Sunday, July 05, 2009

Biking Off

Bibendum's bike and leg both got some work this past week. His bike, outside of the tires, is done, and his leg's got just the foot to add. I'm getting close to completion.

Saturday, July 04, 2009


On the left, you can see how the top band of the bag is going to look. I'm at about the two-thirds point on the top color's extension. I really like the thread, but for some reason, this is harder for me to stitch than other things.

Friday, July 03, 2009

Adding Some Rice

I added rice stitches along the border this week. There is supposed to be a marked difference between the one strand and two strand rice stitches, but it's less noticeable that the directions imply. Anyway, the major part of the piece is done. Now I'm gliding down the back half.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Acanthus Forming

I got some of the acanthus formed on the second egg and all the dark green on the second line, since the first one is done. Things are coming along nicely, and it was the last of the stuff that got two rounds of work this week. You can really tell the difference between just two and four needles-ful of floss.

More Alien Figures

I added more to the top border of band ten. It still looks like Space Invaders to me. I'm sure that wasn't the intent in the seventeenth century. Maybe the video game designers got the idea from blackwork?

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

A House Done

The house just left of the middle building is done! Yay, it's the first on the upper level of that side done. I also cleared out a lot more brown in the side - to the point where I don't have all that much more brown to do. I'll be glad of the brown break.

Still Brown

I finished another of the cream panels in the skirt this week and did some darker brown on the side. The flounce on the right is started, too. She got worked on twice, so it's pretty easy to see the extra work versus two weeks ago.