Dienstag, 23. Juni 2015

Kreimhilds Revenge - page 18 is done!

Here I am with a page finish, yay!
I guess I have not properly introduced Kreimhild on this blog, so I will do that now (my apologies to all who already know everything about her, this might get boring for you).

Kreimhild's Revenge is an artwork by Howard David Johnson. In private I always call her Kriemhild.
This is the first Heaven and Earth Design I bought and my addiction started with her. I came across Heaven and Earth Designs in the second half of 2010 and was fascinated, I spent hours looking through the designs and fell in love with this lovely lady. I bought the chart in February 2011 and started kitting up. I finally started stitching in late March 2011, that's already more than 4 years ago! 

If I was to pick my first Haed again, it would be her again ;-) I feel a bit guilty because I have been working on her for so long, but I only did 18 pages so far:

There were times when I nearly lost my mojo, mostly because the sky seemed to go on forever. I really hope that my mojo to work on her will last a bit longer so I get a few more stitches in. 

I'm working her on 25ct ivory Lugana (my all time favorite fabric), 1 over 1 full crosses. The design is 450 stitches wide and 568 stitches high. In large format this means 64 pages. I did 18 pages so far, so 80429 of 255600 stitches are done. So there is still a bot of work to do ;-) 

I am taking a small break from her to finish the first page on Danielle (I need a bit of confetti) and will return to Kriemhild to stitch a bit more. There are one and a half page of sky to stitch until more of her hair will come into view =)

Montag, 15. Juni 2015

Gifted Gorgeousness SAL - June edition =)

Well, this month, unlike last month, I have some progress to show for the Gifted Gorgeousness SAL. I put a few hours into the Map of Middle Earth and did some 2200 stitches on it. Considering how big the project is, this is not really much, but I think that if I can put in around 2000 per month, I will slowly by steadily get this done one day ;-) And after all, progress is still progress.

So this is Middle Earth as of mid-april when you last saw it:
And this is where I am now:
There are now 12000 stitches in, so still a way to go ;-)

I am also trying a new technique to avoid gridlines when working on big blocks of color. I'll explain this in my next post (which will be Kriemhild's Revenge), because you can see it better on that project. But you can already see that there is a sort of zick-zack line instead of a strait edge ;-) Up to now, this looks like quite promising.

Sonntag, 7. Juni 2015

WIPocalypse and YOTA - June is here!

Well, here we go with another combined post on YOTA and WIPocalypse. My big goal for next month is to do the WIPocalypse post on WIPocalypse day and the YOTA post on YOTA-day, lol.

I'm going to start with my progress on my WIPocalypse pieces since this was first. I added my new starts to the list, so there will also be some updates on them from now on. But let's start with this months question:
Do you find yourself more productive with stitching in summer or winter?
Well, I guess that's summer. I spent more time knitting in winter, so I have less time for stitching ;-) I'm not sure if I really make more progress, but at least it feels like that ;-) 

I guess I haven't shown you my progress on Wolf Variant which I made some time during the month. I decided to stitch the page below the first page next instead of moving to page two. I will try and work a bigger row which will be some 200 stitches high. Otherwise I won't really see anything of the wolf while working my first row. I made a start with adding some 1600 stitches.
And after:
This a actually my biggest project (up to now) so I will try and pick it up quite often ;-) 

Next up is once again my new start "Paddys Luck":
And Danielle, on which I have worked since my last post. The first four columns are complete, the butterfly is nearly done and I really love it :) I already started the next column and will finish it before picking up something else 

You can also see the start of one of her gorgeous wings =) I am really excited about this =)

Well I guess that's it for WIPocalypse. I must say, that I am really happy with my progress for this month. I'm not sure if I will be able to, but it would be amazing to get that much done in June as well ;-) 
After Danielle I will stitch on Middle Earth for a few days so there will be an update for the gifted Gorgousness SAL in a weeks time. And after that I will take out Kreimhild once more =)

So here is my update for YOTA. I once again decided to battle the confetti on QS Theatre of the Absurd and put some 500 stitches in. Not as much as I wanted, but I really spent hours on this one! I guess it took me two hours or more to fill one tiny square.... I will continue with the started column and I am confident about being able to finish it for next time because the squares to come are not that confetti heavy. 
And after:

The flute player (or whatever he is doing there) is officially done now, there was so much confetti in him, so I really hope it will get better. Four columns and the started one to go!

Well, I see you in a few days with an update on Middle Earth and Danielle =)