Freitag, 22. April 2016

April IHSW & Gifted Gorgeousness

Oh my, I just realized I haven't blogged in almost a month...I'm terribly sorry! At first, there wasn't a lot to show, then I fell into the trap of 'Almost done I'll post when I have a finish to show' and then there was suddenly too much to show - very bad planning on my part! I'll do better now, though, and I won't even include WIPocalypse in this post, so I *have* to do another post after the weekend ;)

So, I did quite a bit of stitching during my time off and after, and some of it even qualifies for Gifted Gorgeousness, but to keep things chronological I'll have to mix it with some stuff that doesn't.  One thing that I did finish and that does qualify is page 2 of Kitsune. Quite a bit more of her tails is visible now, which also means quite a bit more confetti when stitching, but that's okay when it is so pretty :) Kitsune was a gift from my friend Carla, but I'll put her away for a while now to work on the next page of Dark Forces which I haven't touched in almost a year.


I've also been working on Link quite a bit, and finally finished him last weekend. I'm actually a bit saf now I didn't get to show him growing here, but I did have a *lot* of fun stitching him, especially the letters. I hope to get him framed this weekend so I can enter him in the stitching pirates gamer's delight contest ^_^ He's also one of the rare things I finished for myself, so he doesn't qualify for GG, but I still love him.


We also had two weekends at Felix' parents, so I took Lady & the Tramps with me to work on and made some decent progress as well. I've finished more than half of the page now and I moved the grid to the second half, so I hope I can work on her again soon. This was a gift from my grandparents a few years back, so another GG piece here.






I finished Link early on IHSW, so for the video hangout with my girls - the first one for me in ages, and the very first time for us to all be there at the same time, it was a lot of fun - I pulled out 'A perfectly kept house', a small Lizzie*Kate I started before Christmas but didn't finished due to other deadline stitching. Now I thought I might as well finish it before I get back to my next bigger project. I added the flowers, the bird and the text block on the left. It's just two more lines of text on top and a few band at the very bottom, so it should be a quick finish. I'm still counting this for GG, even though after missing the original occasion has passed I'm not sure if I will still make this a gift (it was supposed to be a housewarming gift for two friends we had planned to visit on New Year's Eve).


So for this weekend, my plan is to finish A perfectly kept house, and I'm also working on Dark Forces and on getting Link framed. I also have a few knitting an crochet projects either on the go or planned, so hopefully I can show some progress there as well. For know I'm just happy to be caught up here :)

Kommentare:

Carla Eldridge hat gesagt…

OOOOOOOOOOOOO and AAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH, I hope you are feeling better now! All this pretty stitching one would never have thought you were under the weather at all :D But we know you felt puny.

I love the Lizzie Kate, but I love Lady too...and Kitsune and Link....please show me more before I explode :D

Heather hat gesagt…

Wow I love Link! Beautiful progress on everything!

Nancy Peterson hat gesagt…

You've been working on so much!!!! I love seeing Kitusne and Dark Force again, and Link is awesome.

Brigitte hat gesagt…

Ich musste gerade lachen, denn es geht mir manchmal genau so - ich frage mich, ob ich genug habe für einen neuen Post, und meine, das reicht nicht. Und dann, kurze Zeit später, ist es so viel, dass ich zwei Posts draus machen kann. Gut, wenn es nicht nur mir so geht, lol.
Auf jeden Fall hast du viel zu zeigen für einen GG Post, toller Fortschritt bei beiden Projekten! Und sogar etwas Fertiges.

Justine hat gesagt…

Great update - you have been busy! Kitsune is so pretty, what lovely colours. The gifts from your grandparents is coming along nicely too!

Tiffstitch hat gesagt…

Great update on everything and congrats on finishing that awesome Link!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname hat gesagt…

Thanks for taking part in GG this month. Love the fox tails!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname hat gesagt…

ps Don't forget to link up!

Stitching Noni hat gesagt…

Great stitching happening... love Link! Well done on finishing him :o)
Hugs xx

suzy mcclung hat gesagt…

Beautiful projects. Very inspiring to see you lovely work.

Mini hat gesagt…

Good progress on all your projects.