Friday, February 19, 2010

3 Down, 1 to Go

Fountains that is! I really love this design, but those fountains always trip me up. This one actually went pretty smoothly though with no real major visits from the frogs. I finished the fountain on the right this time and began the triangle on the right out from the fountain. I think that when I finish Angel of Summer, this will likely be my next focus. I'd really like to finish it for fair this year, but probably shouldn't be saying that out loud! Don't want to jinx it!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Endless Pink Dress...

Well, not really, but it sort of feels endless. Probably because it is sort of boring and all I can think about stitching right now is my Alhambra Garden. Sooo guess what I'm going to work on next? :)

Last time I posted a progress pic of her, someone asked about the fabric. She is actually on that MCG Textiles fabric (Twilight Blue) so loathed by many. Yes, the fabric weave is uneven, and yes it is very slubby. I really don't mind though and I think she is coming along beautitfully inspite of these imperfections. I knew about the problems with the fabric before I began and chose this fabric anyway because I liked the color and because I had done another piece on it before and was happy with my beautiful, but slightly different (from everyone else's) Fairy Idyll. Gives the piece a uniqueness because the lady is proportioned a little differently, but not so badly as to notice any real issue. It wouldn't work on a geometric piece of course, but I might use MCG Textiles again on another figure like this one.

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Inspiration progress

Just plugging along on this one. You can sort of see my approach to how I'm stitching this piece in this picture. I like to stitch some of the vines to "mark out" where things should fall and then fill in the leaves and flowers. Makes for fewer counting mistakes. I didn't get a whole lot done this time, worked on the border some and did the viney part that is missing the leaves/flowers and the planter on the left side.