SAL Update: Prism Owls #2

January 26, 2020 at 10:33 am | Posted in Embroidery | 15 Comments
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Just a little bit of progress this time, still using only black. Here’s where I was:

Prism Owls - 2020-01-05

And this is where I am today:

Prism Owls - 2020-01-26

The eyes do make a difference, even just with the black outline! Going to take this project a bit slow, since I’m back in full swing realizing my own designs, which is great!

Here are the other members of the SAL who are posting today. Make sure to check out their work, it’s amazing: Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, Sue, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Hayley, Megan, Deborah, Mary Margaret, Renee, Carmela, Jocelyn, Sharon, Daisy, Anne, Connie and AJ!

If you would like to join in please contact Avis, who will give you full details.

SAL Update: Green Iguana #39 and Prism Owls #1

January 5, 2020 at 8:44 am | Posted in Embroidery | 22 Comments
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I did it! Mr. Iguana is finished, and here he is in all his glory:

Green Iguana - Finished!

There was so little left before I left for the holidays that I took the new project with me and got a head start. It’s another kit from Gecko Rouge, which I just had to grab when they retired that pattern about a year ago:

Prism Owls - Pattern

It’s called “Prism Owls”, and I couldn’t resist all those whimsical and colourful birds. It’s also considerably bigger than Mr. Iguana, so expect me to be at it for a while. Here’s my current progress, quite a bit of a change from all confetti all the time:

Prism Owls - 2020-01-05

I also aquired a bigger qsnap frame and had to make another grime guard. It’s a bit too small to hold all the extra fabric, so I might have to make another one at one point. But for the moment I just wanted to get started!

Here are the other members of the SAL who are posting today. Make sure to check out their work, it’s amazing: Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, Sue, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Linda, Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Hayley, Megan, Deborah, Mary Margaret, Renee, Jenny, Carmela, Jocelyn, Sharon, Daisy, Anne and Connie. We also welcome a new member, AJ!

If you would like to join in please contact Avis, who will give you full details.

SAL Update: Green Iguana #38

December 15, 2019 at 8:40 am | Posted in Embroidery | 16 Comments
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Almost there! I can promise you a finish for next time. Here’s the last update:

Green Iguana - 2019-11-24

And here’s today:

Green Iguana - 2019-12-15

Three weeks from now is the 5th of January, and I’m pretty sure I’ll be able to show you a finish as well as a sneak preview for the next project. I’ve already prepped it in anticipation of the holidays coming up with more stitching time than usual.

Here are the other members of the SAL who are posting today. Make sure to check out their work, it’s amazing: Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, Sue, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Linda, Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Hayley, Megan, Deborah, Mary Margaret, Renee, Jenny, Carmela, Jocelyn, Sharon, Daisy, Anne and Connie.

If you would like to join in please contact Avis, who will give you full details.

SAL Update: Green Iguana #37

November 24, 2019 at 8:32 am | Posted in Embroidery | 15 Comments
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I’m on the last page of the pattern! Here’s the last update:

Green Iguana - 2019-11-03

And here’s where I am today:

Green Iguana - 2019-11-24

Looks doable till the end of the year, although looks are deceiving with this kind of work. Can’t wait to see him finished!

Here are the other members of the SAL who are posting today. Make sure to check out their work, it’s amazing: Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, Sue, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Linda, Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Hayley, Megan, Deborah, Mary Margaret, Renee, Jenny, Carmela, Jocelyn, Sharon, Daisy, Anne and Connie.

If you would like to join in please contact Avis, who will give you full details.

SAL Update: Green Iguana #36

November 3, 2019 at 8:38 am | Posted in Embroidery | 14 Comments
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Progress! In the last three weeks, I got back to regularly working on Mr. Iguana. Here’s where I came from:

Green Iguana - 20191013

And here’s today’s version:

Green Iguana - 2019-11-03

He’s got a nose! In fact, I’m all finished filling him in on the second-to-last page. Next up is the background above, and then I’ll be down to the last pattern page, of which quite a bit is already done since I’m generally following the colours across page borders. Maybe an end-of-year finish is still possible?

Here are the other members of the SAL who are posting today. Make sure to check out their work, it’s amazing: Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, Sue, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Linda, Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Hayley, Megan, Deborah, Mary Margaret, Renee, Jenny, Carmela, Jocelyn, Sharon, Daisy, Anne and Connie.

If you would like to join in please contact Avis, who will give you full details.

