Monday, September 3, 2012

Bad Stitching feels good

Or rather, stitching what you want as you want to.

Don't get me wrong, I love my rotation, but not having one has been sort of fun. It is also a bit confusing sometimes as I am obviously a creature of habit and have a struggle to figure out what I want to stitch. Especially when I'm tired, as my hectic life the past few months has seen to.

Well, here is an update on Mini Soul Mates, which did see a bit of work recently.


Well, I did only say a bit! The dragon heads are mostly finished at any rate.

Next up I worked on QS Dragon Soul a little bit more. Got through a small confetti area and thought I would coast through a bit of white in the the block below. Opened a new skein of white, and guess what? The new white is sooo much brighter and cleaner looking than the white I've used for the rest of the work. Now part of her shoulder looks dirty! I was stunned! Now what to do? Frog, start over, give up? Ahh, I decided I could blend it with half stitches over the 'dirty' white in the new white. Not finished with that yet but it seems to be working. Here are before and after pictures so you can see for yourself.
 
 And after:
 Okay, I don't think that is going to show up so well in the pics even if you click on them, but to me it is glaringly obvious.

And finally a definite Hall Of Shame pic. I joined the HAEDless SAL, as I try to do every month. I worked on my GK I Am Half Sick of Shadows. I had finished page one in the last pic. This is all I got done on it during the SAL.  Shame. lol. I've loved this piece of art for years and I have re-started 3 times. You would think I could have stitched on it for more than 2 days.

I hope everyone in the US has a lovely Holiday. Happy Stitching everyone!




 

4 comments:

Pull the other thread said...

All beautiful WIP's. Lovely progress, well done.

sharine said...

Awesome stitching:)

Melinda said...

good choice for Dragon Soul, your stitching is beautiful

Karen said...

Thanks everyone. It has been a strange time lately.
Melinda, I don't know if the stitching on Dragon Soul is beautiful, it was one of my first starts when I was able to begin stitching again and I can see problems in it that wouldn't happen now, but it is definitely a pleasure to pick back up again and see how much I've improved with the new method. And not a large chart at all, so will hopefully see a finish on it.