Last year I uploaded and posted most days, and have about 400+ photos of WiP pics on photobucket….
This year I have about 50 so far!!!
Mermaid of the Pearls is progressing, if very slowly. I am up to the point where I can start to see progress, and that she is actually looking more like she should.
I have spent a portion of tonight colour coding my working copies. White is now mostly coloured in on the top half of the pattern. It does make the pattern easier to read, I think.
Most of her skin is done. Now it is filling in the sparklies around it. I pulled out my thread heaven, which I think will help immensely!
She is the most annoying mermaid to stitch. I am not sure why, but I am not enjoying stitching her as much as I did Waiting for Ships, or Mermaids of the Deep Blue. There isn’t the same colour flow I think and so you are jumping here, there and everywhere with colours.
And here is an update on Lily – she is a very slowly progressing WIP simply because she may only get 20-40minutes every time I am at work:
Loving Fire Goddess. The ball of fire in her hand is gorgeous:
My order from HDF still hasn’t arrived. Its most distressing, especially considering my order from Silkweavers, that was posted 2 days later, arrived today. I guess the Snowpocalypse on the NE coast may have disrupted the mail… I bought a grab bag from silkweaver, which turned out to be more 28ct than anything, but hey, it gives me a selection of colours to play with, including 4 13×18 inch pieces to choose between for Nora Corbett’s Lily Pixie.
And a fat quarter of Starquest 28ct on jaszlyn fabric:
I actually like this dyelot better than the official piece I deliberately bought… shame its 28ct. So much prefer 32ct.
Maybe the HDF will arrive tomorrow.
I pulled Mermaid of the pearls off the stand tonight for two reasons:
1. I actually wanted to make some decent progress on her fin and 2 handed stitching at this stage is SLOW for me
and 2. my mad cat was using the stand for target practice. I caught him leaping up and clawing the fabric. BAD CAT!!!
So anyway, here she is:
Her fin in real life is actually quite pale. For some reason it photographs really brightly.