SAL Update: Green Iguana #35

October 13, 2019 at 8:04 am | Posted in Embroidery | 15 Comments
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I got distracted by other projects in the last weeks, so there’s not that much to show. Here’s where we were three weeks ago:

Green Iguana - 2019-09-22

And here’s where I am today:

Green Iguana - 20191013

I think the current slow progress might persist for another bit, since I have other things going on that take up my time for hand-work. For one, I got sucked into Inktober, which is a challenge to make a drawing in ink every day in October. I’m posting my results on twitter, and will probably make a summary post here once the month is over. Haven’t missed a day yet! The other thing is that our yearly quilt exhibition is coming up at the beginning of November, so there’s lots of finishing things going on.

Here are the other members of the SAL who are posting today. Make sure to check out their work, it’s amazing: Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, Sue, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Helen, Linda, Mary Margaret, Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Hayley, Megan, Catherine, Deborah, Clare, Renee, Jenny, Carmela, Jocelyn, Sharon, Daisy and Anne.

If you would like to join in please contact Avis, who will give you full details.

SAL Update: Green Iguana #34

September 22, 2019 at 8:32 am | Posted in Embroidery | 14 Comments
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As promised, I’m back with actual progress on Mr. Iguana this time. Here’s the state of affairs from six weeks ago:

Green Iguana - 2019-08-11

And this is where I am today:

Green Iguana - 2019-09-22

I’m slowly but surely filling in the area between his mouth and his eye. Maybe I can finish him before 2019 is over?

Here are the other members of the SAL who are posting today. Make sure to check out their work, it’s amazing: Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, Sue, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Helen, Linda, Mary Margaret, Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Hayley, Megan, Catherine, Deborah, Clare, Renee, Jenny, Carmela, Jocelyn and  Sharon. A very warm welcome to Susan and Anne, our two new members this time!

If you would like to join in please contact Avis, who will give you full details.

SAL Update: Green Iguana #33

August 11, 2019 at 7:00 am | Posted in Embroidery | 11 Comments
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I’ve been getting somewhere! Basically the last three weeks have been frantically busy with all the organizing work going on for the Dublin 2019 Worldcon (those things take an army of volunteers to make happen, who’d have thunk), and I’ve been using the Pomodoro technique to keep on top of my endless todo list, meaning for every 30 minutes spent trying to keep ahead of the information overflow, I gave myself a 10-minute stitching break. You can probably get an inkling on just how much work I have done during the last weeks by the amount of progess I made.

Old:

Green Iguana - 2019-07-21

Before moving the frame:

Green Iguana - 2019-07-31 old

I finished the third-to-last pattern page, and now have only parts of the two side-to-side pages on the top left to do, which I’ll be able to do with the new frame position:

Green Iguana - 2019-07-31 new frame position

I’ve now got a start on the area next to his eye:

Green Iguana - 2019-08-11

Don’t expect much of an update next time, since I’m off to beautiful Ireland tomorrow, and will spend my quality crafting time on the Raksura Colony Tree.

Here are the other members of the SAL who are posting today. Make sure to check out their work, it’s amazing: Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, Sue, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Helen, Linda, Mary Margaret, Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Hayley, Megan, Catherine, Deborah, Clare, Renee, Jenny, Carmela, Jocelyn and  Sharon.

If you would like to join in please contact Avis, who will give you full details.

SAL Update: Green Iguana #32

July 21, 2019 at 5:28 am | Posted in Embroidery | 15 Comments
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Has it been another three weeks already? It must have, and this time I did get a few more stitches in.

Old:Green Iguana - 2019-06-29

New:

Green Iguana - 2019-07-21

That guy turns out to have a fairly big mouth, we’re lucky he’s keeping it closed!

Here are the other members of the SAL who are posting today. Make sure to check out their work, it’s amazing: Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, Sue, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Helen, Linda, Mary Margaret, Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Hayley, Megan, Catherine, Deborah, Clare, Renee, Jenny, Carmela, Jocelyn and  Sharon.

If you would like to join in please contact Avis, who will give you full details.

SAL Update: Green Iguana #31

June 30, 2019 at 9:00 am | Posted in Embroidery | 17 Comments
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Time for a game of Spot the Difference! I did pull Mr. Iguana back out the last couple of days and added a few stitches.

Old:

Green Iguana - 2019-05-29 new frame position

New:Green Iguana - 2019-06-29

Here are the other members of the SAL who are posting today. Make sure to check out their work, it’s amazing: Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, Sue, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Helen, Linda, Mary Margaret, Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Hayley, Megan, Catherine, Deborah, Clare, Renee, Jenny, Carmela, Jocelyn and  Sharon.

If you would like to join in please contact Avis, who will give you full details.

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