Friday, 4 July 2014
Here be Dragons
I've been working on three WIPs since the last post. The first one is the Teresa Wenztler dragon I am stitching as an end of term gift for the Large Boy's teacher. She gave me some secret news this afternoon that I can't share yet, but let's just say she really deserves this special gift.
Teresa Wenztler - Futurecast
I'm using one of the colour schemes recommended by a previous stitcher with a couple of changes. The darkest green was too turquoise compared to the other three so I changed that, and the yellows were too pale on this fabric so I moved two shades darker for each one. All that is left is his book, the metallics, the backstitch and the lettering. Not bad considering we still have two and half weeks to go.
The second WIP is the weekly stitching on Spooky Countdown:
Primitive Hare - Spooky Countdown
I've gotten a week behind on this one because I started Dragon at the weekend instead. But it's OK, I have allowed 10 weeks at the end of the SAL for the header and footer pieces so if I don't catch up before then I will still have plenty of time. I did all this block on the train and I have another journey planned for next week too.
And here is the ongoing saga of Noel Blanc:
I started that long reverse L of border back in January (2014), stopped at the beginning of March to work on the deer and the left hand borders. Recommenced at the end of May and discovered a massive frog sitting on it. Several frogs to be precise which meant nearly all of it needed to be ripped and restitched. Now I can finally reward myself with a lovely alphabet. Happy Days are here again.
Finally I will be sending out another postcard for the Summer Postcard Blog Hop this evening. Keep an eye on your Inbox in case it's for you! Still time to enter and send in your photos. Don't forget to visit these posts and leave a nice comment too:
First postcard from Marcy goes to Gracie at Needles, Pins and Dragonflies
Second postcard from Krista goes to Jocondine at Jocondine