Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Stitching A.D.D

Hello all!  I've been in a mood since finishing Buttercup a couple of weeks ago.  I want to stitch but can't decide what to stitch on!  I've promised myself no new starts (except for a couple of exchange ornies) until I finish at least one more project.  Two would be better.  I've been working a bit each night on all of these projects, even if it is only a stitch or two.

I actually have 5 or 6 more wips than this but I decided if I concentrated on a few select ones, I'd get more done.

I've been working on The Husband's Pirate Map the most.  Mainly because it's for him and he's here to bug me about it.

I'm getting close to being done with all of the green in the center of the chart and will be able to move into the large areas of light blue.  This is stitched on a random Jewel by Under the Sea Fabrics.

Now, Merchant Mermaid by Mirabilia.

I'vve gotten some progress done on her skin and tail.  I truly HATE this fabric.  It is Ale by PTP and the weave is extremely loose and the color isn't as rich as I wanted.  It also pills quite a bit.  I want her to have a stained, aged look so I plan to distress her by dipping her in a brownish bronze dye when I've finished the stitching.  I'm not beading as I go with her because of the dye plan and it's a little odd to get used to.

Deep Blue Sea

I really love this piece.  The fabric (Witching Hour Opal Belfast by Under the Sea Fabrics) is perfect and the silks are so vibrant.

I've decided to try to get the borders done before I do anymore filling in.  Here is a close up of the one I'm working on.

I really love this piece and I'm so glad I pulled it back out to work on.

And Lastly, Earth Dancer by Butternut Road.

I'm stitching her on Midnight Mermaid Opal Cashel by Under the Sea Fabrics and I just love her.  It's like she pops off of the fabric!

The fabric is supposed to be water fading up into a midnight blue sky.  But I think with the way I've positioned her, she will look like the Aurora Borealis is behind her in the sky.  I'm leaving off the trees and adjusting the colors of the dream catcher to go with the fabric.  You know I can't leave well enough alone!