Monday, October 9, 2017

Stitching: Two WIP Updates

I've got two updates for you today. 
First up is my Here There Be Monsters piece. 
Of course the border and I were not friends because I'm bad at counting to high numbers (laugh all you like it's fairly true!). But otherwise I am loving this fabric, the overdyed threads and the general pattern. It's also been a quicker stitch which is nice. 
Not done yet but here are some update photos:

Second one is the yearly SAL of Dragons. I am beyond behind on this one. Exactly as expected. This is the May dragon which is Emerald. It is standing on a gem but Ive been leaving the gems out because I can't decide how I want to deal with them (or: real stones, metallic threads, beads, etc.). 
Here's May dragon done: 

Without a doubt this project will bleed into next year. Where does the time go!! 

I have put some stitches into Alice recently but I need to find a lot more time for her. Luckily it's getting cold (first snowfall already came) and that means more reasons to stay home and stitch! 

Thanks for stopping by and happy stitching!! 


Justine said...

The dragons piece is looking so lovely! I really like stitching borders but still have that moment when I wait to see if it meets up!

Robin in Virginia said...

Both are looking good, Mel. I really like the colors in the first WIP. I look forward to seeing Alice next time.

KimM said...

Wow! Love the dragons. The colors are stunning.

Tiffstitch said...

Love the updates on both and I feel you on the counting! Nothing seems to help me either.

deb said...

Enjoyed the look at what you've been stitching on - delightful.

Leonore Winterer said...

Great progress! May dragon is really cute. I think I'd do beads for the gems, so they get that extra bling they deserve!

Sally said...

Fantastic stitching Mel. Your dragons look brilliant.

Bekca said...

The dragons piece is amazing! I'm the same, there never seems to be enough time to stitch :)