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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Cartoon Ark

Back in August I signed up for a UFO round robin. Now technically the only piece I could legitimately call a UFO was Ganesha. However He consists of large amount of blended confetti (and my father would never forgive me if He wasn't wrought by my own two hands).

So I decided to send out Palm, which I'd begun a month before. Not sure if I've mentioned this already, so bear with me if I have. Back when I was moving and I very efficiently packed away all my stash (and my books) I had a few hours in which the only thing I could find was a kit by Dimensions, which I promptly began. However when my stash arrived I promptly went back. So out of all my WIPs it was the one I wanted to work on the least. So I sent it off.

The first piece I got to stitch on was Rebekah's Noah's Ark. When it arrived at my house (after a 3 week trip).

And will leave in a week as this:


The creatures are eyeless due to my intense dislike of French knots. So some soul with much better skills at French knots can have their pleasure.

Now for a bit of whine, because what's one of my posts without some crabbing? ;) The clouds in the design were not filled in. There was no white in the kit and they were just outlined. I think that's lazy/shoddy. It gets even worse when you realize that there are giant pandas and swans in the design which would have unstitched areas next to stitched areas. Now I'm all for picking a blue fabric if you have a giant sky or a giant ocean and don't want to stitch in the background. But I think outlining an unfilled area is just weird.

13 comments:

Lesleyanne said...

Wow you got a lot done. Lovely stitching. I agree about the white, a bit shoddy.

Marlene said...

Lovely work, I so agree with you, the clouds and Panda have to be stitched white..

Carol said...

The UFO round robin sounds like an interesting concept! I'm sure Rebekah will be thrilled with all the progress you made on her Noah's Ark--even the sightless creatures. Great job, Blu :)

Kathy A. said...

Waht a wonderful first RR to work on. You did an amazing amount of work. I am sure it will be appreciated. Outlining without anything in the middle is just wrong. I so agree with you on that one.
Look forward to seeing what you get to stitch on next.

Christine said...

You made a lot of progress! That centre square is about as much as I've ever gotten done on that piece (I think I started it at least 15 years ago).

Julie M said...

That's a lot of stitching you did! I'm with you on the unfilled areas, glad you filled them in.

Kttycat said...

Wow you sure stitched a lot on that piece. It looks great and I have to say I agree I think its sometimes looks really dumb and lazy to not fill in certain areas.

Silverlotus said...

Great job, Blue. And I'm with you on thinking that not stitching the white is weird.

Lynn said...

Wow, you really got quite a bit done! I'm with you on this one. I think the clouds should be stitched as well.

♥ Nia said...

oh! I've never heard about a UFO Round Robin! That's interesting!
You did a great work ;)

natalie said...

Yes, good to fill them in. That's just weird! (and lazy) Who said that!?)

Daffycat said...

Holy cow, you stitched a BUNCH! It's very cute. French knots are not that big of a pain! Practise ~ they get easier!

Oh no, white areas must be filled in or it just looks cheap, right?

Pumpkin said...

Am I the only one that can't see the pictures???? :o(