I took a new project with me for the sake of simplicity and also because the other one is so close to being finished.
This one is going to be a little fishing boat, which seems rather appropriate given the aforementioned sea view. It's a design by Permin and was featured in Cross Stitch Collection magazine in May this year.( Photo here )
( Two photos under the cut )
Last time, I also showed a card I had made for some friends who were expecting a baby. Turns out my friends are apparently breeding like rabbits, so I've already stitched up the front of another card which will become relevant in... erm... I forgot. October or so, I think. The chart was freely available on the internet at Cross Stitch Pattern. The lovely thing about this particular one was that it said on it exactly how many stitches it involved. I used it for a little time-keeping experiment and worked out that apparently when I work concentratedly, I average about 100 stitches per hour. Of course, this was an easy, simple project with only a handful of colours and large areas of each colour. I expect I'm probably a lot slower on that tea cup.
( Teddy bear under this cut )
( progress report! )
I made a cross stitch pattern out of an image of Jason Todd (because I am a huge geek) and I was tired of working on a more "traditional" project for my mom.
Here's a side-by-side comparison of the finished product and the original image I used.
Click on pics to see them full-sized. Apologies for the crappy cell phone camera quality.
Basically I didn't post my updates anywhere for a while so I sort of have a bunch of them piled up. Here we go...
( Lots of pictures and some chatter below the cut )
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Otherwise, I've really missed having a big project to make regular posts about, so I decided to make my mum a companion piece to her chickens from last year. It was actually the duck that she originally wanted but talked me out of making her because it was 'too big' (for me to make, not for her wall) which she now appreciates was a silly reason. Anyway, its proving just as enjoyable to stitch with its big shaping curves and colour blocks that make it look like the thing its supposed to be from early on that keeps me motivated. Hopefully between that and the weekly posts thing I'll get it done for silly season!
( progress pics under the cut )