Monday, April 20, 2015

April IHSW

I can't believe it's already April! Time flies when you're busy... especially when you're behind on your stitching. :) My stitchy mojo is gradually returning, but I don't seem to have time to indulge. I did make an exception for IHSW tho. I made sure to stitch all three days, though it was only about half as much time as I usually spend stitching. That brings my monthly tally up to... seven days spent stitching? (Pavo and Luna are not very happy with me.)

For this weekend, I spent all my time on Scale, which has been poorly neglected this year. I had hoped to have another page finish by now (my second) but after the Frogging Incident last month, plus starting Euphoria, I'm not quite half way through the page. Still, I managed 829 stitches this weekend, which reminded me of just how quickly she works up. Here's before and after pics:
Where I left off in March
After IHSW
The subtlety of the color changes really amazes me. I never knew DMC made so many shades of light blue and teal. Even when the color jumps to an odd shade of green and I think, no way that will look right, the result is beautiful. Kudos to both the artist and HAED on this one. :)

By the way, this whole page is her eye, from brow to lashes. I'm working on the upper eyelid now and it seems huuuge. I can't wait to see it finished. Hopefully by the end of next month...? After that, the next page sparks things up with a bright red fish. (But that is far in the future...)

Until next time. Happy stitching!


  1. The colours look great! I'm always amazed at the patience you HAED-stitchers have - I could never stitch that long..! 200-300 hours is a maximum to me:)

  2. It's looking wonderful. Great progress!