Mittwoch, 8. April 2015

March WIPocalypse

As usual, I'm a few days late for these checkins - even for my usual just-after-the-weekend post - but I do have good excuses; we spent drove to Felix' hometown on Sunday to spent a bit of Easter with them as well, and we took yesterday off at work so we only came back in the evening. In case you're wondering why I'm still at home writing this, I'm doing home office this morning since we got some guys here installing our new sink and shower door in the bathroom and also some lockable window handles in all the rooms, and I need to wait for a reply to an email before I can do anything more, so I figured I use the timt to get this up :D

So, WIPocalypse. This month, the question to answer is Which specialty stitches do you love doing on projects? Which do you dread? Now to be honest, my experience with speciality stitches is a bit limited, but so for I enjoyed all the ones I did. I probably like eyelets and satin stitch the most, I like how soft and shiny that turns out, but Lazy Daisys are fun as well, and as some of you might know I'm currently working on a band sampler using different kinds of specialiy stitches which is lots of fun! I'm a bit concerned about wrapped backstitching though, it can turn out very pretty, but it's not easy to get it that way.

Now for my latest progress: Last week, I finished the next colum of Dark Force, and thus, page 2! Very exciting, I love how much detail suddenly shows up when I just take a step back and look at is as a whole.


After that, I treated myself to a bit more on the Things Unseen sampler. Two more words, and a bit of border that went with them. In case you're wondering, I'm doing part 1 and part 2 together so I can go through the text line-wise, instead of finishing the left half first and than the right half.



For the long weekend - that is. mostly Sunday to Tuesday in this case - I took Lady with me. She hadn't seen any love in a while, and I really enjoyed working on her. I put in a few hundred stitches, mosty greens, but also half a dozen other colors, finishing ten '10x10' blocks and making good progress on a few more. Since it's been a while since we last saw her, there's the starting point on the left and the current progress on the right. If you look closely, you can already make out the two dogs!


So much for my stitching progress - this week I'm going to start page three of Dark Force, than some other exciting stuff on the weekend that I will show you next week :D

For watching, there was more Supernatural (S5, E6-20) and Big Bang Theory (S7, E7-22). Felix 'made' me watch The Mummy Returns - much more fun than the first one, especially since I knew what I was getting into. When we were with his parents, some rewatching (for us, his dad didn't know them yet) happened - Up (still one of my favourite Pixar movies) and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull - not our favourite, but we concluded that Indiana Jones, even if bad, is still pretty good :D


Kommentare:

  1. Dark Force is looking great! It must be fun to stand back and see it as a whole so far instead of all the little X's.

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    1. Thank you, it really is fun to take it out of the snap and look at it as a whole ^_^

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  2. What a beautiful blog to see and read before starting work for the day! So much stitching going on :D

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    1. I'm always glad to sweeten your morning, hope you had fun at work ^_^

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  3. Wonderful progress on all of the pieces Leonore.

    Linda

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  4. So much progress, I love how the Dark Force looks, And you are right, even a bad Indy is better than a lot of things.

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    1. I love it too. I think I really was productive this last weekend :)

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  5. So much progress, I love how the Dark Force looks, And you are right, even a bad Indy is better than a lot of things.

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  6. You've made some great progress on your pieces. A page finish is always cause for celebration!

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    1. Yes it is :D With pieces that big it always feels like a tiny victory ^_^

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  7. Sieht toll aus, wie deine Projekte gewachsen sind.

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