Donnerstag, 9. Juli 2015

A bathtub and a missing ornament

Before I start in the lightly stressful weekend - Felix and I are having our graduation ceremony tomorrow, so his parents and sister and my dad are visiting, we've been cleaning all week, and on monday it's his birthday and I still need to bake something - there are two things I wanted to share with you.

First, I've been working on My Day Off the past two weeks, and I managed to finish the bathtub. This is stitching up really nice and quickly, but the large colour blogs do get a tad boring over time, so I'm glad I have a few other projects to switch to :)


The other thing I wanted to talk about is the missing June ornament - as you might have noticed, I didn't stitch any of Magicals ornaments in June, and there's a reason for that. You see, having three birthstones, one with two different colours, Magical made a whole of four ornaments for June. As I only have exactly twelve pieces of the fabric I'm using for the others, we quickly decided that I'd do the pink Alexandrite on that - there is going to be another green pattern soon, so this will keep the balance, and Moonstone and Pearl just won't show up as nicely on the white. Problem is, I didn't have the threads for the pink one - but I did for Pearl, and it was going to look great on that natural linen I got recently! ....or so I thought. While the colour really worked out nicely, the fabric itself didn't - it's just not even.


See? It just won't turn out quadratic. Which makes me a bit sad, because I really liked the colour (I'm going to get a piece of raw Zweigart linen or something now), and also, I have a big piece of fabric that I need to find use for now that it's kind of useless for cross stitch. But I'm sure I'll think of something. But that's why I don't have a June ornament stitched up yet - but I will get to them eventually!

I also wanted to catch up on what we watched, so here goes: More How I Met Your Mother - S5, E21-24, and S6, E1-13. We are now getting to episodes I haven't seen before - lot's of stuff going on actually!
We also watched S4 od Downton Abbey and are now all caught up with what amazon prime has to offer. I really love that show, I'll be sad to see it end when it does.
Then I got Felix to start (re)watching one of my alltime favourite anime with me - Case Closed (E1-4). So far he likes it, which is good, because we have about 750 more episodes to go :D
Last but not least, we started Vikings S3 (E 1 + 2) as soon as it showed up on prime. Lot's of potential for drama and tragedy again, I'm curious how it will play out in the end.

Kommentare:

  1. Sorry to hear your fabric didn't work out. You could always dye it and use it as backing fabric. I think it looks fine though I don't really notice it not being square.

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  2. Huge blocks of colors are a blessing and a curse. Sometimes I look forward to them after stitching scattered stitches, but once I start it gets boring really quick.

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    1. I totally agree with you on that - that's why I'm always glad to have another project to switch to when it gets too boring ^_^

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  3. gosh what a shame! The fabric is lovely!

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    1. Right? I might use it for backing, or maybe the frame on a wall hanging if I figure out how to do it...

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  4. You'll find use for that fabric I'm sure. Case Closed does have oodles of episodes. I use to really enjoy that one myself. How did your graduation ceremony go?

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    1. Yes, I believe there are more than 700 now...this is going to be a long time project!
      The Ceremony went smoothly, it didn't really feel like a big thing since I already had my certificate since January ^_^

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  5. Hope the graduation went well. I know, after all the work, it is sort of anti-climatic but so worth the day. Very nice progress on the bath and sorry about the fabric not working out. I"m sure you'll find a design where it won't make as much of a difference.

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    1. Yes, it went reall smooth, and everyone behaved themselves for the day ^_^ I was thinking maybe the fabric would be okay for a bandsampler or something else were dimensions won't matter that much

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