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Monday, May 21, 2012

Long Weekend Shenanigans

This IHSW was the Victoria Day long weekend! Strangely I thought it was next weekend, so I was caught a bit off guard. For those not in the know, Victoria Day is a federal holiday celebrating the birthday of Queen Victoria. It also celebrated the birthday of the reigning monarch regardless of that monarch's actual birthday. While it is a federal holiday, depending on what province or territory you live in you may or may be given the day off and you may or may not be paid for it. Yeah, I don't know either.

I was marathoning away on Japanese Octagon when suddenly I wanted to just chuck it across the room. Q-snaps and all. Taking that as a sign that I was burnt out on it I picked up Ganesha, put him back down (and thereby failed the first Theme-a-licious update) and ending up working on Adriana's backstitch.
Prior to the IHSW:

And after:

So far I've managed to backstitch most of the birds, and am about a third of the way through outlining the green bits. Which isn't really that noticeable.

Adriana B is designed by Aaron Art, and stitched with the Sticklounge group.

18 comments:

gracie said...

Looking very nice...

Kaisievic said...

The backstitch on the birds does make a difference - they look much sharper now. Sometimes you just have to go with stitching what the mood dictates.

Ziggyeor said...

well any stitch is a stitch done. I'm looking over my project right now and scratching my head.

Kathy A. said...

That is absolutely gorgeous!

mdgtjulie said...

It's looking lovely, Blu. I can't see the difference though. My old eyes, I guess...

Yvon (jioya) said...

Looking good!
The birds are great, do you know how you are going to finish them?

Hugs Yvon.

milly said...

It's looking great, the backstitch really brings it to life.

Giovanna said...

Such a beautiful piece, you're doing great!

Carol said...

Wonderful progress--such a beautiful piece!

kasthurirajam said...

nice

Minnie said...

Beautiful birds and perfect stitching.

Lesley said...

Lovely to see this one, it is gorgeous.

Jennifer M. said...

Very pretty!

Jen

dulcinella said...

Your before and after picture show lots of progress. Backstitch can be tedious, but they make such a difference. Lovely design and stitching!

Lija said...

Very nice!

Bea said...

You can see the difference, so definitely a successful IHSW. And sometimes you just have to go with the stitching mood.

Mangogirl said...

gorgeous stitching :)

Karoline said...

It's looking gorgeous, great progress