Saturday, February 22, 2014

Compass Rose Dragon: Third Post - Complete

After Rahenna graciously sent me the Kreinick thread I needed I was able to finish stitching Compass Rose Dragon.  Thanks Rahenna!

Here the thread is added in the center of the piece.

And the backstitching is in.

Project Stats:
Pattern: Here Be Dragons - Compass Rose Dragon
Pattern by: Dragon Dreams
Started Stitching: January 26, 2014
Finished Stitching: February 22, 2014
Fabric: 28ct. DMC Linen
Floss: DMC 2 over 2, or 1 over 2 Kreinick #4 Braid
Percentage: 100% complete
Stitches: 1,744 out of 1,744 complete

Friday, February 14, 2014

The Lion: Second Post - Complete

I am pleased to announce the first finish of 2014.  I thought I was going to continue on with Nocturne, but I was a little tired of blue swirls so I went back to a quick project, The Lion.

Two more browns were added in this picture.

And the greens of the grass in the background.

Now it's time for the backstitching.
You may have noticed that I changed the words at the bottom.  Originally it said "The Lion".  As I looked at the other patterns that were the same style I noticed it was about a 50/50 split on if they have "The" or just the name.  I decided to make them all similar.  And since there were two in each picture, I opted to remove the "The" and add "Cubs" at the end.

Project Stats:
Pattern: The Lion
Pattern by: Gloria & Pat
Started Stitching: January 9, 2014
Finished Stitching: February 14, 2014
Fabric: 32ct. Ancient Lugana
Floss: DMC 2 over 2
Percentage: 100% complete
Stitches: 4,631 out of 4,631 complete

I was going back and forth between doing The Wolf or The Red Fox next.  I know what color fabric I want to use for each, and since I have the fabric for The Red Fox, I'll probably be doing it next.  Even though I actually want to do The Wolf more.  But I've told myself I cannot buy any fabric until PTP's Christmas in July sale.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Nocturne: Fourth Post

While adding items to my WIP page, I had another urge to finish up some of the "easier" items and get them off the page.  This time I was drawn to Nocturne, and now, one more round of color is complete.

Here's the first wing:

Second wing:

And the last wing:

So now there's just one more color left.  I might keep going on this just to finish it off.

Project Stats:
Pattern: Nocturne
Pattern by: Fire Wing Designs
Started Stitching: May 29, 2013
Fabric: 28ct. Lunar Cashel Linen
Floss: DMC & Weeks Dye Works 2 over 2
Percentage: 74.21% complete
Stitches: 6,530 out of 8,799 complete