Sunday, June 30, 2013

Halfway There

It's actually over half. I'm further than I've ever been on a HAED. Knock on wood that saying that didn't bring on the evil eye :)

25ct Antique White Lugana

I'm finding going OAAT very soothing. There's something about putting all other WIPs out of sight and out of mind that's very relaxing. Not to mention seeing major progress relatively fast.

Also, I really should introduce Heather to an iron!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Heather Again

I'm still sticking with Heather. I was a bit hesitant to post again because there isn't much progress since last Sunday, but I know that if I don't I'll probably fall off the posting wagon again. So sorry folks, it looks like it's Heather for the foreseeable future.

25ct Antique White Lugana

I know the picture makes it seem like there's a horrible transition between the pink and flesh in her skin, but it's actually a lot more subtle in person. I'll try taking a picture by daylight next time; maybe it'll come out better.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Still Loving The Hair

I finished page 1 and got a little over 1/3 of page 3 done as well! There are a few unstitched bits where I'm somehow missing a colour. I suspect I cannibalized it for some other project.

25ct Antique White Lugana

I use the dual highlighting method for HAEDs: highlight the symbol you're going to stitch in orange, stitch, highlight again in blue and the stitched bits are now this horrible green colour. Repeat. A few nights ago both my highlighters died in the middle of stitching. And I really didn't feel like changing out of my jammies that late. I've had to switch to yellow and pink which ends up orange; except I can't tell the orange from the pink and the yellow is too neon bright to use alone. I have no excuse for sorrow since I can just go the store, but I haven't quite gotten around to it yet. Maybe I should stock up on more blue and orange highlighters... Do they dry up if kept closed in a dark cool place?

Sunday, June 9, 2013

One Eye

Yet another unplanned mini-hiatus. I'm starting to feel like The Boy Who Cried Wolf! It's frustrating and irritating me because I know that I should be stitching and posting but I can't seem to do it. But I think we're all getting tired of my repeated whining and failings on that count so I'll just get to the stitching.

A little over half of the first page on Heather. The chart is in four parts and the first is a full page and the others aren't. I think I'm going to jump to page three, which is the one right below because it has less stitches than page two.

25ct Antique White Lugana

I really love the colour of her eye, even though it felt like there were a billion colours making it up. And her hair! I haven't seen pink hair that works in real life, but I absolutely love it here. The flash picks up a lot of the white bits where the thread doesn't quite cover the fabric, but it isn't as noticeable in person. And I think HAEDs are best seen at a little distance so hopefully it won't really matter.