Monday, April 19, 2010

Well, I'm getting forgetful in my old age.

I forgot all about the Totally Useless Stitch A Long that I signed up for on Yo-yo's blog and dumped out my jar for the robins to use for nesting material. Oops.

So when I actually remember to post it next month *tattoos it on her forehead* it'll be very... um... empty.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

In the Paraphrashed words of Garfield the Cat...

Whomever created confetti stitches should be drug out in the street and shot.

I put a couple of hours into Eagle today and his belly is coming along nicely, though I'm still surprised how light some of the colors are.

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That is 201 stitches. Eesh. A close up shows how many different colors make that up.

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Confetti is blah, but he'll look great in the end.

Oh, and have I mentioned I am insane? I bought my first chart from Heaven and Earth Designs.

Behold, Lust:

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She is one of a set of the 7 deadly sins. I hope to do five of them. Avarice and Gluttony are nice, in their own right, but yellow and pink aren't my thing.

I figure she should take me, oh, about 20 years to complete. Yay, insanity!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

There was a Girl who had a Horse...

...and Eagle was his name-o.

So, Marv turned Eagle into a pattern for me. From this:

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to this:

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Amazing work, right? Seriously, if you want a custom pattern done without buying the software, try Marv over at He's done two patterns for me so far, and I'm happy.

Seem like I'm stalling? I am. I only have 50-some stitches into Eagle so far.


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Not a blazing start, but it's getting there. The one thing I was worried about was putting a big dark bay gelding on a stormy looking background off of a picture that was taken on a bright spring day. The Aida, however, is nice and light in its variation of color:

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I think I can leave him mostly as is without worrying about it clashing. To me, it's more like the sky right before a storm when the sun is showing through the clouds rather than a dark and stormy afternoon.

Wish me luck!