Monday, 16 January 2017

Snow Stocking is Complete!

So, because my Lowry had not yet arrived, I thought I'd just keep going on Snow.  I finished the last 2 pages over the weekend, the first of the two being 2782 stitches, and the second page being 997 stitches. 

She is done! Now all I need to do is purchase some fabric and get her sewn, which I will ask my friend to do, as she did such a beautiful job when she sewed the Treasure Dragon stocking, AND the Yule Fairy stocking.  I plan on finding a grey satin fabric for her back, and if I can find piping with some silver in it, perfect, but I think I may have to be happy with plain old white.  I'll be sure to post photo's when she is all sewn..

This was a pretty fast stitch. I started her in March, 2016, and finished today, January 2017.

And now for the big announcement for my next project - although you may have guessed, as I've already got a photo and a status bar up, but the next project will be Meeting on the Turret Stairs (Mini) by Fredrick William Burton.
I have a real thing for Medieval things, and if given the chance to do my life over, I probably would have moved to England to become a historian, with my specialty being the War of the Roses. As soon as I saw this pattern, my pupils dilated, I'm sure of it.

I've never done a mini before, so I'm interested to see what, if any, detail is lost.  If it turns out well, then the goal is to do a mini and a regular size and toggle between the two.  (Just wait and see what I have on deck for the replacement of Adrift. She's everso pretty!)

Oh, and my Lowry came! Oh my god, I love that stand!  It's brilliant!  A little easier to maneuver than the K's Creation and I find I don't need to tighten as hard to get the Q-snap to stay.  This company was brilliant and the stand came on Thursday last week.  So super quick shipping too!

Well, that's it. I'm officially announcemented out.  I hope to have Adrift finished some time in February.

I'll see you all after my cruise. 



22 comments:

  1. Congrats on the beautiful finish, it looks absolutely stunning!

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    1. Thank you! I'll probably wait until after the cruise to have her sewn, but I'll be sure to share her here.

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  2. What a gorgeous finish! Beautiful work!

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  3. Wow what a finish! Congrats!!

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    1. Thanks, Katie. I can't wait to see her all sewn and done.

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  4. Snow looks lovely. It was so exciting seeing her grow so quickly. What a lovely stocking that will be. Your new design is very nice, I am also interested to see how you enjoy the mini designs. Glad to hear about the stand, can it handle the weight of Adrift?

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    1. You know, it's funny, but I haven't yet tried Adrift in the stand. I just haven't had a chance to stitch her. I've got her in the Q snap, but I just have to find the time. I'll let you know!

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  5. Congratulations she's gorgeous! I love your new project, I'm really into medieval stuff as well :)

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    1. I think I've stitched to every documentary video on YouTube about Medieval lives. Do you have a favourite period?

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  6. Snow looks fantastic! She seemed to stitch up quickly as well. I hope you remember to share a photo or two with us once she's stitched up.
    I like your new start too, and how exciting that you're already choosing a replacement for Adrift!

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    1. Thanks,Justine, she was a pretty quick stitch. Honestly, most of the stockings are. I will be absolutely sure to post a photo of her completed. I promise.

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  7. Wow congratulations stunner! She looks amazing, can't wait to see her in her finished glory. You certainly deserve a cruise! You will have an awesome time I'm sure. I love meeting on the Turret stairs too. It's in my stash from Golden Kite. I can't wait to see the progress on this chart. Love it.
    xo Alicia

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    1. I've never done a golden Kite design. Are they much different than HaED? Harder? Easier? More confetti? Less confetti? I'd love to know!

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    2. Harder, mostly because of the mixed floss and the outrageous amount of confetti (I HATE CONFETTI!).

      Cinzia

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  8. What an amazing finish, just spectacular!! Can't wait to see it stitched up as a stocking. Your new project is lovely, looking forward to seeing your start.

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    1. Thank you! I will buy her fabric when I get back from holidays, and I'll be sure to post her here!

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  9. I cannot wait to see how your mini will stitch up as well, never tried one since I was afraid it would not look as good. Have a great time on your cruise!

    Cinzia

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    1. Greetings from Grenada. I'm curious to see the finished piece as well. If it stitches up nicely, I may just do minis from here on in.

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  10. Congratulations on Snow!!! I can't wait to see her all finished up. It will be a truly stunning stocking. You really are an inspiration; tackling all these gorgeous projects and actually finishing them. You give me all kinds of hope.

    And I love your choice for your new start. I'm curious too about the mini. The mockup for that particular chart does still look pretty detailed.

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    1. So far she is stitching up nicely. I have about 3 columns completed and she looks good so far. I managed to stitch quite a bit on the ship. There was a group of knitters who met daily and I stitched with the,.
      You are too kind with your lovely compliments. The reality to my finishing projects is that I'm stubborn. If I start a project, I will finish it. Same with books. I can't just not finish it. I used to be strictly a one project only stitcher, but Adrift broke me of that. About 6 pages in I needed something different, so I started Winter Hat Owl. Since then I've been working on 2 projects. The rotation works for me, but I don't think I would like to do more than 2. I like to see progress, and I don't think I would see it enough to satisfy me if I had 3 or more on the go.

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