Making a new start….

I’m all go for my new BAP (big a**e project), my last one being Iron Dragon, so here’s the current position of my Flowery Dreams.

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I have found her SOOOOO hard to put down, especially since I can fit all the stitched area on my 8×8″ Qsnap. I won’t be leaving it too long before I pick her up again since I’m hoping to finish her before the HAED finishers reward ends in August.

As for that new start, there are a few people who know what it is, but I will leave it as a surprise for now.

One page done and…. nearing completion


One page done on QS Sweet Flowery Dreams that is. I can’t wait to pick this one up again, it’s such a surprise to see how all the different colours blend together to form the flowers.

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As for that statement, nearing completion, I think you know what that is for. Yes, Iron Dragon aka ‘The Beast’ only has two and a bit partial pages left to go. I should have it done before the month is out. So until then I will share this final update and it’s of the back wheel.

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Next update will be the finished article. YAY!!!

I have also made my decision for the Freebie SAL. It will be…….

Light of the World by Dona Gelsinger

I can’t wait to dig into that hair. with my needle. Bring on the first page, I say!!

Turandot… The Beast… and something else

Three updates today. All images are enlarged by clicking

Firstly I’ve spend most of this weekend working on Turandot and don’t have much to show for it. I’m working on the gown at the moment and with the dangle bits of her headdress in the way it’s been slow going.

and a closeup of the area I’ve been working on

Next up is ‘The Beast’. It’s getting so close to completion that I’m able to put some colours away. I’ve finished with a couple of the reds and should have some of the blacks completed soon. There will probably only be one more full size update, here only, and a couple more closeup shot as I hit the home stretch. You can’t believe how excited I am about finishing this one.

And lastly today is the update of Petrina’s QS Sweet Flowery Dreams.

Isn’t it sweet? Awww

QS Sweet Flowery Dreams update

I love how this wee bun-bun is coming alive and how much fun I’m having with it. If it weren’t for all the other WIP I’d be doing this to completion.

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It’s looking just like the original artwork and still has the feeling of the art medium.

I’ve put this one away for a little while but it shouldn’t be too long before I get to work on it again. I will, if I’m allowed, post an update of Petrina’s for you. She worked on hers this weekend and it will be interesting to see what she’s managed to get done.

In the meantime ‘The Beast’ will be out to play for a few days.

Iron Dragon updated

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It might not seem like much has been done, it doesn’t to me, but I did finish off two pages recently and now have only 1 full page and 5 partial pages left before this puppy is complete.

The themed SAL for this weekend on the HAED board is bright colours so I’m working on QS Alexandra. I’m hoping to get a page out of the way on her also. I can’t believe she hasn’t been out since the beginning of the year. Poor thing. So look out for that.

I have also an update on QS Sweet Flowery Dreams. This is however NOT MINE!!! This is Petrina’s work.

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Another new start

I couldn’t resist. Well actually you can blame Petrina for this one.

I got this chart for myself during the last HAED sale and pointed it out to her and she just fell for it. She doesn’t buy many charts and when she does I get them for her. So I promptly got the card out again and brought her a copy too.

Needless to say she thought since she’d finished her Freebie SAL piece, and I’d finished my pieces, that this weekend would be a perfect time for a new start.

The piece is called QS Sweet Flowery Dreams by Jennifer Nilsson and here’s what it’s going to  look like and what I’ve stitched so far in the 4 days I’ve worked on it.

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I’ve started mine in the centre and am working up and to the left, while Petrina also started hers in  the centre but she’s working down and to the right. That way there is now disputing that they are two different projects.

It’s back to ‘The Beast’ now for a while. I’m hoping to have another page done in the next day or so. I’m getting there!!!