Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Taking Care of Business

I couldn't think of a better title.  Anyway, lots of good news.  Now that my part of the sprite stitch swap is over and my swappie has received her gift, I can post what I made for her.

All of them together:
 The fairy and tardis keychains and The Night Before Christmas buttons:
 OoT Spiritual Stones necklaces and Fairy bracelet/anklet:
 Lon Lon Milk Bottle button and Cinderella button:
 Fairy earrings:
 As my "big" item, I bought a pillowcase and stitched the Tardis onto it.  The rupee bag was an added bonus:
 A close up of the Tardis:
She absolutely LOVED them, and I was very happy to make them.  The most pain in the butt piece to make, though, was by far the Tardis, since I didn't realize how difficult it would be to take out all of the waste fabric from between the stitches. 

Now for a quick WIP picture of the Forbidden Love piece.  I was able to manage to stitch a little during my "vacation" and this is the progress of that weekend and yesterday and today:

The flowers in the top left portion of this piece is the part that's been bothering me the most because of the sporadic-ness of the colors, so there have been minor pulling out of some stitching here and there.  Then there's the occasional, "Darn, I missed a stitch here and there and now I can't remember exactly where they were."  I was able to get every color for this piece except for one, which is quite frustrating, but what can you do but look online and find it there.

Last, but not least, some patterns.  They are Spring-y, and I hope you enjoy.

Without further ado, that is it for the day.  Happy Stitching!!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

It was a Long Weekend, and It's Going to be an Even Longer Week

Good news: I finished my swap gift(s), but I still can't post the finished product until the person receives, so let's hope it's soon because it's killing me not to post pictures as much as I'm sure it's killing you not to see them.  I also had a successful commencement ceremony.  The only problem was that there was a person directly behind me that complained the majority of the time about how the person got her name wrong.  It did not help that she was drunk and was, therefore, more emotional about it than was necessary.  That and we were both sitting fairly close to the front so it was quite literally the entire time.
Anyway, here's why it was a long weekend and why it's going to be an even longer week: there has been a death in the family and we found out last Friday, but the service isn't until this Saturday.  The long part about it is that it's not being held in the state I live in but the state where the majority of my family lives, so it's a lot of traveling within a small amount of time with not a lot of free time in between.

But enough about that, I'm sure you're more interested in how my stitching has been so here it is.  Since I did not bring the fairy project with me this last trip to my first home, I did not get a lot done.  However, I have been a busy bee these last couple days and have managed to get quite a bit more done with it.  Here it is!!

I do have a few patterns for you lovely people, as well.  In light of the season, I have decided to post food....I don't know why, but it seems oddly appropriately.

There you have it!! I won't have much internet access until Monday, so don't expect postings until then.  Happy Stitchings!!!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Very Much Behind on my Postings

Due to my long absence in the blogging world, this is going to be a long post.

First, I have some finished pieces that others have made using my patterns.  Keep it up!! I want to see more.  This first one was made by elf1angel on deviant art.  I love how they turned out and I love how the complete set worked out even more.  Fabulous job!!  The second one was done by meg010557, who is also on deviant art.  This one I find to be more cute than fabulous, but I'm happy to see it done, either way.

Secondly, I have a finished so many projects within the last few weeks that I honestly can't keep count.  The worst part of it all is that I'm NOT allowed to post them yet, as they are for my swappie over on Sprite Stitch, which is quite bothersome since I know you all would LOVE to them.  I swear, I will post pictures as soon as I can.  However, I did manage to finish something that I am allowed to post.  I got the pattern from the lovely lady at dorkstitch.  I made it for my brother since I made him a Zelda version of it already, so I thought it would be nice to complete the pair.  I put a Triforce and his initials in glow-in-the-dark floss, but I couldn't find a good way to accentuate that, so I apologize. It looks nice otherwise, though.

Third, I have been working on the fairy forbidden love piece for the last couple of days and I've made a fair amount of progress with it.  The first photo is after one day of stitching, the second is the second day, and the third is today's progress.  The worst parts of this piece is that I don't have all materials for it yet and I ran out of one of the colors.  The horrible part is that I can't quite afford to get all the supplies I need quite yet, so this is going to be one of those long duration projects.

Last, but not least, I have some patterns.  I think they're self-explanatory.

I won't be posting anytime soon because I'll be going out of the state to attend my college graduation ceremony this weekend.  I will have no internet access where I'm going, so bear with me.  It's a crazy time in my life right now, and I'm doing what I can.  Thank you all for your patience and Happy Stitching!!!