A wee bit further on.
It’s cold, the vista is bleak, and albino brain chiggers are falling. So, a very large pot on the stovetop, roiling with hot water, teabags, a dash of fresh ground African Cinnamon coffee, and one stick cinnamon. Then it’s twist and crumple muslin, all nice and tight. Let soak for 20 minutes, then take it in for a hot wash in the machine. It’s drying now.
Stitchin’, stitchin’, stitchin’…
I was unhappy with the head on Paint, so I ripped it out and re-did it. Much happier now.
A bit further on.
A nice, lumpy pillow. :D Finished size, 16″ x 20″, tentacles 14″ x 10″. Seams were done with 3 strand, split stitch. Now I just have to get a box, make a card, and send it off.
I did a little drawing recently, Paint. I decided to enlarge it, and translate it from pencil to thread. It’s wonderful to work in bright colours with abandon.
The embroidery is done! Now to get both pieces washed and wet blocked. After that, pillow construction.
The tentacles are done, yay! Now to get the water knotted. Oh, and I’m 56 today. A little less yay on that one, getting old isn’t fun, but I’m all kinds of happy I’m still breathing. ;)
Okay, back to doing running stitch. Hopefully, I’ll finish up the tentacles today.
Well, my teeny tiny netbook, which I was counting on to see me through the latest laptop death, until I can get a new one…
yeah. It’s dead. Fuckety fuck fuck. I’ll be gone for a month or two, most likely.