Sunday, April 27, 2014

Small Successes

I’ve made a bit more progress lately J. First up, I’ve finished one of the Samurai’s sleeves and begun working on the other one:

After I knock out that second sleeve I’m trying to decide which area to focus on next. My choices are to start in on the yellows and do his belt, switch back to some red, or really mix things up and start work on the tree. I suppose I should make sure I finish the sleeve first though, haha!
And, drum roll please, I’ve finally finished… the half stitches on the Summer Lady! Yay!

I’ve begun working on the metallic stitches, which are the last hurdles before the backstitch. It’s not going too badly yet. I changed it a bit as I’m only doing them in one strand instead of two, but so far so good. The silver ones I’ve done so far are on her dress sleeve on the right hand side and the beginnings of the outer border. Lots more fun to look forward to though J.
Have a great stitching week!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Tag Team

Since I don’t really enjoy big blocks of color even when all I need to do are easy half stitches I inevitably always start to drag if I reach that point on a picture. Long story short, no, the background on the Summer Lady is still not done yet haha! But here she is so far:

To motivate myself a bit I’ve been alternating between her and the Samurai. He’s coming along again as I’ve finished the top red portion now and started in on his sleeve.

Have a great stitching week!