Donnerstag, 23. März 2017

March Gifted Gorgeousness

Hello my lovelies...I know it's been a while since my last update, and I'm especially late for Gifted Gorgeousness by more than a week, but I've been terribly busy at work - we had a paper deadline Tuesday morning, and I was working late hours and almost all weekend. Then it also was my birthday this week, and of course a bit pf celebration with my grandparents was due (Felix is out of town on a business trip...we'll get to celebrate together this weekend when we are going to Leipzig with my best friend) and after all the work and stuff, I needed a bit of time to myself to get back down to earth yesterday, so no is honestly the first time I can sit down and write this post - although I don't have that much to show either because, you know, busy!

Anyways, a bit of crafting did happen after all. For Gifted Gorgeousness, I've still been working on some gifts I can't show you just yet (but soon, I promise!), and also on the Mermaid Tail blanket. I think this is about four, maybe five, skeins since the last time I showed it. So, progress is being made, but I feel like it's much to slow...I can't take this with my this weekend (it's just gotten to BIG!), but I will have some serious crocheting to do next week.


I've also got some stichty presents for my birthday! I forgot to take pictures of the titles, but I'll link you to them. From Felix, I got the Japanese Garden kit by Dimensions, and my grandparents gave me the Blackwork Water Lily kit from Bothy Threads. I've wanted to try blackwork for quite a while now, so of course I had to start it right away, and it's so much fun! I've left it at my grandparents' house, though, so it won't mess up my rotation at home (I just know I couldn't keep my hands of it) and also because I like having something to work on for when I visit them. So I'll still have a little progress to show almost every week. Here's how far I got on Tuesday evening:



Now on the non-gifty side, I have finished the March page (page 21 in the pattern, page 9 for me) on the Fire and Ember SAL. There were less colour blocks on this page, so it was more difficult to line up both sides for the fixing, and it does show a bit more, but I still really really hope it will be okay in the end. The next page (and last page of fixing) is mostly black, so it will be easier to get is back to lined up and keep it there, I'm hoping.







Last but not least, I've also been working on my Puppeteer. I'm behind by a few days though, so I only added about 400 stitches. I'll catch up next week, hopefully.


Kommentare:

  1. Blackwork is one of my favorite techniques and this one looks great. I would be working on it every minute, so I can see why you left it at the grandparents so you could keep to your rotation. Nice progress on your other projects!

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  2. Belated birthday wishes Leonore!!! You have been gifted with beautiful kits. Blackwork is fun but require focus, so I can stitch it with my usual TV in the background :) Great progress on your other projects, considering you have been really busy recently. Hope things quiet down for you & enjoy your birthday celebrations with Felix & your friend :)

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  3. Happy Birthday Leonore. Nice progress on all your projects. Love your gifts.

    Linda

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  4. Thanks for taking part in GG this month. Nice start on the blackwork, I do enjoy stitching it myself.
    The line on Fire & Ember does show in the close-up but I can't see it at all in the full picture so I am sure it will be fine when it's all stretched and framed.

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  5. Happy belated Birthday and love the birthday gifts you received, especially the blackwork, wow! Great start on that one. Excellent progress on everything else so far too, glad the patching is working fairly well for the dragon and it will all turn out well in the end.

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  6. Oh I love your blackwork piece. Great new start. I also love the mermaid tail blanket. So neat!!

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  7. Happy birthday! You received some beautiful new kits. I didn't realise Bothy Threads sold blackwork.

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  8. Das sind tolle Geburtstagsgeschenke, Leonore. Aber Sticksachen sind ja immer toll als Geschenke :) Bin schon gespannt auf das Dimensions kit.
    Ich denke, Jo hat recht und man wird das angefügte Teil bei Fire and Amber nicht mehr sehen können, wenn das Teil gespannt und gerahmt ist.

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  9. I'm excited for the blackwork stitch! Love how they look. Your blackwork looks fantastic. Love the clean stitching lines. I can't wait until you get Fire and Emblem all lined up. It makes me anxious for you. Does it make you anxious?

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