Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Meeting on the Turret Stairs (Mini) Page 1


Page one of the mini has been completed. I was worried that she would lose too much of her detail, but I'm happy to say this isn't the case.  I'm extremely happy with the outcome. 

Well I am back from my cruise and am happy to say that I did get a bit of stitching done. There was a group of knitters/stitchers (although I was the only stitcher this cruise) who met on days we were at sea.  It was nice to sit with a group of ladies and see all of their projects.  Although there was one morning where people were coming up to me and saying I was famous and had been highlighted on the ships daily show that morning. As I had tied one on pretty hard at the pub the night before in a good old fashioned sing-a-long, my first thought ran to that, in a not so good, oh my god, what are they saying I did kind of way. But it turns out some sneaky camera person had filmed me with my magnifier glasses and my iPad that has my .pdf, stitching with the knitting ladies and mentioned it.  
I was both relieved and a little proud of that.  That day I had a few stitching ladies come down to ask me about the iPad and how to upload projects to it.  So it was nice to both meet new people and show them some of my tricks. 

I also had a nice little stitching nook out on our balcony.  Pina Colada, great view, audio book, and my stitching. Is this not the very description of paradise? 




But alas, I have returned home to snow, and the plague that I'm sure I caught off the person sitting next to me on the plane.  There is a winter storm blowing in and I'm going to just snuggle under a blanket and alternate between stitching and napping.






14 comments:

  1. Beautiful page finish! So glad you had fun on your cruise.

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    1. I did! I really did. I can't recommend cruising enough. So relaxing to just sit and stitch in front of miles of ocean. I'm really pleased with how she is stitching, too. It's my first mini.

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  2. Your cruise stitching corner looks like heaven.

    Wow! I can't believe you got a page done already on Turret Stairs! That's amazing. Is it on 20ct? What will the finished size be?

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    1. My stitching corner was so wonderful, I wish I could live there full time.

      Um, I'm not sure the size of her on 20 ct lugana. She is only 3 pages across, so she won't be too, too big.

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  3. I am glad so much of the detail came through. Her expression is very clear.

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    1. Oh, me too! I would be lying if I didn't say purchasing the mini wasn't a leap of faith. But I'm happy that the detail is coming through.

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  4. Your balcony looks like the perfect stitching spot! Glad you hear you met some lovely fellow crafters on your cruise.

    Your new stitch is gorgeous, the detail is really clear.

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    1. There are always crafters who cruise, and we always manage to find each other! It's like a magnet that draws us! They were all so lovely, too. And the things they were knitting! Wow!

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  5. That looks great so far and yes, you had the perfect stitching spot!

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    1. Oh I really did. On days it was colder, I had an equally wonderful spot, right next to a bar, and in front of a huge window.
      It really was a little bit of paradise.

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  6. Sounds like a great cruise! I'm hoping to book one for myself soon!

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    1. Oh? Any place in particular you are planning on cruising to? What about the ship? I've done Royal Caribbean and Princess and they were both fantastic.

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  7. Wow I would love to try a cruise too! It sounds like fun especially when you meet kindred spirits. Turret stairs looks amazing and the detail is still really good. Looking forward to next wip.
    xo Alicia

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    1. I can't recommend cruising enough. So much to do, or you can do nothing at all. I preferred the latter.

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