Thursday, October 17, 2013

Web of Life and Mystic Dragon Progress update

Well, as I speculated the last time I blogged, I decided to work on both pieces! I just copuldn't help but put about an hours worth of work into my dragon.
But first up is Web of Life:
 I worked quite a bit on the pipe and some back stitching and then slid over and actually worked a bit on page 2, over on the right hand side there. I would like to see a finish on page 1 this month, but not sure it will happen, but I'm gonna try!
Next up is this guy:
This is Mystic Dragon, as you can see I filled in more of the light blue, and added some magenta.It's a good thing I am used to stitching on 18 count aida, as it is almost impossible to see where the needle is supposed to go with that dark fabric. So for most of it, I have gone by feel! Which sounds kinda crazy, but it is really coming in handy with this piece! Though I think next time I work on this I will try stitching it with a really bright light/lamp directly on my project and a white surface underneath. I think that will help a bit.  We'll see.

I am still really enjoying these two projects.  I have not been stitching as much as I would like, as I have been in a bit of a funk right now. Some anxieties and other worries going through my mind that just seem to be getting in the way of other things. For one my mom fell last weekend and broke her hip and had to have surgery. And while it doesn't affect me directly as we live a few states away, I am still worried about her and my dad, and call alot to make sure things are ok. Then there are some things on the homefront here that are a bit worrying going on now, which at this time I cannot talk about on a public forum, such as this, but I can later on. So, anyway, just psyching myself up for some recent changes coming up. I've just got alot on my mind and heart right now.

Anyway. Now I am working on The Abbey. Backstitching, and apparently some fill in work that I missed before. Just a few stitches here and there. I'm really not feeling the whole backstitching of this piece. In fact I don't like the way it looks! I can't explain it. It just doesn't look right to me. I feel like it's actually ruining this piece, and it's frustrating me, but I don't know what to do about it, and at this point it is probably too late to do anything about it. When I post it on Sunday maybe you can give me your feedback.

So, anyway. That's about all here. Thank you for reading!

Joyful stitching to you all!!


Vicki said...

I'll pray for your mom and for your home front challenges. Also pray for peace for you as you go through all of this. The light above and white underneath will definitely help. I have to use a white tea towel on my lap whenever I stitch on dark fabric and I also have a bright light that clips on my frame to shine directly on the fabric. It helps a lot!

Linda said...

Sending well wishes for mom. Hope things work out soon for you Lana. Great progress on both pieces.


Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Beautiful stitching and I will be praying for your folks and the homefront items.