Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Blueberry Patch WIP

Remember how I said many posts ago that I made a mistake in counting with one of my pieces and would have to rip it all out and redo it? I decided to just rip out one of the characters and work around the quilts since I really didn't want to do all that work again.  That, and the quilts don't affect anything except one little stitch of the hat of one of the boys, but I figured it was an easy enough fix.  So I started stitching that piece again two days ago, and this is what I've managed to get done in those two days.

I think it's quite a bit, considering that I normally work with 1 color at a time and I've been working with 3 thus far.  Granted, it's so I don't mess up anymore, but I'm sure it'll happen a couple more times before I'm done.  We'll see how it goes.  I might post what progress I make between now and Friday, since I plan to leave Saturday for my sort of vacation out of the state I'm in now.

I'm also in a little bit of a music mood, so I give you two patterns that are musically relevant.

The second patterns came from a Christmas sprite type thing from Dragon Cave's Christmas event, so I'm not sure who to give the credit.  Anyway, with that, I'm done.  Happy Stitching!!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Apparently I Got My Motivation Back

As the title says, I finally got some of my motivation back for stitching.  The only problem is that now I don't know what to do.  I completed a small project that I started a year ago and completed a slightly larger project that I've already mentioned, to a degree.  Last night I finished the rest of the Sailor Scout Pens; Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, and Saturn, in that order.  The other little project was a sprite couple of Link and Zelda from....I forgot what game exactly, but I'm sure you will know when you see it.  The pens are from Anime Stitchings' collection and the other two can be found somewhere on Sprite Stitch.

For Such little sprites, they sure do have a surprising amount of colors.  Anyway, next up I have a couple of patterns.  Like my last post, they are Easter and Spring related.

The only thing I can think to add at this point is the fact that I was awarded the Liebster Blog Award, again, by The Stitching Reaper, but I think one super long post is enough for this week, don't you think?  Anyway, Happy Stitching!!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

A Lot of Stuff That Needs to be Done

First off, I was awarded the Liebster Blog Award by MsStitcher and I couldn't more tickled.  Now comes the long part.  I am going to copy and paste what MsStitcher has to say about it, so here it is:

This Award is given by bloggers to other new bloggers who have fewer than 200 followers, to help spread the word about their blogs and to help them gain wider recognition. Liebster is a German word meaning dearest, favourite or beloved so I feel quite honoured to get this.
The Liebster award comes with four conditions that each recipient must satisfy when accepting:
1. Choose 5 up-and-coming blogs with less than 200 followers to award the Liebster to.
2. Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.
3. Post the award on your blog. List the bloggers you are giving the award to with links to their sites. Leave comments on their blog so they know about the award.
4. Share 5 random facts about yourself that people don't know about you.

So now that that's out of the way, here comes the fun part; the actual naming of whom I'm going to award this to. 

1. Anime Stitching: This blog is about her projects, and boy are they HUGE. I absolutely love watching the progress.  Another good thing about her is that she has tons of anime/video game related cross stitch patterns up.  They aren't necessarily on her blog, but she does have an offsite webpage that shows them off.  It helps that I have stitched quite a few of those patterns, and they are fabulous!!
2. Starrley Stitching Shop:  This blog mostly has her finished projects, but they are absolutely fabulous!!  She's a cross stitcher and an embroiderer, which makes some of her projects that more wonderful.
3. A Crafty Blog: This is another gifted stitcher with some interesting pieces.  She just started an Etsy shop (so says her blog) so I'm hoping this will help her along.
4. Gatchastitch:  Another wonderful cross stitcher.  She does a lot of blackwork, which I find fascinating, but don't have the patience to do all that backstitching.  Anyway, she also makes a lot of patterns, none of which that I've made personally, but they are quite pretty.
5. NerdStitch: Another great blog! She, however, does not do cross stitch, but creates amigurami, which basically means she creates fabulous dolls using knitting/crochet techniques.  They are fabulously cute, and I can't wait to see more from her.

Now for the random facts:
1. I have 2 older brothers
2. I play the clarinet and I can play the tenor sax and trumpet
3. I have 2 cats
4. I love candles, not necessarily to light, but just to have
5. I have been going to the same camp for the past 12-13 years

Now that that's done and out of the way, we can discuss what's really important: PATTERNS.  First, I have some finished pieces for you all to enjoy.  The first one is a finished piece from one of my patterns made by animeloverblonde09 over at deviantart.

Next, I have FINALLY finished something, after all this time.  It is the last installment of the inner sailor senshi transformation pens.  I think they came out quite well.  The pattern for these came from Anime Stitching (which no longer exists, but I took it upon myself to post the patterns on Sprite Stitch).  First the pens:

This next picture is with all of them together:

It's not that these took forever to stitch up, it's just that I kept losing interest in stitching.  My next project will either be the Outer Senshi pens or some mystery swap present I decided to participate in over at Sprite Stitch.  We shall see how long it takes for me to get the interest to start stitching the last of the sailor pens.

Now, I will give you a couple patterns for your patience.  First is a little something for spring:

This next one is a little something for Easter:

As always, a link to the original artwork can be found on the pattern itself.  Here's to hoping I find a stable job soon.  I'm still subbing at the various schools around where I live, which is nice to a degree, but just isn't the same as a stable job.  I will be out of the state for the first week of April so I'm not sure if I will be on anytime soon.  If I do post, it will either be just before I leave, or after Easter.  I apologize for the extra long post.  It had to be done.  Happy Stitching!!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Long Time, No Post.......Again

So it is March, and I still have no stable job.  I am a sub for the schools in the county that I live in, so that's something, but it has not been happening on a daily basis as I hoped it would be.  Well, maybe not daily, but often enough that I wouldn't have to get a second job else where.  It looks I will have to up my job search, again.

Anyway, apart from the lack of a stable job, I have been keeping busy with gaming, some stitching, and pattern making.  So here are some more patterns from me to keep you busy between now and my next post.  Again, I would LOVE it if I saw more of my finished pieces, but I know, at this moment, it won't be nearly as likely as I thought it would be.  Time will only tell.

Patterns for the day will be....CATS!!! It's been a while since I've had a cat day, so today will be a cat day.

Aren't the cute?!!  I hope you enjoy them!! I swear, next time I post, I will have something finished in terms of actual stitching.  So hope you have a happy month and Happy Stitching!!!