Sunday, July 04, 2010

Soy Celeste

So, Uruguay won its quarterfinal match in the World Cup yesterday and the country went wild.  They're still partying.  I had a nail appointment today, and so... someone dared me to get my nails done for Uruguay.  Here they are.  I was evidently the first customer to request it!  Uruguay's colors are a light blue and white, and they have a sun in the upper corner of their flag.  I think the nails came out well.  Now to see if I can keep them this way.
The nail techs were all over this too, and we had to show off every step.  They played with how to make the sun.  It's the first time I've had my nails done in more than one color, and also the first time I've had them done in any of these colors!

Did I mention that I got my feet done too?

Friday, July 02, 2010

Next Time

Next time I work on this, I'm going to finish all the cross stitches.  Yay!  I still love the colors on this and look forward to starting the specialty stitches, even though I'm not fond of queen stitches.  There are a lot of those.

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Silk Ribbon and Temari

I participated in an exchange for spring on the Talk Temari board.  It had to be floral and springy, and I wasn't getting any inspiration from geometry, so... I decided to branch out.  I took out my silk ribbons and embroidered the ball all over.  I might do it differently next time, as I feel there are some places more blank than others, but I like the overall effect.  I added some glass and plastic beads too.  The recipient in Sweden is very happy with it, so I can now share it here.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Not Quite

I am so close to finishing off this part - I just need to complete the last square.  Then I get more squares!  At most, I have ten more parts to go.  I'll definitely get it done in time.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Near the End

I am truly near the end of this piece.  It'll be turned into a Christmas ornament when it's done, and I hope to have it done this week.

Monday, June 28, 2010

On the Outer Edge

I am now officially on the outer rim of the design!  Yay, almost done with the skeleton and I can get to the fun part.

More Flowers, More Bricks

The outer part got some background done this week, and more of the black outlines of brick too.  And, of course, I did some more flowers on the inner area.  I'll have to move to the bottom half on the flowers next time.  Progress, yes?