Sunday, May 02, 2010

Saturday Progress

It's been a busy week and it's only going to turn into a busy month. So stitching during the week was scarce. Last Sunday night, I decided to start Letter C. This will be a gift for my niece, Cristina's sweet sixteen. I sure hope she doesn't peek on here but I doubt it what with my tendency to drop the f-bomb once in a while. By Friday night, this is all I had done. Not much.
On Saturday, we ran some errands and I snoozed through the afternoon due to burrito overload. I really need to lay off the heavy food and eat more salads! I keep falling into food comas lately. About 6pm, I loaded up on some strong coffee because I really wanted to stitch. This is how much I got done in an evening.
I would have gotten more done if I could just stop browsing on the computer! Someone please put a padlock on this sucker. For someone who made a "no stash" resolution, not only did I fall off the bandwagon but I've outdone myself. Lots of inspiration on the web and lots of "add to cart" clicking.

I really enjoy Mirabilia/Nora Corbett designs. *The boy* is amazed that I can ass-plant and forgo food and liquids if need be and just stitch away. The new Ott-lite is a total sightsaver too. Love it! But there is something about the whimsical view of Nora's that just makes me want to see fairies come to life. One day, I'll actually have some fairies, ladies and mermaids to add to my wall. The only thing I don't really like about these letters are that there is a good amount of fractional stitches which I think are a pain. There weren't that many in Letter G but there seem to be a ton in this Letter C. I've progressed to the wings and will do the water effect and fillin soon. I will save the face and skin for last so my fairy will look weird for a while. I am debating whether I want to do over 1 skin. I figure it would be easier to do at the end so I won't mess up converting over 2 to over 1 in my head if that's what I decide to do.

Letter C is being stitched completely as charted...down to the fabric. 32 count Waterlily Belfast with recommended Crescent Colors. I wish this Waterlily would photograph well. It's a greenish-gray color in real life.

I haven't forgotten about my draw. I am postponing it for the simple fact I got sidetracked with Letter C that I didn't do the finishing I was supposed to. Sorry to leave you hanging but I'll do it as soon as possible!

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

Until next time...

15 comments:

Jackie said...

Nice stitching progress! I, too, am distracted too much by the computer.

Dianne said...

I love those Nora Corbett letters too. I need to finish the Nora chart I'm working on.

Margaret said...

Great progress! I can't wait to see more. I love these letter fairies so much, but I know I'll never stitch them -- not if they involve fractional stitches. lol! So I can drool all over yours instead. :D As for the computer danger -- hey, I totally agree! It's dangerous!!

Daffycat said...

Wow! That is progress, Valerie! You got a LOT finished. How's that stitch-ass feel now, huh? Love it!

Melissa said...

You've done lots of those letter fairies and they're lovely! What lovely gifts!

Carol R said...

Great progress on letter C fairy - I'm sure your niece is going to adore it (and if she doesn't I'm sure you know someone else who name begins with a C? ;-))

KarenV said...

You made great progress Valerie! It's looking really pretty :) Staying off the computer is hard, isn't it?

Julie said...

This will make a lovely gift, i've used a piece of waterlily before, i agree the colour is divine.

Katrina said...

Nice start!!! I can definitely sit for long periods when I really into a project :-).

The computer, it's a time sucker. I am trying really hard to get on in the morning and evening and leave it alone the rest of the day.

Laura said...

I'm looking forward to watching your progress on Letter C. I want to do it at some point for my daughter.

Natasha said...

Great progress Valerie. I had numb butt on Friday night My legs and butt fell asleep from sitting on it for so long LOL...

I think I would get alot more stitching done if I didnt browse blogs all the time, they eat up my stitching time. I have not bought any stash in awhile well just those three CHS charts and those were 20% off. Are you going to the GTG next Saturday?
Take care

Pumpkin said...

I'd say you put a good dent in that project! Looking good :o)

Missy Ann said...

That's good progress for one evening I'd say.

I don't know about doing the skin over one. It might make the skin seem too dense and these letters have a very light & airy feel to them IMHO. But it's your fairy - and I will admit to being curious to see how over one skin would turn out.

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Siobhan said...

I love those Nora Corbett letters--great progress! I want to do them for my nieces, but two of them are siblings and both names start with S. I don't know if I could stitch the same thing twice. As for the computer time--I totally hear you!! I am trying to limit myself time wise but then get woefully behind and freak out at how behind I am on e-mail, blogging, etc.