little post, but one project completely finished.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Nocturne: Fifth Post - Complete

I, once again, had the desire to clean up my WIP page.  This time I had some success!  I pulled Nocturne out from it's drawer and within two nights I completed it, makes me wonder why I took so long to finally finish it.

It's always interesting going from 28 ct stitching to 14 ct.  I always feel like the stitches are way too big, especially when I'm doing 14 ct on 28 ct.  I start thinking, maybe I went over three instead of two.  And toward the end I actually did on two stitches, but I caught that before I even crossed them.

And as I've been doing with this piece I've taken a picture one dragon at a time.  First dragon:

Second dragon:

Third dragon (and complete):

So, one off of my to finish list, and one added to my to frame list.

Project Stats:
Pattern: Nocturne
Pattern by: Fire Wing Designs
Started Stitching: May 29, 2013
Finished Stitching: October 3, 2014
Fabric: 28ct. Lunar Cashel Linen
Floss: DMC & Weeks Dye Works 2 over 2
Percentage: 100% complete
Stitches: 8,799 out of 8,799 complete

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Faces of Faery 88: Third Post

Look at me go!  I'm trying to be a better blogger.  Or at least write a few more posts than I have so far this year.

So I went onto the greens on the dragon, and her eyes.  Oh, I also stitched the white, which is kind of hard to see.  I decided to take a picture after I doubled the number of colors I had stitched, so here's 20 colors completed:

Then I finished up all the green, and did a random pink when I found I was missing two greens:

I just realized that I took this picture after I had doubled my color count again, now I've stitched 40 colors, and those 30 colors I stitched were only about 4% of the overall design.

I'm going back to fleshy colors, and maybe finishing the colors in her lips, at least until I get tired of fleshy colors and go to purples and blues in the dragon.  The greens are really the only confetti heavy section of the piece, there are a few more spots here and there, but it should be smooth sailing from here.

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: 70.60% complete
Colors Stitched: 40 of 89 complete
Stitches: 21,744 out of 30,800 complete